Oscar Isaac confirms his Moon Knight character was inspired by Karl Pilkington

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31 Mar 2022, 10:25

Credit: Disney + / Getty

Credit: Disney + / Getty

Marvel star Oscar Isaac has given fans a very odd glimpse into what inspired his character in Moon Knight. 

The new series started on Disney+ on Wednesday (30th March) and fans couldn’t help but notice Oscar and his new British accent to play the titular character. 

According to the actor, that voice and accent was his decision, and while the studios were happy for him to portray an American living in London, Oscar decided to pay homage to his favourite British comedies with his take on the dialect. 

While chatting to The Verge, Oscar gave away his thought process on the decision, saying: “I thought, ‘There’s an opportunity here to maybe make something. What if we make him English? Like, what if Peter Sellers was approached with a Marvel project? What would he do?’”

It was An Idiot Abroad star Karl Pilkington who gave him the most inspiration, and chose his particular no-nonsense persona “for his sense of humour where you can’t tell if he knows he’s being funny. 

“I started listening to accents that are kind of, you know, northeast London, and then just committed to that and found this… It wasn’t just about accent, but it was also about his timidness, but also wanting to connect with people, but not quite knowing how.”

Currently, fans have only been treated to the first episode featuring Oscar as Marc Spector, who is described as “a mercenary who has numerous alter egos.”

The mini-series centres around said mercenary, who suffers from a dissociative disorder that makes it hard for him to determine what is a dream and what is real. 

He eventually becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.

A new episode of Moon Knight will drop on Disney+ on Wednesday 6th April.