Moon Knight producer Grant Curtis tells how Oscar Isaac made a number of creative contributions to the show, including the finale’s end-credit scene.
Warning! Contains major spoilers for Moon Knight episode 6
Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis reveals that it was Oscar Isaac’s idea to have Jake Lockley speak Spanish in the series’ final episode. Marvel’s latest addition to its line-up of MCU series introduced audiences to Marc Spector and Steven Grant, two alters in a DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) system. The series saw Isaac take on the role of both Marc and Steven, as audiences learned how Marc had previously made a deal with the Egyptian god Khonshu that granted him the ability to transform into the titular Moon Knight. Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy also made their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts alongside Isaac, as Arthur Harrow and Layla El-Faouly, respectively.
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Across Moon Knight’s six episodes, audiences watched as Marc and Steven’s relationship progressed, However, following a number of hints that were littered throughout the series, many viewers had begun to speculate that Moon Knight was gearing up to introduce a third alter, Jake Lockley, who has a major presence within the Moon Knight comics. Many were therefore delighted when the post-credit scene of Moon Knight’s final episode introduced audiences to Jake Lockley, as he seemingly killed Harrow after telling him “Today is your turn to lose” in Spanish. Now, it’s been revealed that this was just one of many creative decisions that Isaac made throughout the series.
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In conversation with EW, Curtis discussed Moon Knight’s finale episode, as well as that post-credit tease. Curtis was asked about Jake Lockley speaking Spanish and whether this was important to Isaac (who was born in Guatemala), to which he revealed that having Jake speak Spanish was entirely Isaac’s idea. Curtis went on to say that it was not originally in the script and was, in fact, one of the “many narrative elements” that Isaac brought to Moon Knight. Curtis went on to assert that Isaac is “a storyteller first and foremost” and shared that the actor made a number of other creative contributions to the series. Check out Curtis’ full quote below.
It was all Oscar. That was not on the page. Oscar brought so many narrative elements to this show, both in front of the camera and behind. He’s a storyteller first and foremost, and that was just one of the many contributions he made to this series.
Curtis also discussed how Jake had been threaded throughout the series from the very first episode, but ultimately when it came down to it, it was decided that introducing him in the final moments of episode 6 would be the “best place to put him.” Jake’s appearance, coupled with the recent use of the phrase “season finale” as opposed to “series finale” in a tweet from Marvel, immediately ignited discussions as to the possibility of Moon Knight season 2, as this tease certainly seemed to hint that there was much more to explore. As it stands, however, the fate of Moon Knight’s (and Isaac’s) future within the MCU has yet to be confirmed.
It’s interesting to hear that it was Isaac’s decision to have Jake Lockley speak Spanish in the post-credit scene and that the actor was able to have such an input into other creative decisions throughout the series. It also continues a Marvel trend. Other MCU stars have previously shared that Marvel is often open to taking a collaborative approach when creating their characters alongside their actors. Exactly what lies ahead for Marc, Steven and Jake currently remains unknown, but for now, fans can keep their fingers crossed that some form of update regarding Moon Knight’s future will be released soon.
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