In a recent interview with Gold Derby (via IGN), Oscar Isaac has opened up about the post-production process for Moon Knight. He revealed that there is a Moon Knight deleted scene that he had wanted to include in the final cut. Said scene would have shown fans the connection between Ammit and Marc’s mother, as well as the origin of the “Laters, gators” phrase.
“And in some ways, we tried to push it more,” Isaac said. “There was a great scene at the end of [Episode] 6 that just didn’t quite fit in the rhythm of it and that was one scene that, for me, would have tied in mother and Ammit a little closer, because that’s also why I came up with this ‘Laters gators’ thing because then she says, ‘After a while, crocodile.’”
He continues, “For me, that’s like … she said, ‘Crocodile.’ She was the crocodile goddess that’s saying, ‘I wish I could pre-judge you because you would never have … this never would have happened. So for me, it was really important, even if the audience doesn’t get it literally, that there’s some even subtextual emotional connection to everything that’s happening.”
Moon Knight stars Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector, marking the fan-favorite superhero’s live-action debut. It also features Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, F. Murray Abraham as the voice of Khonshu, May Calamawy as Layla, and the late Gaspard Ulliel.
“It follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life,” says the official synopsis. “Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”
Based on the character created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight hails from head writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy). The episodes are directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mohamed Diab, along with Synchronic duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Executive producers are Isaac, Diab, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson, and Rebecca Kirsch.