“Star Wars” meets Marvel: When the first reports about Oscar Isaac’s involvement in the MCU series “ Moon Knight ” came up, fans of the Poe Dameron actor from the latest “Star Wars” trilogy were very happy.
But after that there was radio silence – and even at the big Disney presentation in December 2020, Oscar Isaac was not mentioned at all, while there was actually a hail of information and confirmations for upcoming Disney projects.
But now comes the all-clear for everyone who feared that Oscar Isaac would not be part of the Disney + series after all: Gregory Middleton, the cameraman of “Moon Knight”, confirmed Oscar Isaac as the lead actor of the series on Instagram.
Middleton actually wanted to announce his own involvement in the project by mail, but Isaac confirmed in the subordinate clause: “Anyone who claims that camera people are worried about white costumes [is what Moon Knight wears]! … not when there are complex characters played by great actors like Oscar Isaac! ”
DISNEY + SERIES “MOON KNIGHT”: FILMING WILL START SOON
And after all, Gregory Middleton, as the series’s chief cameraman, should know – after all, he is already at the location of the series, which will go in front of the lens in the first few months of 2021. In his mail he stated his location as Budapest, where the production of “Moon Knight” is to take place.
WHO IS MOON KNIGHT?
Moon Knight is the mercenary Marc Spector, who has suffered from a dissociative personality disorder since his youth. When he is fatally wounded on one of his assignments in Egypt, the Egyptian moon god Khonshu saves his life. At least this is what Marc believes, who from now on is endowed with supernatural powers, but has to serve Khonshu as an avatar in the human world.
As the superhero Moon Knight, Marc uses his newfound powers to fight evil, and he is very ruthless. While Marc sees his various personalities as manifestations of Khonshu, the rest of the world sees him as mentally ill – the truth is largely left unclear in the comic book templates.
In the MCU series, the different personalities who live him are actually supposed to appear as different characters. So next to superhero Moon Knight and the normal Marc Spector, we could also see his personalities Steven Grant (a financier) and Jake Lockley (a taxi driver), for example.
When “Moon Knight” will start on Disney Plus is not yet known. As the first in-house Marvel series, we will see ” WandaVision ” with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany on the streaming service from January 15, 2021.