“Such a pathetic & unattractive Oscar Isaac”: Hideo Kojima Gives His Two Cents on ‘Moon Knight’ While MCU Series Struggles To Green Light Season 2

Hideo Kojima's thoughts on Moon Knight are not what you expect.

“Such a pathetic & unattractive Oscar Isaac”: Hideo Kojima Gives His Two Cents on ‘Moon Knight’ While MCU Series Struggles To Green Light Season 2


  • Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight series was a breath of fresh air in the already stagnant MCU.
  • Hideo Kojima had an interesting take on Moon Knight.
  • Moon Knight's second season remains uncertain even now.
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Hideo Kojima is a widely recognized figure, ranked among the most legendary video game directors, and has made a lasting impact on the industry. His initial and most significant contribution was the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Renowned for their outstanding storytelling and innovative gameplay mechanics, these games have paved the way for other similar franchises. With that said, Kojima finally shared his thoughts on Moon Knight as the series struggles to get season 2.

Moon Knight in action
Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in this scene

Oscar Isaac’s portrayal of Moon Knight in the MCU stood out as one of the more intriguing shows, delving into new characters. In contrast to the typical comedic approach of recent Marvel projects, the series served as a psychological exploration of a character with a fractured mind. Isaac convincingly portrayed the various personalities within Marc Spector with great conviction.

Hideo Kojima Shared Some Interesting Thoughts Regarding Moon Knight

Hideo Kojima with a lego set
Hideo Kojima

As per Discussing Films on Twitter, Hideo Kojima shared his thoughts on Moon Knight. Kojima made it very clear that he actually loved Oscar Isaac’s portrayal of the character, stating that the character was pathetic – something that he appreciated.


“I had never imagined such a pathetic & unattractive Oscar Isaac. But this is the good thing” This is so original! The artwork, the world, the direction, the pacing! The artwork, the world, the direction, the pacing! It’s unlike any hero movie I’ve ever seen”

Hideo Kojima is known to be quite critical about everything he watches, so it is definitely incredible praise that he spoke so highly of Moon Knight.

Moon Knight Season 2 Remains A Mystery

Oscar Isaac shocked in this scene from Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac during a pivotal scene in Moon Knight

In a 2023 interview with ArabicMarvel.comMoon Knight director Mohamed Diab discussed the prospect of the show receiving a second season and highlighted Marvel’s predetermined episode count of six for series projects. He explained that Marvel follows a strategic plan for their series, deviating from the usual approach of deciding on a second season based on the project’s success.

Marvel had determined [the number of episodes] from the first day,” he explained. “Marvel’s series projects are all six episodes except for special projects like WandaVision. The usual format is six episodes. Loki is the only series they said will be in two parts from the first day. Marvel’s way is not the usual way where if the project succeeds, I say let’s renew it for a second season. It’s their plan, successful or not, they have a plan.

Mohamed Diab has explored the potential for a second season of Moon Knight, revealing intentions to explore Marc Spector’s alter ego, Jake Lockley. In 2022, the director expressed a strong interest in delving into Jake Lockley’s world, exploring captivating facets of his character, including the moments between blinks, his identity, passions, and relationships.


“I want to see [Jake Lockley’s] world,” he said at the time. “Everyone is so intrigued about him and [I want to] see what happens in between those blinks and who he is and what does he love and who does he love. It’s very interesting for me.”

While the future of Moon Knight is uncertain, Oscar Isaac made it clear he is open to reprising the role if the opportunity arises. We will have to wait and see what will become of Moon Knight in the end.


Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

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Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.