Moon Knight Voice Actor Thinks Khonshu Is A Good Guy
Despite Khonshu’s propensity for breaking windpipes, voice actor F. Murray Abraham thinks his Moon Knight character is a good guy.
moon knight Voice actor F. Murray Abraham thinks Khonshu is ultimately a good guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this year, audiences were introduced to Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector and Steven Grant as the latter learned the truth about his dissociative identity disorder and his connection to the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who uses Marc’s body as an avatar (aka The Fist of Khonshu) to deliver fatal justice to wrongdoers. Besides Isaac and Murray, moon knight stars May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly, the late Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart, and Ethan Hawke as cult leader Arthur Harrow.
The series’ main antagonist is Khonshu’s former avatar, Harrow, who betrayed the former and chose to follow the goddess/demon Ammit. Where Khonshu punishes criminals after the fact, Ammit aims to rid the world of pain and suffering by preventing harm before it happens, which may or may not involve killing children. Although Khonshu, Marc, and Steven failed to stop Harrow from resurrecting Ammit, the trio (with a little help from Scarlet Scarab) were able to imprison Ammit in Harrow’s body. Unbeknownst to Steven and Marc, moon knightThe post-credits scene saw their third Quirk, Jake Lockley, kill Harrow under Khonshu’s morally gray orders.
In a recent interview with DiscussMovieAbraham talked about being cast and addressing Khonshu’s role in moon knight. When asked how much he researched Khonshu lore (comic book or real world), Abraham said he mostly relied on the script before describing his character as a “a good boy.” Read the full quote below:
“All you had to do was look at the script. The guy is a treat, he really is. I find it outrageously funny. I think he’s a good guy, he’s ready to do things that a lot of people wish they could do. It’s kind of self-defense, but that’s how it is: “Go for it. Give it to him, break his trachea! (Laughs) I didn’t have to do too much research when I was working on the voice, but I looked up the mythology afterwards and it’s very rich.
As a comic book vigilante equipped with Moonrangs, Moon Knight often draws comparisons to DC’s Batman. Their aesthetic and theatrics might be similar (not to mention billionaire alter egos), but Moon Knight is best equated with Marvel’s Punisher if Frank Castle has struck a deal with a sinister, ominous, and creepy deity. Some comic book fans may have been surprised by the series’ overt and sometimes wacky literal take on Khonshu, which reminded fans of how Eddie Brock’s Symbiote is portrayed in Sony. Venom movies. However, Abraham’s greatness landed with a lot as his vocal performance earned him a nomination for the 2022 Emmy’s. On top of that, the character remains an antagonistic force much like his comic book counterpart.
In moon knight, Khonshu hates his fellow gods for abandoning the human race. Within the Council of the Ennead, he is an outlaw who has been banished for his constant interference. While his refusal to sit idly by may seem admirable, Khonshu has a tendency to torment his avatars and threaten their loved ones, which no doubt drove Harrow to fanaticism. Khonshu isn’t necessarily good or evil, but his methods of seeking justice are questionable even though he isn’t as evil as Ammit or Thanos, whose ultimate goal was to improve the lives of the living. Abraham’s character ended the season by “freeing” Marc and Steven while using Jake as a servant. As a puppeteer of his suffering, Marc Spector would never call Khonshu a “good guy” in a possible moon knight season 2.
Source: Talk Movie