Moon Knight, the Disney+ show, just finished with its first season. Undoubtedly, it was a success. It was fresh, popular, and has left fans eagerly waiting for the second season. The central character, Marc Spector, had another personality coexisting with him in his body. This was due to Dissociative identity disorder (DID).
However, in the post-credit scene of the season finale, a third personality, going by the name of Jake Lockley was introduced. While it made for an awesome ending, it left fans confused as to why was the character introduced at the fag end of the season. The director of the series sheds light on this and more in a conversation with Variety. We take a look at what he has to say, in this article.
Moon Knight Director Reveals Why They Saved Jake Lockley Till Post Credits
Mohamed Diab, who directed four episodes of the show, including the season finale, had a conversation with Variety. On the placement of Jake Lockley’s debut in the show, he said, “Everything you see in the show is a trial and error, a process that we all went through. There were so many endings — like, not completely different endings, but just, let’s stop here, let’s stop here, let’s stop here,” Adding further, he said, “I think maybe the third or fourth draft, everyone knew that this would be the very last scene. But how much of Jake we’re seeing is something that we discussed for a longer time.”
He then continued, “I think we made the best decision. Everyone wants to know more about Jake. But if we would have introduced him in the show without really giving him the time to develop and be a full character like Mark and Steven, it wouldn’t have been fair to him. I think now we opened the door. If there is an expansion one day — which I hope there is, which I don’t know that there is — I could be a part of it and Jake can have his time to shine.”
The Character: Jake Lockley
Jake Lockley was a personality, Marc Spector, used in the comics to mingle with the criminal underworld to get intel. The third personality was teased in the third episode and was revealed in the final one. Lockley shoots Harrow at the behest of Khonshu in the last few seconds of the season. Well, we’ll have to wait for the second season to see more of this intriguing character. What do you think about Lockley’s debut in the post-credit scene? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Where to Stream Moon Knight?
All six episodes of Moon Knight, including the season finale can be streamed on Disney+. Each episode is around 40-50 minutes long.