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Moon Knight Almost Cast a Major MCU Hero

The Marvel series on Disney+, Moon Knight, has become the most talked-about show recently. The show has been full of twists and surprises and the fans are waiting for the finale. The show is nothing like the previous MCU movies and shows. It is a psychological thriller and also confuses the viewers about what to believe.

The show is about Marc Spector, a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder. He has been granted powers by the Egyptian God, Khonshu, in exchange for unquestioned service. In the show, Isaac Oscar plays the lead, Marc’s love interest is Layla. But it has been recently revealed that it could’ve been Echo.

Moon Knight makers almost cast Echo in the series

Echo was almost included in Moon Knight
Echo was almost included in Moon Knight

In the interview on the House of M podcast, Jeremy Slater revealed that Echo was almost cast in the series as Marc’s love interest. He also shared, “At the time, Echo was going to be our love interest, solely based on the fact that they knew Marvel liked the character of Echo and was trying to find a show to put her in.”

Echo could've been Moon Knight's love interest
Echo could’ve been Moon Knight’s love interest

But then, Marvel decided that she would fit better in Hawkeye and placed her in that show instead. And the Moon Knight makers were beyond happy. Also, he further added, “They were like, ‘You know what, we’ve got this Hawkeye show and we feel like she would fit in a lot better there’”

Not only that he also revealed that Bushman was going to be the main villain of Moon Knight. But it was canceled, as many other possibilities pitched for the show.

Moon Knight would have been very different

If the above-mentioned ideas had been integrated into the show, it could’ve turned out to be quite different. The character has been associated with him in the past but he was more related to the Hawkeye characters. So, it was sensible of Marvel to introduce her in that show instead. Also, Layla has an integral role in how Moon Knight became a hero.

Moon Knight would've been different with these changes
Moon Knight would’ve been different with these changes

Also, Bushman would’ve been a really amazing villain to have in the series. But with his similarity to Black Panther’s Killmonger, it was smart to put him on hold for now. Also, the way the show is turning out to be is better than the end it would’ve come to with Bushman.

The finale of Moon Knight releases on Wednesday, May 4.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.