According to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, the superhero character of Moon Knight - aka Steven Grant, aka Marc Spector – the lead character in the upcoming Disney+ series of the same name, will be “brutal”.
Interviewed in this month’s Empire magazine, Feige expanded on how the new series, which stars Oscar Isaac as the anti-hero with an identity disorder and whose powers are linked to a bird-skulled Egyptian deity known as Khonshu, is an expansion of what a Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) story might be. Moon Knight streams on Disney+ from March 30.
In the interview he says:” 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.”
In the Empire feature about Moon Knight, Isaac also adds:” “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.”
The Moon Knight feature sees Empire talking to stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy, writer Jeremy Slater, director Mohamed Diab, Marvel boss Kevin Feige and others. The issue is on sale from February 17.