Oscar Isaac reveals that Moon Knight’s Marvel Cinematic Universe future “doesn’t matter so much” to the star and praises the show’s standalone nature.
Oscar Isaac reveals that Moon Knight‘s Marvel Cinematic Universe future “doesn’t matter so much” to the star and praises the show’s standalone nature. Isaac stars in the Disney+ series as Marc Spector, a mercenary living with dissociative identity disorder who becomes the human conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu along with his alternate, mild-mannered gift shop employee Steven Grant. The two must find a way to use the powers of Moon Knight to put a stop to the religious zealot Arthur Harrow in his quest to cleanse the Earth with the powers of the Egyptian goddess Ammit.
Alongside Isaac, the cast for Moon Knight includes Ethan Hawke as Harrow, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, Ann Akinjirin, Khalid Abdalla and F. Murray Abraham as the voice of Khonshu. Developed by The Umbrella Academy‘s Jeremy Slater, the series has received generally positive reviews from critics for its performances and darker tone, though it did see the lowest-rated series premiere of any MCU title on Disney+ with just over 418 million minutes streamed. With the character now introduced into the MCU, many are already looking to what the future could hold for Moon Knight, though one star is keeping his options open.
As the show continues to receive largely positive reviews, Oscar Isaac caught up with the New York Times to discuss Moon Knight. When asked about the character’s MCU future, the star expressed that the thought “doesn’t matter so much” to him as he has enjoyed the story delivered within the Disney+ series, though did note he is open to return. See what Isaac shared below:
“It’s a new character that we’re taking a chance on. The nature of the story is this investigation, this slow-reveal mystery. If it goes somewhere else, that’s great. I’m glad it’s not just an advertisement for synergy.”
Isaac’s note of believing Moon Knight’s MCU future doesn’t matter so much to him comes sometime after it was confirmed that his contract with Marvel only extends through the Disney+ series. Where the studio was known in the early days of the MCU for putting their actors into multi-film contracts in the hopes of securing character futures, Marvel has since began moving away from these longer deals in the hopes of better enticing stars to return rather than a lackluster obligated reprisal. However, given Moon Knight‘s critical success and studio head Kevin Feige’s many years of working to bring the character to the MCU, it does seem likely some future path will be found for both Isaac and Moon Knight.
It is also interesting to note that Isaac praises Moon Knight for its willingness to take on a new character and Marvel’s allowance of letting the story takes its own path rather than stand as “an advertisement for synergy.” With over a decade under its belt, some critics and audiences have begun critiquing a number of recent MCU titles as simply standing to set up the next installment rather than tell its own story, though the general positive consensus for Moon Knight has praised its standalone feeling over swatch of interconnected details. Only time will tell what the future may hold for the character when the finale of Moon Knight airs on Disney+ on Wednesday.
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Source: NY Times
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