Moon Knight star Ethan Hawke has opened up about his experiences on the Disney Plus series and has revealed that Marvel may not be director friendly.
Earlier this year Ethan Hawke made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Moon Knight. In the Disney Plus series, he portrayed Arthur Harrow; a leader of a cult that sought to resurrect the ancient Egyptian god, Ammit. Ultimately, however, his plan fails and the God Khonshu has him killed. Unfortunately, the actor has a few suspicions about the studio that do not show it in a positive light.
While speaking with IndiWire Ethan Hawke discussed his experiences working with Marvel Studios. In the interview, he confirmed that the studio was very actor friendly but suspected that it wasn’t director friendly. He didn’t elaborate on what exactly this meant:
“That group of people [at Marvel] is extremely actor-friendly. They might not be director-friendly, and that could be what Scorsese and Coppola are talking about. But they love actors. I think Kevin Feige had a great thing happen with Robert Downey Jr. and he understood that Downey’s passion was a large part of the success. When actors are excited by a part, audiences get excited about watching them. Feige understood the algorithm there, so they’re extremely respectful toward the process. The best thing about ‘Moon Knight’ for me was Oscar’s performance. It’s a gonzo thing that happens to have a giant budget — a pretty out-there performance.”
Lately, a number of rumors have been surrounding Marvel Studios and the way they treat people under them. Various posters on Reddit have complained about the conditions in which they work when their VFX companies have a contract with Marvel. Additionally, rumors have floated about that the studio made Taika Waititi keep Thor: Love And Thunder two hours long. So if Ethan Hawke is right about the director issue, it may explain a few things.
Here is the synopsis for Moon Knight:
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Created by Jeremy Slater, the Disney Plus series stars Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, Ann Akinjirin, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas, Sofia Danu, and Saba Mubarak.
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