Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac recently looked back on his role in X-Men: Apocalypse with some fondness.
Before Oscar Isaac jumped to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Moon Knight, his first comic book movie role was notably in X-Men: Apocalypse. The 2016 film didn’t generate too many positive reviews, with criticisms of Apocolypse’s look being one of the many common complaints.
However, Oscar Isaac told the New York Times that despite the poor reception, he doesn’t regret his time on X-Men: Apocalypse:
“No, I don’t disown it. I know exactly what I went in there wanting to do and the reasons why. There were these amazing actors involved that I really wanted to work with, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. I collected X-Men growing up, and I loved Apocalypse, I just found him such a freaky, weird character. And then you get there and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got all these prosthetics on. I’ve got a suit on. I can’t move. I can’t see anybody. All these actors I wanted to work with – I can’t even see who they are.’ I still think back to that time with fondness. I wish it would have been a better film and that they would have taken care of the character a little better, but those are the risks.”
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.
Starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, and Ethan Hawke. The first four episodes of the new MCU series is now available to stream on Disney Plus, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.
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Source: New York Times