The executive producer said the show is a “globe-trotting action-adventure.”
One common characteristic of Marvel films and shows is that a lot of work is done in providing a structural framework and a story to the character, making them study and research material.
The new show revolves around a mild-mannered man (played by Oscar Isaac) who finds out that he has a dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with Mark Spector (a former mercenary) and the ruthless form of Khonshu (the Egyptian God of Moon and Vengeance).
The series directed by Mohamed Diab along with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead currently streams on-air on Disney+ Hotstar.
According to Curtis, it did not take him time to get attached and fall in love with the character as from the first look at the character, he knew that the character is quite different from the ones that fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“I fell in love with the character. Obviously, I knew the character before we started working on this, but wasn’t able to really dive into the depths before starting this project. But once I started reading the comics and turning the pages… every page is a mystery. Just when you think you have Moon Knight figured out, you turn the page and everything that you thought you knew, you realize you don’t know,” he added.
“Moon Knight is different because it’s a very complex character who is struggling with some mental health issues and has a very complex life that he’s trying to juggle, but in a lot of ways, he’s very similar to other Marvel offerings in the past. I do think that one thing that people don’t quite always grasp is that at the heart of all Marvel movies there is a character study. Whether it’s a character study of Peter Parker or Tony Stark or in this case Marc Spector and Steven Grant, at the core of these are character studies,” he told PTI in an interview.
Curtis said that the idea to make a series on the comic book character of Moon Knight was inspired by Feige. He also mentioned that so many popular actors from Hollywood are attracted to Marvel projects to explore such comical and complex characters.