Oscar Isaac Talks His Hesitancy Joining the MCU After Experiences With X-Men and Star Wars
With the actor’s debut in the lauded MCU coming in just a few days, Oscar Isaac recently spoke on his trepidation in joining the massive film franchise after his experiences with X-Men and Star Wars.
Moon Knight is just a few days away, and it will mark the introduction of who is perhaps Marvel’s most mysterious and intriguing character to date.
Marc Spector is a former mercenary turned vigilante who struggles with dissociative identity disorder and multiple personalities due to some pretty horrible childhood trauma.
What complicates Spector’s predicament, even more, is his connection to the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who grants Spector the powers of the Moon Knight, to be his fist through the protection of the innocent and bringer of justice.
The character is tremendous, and is easily one of Marvel’s most overlooked in its vast history; and while he is very dense, he provides a fantastic opportunity for any actor willing to take the risk of bringing him to life.
It was famed performer Oscar Isaac who answered that call, and while narratively it would make sense for the actor to take on such an interesting character, he has had differing outcomes in his past attempts to take on the franchise film genre.
OScar ISaac recently spoke on the difficulty he had joining the MCU after his experiences on X-Men and Star Wars; the previous franchise that Isaac worked on.
In an interview reported by ComicBook.com, Isaac was asked about taking on Moon Knight after those experiences, to which he stated, “I had mostly reservations. It was a very difficult decision.”
Isaac continued, “So it was really important that if i was going to do it, it had to feel like there was something really different and special and unique about it.”
“One of the first things was I started to create this really weird, different character that wasn’t necessarily on the page,” Isaac noted, “And, in a way, was to get me interested, but as also to see if Kevin and everybody at Marvel were interested in collaboration.”
The actor concluded by stating, “I presented that character to them and Kevin said, ‘yeah, go for it,’ it gave me the green light with it. So I really felt like there was an opportunity to make a personal story on the biggest of stages. ”
It makes sense for ISaac to have some trepidation before entering into yet another franchise, but it makes sense that the environment fostered by Kevin Feige and Marvel would be the best possible place for Isaac to foster a story on that stage, unlike anything they had done in the past.