Ever since Marvel and Disney+ revealed the first trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s Moon Knight, which is set to introduce Marc Spector in the MCU, played by Oscar Isaac, the hype for the upcoming miniseries increased a lot among Marvel fans. Of course, every superhero needs to have his villain. In this case, opposite Isaac’s titular character, we’re going to watch Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, the main villain of the series.
Arthur Harrow is the cult leader and ally to Steven Grant, who is actually one of Marc Spector’s alternate identities. In the comic books, Dr. Arthur Harrow is a scientist who was nominated for the Nobel prize. He worked for OMNIUM, and he was also suffering trigeminal neuralgia. Harrow’s illegal human experiments led him eventually led him to the conflict against Moon Knight.
In a recent interview, Hawke teased the villainous nature of his character, saying that he might only play villains from now on. Hawke said that he loves villains who believe that they’re good guys in their story and that’s why they’re trying to kill the main hero, which Hawke finds really terrifying. You can check the full quote below:
“I’ve always had this theory that when you teach an audience how to see the demon inside you, they don’t unsee it for the rest of your career… Jack Nicholson can be playing an accountant and you’re still waiting for him to explode like he did in The Shining. It changes your relationship to a performer, so I’ve always been nervous about it. But I realized I’m on the other side of 50 and it’s time to put a new tool in the tool kit. Villains might be my future. […] Your gut leads you. The uber-rich villain mastermind isn’t interesting to me. I love the ones who believe that they’re a good person and that’s why they have to kill you. That, I find really terrifying.” — Ethan Hawke for Entertainment Weekly
Harrow isn’t the only villain of the series. Late actor Gaspard Ulliel, in his posthumous role, plays Anton Mogart, also known as Midnight Man.
Marvel’s Moon Knight, a six-episode miniseries will premiere on March 30 exclusively on Disney+.