Next month Disney+ will launch Marvel’s highly anticipated ‘Moon Knight’ show on the streaming service. This is one that I know a lot of people are waiting for. Starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, this six episode “limited series” is going to be a departure from what you normally expect at least according to Kevin Feige.
He also talked about how Disney is on board for the darker, tonal shift.
In an interview with Empire magazine he said:
“He’s brutal. It’s been fun to work with Disney+ and see the boundaries shifting on what we’re able to do. There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight is wailing on another character, and it is loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, ‘We’re gonna pull back on this, right?’ No. We’re not pulling back. There’s a tonal shift. This is a different thing. This is Moon Knight.”
Many are going to find this direction exciting. It sounds like it’s more in line with the Netflix/Marvel shows that are getting pulled next month. If you haven’t watched those you might want to. Especially Daredevil!
This show also deals with the mental health issues. The main character has dissociative identity disorder. Oscar Isaac discussed the risks involved with using a more obscure (to general audiences) character with deeper issues.
“It is risky. He’s an obscure hero, and the things we’re dealing with are very different. But because it’s a limited series, rather than a movie, the pressure isn’t there to make sure the opening weekend is massive. We’re able to take more risks, to bring that experimental quality on a huge scale.”
To me this all sounds even more exciting! I am looking forward to this one for sure! I hope it’s as good as the Netflix shows were.
‘Moon Knight’ premiers on Disney Plus on March 30, 2022.
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