Very special Marvel milestone: Moon Knight makes history with just one scene

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A lot happened in the six episodes of the first season of Moon Knight: we got to know several versions of the protagonist, various deities have made their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Oscar Isaac has had the courage to switch back and forth between British and American accents.

The biggest surprise came in the final when Layla El-Faouly, played by May Calamawy, revealed herself as first Egyptian superheroine revealed. In order to bring down the villain Arthur Harrow, Layla forms an alliance with the deity Taweret and transforms into the character known from the comics as his avatar Scarlet Scarab.

Moon Knight Finale: May Calamawy’s Layla El-Faouly transforms into Scarlet Scarab

Scarlet Scarab first appeared in a 1977 issue of Invaders and was created by Roy Thomas, Frank Robbins and Frank Springer. Originally, this is the Superhero identity of Professor Abdul Faoul. In the MCU, the storyline has now been merged with Layla’s story.

Here you can watch a clip with May Calamawy from Moon Knight:

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At the end of Episode 6, Layla is asked by a little girl on the streets of Cairo if she is an Egyptian superhero. Layla turns and says: “This is me.” Since the release of the Moon Knight finale the fans share their love for Layla El-Faouly, Scarlet Scarab and May Calamawy on the Internet.

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The arrival of the MCU’s first female Egyptian superhero sparks excitement…

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… and tears of joy.

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She is already being celebrated as an icon and a legend.

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Layla is one of the best newcomers to the MCU.

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No wonder fans are already hoping for a May Calamawy spin-off.

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Layla is the newest star in the MCU.

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Even the Egyptian Museum in Munich tweeted.

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Meanwhile, Mohamed Diab, the lead director and producer of Moon Knight, shares his personal story on Twitter why he campaigned so hard for the appearance of the first Egyptian superhero.

My daughter has wanted to straighten her hair since she was four years old. She never saw anyone in the media who looked like her. Today that changes with LAYLA, the first Egyptian superheroine. I’m proud to be a part of it!

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With Moon Knight, the MCU is making another one important step in terms of representation. Before the start of the series, we spoke to May Calamawy in an interview. She couldn’t tell us anything about the Scarlet Scarab revelation at the time. For this it was about the representation of Egypt in the MCU.

I think it’s pretty cool that the series explores contemporary Egypt while also teaching more about the mythology. I have the feeling that many people only think of the pyramids when they think of Egypt, but there is much more to discover. Some things were new for me too. Although that’s where I’m from, I never delved deeply into mythology before Moon Knight.

From now on you can all six episodes of Moon Knight on Disney+ * Stream and see for yourself the latest MCU expansion.

Marvel Podcast: How good is the Moon Knight on Disney+?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces a new (anti)hero. We discuss the first episodes of Moon Knight in the Moviepilot podcast.

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In the podcast we address the question: does Moon Knight really do everything differently than the other MCU series on Disney+? Or is the dark character study with Oscar Isaac only worthwhile for die-hard Marvel fans?

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