Could a supernatural superhero alliance be on the cards? (Picture: Marvel/Disney Plus/Netflix)
Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac has revealed the superheroes he wants his character to work with in future… and it sounds like the alternative Avengers-esque team-up of our dreams.
In the new Marvel series set to launch on Disney Plus later this month, Oscar stars as Marc Spector, a mercenary with dissociative identity disorder, whose other identities include that of an awkward British museum gift shop worker called Steven Grant.
Marc made his first appearance in the comics in 1975, eventually becoming one of the masked crusaders who joined a supernatural hero team known as the Midnight Sons, which has also boasted the likes of Morbius, Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange as members in the past.
During an exclusive chat with Metro.co.uk, Oscar was asked which Marvel characters he would like to see Moon Knight cross paths with in future, with Daredevil and Punisher presented as possible examples, given the Netflix shows were recently relaunched on Disney Plus.
Referencing the original source material, he replied: ‘There’s these Midnight Sons comics that have… it’s like the group is like Blade and Daredevil and Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, so it feels like if it was going to go in that direction…’
Considering Daredevil star Charlie Cox returned as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Mahershala Ali is set to star as Blade in a standalone film and there are rumours circulating over who could be the next Ghost Rider, there is a chance that Oscar’s hope for a live-action Midnight Sons line-up could become a reality.
Marc and Steven’s differing personalities clash as the plot thickens (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)
Ethan Hawke, who was interviewed by Metro.co.uk alongside Oscar, appears in Moon Knight as cult leader Arthur Harrow, who stands in opposition to Marc in his dedication to the Egyptian goddess Ammit.
The actor revealed that he wants to see Marc – who is a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu – face off against one of the MCU’s most imposing individuals.
‘I’d like to see you do a scene with Fisk from Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Fisk. That would be a good combo,’ he said to Oscar, who was sitting by his side.
Arthur arrives in the MCU as the latest in a string of menacing antagonists, following in the footsteps of figures including Thanos, Hela, Red Skull and Ronan the Accuser to name a few.
So what makes Arthur stand out against his predecessors?
Arthur Harrow won’t let anyone get in the way of his mission (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)
‘Every antagonist lives in relationship to the protagonist. They’re symbiotic characters in a way. Batman and Joker, Superman and Lex Luthor… The hero’s journey is made by the obstacle and the obstacle is usually the villain,’ Ethan said.
The Boyhood star explained that in the case of Moon Knight, where the hero has a mental disorder, ‘then you have a dilemma as a villain, which is usually that the villain is insane’.
‘That’s what makes them villains. So I had to have a sane villain,’ he outlined.
‘So I had to be a good person gone wrong, but I had to make a lot of sense because our hero didn’t make sense, on a literal level.’
As Marc deals with the trials and tribulations of channelling the power of an ancient Egyptian deity in Moon Knight, he’ll stumble across characters including Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy), who played a significant role in the protagonist’s past, and Anton Mogart, portrayed by the late Gaspard Ulliel.
Meanwhile, Khonshu makes a terrifying entrance in the tale, with the tempestuous god voiced magnificently by Oscar winner F Murray Abraham.
Moon Knight premieres on Wednesday March 30 on Disney Plus.