The Moon Knight star Ethan Hawke praises Oscar Isaac’s performance is electrifying in the Moon Knight series. Ethan told Robert Downey Jr. has got run for his money. Robert Downey Jr. is the one who helps to bring the Marvel legacy. Downey played the role of Tony Stark aka, Iron Man one of the iconic characters, also portrayed over ten times total. In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the film Iron Man, with director Jon Favreau explaining the choice by stating: “Downey wasn’t the most obvious choice, but he understood what makes the character tick. He found a lot of his own life experience in ‘Tony Stark’.”
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke discuss the show and Isaac added he got a lot of “pressure” on it.
“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.”
Hawke thoroughly praises Oscar Isaac’s take on the character, saying, “It’s an electrifying performance. Robert Downey [Jr] has got a run for his money…”
Downey’s last appearance as Iron Man in Endgame, his last MCU paycheck earned him around $75 million, with the rumored 8% back-end deal earning him an extra $55 million for this film alone. Ethan’s statement over Robert Downey Jr. is completely false. He paid for what he did for MCU.
Moon Knight follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts 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 upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt. Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, and May Calamawy. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes.
Moon Knight premieres on Disney+ on March 30.