Dune and Star Wars star Oscar Isaac recently discussed the differences between making the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight and the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse.
In the mid-2010s, Oscar Isaac’s career was really starting to heat up thanks to in no small part to roles in films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a number of smaller projects such as Ex Machina and Inside Llewyn Davis. Around the same time, he accepted a role as the main antagonist in X-Men: Apocalypse. The film would ultimitly receive mixed reviews and failed to impress at the box office and was the beginning of the end for Fox’s X-Men franchise.
Since then, Oscar Isaac’s career has only continued to grow with roles in the two Star Wars sequels, and will star in the upcoming sci-fi film, Dune. Earlier this year it was confirmed that the actor had been cast to play Moon Knight in the upcoming Disney Plus film, adding another Marvel character to an already impressive resume. During a recent interview with Total Film, the actor talked about the differences between making Moon Knight and X-Men: Apocalypse and why he decided to tackle another comic book franchise:
It’s not so much about the genre of things. It’s the people. And is there room to do something interesting in it? And sometimes there is, and you think there will be. And sometimes it turns out there isn’t.
So with this – I love the people involved. I thought there was an incredibly unusual story to tell within the world of, you know, the superhero language. But we’re making something that’s quite different, and that doesn’t follow the same… not necessarily even logic of what a lot of superhero films do.
I think because of that, I just found an opportunity to do something that I’ve not done at all yet, and to have a lot of creative collaboration with the rest of the people making it.
In the comics, Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, was a CIA agent-turned-mercenary making millions. During his last mercenary job in Cairo, Spector was left for dead by a former colleague.
Spector dragged himself through the sands of the desert to the tomb of Konshu, the Egyptian moon god. There he was pronounced dead but resurrected at the hands of Konshu. The resurrection took a toll, however, as he developed multiple personality disorder. When he returned to New York, he created two new personalities — Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. Grant was the millionaire womanizer while Lockley was a cab driver.
It was after developing his other personalities when he took on the mantle of Moon Knight. Konshu granted Spector with increased physical capabilities and periodic prophetic visions at night, yet even Spector himself was unsure whether Konshu was yet another personality of his own creation. Even still, Moon Knight operates with an arsenal of technology, vehicles, and costumes to suit his needs.
Moon Knight is expected to debut sometime in 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming Oscar Isaac show and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Total Film
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