Oscar Isaac really enjoyed filming Marvel’s Moon Knight series and revealed the role was the most challenging role of his career.
Oscar Isaac has shown his range throughout his career with roles like Poe Dameron to Nathan Bateman in Ex Machina. Moon Knight will see Isaac return to the comic book movie genre after starring in X-Men: Apocolypse as the titular villain.
The upcoming Disney Plus series filmed for many months overseas, but it appears production has finally wrapped. While speaking with Variety, Oscar Isaac reflected on his time shooting Moon Knight and had nothing but nice things to say, even going as far as calling it the “most challenging” role of his career:
“I found so much room to do things that I’ve never done before and had been curious about and wanting to do. I could not wait to get to set, and it was the biggest workload I’ve ever had in my career and most challenging; by the sheer amount of stuff we had to do in eight months, and even yet, I couldn’t wait to get to set and work.”
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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