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Ethan Hawke Tells Us Why he is Joining the MCU

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Due to the global pandemic, the MCU was hit with an 18-month delay. Things kicked back off last month with the release of WandaVision, the first of ten movies and shows set to release this year. Next year seems to show no signs of slowing down with another dozen being released in 2022. One of those shows in the hugely anticipated Disney+ show, Moon Knight which will feature Ethan Hawke, who has revealed his reason for joining the MCU.

Since the MCU began in 2008, it has always found ways to not only progress the stories of its established characters but also for new and upcoming ones. The same goes for the actors who play these characters. One such actor is Oscar Isaac who is expected to play Marc Spector aka Moon Knight. And one of his co-stars has explained how much of an influence he has been, even though he will not debut on our screens until next year.

In a recent interview with The Ringer, Ethan Hawke revealed his reasons for joining the Disney+ series. It was revealed that Marvel Studios have attempted to get Hawke on board several times, but the actor was asked what it was about this project that made it “the one” to join.

A lot of it…is Oscar to me, to be honest with you. I find him to be a very exciting player in my field. I like what he’s doing with his life. He reminds me of the actors, when I first arrived at New York, that I looked up to. Oscar’s younger than me, and I like the way he carries himself, and I like the way he thinks. And in general, good things happen when you’re in the room with people that you like the way they think, right?

Hawke also spoke about the director of the show Mohamed Diab, who is tackling a superhero that is shrouded in his native countries mythology.

Mohamed (Diab) is gonna do a good job. He’s a serious person, I don’t know if you guys have seen his films, but he’s a serious artist.

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Hawke then went on to speak about how big the superhero culture is and how he would like to use his work within the genre to help improve it.

And you have to speak to your time, right? You can’t pretend you don’t live in the time period that you live in. You have to try to make your time period better… I don’t know if this makes sense of not, but forgive the analogy if it’s a little self-aggrandizing or highfalutin. But there’s a story about Saint Francis I love. Which is that Saint Francis came to the Pope and he wanted to start his own order. And the Pope wasn’t sure whether he was a heretic or not. And he said ‘I’ll give you your own order. But you have to do it with both feet standing in the church….You can do whatever you want if you change it from within. Don’t change it from outside.’ I remember reading that story and thinking ‘Wow, that’s really beautiful.’ You can change things from within, you don’t have to just try to break things, you know? And so, I’m trying to live in my time. And I’m trying to do good work with the time that I’m given. There’s a place for Adopt a Highway and there’s a place for The Good Lord Bird. There’s a place for a good horror movie.

Something to note is the fact that Oscar Isaac has not officially been cast as Marc Spector, but this interview, all but seems to confirm it. Ethan Hawke has reportedly been cast as the villain of the series, but which character he is playing has still not been confirmed.

The show is due out on Disney+ next year and filming thought to begin layer this year.

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Mike Doyle
Mike Doylehttps://mcu-initiative.com
Just a guy who's into the MCU. Been watching the movies from the beginning and recently getting into the T.V Shows. Also I'm a complete geek 🤪

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