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Oscar Isaac Opens Up About What To Expect From Moon Knight

Marvel fans have been awaiting the "Moon Knight" Disney+ show with baited breath. Currently filming in Budapest, the series will star Oscar Isaac as the titular vigilante/Egyptian god/weirdo. Ethan Hawke is co-starring as a currently unnamed character, along with "Ramy" star May Calamawy. Gaspard Ulliel is playing Moon Knight's Big Bad, Anton Mogart.

The thing about Moon Knight is that he has a divided reputation, even within his own comic story. Some think of him as a savior, others a psycho. Fans have varied opinions of the character's many, many reboots and reimaginings. If they know who he is at all. He's a slippery character with so many interpretations and such a low profile, that Marvel Studios has a wide berth for what to do. As comics legend Warren Ellis put it, "you can have a play with something knowing that there's not an audience of hundreds of thousands waiting with their knives out."

There has been a lot of secrecy surrounding the "Moon Knight" TV series, standard operating procedure at Disney's Marvel Studios. But Oscar Isaac recently let slip what he found attractive about the part, which gives viewers a tease of what's to come.

Isaac said Moon Knight goes against traditional superhero logic

Oscar Isaac is no stranger to the superhero genre. Although perhaps best known for his role in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, Isaac has done some time in the Marvel IP-sphere. He played another Marvel character, Apocalypse, in 2016's "X-Men: Age of Apocalypse." To say he did not have fun on that one would be an understatement.

"'Apocalypse,' that was excruciating," Isaac said in a GQ YouTube video. "I didn't know when I said yes that that was what was going to be happening. That I was going to be encased in glue, latex, and a 40-pound suit — that I had to wear a cooling mechanism at all times ... I would be rolled into a cooling tent in-between takes. And so I just wouldn't ever talk to anybody."

So what made "Moon Knight" appealing, after the disappointing and physically grueling work of "Apocalypse?" Isaac told Total Film that the show would be telling a very unique story that just kind of happened to be within the superhero genre. "I thought there was an incredibly unusual story to tell within the world of, you know, the superhero language," he said. "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."