Moon Knight Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead on Making The World of an Outsider Superhero

The filmmakers of the recently released miniseries ‘Moon Knight,’ Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, discussed what it was like to work on the series and how it allowed them to push beyond the bounds of storytelling. While the series provided a unique opportunity for Benson to explore a legendary superhero who had yet to receive a live-action adaptation, Moorhead saw the project as artistically ambitious.

The series, which is written by Jeremy Slater, stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy and is directed by Mohamed Diab and filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

Talking about the novelty of the series, Justin said, “‘Moon Knight’ is one of the last iconic superhero characters never attempted as live-action so there is a pressure to make you get it right. One thing we wanted to make sure we got right was that it had some images in the spirit of the great mind-bending imagery from the comics. We are particularly proud of how much dreamlike eye candy we could blend with the drama, humour and heart.”

‘Moon Knight’ holds darker and mature themes at its core and is laden with Egyptian mythology and iconography that feature a new genre of an MCU hero who is vengeful and complex.

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Aaron Moorhead shared how the series takes a departure from routine tropes of a superhero story, “Beyond all that, there was an opportunity for working with colour, texture and light that are not often seen in traditional superhero stories. Old, ripped fabric, layers of dust, surreal landscapes of immense rocks under the moonlight, all among the magic of ancient traditions – there was something visually ambitious about making this the world of an outsider superhero.”

Still From Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight

The series premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday and is available to stream in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

Also Read: Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: A Terrifying Night at the Museum

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