Moon Knight has now launched on Disney+. Early reviews are praising the series, however actor Oscar Isaac has admitted that he had “reservations” about taking the lead role in Marvel’s latest superhero series.
Isaac plays Marc Spector, a man who harnesses the power of the ancient Egyptian gods to fight crime as Moon Knight. However, Isaac has claimed that he was reluctant to take on the role after finishing work in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, in which he played pilot Poe Dameron. Apparently, working within another franchise was not Isaac’s first choice.
“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.’”Oscar Isaac, RadioTimes.com
However, he claimed that the story of Moon Knight eventually proved too enticing to refuse.
“I couldn’t help but feel that there was this opportunity there. That’s the risk, sometimes you have an idea of what you want to do. And then something comes to you. And I just kept thinking about it.”
Moon Knight is released weekly on Disney+ every Wednesday. Moon Knight is part of the MCU Phase 4, and the first episode is available to watch now.
Isaac recently had roles in the critically acclaimed Dune remake and The Card Counter. The latter of which earned Isaac considerable praise for his portrayal of William Tell.
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