With an action-packed, mind-bending and globetrotting drama, Disney+ Hotstar is all set to launch an original live-action series Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight. Directed by Mohamed Diab and filmmaking duo Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, the series is laden with Egyptian mythology and iconography that feature a new genre of an MCU hero who is vengeful and complex. With its darker, mature themes, the series pushes the boundaries of the ever-evolving MCU storytelling with an intense, mysterious and thematically edgy series of events. Starring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac as the lead, it also features Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy and others. Watch the newest Marvel Studios character on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam from March 30.
Talking about how his experience was to portray a superhero struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Oscar Isaac said, “I think it was just about being honest to what Dissociative Identity Disorder is, and honest to what a lot of people have to deal with, which is really intense childhood trauma and how that manifests as an adult. I think for us it was about authenticity, more than even story communication.”
Meanwhile, Ethan Hawke found it interesting to have a hero who did not check the stereotypical boxes. “It’s especially interesting to take your hero and present him with a real source of pain in mental illness. It’s not a joke. He’s a guy who’s really struggling, and it’s very interesting to have a protagonist who’s in a tremendous amount of pain and who is not a classic hero.”