What Made Ethan Hawke Join the Cast of Marvel’s Moon Knight?

Ethan Hawke is famous for his independent movies, which is why many movie fans were surprised to learn that he would be portraying Arthur Harrow in Marvel’s television series Moon Knight. So, how was he convinced to participate in a project of such magnitude?

What Made Ethan Hawke Join the Cast of Marvel’s Moon Knight?
What Made Ethan Hawke Join the Cast of Marvel’s Moon Knight?

It Started With a Coffee

The Gattaca actor recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he revealed how he landed the role of Moon Knight’s nemesis. Hawke shared that he was going to get a coffer with his daughter Maya when he ended up running into Oscar Isaac who was cast to play the series’ main character.

Both actors had an immense appreciation for each other, which made the exchange quite rapid and productive. It was right there and then that Isaac pitched the role to Hawke and by the end of the day, the latter had received the necessary paperwork to be part of the show.

Dune, Star Wars, and X-Men actor, Oscar Isaac was highly praised for his portrayal of Moon Knight.
What Made Ethan Hawke Join the Cast of Marvel’s Moon Knight?

Ethan Hawke Loved the Story

Moon Knight tells the story of Steven Grant, a mid-aged, well-mannered, gift-shop employee who suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) and who isn’t aware that his alter ego is a mercenary named Marc Spector who serves Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god.

Moon Knight is a Marvel superhero who serves as an avatar for Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god.
What Made Ethan Hawke Join the Cast of Marvel’s Moon Knight?
Unlike other movies and television series, Moon Knight doesn’t vilify mental illness, which is why Ethan Hawke quickly fell in love with the plot. He genuinely appreciated that the show is focused on making one’s recovery from mental illness a hero’s journey.

Hawke and Isaac are joined by May Calamawy and F. Murray Abraham, which is why many superhero enthusiasts are eager to see their portrayal of some of Marvel’s most interesting and complex characters.