F. Murray Abraham needs no introduction, but we’ll provide one anyway for those too embarrassed to raise their hand and admit they haven’t seen enough of the actor’s work. (No judgment here, your secret is safe with us! But you definitely need to get this straight.) Perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning performance as Antonio Salieri in 1984’s “Amadeus,” the actor ever-reliable American has emerged over the decades. in films such as “All the President’s Men”, “Scarface”, “Last Action Hero”, “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. If you’re tempted to think the prolific actor considers himself above genre projects, he even appeared as the villainous alien Ru’afo in ‘Star Trek: Uprising’, lent his voice to the child’s ‘How Train Your Dragon: The Hidden”. World,” and most recently appeared in an episode of the HBO Max series “The White Lotus.” And let’s not forget his meme-worthy appearance in “The Simpsons” that time.

His role as the ancient Egyptian god Khonshu seems perfectly suited to someone of the caliber of F. Murray Abraham, instantly injecting a sense of aura and gravity into a classic “Moon Knight” persona who usually takes the form of a ‘a falcon in depictions of Egyptian hieroglyphs. It continues to stay on theme with the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” inspiration behind the show, bringing a dose of the supernatural to the dark and (likely) violent series. In the comics, Khonshu essentially chooses Moon Knight to serve as his champion… but Marvel has never been afraid to shake things up from the source material. We’ll have to wait and see how that role plays out in the events of the series, but we expect it even more with Abraham’s involvement.

“Moon Knight” premieres on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.

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