Moon Knight’s Cold Hearted Vengence Against Task Master Explains One Mistake MCU Did With Oscar Isaac’s Superhero

It is uncertain if Moon Knight will return in future MCU projects.

Moon Knight's Cold Hearted Vengence Against Task Master Explains One Mistake MCU Did With Oscar Isaac's Superhero

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  • Moon Knight in the MCU, portrayed by Oscar Isaac, received praise for its dark tone and exploration of the character's psychological struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
  • However, fans were disappointed with the lack of brutal and gritty action scenes compared to the violent nature of the character in the comics.
  • One comic book issue highlighted the potential for intense violence, which was missing from the series.
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Moon Knight was a welcome entry into the MCU with Oscar Isaac essaying the complex character that struggled between dealing with DID and being a superhero. Moon Knight in the comics was a violent individual who unleashed blood and gore when confronted by an enemy and fans expected that level of brutality and grittiness in the series.

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Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight

While the series was praised for its dark tone and psychological approach, the fights and action left a lot to be desired when compared to the comics. Fans were disappointed with the deliberate ‘cut-away’ decision of major action sequences and the lack of grit and brutality when ones that were shown. A certain comic book issue of the character is evidence of what the MCU series missed out on.

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Moon Knight’s Brutal Vengeance on Taskmaster Showed His True Potential

Moon Knight in comics
Moon Knight in comics

Oscar Isaac‘s Moon Knight managed to successfully show the trauma and the psychological struggles faced by the character due to complications from Dissociative Identity Disorder. But the action and the fight sequences were underwhelming when compared to how violent and brutal the character is in the comics.

In the 2006 issue of Moon Knight (via Instagram), Taskmaster is sent to kill Moon Knight by a committee that created the Superhuman Registration Act. But the character was not prepared for the level of tactical efficiency and skill that Moon Knight had and got seriously injured. Moon Knight later came in and wrecked havoc on members of the committee leading to a violent killing spree.

This was the level of brutality and grit that fans were expecting out of Isaac’s interpretation of the character. But the show went to the extent of cutting out major action sequences to signal a blackout which disappointed many fans. They felt that the series did not utilize the exciting potential that the character would have brought to the MCU.

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Oscar Isaac Was Surprised By The Level of Creative Freedom in Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac was initially hesitant to be in a big studio project after his stint in Star Wars. He thought that he would be boxed in and not allowed to bring in his own take and voice to his character. Fortunately, he was surprised by the level of creative freedom and collaborative effort that was happening while making Moon Knight. He told Entertainment Weekly,

“What I didn’t expect was that it was going to be such a collaborative experience. Not only for me but everyone involved. There was so much freedom to fail, to try stuff. You only get a good idea by saying a lot of dumb ideas first, generally. There was a lot of trust in that process. I think that was a big surprise.”

The character has not yet appeared in any MCU project since the end of the series. It remains to be seen whether Marvel will bring back the character in a future MCU project.

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Also read: “Some days I would sit shaking”: Filming Moon Knight With Oscar Isaac Was ‘Terrifying’ For Mohamed Diab

 

 

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.