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‘Moon Knight’ Composer Hesham Nazih Balanced the Modern and the Ancient Through Music

The call from Marvel Studios came out of the blue, recalls composer Hesham Nazih of when the studio reached out to ask for a demo reel of his compositions. It wasn’t until weeks later, when Nazih was called in for a meeting with the Marvel music department, that he learned they were interested in having […]

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Head Writer Jessica Gao Is Finding the Funny in Marvel

During her childhood, Jessica Gao was so starved for representation on TV, any show that featured an Asian character in any capacity immediately became her favorite. If she saw one in a commercial, she wanted the product. “I was dying to see any small part of myself,” says Gao, a onetime art student whose affections […]

“You Went to Therapy for That?”: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable

Oscar Isaac has just flown in from New York, where the Scenes From a Marriage and Moon Knight star was enjoying some much-deserved time off, and Succession’s Brian Cox will soon head to Miami for a documentary shoot. Loki’s Tom Hiddleston is about to go back into production, and The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’s […]

‘Moon Knight’ Ends on High, ‘Ozark’ Still Dominates Streaming Chart

As most of its Marvel counterparts on Disney+ have done, Moon Knight posted its best viewing time figures for the week of its finale. Netflix’s Ozark, meanwhile, spent another week atop the charts, far outdistancing anything else. The six-episode Moon Knight racked up 715 million minutes of watch time from May 2 to 8, per […]

‘Ozark’ Reclaims No. 1 in Streaming Rankings With Final Episodes

The end of Ozark propelled the Netflix series back to the top spot in Nielsen’s streaming rankings. Grace and Frankie also jumped up the chart with the release of its final episodes. Ozark was far and away the No. 1 title on streaming for the week of April 25-May 1 — if not quite as […]

‘Moon Knight’ Producer Grant Curtis Argues Series Stronger Sans Typical Marvel Cameos

[This story contains spoilers for Moon Knight.] Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has not forgotten his roots. Feige, who helped produce the Spider-Man trilogy for then-Marvel head Avi Arad, not only hired Raimi to direct the newly-released Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of […]

‘Moon Knight’ Director Mohamed Diab Reveals His Favorite “Oscar-Worthy” Oscar Isaac Scene That Was Cut

[The following story contains spoilers for Moon Knight.] Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab is beyond proud of what he’s created, especially for his native Egypt. In one of the most satisfying scenes from Wednesday’s season (series?) finale, May Calamawy’s Layla El-Faouly temporarily agreed to become Taweret’s avatar, turning her into the MCU’s first Egyptian superhero. […]

‘Moon Knight’ Series’ Grand Storytelling Required More Than Six Episodes

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the finale of Moon Knight.]  So, that was weird, huh? My reaction to the Wednesday conclusion of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight is a sentiment likely shared by many of those who have followed the Disney+ series for the past six weeks. The series, currently billed as limited, and without […]

‘Moon Knight’ Has Decent Opening, ‘Bridgerton’ Dominates Streaming Top 10

The debut of Moon Knight put up decent numbers for Disney+, while Netflix’s Bridgerton reigned over the Nielsen streaming rankings in the first full week after its second season premiere. Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, racked up 418 million minutes of viewing time for the week of March 28-April 3 (it premiered on March 30), […]

How ‘Moon Knight’ Harnessed the Power of Egypt’s Top Creatives — and Even Flew Over a Taxi Driver — to Push for Authenticity and “Avoid the Orientalist Look”

Ancient Egyptian history and cosmology run deep throughout Moon Knight, as anyone who knows the comic or has watched the first episode of Marvel’s latest adaptation on Disney+ will have seen. The title character antihero — and his alter egos Marc Spector and Stephen Grant, all played by Oscar Isaac — is the avatar (or […]

‘Moon Knight’ Directors Wonder If Anthony Mackie Played Matchmaker, Tease Episode 4’s “Big Swing”

Moon Knight directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, collectively known as Moorhead & Benson, can’t help but wonder if Anthony Mackie played a role in their Marvel Studios hiring. The celebrated directing duo have thrived in the indie space for the last decade, and their 2019 sci-fi thriller, Synchronic, starring Mackie and Jamie Dornan, is […]

‘Moon Knight’ Director Mohamed Diab on His Favorite Scene That Was Nearly Cut

[This interview contains spoilers for episode one of Moon Knight.] Now that Moon Knight has premiered on Disney+, director/executive producer Mohamed Diab is opening up about the fact that he had to go to bat in order to keep his favorite scene in the first episode. The sequence revolves around Oscar Isaac‘s Steven Grant, who’s […]