Is ‘Moon Knight’ Actor May Calamawy Playing a Marvel Comics Character in the Show?

Marvel has trickled out information about the Moon Knight cast in the Disney+ series. They revealed Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant, Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, and more. One of the later additions to the cast of Moon Knight, May Calamawy, had a role shrouded in mystery before Marvel revealed it. Her role of her in Moon Knight, Layla El-Faouly, does not seem to have a direct Marvel Comics counterpart. So who is Marvel’s Layla El-Faouly really?

Actor May Calamawy | Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Is ‘Moon Knight’ actor May Calamawy playing a Marvel Comics character?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe shows looks to expand into the darker supernatural characters. They teased the Dane Whitman Black Knight at the end of Eternals, with the voice of vampire hunter Blade off-screen. Moon Knight fits nicely into that darker niche.

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