A new report claims Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac wasn’t actually on set for the titular Marvel Cinematic Universe hero’s costumed action sequences.
A new report claims Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac wasn’t actually in the on-set footage for the Disney+ show’s costumed action sequences.
In an article from Defector, VFX professionals, who opted to remain anonymous due to nondisclosure agreements and fear of retaliation, talked about their experiences working on various projects, including those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When the subject of Moon Knight came up, a show coordinator claimed Isaac “was ‘nowhere near’ any of the on-set footage of the title character that they worked on. Instead, [VFX artists] worked with a digitally costumed Moon Knight asset that had been passed onto them by another effects house.” Disney did not respond to a request for comment on the outlet’s story.
This report comes amidst complaints from the VFX industry about working conditions and how they’ve been treated. earlier this month, Guardians of the Galaxy artist Dhruv Govil slammed Marvel Studios, claiming to have been overworked and underpaid. Another anonymous VFX artist also revealed they were never informed of the release date changes for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which led to problems. Some of those involved in the production of MCU shows in other ways, including She-Hulk: Attorney at Law creator Jessica Gao, have expressed their support for those in the VFX industry following these accusations
What Is Moon Knight?
Based on the character of the same name created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight follows Marc Spector, a former mercenary with dissociative identity disorder (DID). In the show, Spector gains powers after being resurrected by the Egyptian God of the Moon, Khonshu. He and his alter Steven Grant team up with Layla El-Faouly to take on Arthur Harrow, a cult leader aiming to bring the Egyptian goddess Ammit back to Earth. If brought back, Ammit will judge people based on crimes they have not yet committed.
Critical reception to Moon Knight was quite positive, and at the time of writing, the show holds a 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. While there’s some ambiguity about if the show will return for a second season, director Mohamed Diab and Isaac teased the show’s return earlier this month.
Moon Knight Season 1 is available to stream now on Disney+. At the time of writing, the show has not been officially renewed for a second outing.