Oscar Isaac Doesn't Think Too Much About Moon Knight's Role In The MCU

Moon Knight certainly brought a different flavor to the MCU and it’s partly down to this spin that its star, Oscar Isaac, isn’t really too concerned over what will happen to his character now that the series is over, as he explained in a recent in-depth interview.

According to recent data from Nielsen, Moon Knight debuted as Marvel Studios' least-watched series on Disney Plus. It remains to be seen how those metrics evolved in the following weeks, though part of the explanation behind them may lie in one topic addressed by Isaac: Moon Knight's status as a brand new character and his detachment from the rest of the MCU.

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In The New York Times interview before the series concluded, Isaac's brain was picked on a wide range of issues, including how he is unbothered by what the future holds for his character. “[It] doesn’t matter so much, [...] If it goes somewhere else, that’s great,” he said about Moon Knight. Although the actor expressed his satisfaction to work in a blockbuster production once more, he did say he’s “glad it’s not just an advertisement for synergy” after going through a brief burnout phase that he experienced before finishing his work on the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Isaac spoke of his previous Marvel experience, which came in the heavily panned X-Men: Apocalypse, a role he claims he doesn’t disown, especially because it meant having the opportunity of working with Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. His summary of X-Men is one for the books, confessing, “I loved Apocalypse, I just found him such a freaky, weird character. And then you get there and you’re like, Oh my God, I’ve got all these prosthetics on [...] I can’t see anybody. All these actors I wanted to work with — I can’t even see who they are." Isaac concluded by saying he wishes the movie would have turned out better in the end.

Lastly, the actor talked about the challenge of playing a character suffering from dissociative identity disorder, a topic he was largely unfamiliar with before playing Moon Knight's two personas, for which his own brother, actor Michael Benjamin Hernandez, often served as a stand-in. However, not all Moon Knight scenes where Marc Spector and Steven Grant are together had this, and he did find himself acting out his dialogue with no one else but the memory of his own work from just a while ago.

As of the first five episodes, Moon Knight is yet to be connected in any shape or form to the wider MCU, except for a couple of mentions of locations like Madripoor or Black Panther's Ancestral Plane. As Isaac himself says, the series is a “slow-reveal mystery” and Marvel Studios is definitely taking a chance on Moon Knight.

Moon Knight is now available on Disney Plus.

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Source: The New York Times

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