Moon Knight introduced us to the Egyptian pantheon of gods and the concept of Avatars. While it’s uncertain if the concept will be further explored in the future, it did set up the introduction of Moon Knight and the latest MCU hero, Scarlet Scarab. May Calawamy‘s Layla El-Faouly takes on the new heroic alter-ego after becoming Tawaret’s Avatar. While she reluctantly agreed after somebody take-over shenanigans, it seems that wasn’t always the plan.
You know, I found out that I had to do it 30 minutes before we did it. Because initially, Antonia Salib, who plays Taweret, was on set. She was going to be in the chamber with Layla. And then Mohamed Diab comes to me in the trailer while I’m getting ready, and he’s like, ‘You know, I thought about it, and actually, she has to come through you.’ And I really didn’t know what that meant. I was like ‘You want me to mimic, like, suddenly be possessed by Taweret?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah, cool,’ and he leaves me.May Calamawy
It definitely sounds like a challenge for her to suddenly change the way she takes on the role, but it did add a fun twist. We did get some moments of Taweret using dead bodies to communicate with her before they would unite. While it would’ve been great to have her on-screen again, it does seem like they also wanted to potentially avoid ballooning their budget due to the already extensive Kaiju-esque battle in the finale.
Source: The Wrap