Ethan Hawke portrayed the villain Arthur Harrow, who was also Khonshu’s previous champion, in the recently concluded Moon Knight series on Disney+.
The foil to the many personalities of Steven Grant/Marc Spector, played by Oscar Isaac, it looked like Arthur Harrow had finally met his final fate in the finale when Harrow met the unrevealed third personality of Moon Knight – Jake Lockley, who promptly shoots Harrow four times.
Did Arthur Harrow Actually Die?
While fans may believe that this is a definitive end to Harrow in the MCU, we should remember that we are dealing with a TV show where the main protagonist got resurrected by an Egyptian god. Could Harrow go through the same fate?
While talking to Comicbook.com, Ethan Hawke addressed his upcoming horror film, The Black Phone. During the same conversation, when asked if Harrow is actually dead, Hawke did not reveal much but he did end up teasing that Arthur Harrow “Sure doesn’t seem dead to me.”
Will Moon Knight Ever Return For Season 2?
Marvel Studios had billed Moon Knight as just a limited series, although the titular character is expected to appear in another Marvel project in the future. However, many people involved, including Hawke, have said stated that they could be quite interested in resuming the story in the second season of the series.
“The good news is that it’s possible both,” Hawke told IGN before Moon Knight’s premiere in March. “It lives and breathes on its own merits, it functions as a limited series — and if people are engaged and excited by it then it could be the origin story of a larger thing.”
Hawke also talked about some of the motivations behind his villain. “I think he views himself as a real apostle of the Goddess Ammit, and that he’s here to heal the world, and rid it of sinners, and it’s gonna be a violent time, but the peace, and the beauty that will come when all these sinners are gone, it’s gonna be worth it,” Hawke said.
“I think a lot of us feel that there’s some part of, if you have any belief system that is strong enough, it gives you direction,” he continued “A lot of us are lost, and we don’t have direction, and we long for a sense of purpose, and a belief system can really give that to you, and I think he’s just doubled down on his goddess, and he doesn’t think in nuance, he’s absolutely uncompromising in how he thinks, ’cause his dedication to this goddess is so complete. So in a way he’s very simple.”
Moon Knight is streaming on Disney+ now. The Black Phone will release on June 24th.