Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab criticizes Wonder Woman’s 1984 portrayal of Egypt, noting that the scene in question was a “disgrace.”
Knights of the Moon director Mohamed Diab had some selected words to describe Wonder Woman 1984s depiction of Egypt.
In the latest issue of SFX, the Egyptian filmmaker opened up about his frustrations over how his country is often portrayed in major Western films. “It’s always exotic – we call it Orientalism,” Diab said. “It dehumanizes us. We are always naked, we are always sexy, we are always bad, we are always over the top. You never see Cairo. You always see Jordan shot for Cairo, Morocco shot for Cairo, sometimes Spain shot for Cairo This really makes us angry. ” The instructor then sanded on Wonder Woman 1984, which explains why the film frustrated him so severely. “I remember seeing Wonder Woman 1984 and there was a great sequence in Egypt, and it was a disgrace to us. You had a sheik – it makes no sense to us. Egypt looked like a country from the Middle Ages. It looked like the desert. “
This is not the first time Diab has criticized the DC Extended Universe for its misrepresentation of Egypt. The director also blew up the upcoming Black Adam films for casting non-Egyptian actors in roles that he believes were intended for Egyptians. “I was really annoyed at DC when they sat down Black Adam in a fictitious Middle Eastern country as an excuse to cast non-Egyptians, as it was obviously meant to be in Egypt, “Diab said.” Representation opportunities should not be wasted … But that is not a complete mistake as it is based on a repetition of the cartoon that does not mention Egypt. “
It promises Diab Knights of the Moon, his upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe manages to remain faithful and authentic to Egypt, treating the nation and culture with respect. “[It’s] part of the show because it’s part of the cartoon. It’s part of how he gets his strength, “Diab said.” It’s ingrained in it. There was definitely room to play [in Moon Knight] but keep it as authentic as possible, in the realm of being amazing. Even in the original comics, they did a good job of researching and trying to make Egypt authentic. “
The origin story of Moon Knight sees the cold-hearted mercenary Marc Spector resurrected by Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god. Although it is currently unknown how the series will depict the story, the various trailers have included scenes that take place in and around Egypt.
Knights of the Moon premieres at Disney + on March 30th.
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