"I think I'm losing it."
The first trailer for the Disney + series Knights of the Moon fell Monday night and as with everything that comes from Marvel Studios, the show looks sleek and spectacular. Among the positive reactions to the trailer, however, social media was locked on star British Isaacs ’British accent.
Apparently portraying a haunted Steven Grant who can not tell the difference between his "waking life and dreams", Isaac's kind-of-London-must-be-southeast-probably-nowhere-cor-blimey-guv accent is distracting enough that it is become a Twitter talking point, more than Ethan Hawke's quite excellent wig. However, there is no denying that both actors embrace the chaos.
Twitter wagging compared Isaacs' attempts with Don Cheadle's iconic accent in Ocean's franchise and Dick Van Dyke ind Mary Poppins, long considered the gold standards in poor British accents.
Summarizes some of the reaction, wrote a user on Twitter, "Oscar Isaacs accent in the #MoonKnight trailer is literally like 'hello guvna, what are you dewin ?!'
Isaac plays Marc Spector in the Disney + series, which draws inspiration from the modern comics, which depict the character's struggle with dissociative identity disorder (the probable explanation for the British accent as the character switches between personalities). Knights of the Moon will take place against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt.
The actor has previously said of the series, "we do something that is completely different and that does not follow the same ... logic of what many superhero movies do."
Hawke plays the villain he modeled after David Koresh, the leader of Branch Davidian's religious cult, who died during the 1993 Waco siege.
Umbrella AcademyJeremy Slater is the lead author with Mohamed Diab, the filmmaker behind the Cannes drama Clash, who directs the six-episode series alongside Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
See some of the reactions to Isaacs accent below.
What's more daunting from that MOON KNIGHT trailer: Oscar Isaac with that accent or Ethan Hawke with that wig?
- Chris Towers in a Taylor Swift Shirt (@CTowersCBS) January 18, 2022
Curious to see what accent they get Oscar Isaac to do when they get him to come in to dub it
- Jason Pargin, author of John Dies at the End, etc (@JohnDiesattheEn) January 18, 2022
WHY OSCAR ISAAC MAKES A STRANGE ENGLISH ACCENT
- EW (@ErickWeber) January 18, 2022
thank goodness there is a narrative explanation for Oscar Isaacs nonsense Moon Knight accent lol
- evan romano (@EvanRomano) January 18, 2022
The internet is collectively popping up when Oscar Isaac for the first time uses his real voice in Moon Knight instead of his funny faux-British Kingsman accent.
- Christian Hoffer (@CHofferCBus) January 18, 2022
Moon Knight becomes a 5'8 "mummy man who runs around beating people and occasionally speaks with a slightly British accent played by Oscar Isaac. I can not imagine a more entertaining timeline
- Red Lantern Reviews (@RedLReviews) January 15, 2022
Moon Knight looks amazing.
Giving Oscar Isaac a British accent feels like a very personal attack.
- Alexis Boucher (@ alexis_b82) January 18, 2022
Oscar Isaac Moon Knight accent it is better than the arm kiss
- Carrie Wittmer (@carriesnotscary) January 18, 2022
Oscar Isaacs' Dick Van Dyke-like British accent on its own will make this immensely worth seeing, right? https://t.co/SQNKODMgX3
- Jacob! (@LongMacVampyr) January 18, 2022
Moon Knight is a show that dares to ask "What if there was a superhero inspired by Don Cheadle's accent in Ocean's 11 movies?"
- chris (@garflyf) January 18, 2022
- Academy Queens (@academy_queens) January 18, 2022
just saw the moonknight trailer oscar isaac with a british accent needed a jumpscare warning
- saz (@SKYBRlDGER) January 18, 2022
oscar isaac went to lin manuel miranda in mary poppins returns school of "somewhere in the south east of england possibly east london" some cockney accent
- J0shie (@joshonfiIm) January 18, 2022
Oscar Isaac is so good that they said "Play him now with an accent, solve a Rubik's Cube" just to make it interesting for him
- Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) January 18, 2022
what if oscar isaac had a british accent
- Bront (@bmrow) January 18, 2022
is it an accent or does oscar isaac sound just like that
- fezco pr manager (@cyberhellI) January 18, 2022
trying to digest oscar isaac with a british accent
- Matsu (@lNCITECHAOS) January 18, 2022