In the final episode of the Moon Knight series, Layla transforms into the Scarlet Scarab. May Calamawy, who plays Layla El-Faouly in the Disney+/Marvel Studios limited series, has now indicated an interest in producing a spinoff based on her character.
Explaining Layla’s new identity:
There was already a lot of conjecture about whether Layla will become her own superhero, and the finale episode of Moon Knight proved it. The Scarlet Scarab’s roots in the comics are a long cry from the MCU’s portrayal of the Egyptian hero. In the comics, the Scarlet Scarab was a guy named Abdul Faoul in the comics. While Layla’s surname and profession as an archeologist are both allusions to the Scarlet Scarab, their connections end there. By becoming the avatar of Taweret, the Goddess of Women and Children, Layla is transformed into an Egyptian superhero. She has enhanced physical powers akin to both Marc Spector and Arthur Harrow as the Scarlet Scarab. She also has the power to summon weapons in addition to these.
A potential spinoff series:
During a conversation with The Wrap, Calamawy was questioned about a possible Scarlet Scarab spinoff series. “I’ve never been in a movie,” the actor said. “Well, at this iteration of my life where I’m at now, I haven’t been in a movie and I would love to experience that. A Moon Knight movie would be wonderful. Now, if they are open to a Scarlet Scarab spinoff I’m not going to say no. (laughs). Or not even a Scarlet Scarab spinoff, even a Season 2. But my hope is that Moon Knight does jump into the film world”.
Are there hopes for Moon Knight Season 2:
Layla and Marc both lost their abilities after Ammit was imprisoned in Harrow. But her story isn’t over yet. While Khonshu did free Marc, he made Jake Lockley his new avatar, who killed Harrow in a mid-credits sequence. This might open up a variety of possibilities for Layla’s comeback as the Scarlet Scarab with a second season.
Calamawy isn’t the only alum who wants to see the series renewed or made into a film. Mohamed Diab, the series’ director, recently expressed his desire for Moon Knight to make it to the big screen. “I dream and wish for a film,” he said. “But with Marvel, the way they play it, it’s not like you graduate into a film. You can go into a film and come to a TV show and go back.”