In Moon Knight, Marvel Studios had its sixth Disney + series to debut in 2022, which included the first new superhero to chart a streaming series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Oscar Isaac''s hero became a force of nature in his first solo story as fans saw the MCU''s take on ancient Egyptian mythology, all behind another incredible round of outfits.
Moon Knight rewarded Isaac with a variety of new outfits in Phase 4. Although he did get a near-comic-accurate look with his off-white blouse and hood, Mr. Knight even got into the fun with his fancy all-white suit and cane.
Considering that this was Moon Knight''s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his costume was subject to significant changes and tweaks throughout the development process before arriving to the small screen. Several sources from the development room have now explained how exactly the costume adapted and evolved throughout the process ahead of the show''s release.
Alternate Moon Knight Costumes Revealed
Crew members from Marvel Studios shared new concept art scenes showing Oscar Isaac''s Moon Knight costume as it progresses through its development process.
In a video interview with Marvel Entertainment, the head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerdingand visual development Director Rodney Fuentebella revealed their early findings. One design included a nod to the Moon God Khonshu on the hood, along with some ornamental decorations on the arms, bringing more of an Egyptian feel with something that appears to have been in a tomb.
Alan Villanueva, a concept artist, showed off a version of the suit whose cape was quite frayed and that didn''t have as much linen around Marc Spector''s entire body. This included an open slit around the eyes on the mask, even though the eyes are still glowing white in the image.
Meinerding andFuentebella also explored more tactical concepts for the suit, one of whom included more plating and armor around the chest and the arms, along with another no to Khonshu on the hood. However, the designers admitted that this looked too much like other MCU costumes, which forced them to abandon that tactical design.
Despite Moon Knight''s battles with ancient Egyptian authorities, the appearance was too similar to Captain America or Black Panther, some of the MCU''s more Earth-based heroes.
Jeff Simpson, a Vis Def artist, showed his designs on Twitter, showing a suit that included less linen wrapping around the body, and a crescent moon in the middle that would rouse blue, highlighting the chest area even further.
These photographs, along with bits of gold plating on the chest, arms, belt, and hood, highlight how the cape would have flowed throughout all six episodes.
Mr. Knight''s appearance was quite influenced by as many variations as possible to ensure it appeared to be a suit Steven Grant would have come up with on the fly. These included the appearance of a crescent moon on the forehead, as well as a different style.
Although the final version of the mask ended up with a crooked crease down the middle of the face, the team also debated using a crease that advanced from the bottom to the top.
Two alternate versions of the Mr. Knight mask were shared by concept artist Michael Uwandialso, who preferred blue eyes instead of white. One mask appeared to be one piece of fabric with a moon imprint on the forehead, while the other appeared to be mummywrappings along with the moon imprint.
The Evolution of Oscar Isaac''s Moon Knight Costume has been revealed.
Moon Knight was able to tackle a variety of different difficulties for everyone from Elizabeth Olsen''s Scarlet Witch to Hailee Steinfeld''s Kate Bishop. It''s possible that the comics would have been taken the lookout from the movies and rendered it both real and supernatural, and Marvel Studios is sure to have accomplished it for Disney.
While Oscar Isaac brought it to life on camera, it is still a mystery, even with an idea of how it came to fruition with the suit seen at Avengers Campus in Southern California. For the time being, these alternate photos provide a brief peek into the extent of the work that required to be completed on this show.
Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.