Like many Marvel projects, Knight of the Moon spawned a number of fan theories, but one of the Disney Plus series VFX artists debunked at least one of the many theories about Jake Lockley.
Knight of the Moon presented Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant and Marc Spector, two alters with dissociative identity disorder who share a body. The two characters were also the avatar of the ancient Egyptian moon god, Khonshu, who granted them the powers of Moon Knight. The final moments of the series finale also introduced Jake Lockley, Moon Knight’s third alter in the Marvel Comics.
Jake’s presence has been teased throughout the series, leading fans to look for signs of the character’s arrival. However, one of the Knight of the MoonVisual effects artists have now debunked one of these Jake Lockley theories.
Some fans thought they spotted Jake Lockley’s Moon Knight costume in the series’ final title sequences. While Marc Spector sported the classic Moon Knight cape and hood look, Steven Grant’s suit materialized as an all-white three-piece suit with a Moon Knight mask. Some fans were hoping to see a different costume for Jake Lockley as well.
Although Jake has never been seen to become Moon Knight in the series, theories have surfaced online that his costume may be glimpsed briefly in the final titles. A moment in the title sequence shows the appearance of the Moon Knight costume, which flickers between Marc’s traditional superhero look and Steven “Mr. aspect of the knight “. The sequence begins with the mask formed by bandages, a look that some viewers have mistaken for a distinct costume.
Speaking with Befores & Afters, visual effects artist Doug Appleton revealed that this was not the intention behind that take. After revealing that Moon Knight’s glowing eyes were a later addition to the title sequences to better match the visual effects of the episodes themselves, Appleton talked about the moment fans mistaken for a Jake Lockley mockery:
“So I’m a person who will go online and read what everyone says about everything, be it good or bad, I love reading it all. And there were people who were stuck halfway through the transformation in the title sequence and said, ‘This is a different dress! I think it’s Jake Lockley’s dress and they’re making fun of it in the sequence! ‘ I was like, ‘We’re not’, but I like you to say that, so … we want to be as faithful as possible to the show’s outfits, so bright eyes is something we need to make sure it’s in there so we don’t have bright eyes and then someone says “But that’s another person!” It’s all fun, yeah.
Here is the synopsis of Knight of the Moon:
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered employee of a gift shop, who is plagued by blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven / Marc’s enemies converge on them, they must navigate their complex identities while immersed in a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.
Created by Jeremy Slater, the Disney Plus series stars Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, Ann Akinjirin, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas , Sofia Danu and Saba Mubarak.
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Source: Before and After (via The Direct)