When marvel studios announced theirmoon knight» series featuring Oscar Isaacmany people seemed to wonder why this obscure Marvel character received an adaptation on Disney+ above others who are still waiting to receive the live treatment. Well, it seems the studio doesn’t shy away from the more bizarre and violent aspects of its comic book counterpart allowing for more mature and experimental superhero stories.
In conversation with Empire Magazine, studio head Kevin Feige suggests the show’s violence could be more graphic/gritty than previous streaming projects and calls the show a “change in tone” for them.
“He is brutal. It’s been fun working with Disney+ and seeing the limits of what we’re able to do. There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight laments another character, and it’s loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, “We’re going to stand down, aren’t we?” No. We are not backing down. There is a change in tone. It’s a different thing. It’s Moon Knight,” Feige said.
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An argument could be made that this “change in tone” began with “Wanda Visionas this series also dealt with the main character dealing with mental illness, while Issac’s Steven Grant navigated between multiple personalities alongside his violent supernatural persona, Mr. Knight/Moon Knight.
Isaac, who stars and will be the executive producer, is also well aware of the unique situation that a streaming series allows them to be in with “Moon Knight,” when it comes to taking risks and big experimental swings. . Which isn’t always the case with a massive feature film that needs to appeal to as many people as possible on opening weekend.
” It’s risky. He’s a dark hero, and the things we’re dealing with are very different. But since this is a limited series rather than a movie, the pressure isn’t there to ensure the opening weekend is massive. We’re able to take more risks, to bring that experimental quality to scale,” Isaac told Empire.
The cast also includes Ethan Hawke, Mai Calamawyand the late Gaspard ulliel, who tragically died earlier this year after a skiing accident in the French Alps. He is said to be one of the main villains beyond Hawke, and this may be one of his last film or television appearances. Here’s the official synopsis for “Moon Knight”:
“Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift shop employee who is plagued by power outages and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge on them, they must navigate their complex identities while immersed in a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.
“Moon Knight” begins airing on March 30, and we’ll have to see for ourselves how “brutal” and “risky” the series really is or if Marvel just offers more lyrics. In the meantime, check out a new image from the show below revealing the more modern “Moon Light” look.