Oscar Isaac Explains Why Disney+'s Moon Knight Is His 'Baby'

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Marvel Studios is only a few weeks away from its grand return to the entertainment spotlight with Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight, the MCU's sixth Disney+ show in Phase 4. Isaac will embody the mysterious and enigmatic Marc Spector in a unique story about a man with multiple personalities living in his head, all as he learns how to handle his newfound superpowers from an Egyptian deity. 

Isaac is no stranger to major projects like those in the MCU after playing the titular villain of X-Men: Apocalypse and the key supporting role of Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Now, he's throwing himself fully into one of Marvel Studios' newest entities as he embodies one of the first heroes to help expand on the franchise's supernatural story. 

Now that the show is so close to releasing, Isaac is able to open up just a little bit on what he's most excited for people to see when Moon Knight's story comes to fruition. Recently, he reiterated his excitement for people to see his work with Marvel Studios while also opening up on some of his resistance to initially taking the Disney+ role.

Oscar Isaac's Connection to Moon Knight

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During an interview at the 2022 SAG Awards, via Extra, Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac shared some insight into his upcoming solo series with the MCU.

When asked what fans can expect to see, Isaac called the show "(his) baby" while admitting that he hopes it blows the fandom's collective mind:

“It comes out March 30 on Disney+, I’m so excited. It’s turned out to be my baby. I put everything into it. I hope it blows peoples’ minds.”

In a separate chat with Empire Magazine, Isaac revealed that he was initially hesitant to return to a major studio like Marvel for a blockbuster movie or TV show. He admitted that he didn't want to be "on a massive set," wondering what he was even doing there in the first place:

“My initial thought was ‘No, I don’t want to go back into that kind of machinery.’ I did that already. The last thing I want is to be on a massive set [thinking] ‘What am I doing here?’

Isaac compared projects like this to "building (a) plane on the runway" and pulling things together on the fly. He wanted to have the opportunity to return to something a little more "handmade" rather than a big corporate blockbuster:

“Often on these big movies, it can feel like you’re building the plane on the runway. The idea of getting back to ‘handmade’ films, character studies…I was desperate for that feeling.”

The leading man went into Moon Knight wanting to make sure that there was an "experimental" feel to what came to the final cut. This would help explore the character's personality more, specifically touching on the "state of fear" Marc Spector experiences so often:

“How can we make this an experimental thing, so we’re inside the eyes of the character, living in his state of fear and the unknown?”

Isaac Gives His All with Marvel Studios

Oscar Isaac is known for wanting to take on projects where he can fully immerse himself into the roles he takes on, whether it be in Hollywood blockbusters or smaller Indie projects. It's clear that the longtime star is finding the chance to do this again with Moon Knight, already taking ownership by calling the new show his baby. 

There is still plenty of mystery surrounding what Isaac will bring to the table when Moon Knight arrives, but from what fans have seen in trailers and TV spots thus far, the seasoned actor has already shown a wide range of passion and emotions that promises a great finished product. 

Moon Knight will debut on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.