Layla El-Faouly will premiere in Marvel Comics in two upcoming Moon Knight projects. Here’s what we know and what we can possibly expect.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe may be separate from the comics, but some of the stuff from the movies and show spill over, especially the characters. For example, MCU character Phil Coulson debuted in Battle Scars and Darcy Lewis started appearing in the new Scarlet Witch series (written by Steve Orlando). They won’t be the last heroes or villains that go from MCU favorites to characters in Marvel Comics.
In fact, one of the main heroes from Disney Plus’ Moon Knight is making her debut in the source material this summer. That’s right, Layla El-Faouly is coming to Moon Knight: City of the Dead.
Writer Jed MacKay will be bringing Layla into the pages of Marvel Comics in an oversized Moon Knight No. 25. In an interview with IGN, Jed said,
"“Bringing Layla El-Faouly into our story was exciting. Adding an already beloved character into the universe of the comics is a really interesting opportunity, and being able to show the ‘before’ to David and Marcelo’s ‘after’ was a wonderful bit of synchronicity.”"
If this writer is being honest, no one should be shocked by Layla El-Faouly becoming a comic book character. Nor should it surprise anyone that it happened quickly. Layla was one of the best parts of Disney Plus’ Moon Knight. Having her join Marvel Comics so soon makes sense. She’s fresh in the minds of fans. Looking at it now, Layla becoming a comic book character after Moon Knight could have been the plan all along. It’s probably why she ends up with powers in the season 1 finale.
After reading this new, fans will want to know what parts of the show’s story could be part of the comics. Will Layla and Marc be married? This is important considering he just got into a relationship with Tigra (Moon Knight No. 22). In one of the images (that you can see on Marvel.com), Layla has the wings given to her by Taweret. Does that mean we’ll see Taweret and more of the Egyptian Gods going forward? If so, will Taweret be as cheerful as they were in the Disney Plus show? These are only some of the questions that need answered.
Stay tuned to Bam Smack Pow for the results after the issue is released.
Moon Knight: City of the Dead No. 1 (of 5) is scheduled to be released on July 19. Moon Knight No. 25 goes on sale July 12.
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