Moon Knight’s Oscar Isaac Reveals He Didn’t Want to be Locked Into MCU Contract

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I think we can all agree that Moon Knight reinvigorated Oscar Isaac's love for Marvel, especially after his brief stint in the now-defunct FoxVerse as notorious X-Men villain Apocalypse failed to click with fans and critics alike. However, when he was first offered the triple role of Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and Jake Lockley, it turns out that Isaac wasn't sure if he was willing to take on the role.

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According to Isaac himself, the fear of being locked into a lengthy Marvel Cinematic Universe contract was one of his main concerns that led to him thinking twice about accepting the part. Speaking with Sirius XM's Jess Cagle Show (via ComicBook), the Star Wars actor went into detail about his initial skepticism.

Oscar said: "No, that definitely was a concern. So, like when it came my way, I was like, this it's interesting, but I don't know if I can do the, you know, what they call the golden handcuffs. But you know, I think because we were taking a shot with the material, it's a brand-new character."

He continued: "There was a, there was an experimental nature to it, that it felt like everybody was on board with, 'let's just try to see if this thing works before we really started thinking about all the, you know, the multiverse of it, all the different incarnations that it can be.' And so, so I felt kind very, a lot very grateful that I could kind of go into it with the freedom of knowing that this is just what this is. And, if it's great and we wanna do more, we have that option, but it's not imperative."

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Thankfully, Oscar made the right call in the end and not only did his involvement in Moon Knight redeemed his Marvel career, he has also become one of the MCU heroes to watch out for. It's a win-win situation for sure.

All episodes of Moon Knight Season 1 are available for streaming on Disney+.