As the phase tasked with following Infinity War: Endgame, the culmination of over a decade of Marvel films, Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 has been a period of both transition and risk-taking, with characters not usually at the forefront taking center stage such as the Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, Scarlet Witch — as well as all-new characters being introduced in Shang-Chi, the Eternals and Ms. Marvel. One such hero that will be a considerable risk and different than anyone else we’ve seen in the MCU thus far will be the character of Moon Knight, a former mercenary turned vigilante who exhibits symptoms of dissociative identity disorder while communing with Khonsu, an ancient Egyptian moon god who may or may not grant him supernatural abilities.
The risk associated with tackling such a peculiar protagonist isn’t lost on lead actor Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dune), although said risk doesn’t necessarily deserve negative connotation, especially when it comes to the MCU (WandaVision, a MCU offering far different and less formulaic than anything else seen thus far, won three Emmys, after all). When asked what the “best risk” he’d ever taken was in a recent interview for his upcoming film The Card Counter with Good Morning Arizona host Tara Hitchcock, Isaac responded, “what [he’s] doing right now” with the MCU.
“I gotta say, what I’m doing right now,” Isaac said in response to the question. “I’m doing this show called Moon Knight. We got a month left, and I feel like, so far, that this might be the one where I was like ‘I was so nervous about it,’ but I’ve just been having such a blast.”
Although ostensibly leaked images from the set have revealed that Isaac will don the classic Moon Knight costume for the series, rumor site The Cosmic Circus has also hinted that “Marc will also be donning a version of the Mr. Knight costume from his 2014 run in the comics,” and will reportedly see Marc Spector/Moon Knight “[taking] on a group of mercenaries in a choreographed sequence that draws a parallel to the gruesome hallway fight sequence from Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix.”
What do you think of the fact that Oscar Isaac says Marvel’s Moon Knight is the “best risk he’s ever taken”? Have your prayers to Khonshu been answered at the allusion that the series will contain a hallway fight scene to rival the one in Daredevil‘s?
Marvel’s Moon Knight, a series slated for a 2022 release, will follow Hawkeye (set to air starting November 24th) and Ms. Marvel (set to air in late 2021) on Disney+. The series will star Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight, May Calamawy in a key supporting role and Ethan Hawke as an as of yet unnamed villain.