A new hero rises at the end of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight. May Calamawy‘s Layla El-Faouly is a new Marvel hero ‘Scarlet Scarab‘. In the finale of Moon Knight, Layla makes an agreement with Taweret to be a full-time avatar. In order to stop Ammit, she emerges from the rubble, physically (and a little metaphorically, too) as a new hero: Scarlet Scarab. (Via Marvel).
Layla is the wife of Marc Spector, Layla never had an intention to become a Super Hero, considering she can hold herself in a fight without any sort of powers and has never yearned for the same abilities as her husband.
in an interview with Sara Goher, Goher explains about Calamawy first heard about auditioning for Moon Knight on Instagram are true, she told “When we were putting [together our pitch], she was in the presentation,” Goher says. “We knew in our hearts that we wanted someone like her to take on this role. And then once we got her on board, she just gave like 1,000%, and I’m so happy with Layla.”
Calamawy knows what her role, and what her new Super Hero title, will mean to so many, admitting that the idea of it was at first daunting. She explains, “I had to really sit with it and be like, I cannot represent every Arab woman or every Egyptian woman…I just hope that all Arab women can watch that and feel like a Super Hero and that they have that space on that big scale.”
Moon Knight is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.