While Moon Knight may be over, that doesn't mean audiences have stopped thinking about the new MCU hero. In fact, with Oscar Isaac's incredible performance, one might think it impossible to ever forget. The new Disney+ show saw the introduction of a new vigilante who suffers from Disassociate Identity Disorder, alongside being possessed by the Egyptian Moon God, Khonshu; he's got a lot of baggage.
The first time audiences see the titular character in his full attire is at the end of the debut episode. It isn't for long, but the quick moment was still impactful, with the hero turning to the camera after brutally dispatching a jackal off-screen.
As great as that was, a new video posted by Oscar Isaac's stunt double has revealed how the scene could have gone down differently. In an alternate timeline, Marc Spector would have had an entire fight sequence showcasing his brutal way of fighting.
Deleted Jackal Battle Scene
On his Instagram, stunt performer Jamel Blissat posted a video of a fight sequence he worked on showcasing a deleted scene from Moon Knight's opening episode.
According to Blissat, that whole "restroom [sequence with Moon Knight] was supposed to be a real fight against the jackal" instead of the off-camera take that made it to the final product:
"At the beginning the first appearance of Moon Knight in the restroom was supposed to be a real fight against the jackal. This is one of the stunt prefiz."
The video features the stunt performer standing in for Moon Knight as he fights a fake jackal in a bathroom set, featuring moves such as the hero being dragged across sinks, getting slammed into mirrors, and smashing sinks across his enemy's face. The entire video can be seen below:
The Moon Knight Battle That Could Have Been
From what the deleted video shows, it seems like the fight would not only have been extremely brutal, but potentially one of the best in the whole series. Many are undoubtedly bummed to see how this never made it to the screen—understandably so.
While the project generally didn't have as much action as a usual MCU project might, the finale should have made up for that. While it wasn't a jackal fight, it was an intense Kaiju throwdown. This isn't even mentioning the damage Moon Knight and Mr. Knight caused as they barreled their way through Harrow and his men.
The violence in the recent series was pretty intense, right up there with the likes of Daredevil and even many of the battles held within the Captain America series. Hopefully, the Fist of Khonshu will be back on screen soon rather than later so fans can see him continue to carry out his justice.
Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.