Ethan Hawke opened up about how Oscar Isaac landed him a role in Disney Plus’ Moon Knight.
Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, two of the most celebrated modern-day actors are about to join forces together for Disney Plus’ Moon Knight. Production on the 2022 series – which has been described as “wild” – is currently underway. Details are particularly slim on the show, though it is expected that Hawke will be starring opposite Isaac as the show’s villain.
Ethan Hawke recently appeared on Late Night With Stephen Myers to promote his new book. The conversation quickly moved on to Hawke’s forthcoming appearance in Moon Knight and how he actually landed the role. It turns out that Hawke got the job straight from Oscar Isaac.
“Well, I heard about it from Oscar Isaac, who lives like, you know, three blocks down the street from me in Brooklyn. I was at a coffee shop. He came up to me, he’s like, ‘Hey, I really liked The Good Lord Bird.’ I was like ‘Hey, cool, I really like your work. You’re amazing.’ He’s like, ‘Hey, want to be in the Moon Knight with me?’ I was like, yeah. So, it happened the right way, you know?”
The conversation eventually continued to the actual happenings of the show. Ethan Hawke revealed that he was sworn to secrecy due to the NDAs he signed, but he praised Moon Knight for its sets and cinematography. All in all, Moon Knight is set to be one of Disney Plus’ most unique shows, thanks to its stellar lead actors.
Oscar Isaac will be joined by Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy and Alexander Cobb in the upcoming series, which was created by Jeremy Slater and will be helmed by Mohamed Diab, and directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead.
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.
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Source: Late Night With Stephen Myers