Phase 4 of the MCU is going ahead full steam. This includes the Disney+ shows as well as the quartet of theatrical films that are keeping fans entertained. The slate boasts of upcoming movies like Shang-Chi and November’s Eternals.
It must be said that the Disney+ streaming service has added a new dimension to the Marvel releases. Not only are lesser-known characters getting to shine through the tv shows, but they are also helping in the buildup of the MCU further.
For example, the faux sitcom of WandaVision helped explore Wanda Maximoff’s trauma. This was followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, which kickstarted the multiverse in the MCU. Also, it is giving MCU fans more content than ever before.
A new show that will soon join the current Disney+ trifecta of live-action shows is Moon Knight. Marvel has cast Oscar Isaac as the lead character called Marc Spector. He is a character who grapples with his own reality and has an associative identity disorder as a result.
In fact, he thinks that he is the physical incarnation of the ancient Egyptian Moon God. But the most surprising thing about the project is the fact that Issac signed to star in it. This is because his previous experience in a FOX superhero X-Men movie didn’t end well.
So why did the actor come back to star in an MCU project again?
In an interview with Total Film, Oscar Isaac chatted about his upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ project called Moon Knight. He said:
“Wonderful. Every morning, the alarm goes off, and I can’t wait to get to work. We’re having such a great time on this thing.”
This is his second time working on a Marvel project, and fans do remember that his time on X-Men: Apocalypse was just “excruciating” for Issac. After all, he had made it pretty clear how much he disliked working on the movie. So what made him jump back into the Marvel ship?
“It’s not so much about the genre of things. It’s the people. And is there room to do something interesting in it? And sometimes there is, and you think there will be. And sometimes it turns out there isn’t. So with this – I love the people involved.”
He further explained that:
“I thought there was an incredibly unusual story to tell within the world of, you know, the superhero language. But we’re making something that’s quite different, and that doesn’t follow the same… not necessarily even logic of what a lot of superhero films do. I think because of that, I just found an opportunity to do something that I’ve not done at all yet, and to have a lot of creative collaboration with the rest of the people making it.”
It’s undeniable that Oscar Issac is an incredible actor. And it’s nothing short of amazing that he came back to give this genre another try. After all, his experience with Star Wars was also pretty mediocre, and that’s saying it incredibly lightly.
So the fact that Oscar was willing to step back into the genre speaks for the story that Marvel Studios is planning on telling. The actor has even been vocal about the forthcoming show in the past. Even teasing about how amazing it’s going to be for the viewers.
So it genuinely seems like everyone involved in it is looking forward to showing it to the world. Also, the leaked set video shows that the series will be absolutely action-packed. This is why the 2022 premiere date makes the wait unbearable.
Joining Issac is Ethan Hawke, who is rumored to play a villain. It’s also being said that the show will set up the Werewolf by Night spinoff. So it’s clear that Marvel Studios wants this show to be successful and when they’re confident, it often means that viewers are in for a treat.
Right now, Moon Knight doesn’t have a release date, but maybe fans could get new information during the upcoming Disney+ Day celebrations.