The intense training that Oscar Isaac underwent for Moon Knight
Being cast in a lead role in a major project is something every actor dreams of. However, getting cast for a role isn’t the only thing that requires hard work. After being cast, many actors have to work really hard to get into character and that’s something Oscar Isaac knows from first-hand experience. Oscar, who will play the main character of the next series moon knight had to go through a lot to be fully prepared to play the role. Many fans might even be surprised at the intensity of the process. While the journey hasn’t been easy, I hope all of Oscar’s hard work pays off when the series premieres on March 30. Keep reading to learn more about Oscar Isaac’s training process for Moon Knight.
Who is Moon Knight?
The character moon knight has existed for over 40 years. That said, he remains one of the lesser-known characters in the Marvel Comic Universe. Unless you’re a fan of the comics, you might not know him very well. In fact, the upcoming Disney+ series will be the first time he’s had his own project on screen. According to a Nerdist article, “Moon Knight’s real name and identity is that of Marc Spector. A Chicago native, Spector has trained most of his life to become a heavyweight boxer. But eventually, he becomes a Marine and, ultimately, a Private for Hire.
Over the years, Moon Knight has ridden the fence of good and evil has been dubbed by many as an anti-hero. Sure, he might not be the typical good guy, but at the end of the day, he often makes the “right” decision. As for the powers, the special power of Moon Knight, they are somewhat revealed in his name. Besides having prophetic visions, Moon Knight also grows stronger when the moon is full. What’s even more impressive is the fact that he can drain people’s life/energy just by coming into physical contact with them.
Since moon knight will be a Disney+ Original, some fear that could mean less action/violence. However, Disney has done a good job of navigating other Marvel projects, so it’s safe to assume this one will live up to people’s expectations.
Oscar Isaac had to go through an intense workout routine to get in shape moon knight
Anyone familiar with the character of Moon Knight knows his storyline is packed with action. Needless to say, Oscar Isaac had to make sure he looked the part. To do this, he had to adhere to a strict diet and exercise regimen that would make him tear up. While preparing for the role, Oscar posted two videos on social media that showed off his workout routine. In the first video, Oscar can be seen working on his martial arts skills and it looks like he’s gotten pretty good. In the second video, Isaac can be seen using his martial arts skills mixed with hand-to-hand combat training. While it’s clear that a lot of sweat went into preparing for this part, it also looks like Oscar had a great time.
While it’s unclear how many stunts Oscar will do for the series, training videos suggest he’ll likely do a fair amount of his own stunts. As the series draws closer, chances are Oscar will go into a little more detail about his training process.
This isn’t the first time Isaac has had to get ripped for a role
There’s no denying that Oscar’s training process for Moon Knight was intense, but it wasn’t something completely new to him. He had to get in shape for other roles, including the 2014 film Ex Machina. While preparing for the role, Oscar told Men’s Journal, “I work with a trainer named Josh Holland. We actually met when I was doing Madonna’s movie, WE, and he was her trainer. We tried to follow the regime that Nathan would follow, which was a little cardio, a lot of weight training, and hitting the punching bag. I basically did this and tried to eat healthy, but with more calories than I normally eat.
At this point, Oscar has become a master at doing whatever it takes to prepare for a role. If he continues to take on roles that require a lot of action, these types of workout routines will continue to play an important role in his career.