"Moon Knight" Director Is Disappointed In Two DC Films For Misrepresenting Egyptian Culture

    It looks like DC wasn't ahead of the curve on this one.

    Egyptian director Mohamed Diab, who recently worked on Marvel Studios' latest Disney+ series, Moon Knight, has criticized two DC films for their depictions of his native land and his people.

    "Moon Knight" director Mohamed Diab

    Diab claims he was "annoyed" with DC for setting Black Adam in the fictional Middle-Eastern country of Kahndaq "as an excuse to cast non-Egyptians, when it was obviously meant to be in Egypt."

    Black Adam in "Black Adam"

    Diab wasted no time in slamming Wonder Woman 1984 for its portrayal of Egypt just a few days later.

    Wonder Woman running down a road in Egypt in "Wonder Woman 1984"

    This problem Diab found in both movies isn't anything new, as Hollywood has a long and nasty habit of inaccurately depicting other countries and their cultures on film.

    A room of Egyptian artifacts in "Moon Knight"

    Since Moon Knight features a story heavily inspired by Egyptian mythology, Diab saw a chance to bring as much representation of his people and culture into the show and its production as possible.

    Marc Spector in "Moon Knight"

    Starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, Moon Knight tells the story of a mercenary with dissociative identity disorder (DID) who becomes a conduit for the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu.

    Moon Knight on a city street in "Moon Knight"

    What are your thoughts on this issue? Are you looking forward to seeing Moon Knight's depiction of Egyptian culture? Please let me know in the comments section below.