moon knightcreated by Doug Moench this 2022 and with Oscar Isaac in the title roleis the sixth series integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after, in 2021, a total of five releases on Disney+: Wanda Vision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What would happen if…? and Hawk Eye. But perhaps none as different as this one on Marc Spector.
“It never bothers me to create a character who is the same as me. Acting is a profession for me, and I’m always looking for bigger challenges“, tells us the actor, born in Guatemala and nationalized American, in an interview of passage in Madrid during the international promotion of moon knight. And that can tell us where the shots go in this wonderful proposal.
“For an actor like me, the biggest challenge is to explore a life that seems at first sight to have nothing to do with mine, which [el personaje y yo] we don’t have the same biography, which is completely different”, continues Oscar Isaac. And there is a challenge: how can I find authenticity, the truth in it, and where to settle. For it i love steven grant. I like being in his skin and that’s one of my characterss favorites among what I did.
No nonsense if we consider that before Moon Knight, it was Orestes in Agora, Alejandro Amenábar’s fifth film (2009); gabriel standard To drive (2011), directed by Nicolas Winding Refn; or good old Poe Dameron in the saga of star wars (since 1977) from the force awakens (2015), with JJ Abrams front. And won a Golden Globe with his role as Nick Wasicsko in show me a herothe miniseries by David Simon and Paul Haggis (2015).
How Oscar Isaac Constructed the Complex Protagonist of ‘Moon Knight’
“Before I said I was going to [a Steven Grant], I thought about this character, how he is and if he could do what he wanted. Nothing about how it was in the script, and I started looking for it,” he continues. “Suddenly this voice came out, this way of being; and I experienced it at home, with my children; and they started laughing and saying to me, “Is Steven! Do Steven!”. And I thought, “I think I found something here… I’m going to present it to Kevin. [Feige] and if he tells me it’s okay…”.
“I thought he was going to say, ‘No, no, no. I just want you to play yourself.’ But he said to me, “Well, if you want to do it like that, that’s fine.” “Oh okay; it’s going to be a collaboration…”, says Oscar Isaac. “I was creating the character, physically, how he dresses… And then, Mark’s Counterpoint [Spector]. And sometimes I let him look like the stereotype of the dark, traumatized vigilante, because I knew he was balanced by Steven, this honest, funny and very nice character.
“[La cuestión de la salud mental] it was in the script [de Caballero Luna]. Although not so focused on the language or how it feels to have it [un trastorno]. It was more like part of the plot, ”explains the performer himself. “And for me, after finding Steven, that was the other most important part: he had to be at the center of the story, and had to log in everything that happens with the truth of having this disorder”.
“That’s what we were doing. Every week we all sat down at the table, even when we were filming, and we talked about the script, the episodes: “What can we remember? What can we put? What can we do to make it more meaningful? “, details Oscar Isaac. And for me, everything that happens in the series is an expression of the inner life of Marc Spector”. And he concludes: “It looks like you’re in his head.”
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“I think we live, that Kevin [Feige] he experiments with tone. Even though I think it’s always like [Caballero Luna] be part of these stories [de superhéroes]Yes has a different tone“, he underlines on the other hand. “And for me, [lo importante] was how to use parts of the universe [Cinematográfico] Marvel, like humor or action, and bring them together in a different and unique way. That was the challenge, and I think we succeeded.
“One of the first movies I thought of when we started was Jacob’s ladder ; amazing, Tim Robbins; I’m so scared of this film…” admits Oscar Isaac. “And also, in a Thriller in French psychological in which reality is not what you think it is fight club . And in adventures like Indiana Jones [desde 1981]. It has different tones, but the goal was to make everyone feel [bien] joined”.
Oscar Isaac’s concerns
“Sometimes you think, ‘I’m doing all this work, but if it’s going to suck, why am I working?'” admits Oscar Isaac. “[Pero] I’d rather have faith than if you work and don’t stop bring your energy and creativityIt will be worth it.” Although “most of the time you have no control [sobre lo que se hace]. You can try to write the lines [del guion] and, in the end, it will be the directors and the editing who will make the decisions”.
” And with that [serie] I thought, “Who knows what they’ll say, what they’ll leave. Maybe they want to refilm everything like they sometimes do (because they have the money to be able to do it), ”says the American interpreter. Because there has been during Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Where Mrs. Wonder (2022). And ditch: “But no, everything went well. I didn’t have that “I was betrayed!” moment.
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Even with details such as the attire of the protagonist. “With moon knightYes I was talking about the suit. Not so much because I didn’t want to be uncomfortable [como con el del villano En Sabah Nur en X-Men: Apocalipsis], but rather what it looked like, ”says Oscar Isaac. “We started with a different costume, and when I saw it I said, ‘I don’t think we’ve done it yet. We have to keep exploring how that can be.”
“And that was just some of what I didn’t expect to be so collaborative, the costumes, the music, the directors, the castings… In every part of the production, I was asked for my opinion, I was involved. It was incredible,” says the artist. “But I was aware of what I was going to wear because I didn’t want to be the same as in x-men with this”.
Possibilities on the future of Moon Knight
“Right now, no plans for more [sobre Marc Spector en el Universo Cinematográfico de Marvel]. Let’s see if people see it [la miniserie] on Disney+ and maybe there will be more [de él] in the future,” says Oscar Isaac very cautiously. “Although it’s interesting to imagine him with the Punisher or the Ghost Rider.” Or with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. To ask, do not stay.
“But the truth is that, for me too, results difficult to understand this character outside of his own point of view. Because I think that’s what makes it unique and different,” he says. “[Caballero Luna] it’s really a character investigation, more so than other Marvel movies and series. So [juntarle con otros superhéroes] it would be complicated. We’d have to see how the story is.”
“With Marvel, we’re just getting started now, so [aún] I didn’t see much [la reacción de los fans]», Comments Oscar Isaac in another order of things. “With star wars yes it felt Especially with the first one the force awakensIt was, wow, a religious experience being in Anaheim. [el Día de Star Wars]Disney Day with thousands of fans… It was intense.