Oscar Isaac Says He Doesn’t Have a Marvel Contract After ‘Moon Knight’ Ends

Marvel fans are loving Moon Knight after only one episode, so it stands to reason that Oscar Isaac will reprise his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the finale. However, the actor revealed that his MCU career might begin and end with the Marvel Disney+ series.

'Moon Knight' star Oscar Isaac wears a light brown coat over a maroon button-up shirt.
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Oscar Isaac plays the titular character in ‘Moon Knight’

Moon Knight Episode 1 premiered on March 30, and audiences worldwide immediately became obsessed with the show. Oscar Isaac begins Moon Knight by playing Steven Grant, a British museum gift shop worker. But as the episode progressed, fans learned that Steven isn’t Isaac’s character’s only identity.

Steven has dissociative identity disorder, which means that he has multiple personalities. Marc Spector also exists inside his brain, and Marc has a complicated past. He is a mercenary who is connected to the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Marc carries out the god’s wishes by acting as Moon Knight, a vigilante.

While speaking with Variety, Oscar Isaac explained how he researched dissociative identity disorder for his role in Moon Knight.

“For me, [‘A Fractured Mind’ by Robert B. Oxnam] was my bible,” the actor shared. “It’s not just a traumatic thing happens and suddenly you have all these personalities. In order to survive this abuse, the mind fractures and creates other personalities to be able to not know about the abuse, or shoulder that abuse, or punish the people that are abusing him.”

Isaac continued, “It didn’t feel like we were trying to push this in as a backstory or a plot point, but that we could orient the entire story around these very complex psychological things, and at the same time, make, you know, an action-adventure story.”

Oscar Isaac reveals that he hasn’t signed on for more Marvel projects after ‘Moon Knight’

Unfortunately, fans might not see more of Steven Grant and Marc Spector in the future. Oscar Isaac disclosed to Variety that he wasn’t contractually obligated to appear in more MCU projects following the finale of Moon Knight.

“I had heard of the golden handcuffs,” Isaac said. “That was something that I was reticent about. And luckily, we all agreed that this [show] is what we’re going to focus on. This is the story. And if there’s any kind of future, I think it just depends on if people like it, if people want to see more, and if we find a story that’s worth telling.”

Although it’s discouraging to hear that Oscar Isaac might not continue playing Moon Knight after the show ends, the actor did give fans a glimmer of hope. The more people rave about Moon Knight, the greater chance he will appear in more projects.

Plus, Marvel actors are known to lie when discussing their futures in the MCU. So it’s difficult for fans to take what they say at face value.

Many fans believe Marvel is setting up the Midnight Sons in the MCU

Given the early success of Moon Knight, it’s easy to believe that Marvel is hard at work writing up a new contract for Oscar Isaac. And taking into account the rumors that the film studio is gearing up for a Midnight Sons project, it’s almost guaranteed that Moon Knight has a future in the MCU.

The best way to describe the Midnight Sons is that they are the supernatural Avengers. The team consists of superheroes whose expertise lies in the supernatural. And among them are Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Punisher, Blade, Werewolf by Night, Doctor Strange, Morbius, and more.

During a post-credits scene in Eternals, Dane Whitman is about to pick up the cursed Ebony Blade. Before he can, though, Mahershala Ali’s Blade asks him offscreen, “Are you sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?”

Many fans believe that Blade could be recruiting heroes for the Midnight Sons in the MCU. And now that Moon Knight is airing on Disney+, Oscar Isaac’s character could be a part of that group.

Moon Knight airs Wednesdays on Disney+.

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