At the Heart of Marvel Movies Is Character Study: ‘Moon Knight’ Executive Producer Grant Curtis


One thing Marvel movies and shows have in common is that they’re all character studies, believes “Moon Knight” executive producer Grant Curtis.

Starring Hollywood star Oscar Isaac as the lead, the new show introduces Marvel fans to mild-mannered Steven Grant, who discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with Marc Spector. , a former mercenary and the ruthless avatar of Khonshu. , the Egyptian god of the moon and vengeance.

The Marvel Studios series, directed by Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab starring Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, is currently streaming on the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service.

From the first look at the character, Curtis said the character is quite different from those fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but there is also a similarity.

”Moon Knight” is different because he’s a very complex character who struggles with mental health issues and has a very complex life that he tries to juggle, but in many ways he’s very similar to other Marvel offerings in the past.

“I think one thing that people don’t always understand is that at the heart of all Marvel movies is 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 heart of these are character studies,’ he said. told PTI in an interview.

Curtis serves as an executive producer on the series along with Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, Isaac, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab and head writer Jeremy Slater.

The chance to explore these comic book characters is why popular Hollywood actors are also drawn to Marvel projects, he added.

“I think that’s why a lot of actors are drawn to these roles like Oscar Isaac or Ethan Hawke. They’re character pieces that often turn into action, adventure pieces, but at their core it’s just about searching the souls of these incredible characters that were created by Marvel artists ages ago. years, sometimes decades,’ Curtis said.

Curtis said the idea to make a series about the comic book character Moon Knight came from Feige, the main architect of the MCU franchise.

“It was really a conversation with the main man of Marvel, Kevin Feige. Kevin said, “Hey, I want to do Moon Knight as a Disney+ series.” And that’s really how my involvement started because I work at Marvel Studios and that’s the project I was lucky enough to be assigned to.

”I fell in love with the character. Obviously, I knew the character before I started working on it, but I couldn’t really delve into the depths until I started this project. But once I started reading the comics and turning the pages…every page is a mystery. Just when you think you’ve got ‘Moon Knight’ figured out, you turn the page and everything you thought you knew, you realize you don’t,’ he added.

The executive producer said the show was an “around-the-world action adventure”.

”Marvel humor is inherent and apparent in ‘Moon Knight’, just like in every other film. I think that makes for a very rich tapestry of a series. And we’re thrilled to bring that to the world.” Asked about a possible second season for the show, Curtis said the decision is entirely up to Feige.

“He’s the master behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we’ll see where ‘Moon Knight’ lands. I think how we leave the show after the last episode is unlimited. There are opportunities for the character to do whatever Kevin wants him to do. And I can’t wait, as a fan boy, to see what happens to ‘Moon Knight’ next,” he added.

”Moon Knight” also stars Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy. The show started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from March 30 and is available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and English.

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