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Mohamed Diab on representing Egypt for global audience with ‘Moon Knight’

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Mumbai, April 22 (MondayMirror.com) Mohamed Diab, one of the directors of the recently released miniseries, ‘Moon Knight’, believes that the show was created keeping in mind the importance of cultural authenticity.

The show gave him a lot of room for character development.

Expressing his excitement about working on his first Marvel Studios project, Mohamed Diab said, “What got me excited about this opportunity is that this is a Super Hero that we haven’t seen before, someone who’s struggling with himself. His inner conflict is actually visual. You can see his internal struggle. It’s a great room for character development.”

Focused on portraying the verisimilitude of the worlds presented in ‘Moon Knight’, he said, “It’s great to be able to present Egypt’s ancient heritage and modern culture in a fresh and authentic way because most of the time Egypt has not been depicted as it truly is. But so far from the comics and from the way Marvel Studios is handling things, I can say that they are going the extra mile to be as authentic as possible.”

For him, “It was also like being in the chocolate factory or getting to play with the big toys.” But his focus remained on the story.

Starring Oscar Isaac as the lead, the series, which also features Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy, is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

Source: IANS

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