As nearly everyone on the internet has noted, the British accent Oscar Isaac uses in the upcoming Disney+ series Moonlight Knight has no basis in the real universe. But you might be surprised to learn that it also has no basis in the Marvel Comics universe. The choice to play Steven Grant, one of Moon Knight’s replacements, as a nervous Englishman with an unusual voice came entirely from Isaac himself.
Isaac admitted in an interview with Radio Times. But when the actor brought the idea to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, he was given the green light by Marvel boss with great enthusiasm.
For comic book fans, Isaac’s performance is more varied than Steven Grant’s. One of four personalities vying for control in the mind of former mercenary Marc Spector, Steven Grant is a wealthy American millionaire modeled after Bruce Wayne. In fact, since the early ’90s, Steven Grant has been Moon Knight’s main secret identity. Writer Doug Moench, who co-created the character with artist Don Perlin, used the Grant persona to transform Spector’s unsavory interests from being an unscrupulous mercenary into a respectable business. . Like Wayne before him, Grant’s luxurious public life has diverted attention from his brutal job as the Moon Knight, agent of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.
Based on a few glimpses we’ve seen, Isaac plays Grant not as a debonair member of the upper crust, but as a timid antique dealer. But that creative freedom was the deciding factor in attracting such a famous actor to join the series. “I’ve just come out of the whole, you know, the big machine of Star Wars,” said Isaac about his first reaction when Marvel offered him the role. But after applying vocals and trying it out for his family, Isaac found himself hooked. “I can’t help but feel that there’s this opportunity there.”
https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/marvel-moon-knight-oscar-isaac-accent/ Blame Oscar Isaac for Moon Knight’s British vocals