Marvel Studios has always had one issue: they tend to kill their villains after just one movie. They have made an effort to move away from that trend but there are scenarios of actors that may only have interest for a limited time in a villainous role, such as Moon Knight‘s Arthur Harrow played by Ethan Hawke. In an interview with The Playlist, it sadly seems like he’s not likely to return anytime soon.
I really don’t know. There are so many things I want to do [outside of Marvel]. With the pandemic lingering around in the rearview mirror a little bit—knock on wood—I feel drawn to doing a play. I find that top of my mind again as I walk down the street and think, ‘When am I going to get back on the stage again?’ Because that always feels healthy. It turns me on, and it turns my brain on in a way.Ethan Hawke
He also goes on to discuss the difference between being involved in film and television to what he hopes to accomplish by exploring play. Hawke definitely looks quite excited to enjoy that theater experience.
There’s so much energy in the film community about commercial interests; it’s just so omnipresent. How did the film do? What’s it going to make financially? How’s it going to connect with an audience? And there’s just something wonderful as a storyteller, as you said, not to be concerned with that. Let’s just kind of touch the true flame of it. Let’s get some people in a room together and sing them a song or tell ’em a story. The theater constantly reorients my brain, so hopefully, that’s a thing sometime soon.Ethan Hawke
While it would be a shame not to have Hawke back, Moon Knight did end in a way that could keep the door open for him to return but also make sure that if he’s not interested it was only a one-time venture for the actor.
Source: The Playlist