With more than a week before Moon Knight's release in the streaming service, Disney+, we will all witness the debut of the titular hero, Moon Knight. The upcoming series will be the origin story of Marc Spector, and will also be Oscar Isaac's debut into the MCU's expanding universe. From Spector's multiple personalities to Egyptian mythology, the story will instantly get confusing.
Although the core of the story focuses on Marc Spector's identity, Moon Knight will start with Steven Grant, a British Museum employee living a routinary life. However, Grant will stumble upon an Egyptian god, Khonshu, who will be his source of power.
With the MCU taking a unique approach for a superhero series, fans are already curious about the changes and creative decisions the production team and actors had to make.
In an interview with Radio Times, Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac looks back on how altering his performance in the show turned out to be more accurate than what was initially planned. The actor revealed that Marc Spector was written in a very different way before Isaac suggested his own approach for the character.
“It wasn’t necessarily written that way at all. And so I thought, ‘OK, well, let me see what Kevin says about this.’ And so I had a meeting with Kevin, I said, ‘This is how I’d want to do it.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, OK, go for it.
Isaac continued by explaining Marvel President, Kevin Feige's involvement in portraying the character, the actor explained, "And it’s funny, because afterwards he told me they didn’t know what the hell I was doing. And they weren’t sure it was going to work at all. But you know, in the end I’m glad we did that, because everyone says it kind of makes the show.”
Introducing a new hero to the MCU comes with a lot of risks, one mistake could instantly ruin a character. However, Isaac praises Feige and his production team for the complete trust for portraying Marc Spector. “It took a lot of figuring out if this was the right thing, and to take that risk. But part of that was also getting the people that I was going to trust. And what was amazing about Kevin and everyone at Marvel is that there was a lot of faith and a lot of trust in my opinions about it, and my feelings about it."
“For me, it was all reservations. It was months of smashing my head against a stone wall like, ‘Is this the right thing to do?’ I thought, ‘I shouldn’t do it. Maybe maybe... I had just kinda got out of the whole, you know, big machinery of Star Wars. And I was like, ’I just really want to do character studies. And I don’t know.’” the actor added.
Well, playing a new Marvel superhero comes with an extreme effort, specifically if the hero you are portraying comes with three different characters in the show. Even though this was a challenge for the actor, Golden Globe nominee Oscar Isaac will certainly pull off the role.
Aside from Moon Knight focusing on Marc Spector's disassociative identity disorder, the show will also introduce mystical creatures and mythology to the future of the MCU. Moon Knight will also be the debut of the Egyptian god, Khonshu, who will be voiced by F. Murray Abraham.
Moon Knight will premiere in Disney+ on March 30.