As part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), today, March 30, the television mini-series “Moon Knight” (2022), based on the comic book character created by Doug Munch and Don Berlin in 1975, premieres on Disney+ . , performances by Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Kalamawi; This series will have an initial season with six episodes, and according to Grant Curtis – one of the project’s executive producers – “It’s a good time to bring this character into the Marvel universe.”
Filmed in the United States (Atlanta, Georgia), Hungary and Jordan, the story follows the story of “Mark Spector”, who suffers from an identity disorder, which makes him have different personalities (“Stephen Grant” and “Moon Knight” are the most important) but also – due to His occupation – is associated with the mythical deities of ancient Egypt.
common point of view
Oscar Isaac, the hero of the series, explains that he accepted the role because “it meant the opportunity to do something different; not only because she is a character whose inner struggles separate him from the other heroes, that is, he is at least unusual; on the other hand, she was also able to make suggestions about his character, and has It was well received.”
Now, these first six episodes are directed by three directors – from an independent movie scene -: Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, so Isaac asserts that “a common viewpoint allows us to experience the character’s experiences On the other hand, action and comedy are successfully combined,” he noted at a press event at which EL INFORMADOR was present..
Learn from the character
One of the “challenges” the actor highlighted was “the scenes in which the character talks to herself,” due to her turmoil, “a task in which we got help from my brother—no one like me—when it was filmed.” But it wasn’t the only thing that was challenging. At some point we wanted the protagonist to have an English accent, which adds difficulty to the action, although the main thing – if I’m thinking of the humor – is to ask myself a little what Peter Sellers would have done if he had embodied a hero from Marvel Heroes”.
The nature of the multiple personality, says Isaac, allowed him to “understand his human dimension, knowing that they live with their problems, and that what is ultimately important is learning how to deal with a turbulent existence. I think this is something we should all learn” and thus, he emphasized that this fact It can attract the audience.
The hero is a naughty
Since there is no hero without his opponent, Ethan hawk He will be the person who embodies the evil one.”Arthur harrowThis is the role given to him by the Egyptian director Mohamed Satan, who considers the American actor a “legend of independent cinema”, and in this way he suggested “not to read the script”, although one of the heroes of the film Boyhood (Linklater, 2014) confirmed that he was attracted to the project. Thanks to the protagonist “who has mental problems, and as a villain I can no longer be the one with the disorder.”
Another advantage of the role, for Hawke, “is that I am always seen from the perspective of the other characters”, which helps to confront the character; Likewise, “As a theatrical, I am used to the imaginative exercise of working with what is ‘non-existent’, and pretending, but what I enjoyed was filming in Jordan, being physically in the desert, it was a great experience.”
hawk praised the work Satan“From the Egyptians has a unique point of view on the stage.”something that provided “security” because he always considered him “a leader who made me feel protected; he knows how to encourage the actors’ passion to contribute, especially to a Marvel production, who has managed to turn success into confidence.”
Diab praised the way Marvel “committed to an intimate story, where the hero has a true human identity,” adding that his attraction to this project was also because it “humanely shows what my country (Egypt) is, and also because I come from independent cinema in the Middle East, if Working with a team of about a thousand people makes a huge difference, and it’s hard to do in better conditions.”
Referring to the “original” qualities that Isaac brings to the character, co-director Justin Benson emphasized the “expression of pain and humour, which impart human qualities to a complex and compelling character”; Aaron Moorhead added to him that, focusing on Egyptian mythology, “we certainly worked on a project where everything was combined in the best way, a team effort in which Marvel allowed us to develop our ideas.”
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