The new Marvel series Moon Knight launched on Disney+ this week. We met Oscar Isaac for an interview. He told us what tricks helped him in the film, particularly difficult scenes, and what his future in the MCU depends on.
“Moon Knight” is the sixth series from the MCU and the first episode has been running exclusively on Disney+ since March 30, 2022. In the leading role: Oscar Isaac, known for sci-fi hits such as “Dune” and “Ex Machina” as well as “Star Wars” episodes 7 to 9. With “Moon Knight” the 43-year-old has landed a particularly demanding part. Because he plays both the museum employee and archeology nerd Steven Grant with a British accent and the tough American mercenary Marc Spector, who has been given superpowers by the Egyptian moon god Khondshu and, as a radiantly white antihero, fights for good with sometimes brutal methods.
The crazy thing about it: The different personalities are in the same body and that’s why Oscar Isaac often argues with himself in the film. In the DashFUN interview, the Marvel newcomer reveals why he needed his brother’s help for particularly difficult scenes and under what conditions he would slip on the Moon Knight mantle again.
MOVIE STARTS: What did you like best about “Moon Knight”?
Oscar Isaac: If I had to pick one thing that I really liked, it would be Steven Grant. Creating this character is something I’ve never done before. Finding his humor, his vulnerability. I really enjoyed playing him.
FILM STARTS: There are always scenes in the series in which you communicate with your reflection. How do you have to imagine that when shooting? You can’t be in two places at the same time…
Oscar Isaac: It was very challenging to find a way to shoot that. I didn’t want to keep switching back and forth. I stayed with Steven for the first few months and after that, we went back and I played the scenes as Mark. But as I got more proficient at it, I actually found it fun to keep switching between the two. Also, my real brother came [Anm. d. Red.: Michael Hernandez] over and played my other self whenever I had mirror scenes like this. That was really great.
MOVIE STARTS: Besides Moon Knight, is there another superhero you would like to play?
Oscar Isaac: No, I think I found my guy in Moon Knight, but you never know. I love that I found this character in the Marvel Universe. One that is so complex and that is more about the inner workings than what is happening around it.
MOVIE STARTS: Would you like to play Moon Knight for multiple seasons or other MCU projects?
Oscar Isaac: There is no official plan for this yet. It all depends on how the series is received.
MOVIE STARTS: So you would be open to it, even if it were multiple seasons? After all, you have many other exciting projects…
Oscar Isaac: I don’t know, it depends if there’s a good story. You have to ask yourself: Is there another interesting story to tell? What would be the approach? I know I love playing this character. Exploring them again would be exciting, but the situation has to be right, the story has to be right.