Who is the voice of Khonshu in “Moon Knight”?


On Marvel’s new Disney+ series moon knight, the main character is a confused and mentally ill man who discovers that he leads a double – even triple – life while he sleeps. He wakes up in the morning thinking he’s Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a guy who works in a gift shop at a London museum. But at night, he becomes Moon Knight, a superhero with the powers of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the Moon.

As Steven finds himself in deeper and deeper trouble due to his superheroic sleepwalking, he begins to hear Khonshu’s voice in his head. He also has visions of this strange god, who looks like a giant wrapped in bandages with some kind of animal skull for a noggin. Because Khonshu doesn’t have a human face, it can be difficult to identify his voice as he barks orders at Oscar Isaac – even though he sounds very familiar.

That’s because Khonshu is played by Oscar-winning actor F. Murray Abraham, a mainstay of Hollywood movies for decades. Abraham won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Salieri in 1984 Amedee. He has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows; his most famous projects include The bonfire of vanities, Last Action Hero, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Imitateand Star Trek: Insurgency.

Abraham also has a connection with moon knight star Oscar Isaac: They appeared together in the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. In this film—which was Isaac’s breakthrough role in Hollywood—he plays a folk club owner and talent manager named Bud Grossman (who was loosely based on a real-life figure in the folk scene named Albert Grossman). Isaac’s Llewyn Davis auditions for Grossman who responds to her magnificent performance with the immortal line “I don’t see a lot of money here.”

So this is it; start your fan theories on how Llewyn Davis is another Steven Grant alternate personality here. (Or better yet, don’t.) New episodes of moon knight weekly premieres on Disney+.

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