Moon Knight’s Oscar Isaac slaps down ‘weird’ accent backlash ‘I stand by the sound!’

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Comic book aficionados first spotted Oscar Isaac’s strange accent when the teaser trailer for his new series on Disney Plus was released. Now Marvel fans have been given a closer look at the mind-boggling new series Moon Knight, the show’s lead has assured viewers there’s a method to the madness.

Hollywood star Oscar has insisted there’s a reason behind his unconvincing British accent in his new Marvel series.

Moon Knight is set to start streaming on Wednesday, March 30, and features the Star Wars actor as a mercenary with dissociative identity disorder (DID).

He eventually becomes the host of Egyptian moon god Khonshu and transforms into one of Marvel’s darkest heroes.

However, the introduction of one of the comic book universe’s more obscure characters has received divisive reactions so far.

Among Marc’s multiple personalities is Steven, an English man working in a museum in London.

Steven has been featured in some of the biggest moments of the trailers so far, but Oscar’s attempt at Cockney has been slated, with comparisons even being made to Dick Van Dyke’s infamous Mary Poppins performance.

During a recent chat with Empire, the show’s leading man maintained he “[stands] by the sound of Steven 100 percent.

“It’s cool [the accent] got people excited, and some were like, ‘That sucks!’ and others were like, ‘That’s great!’”

He then teased, cryptically: “But there are reasons…”

A new trailer was released during the Super Bowl on Sunday, which delved further into the mind-bending world of Marc Spector.

The latest footage reveals more of Moon Knight’s origins as he goes up against his first rival, cult-leader Arthur Harrow (played by Ethan Hawke).

Fans remained unconvinced by Oscar’s London lilt, but the star was having none of it.

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He explained Steven’s accent will reveal more about his character’s mysterious backstory and isn’t necessarily meant to be his interpretation of an authentic Brit.

“[The voice] is about where Steven’s from, where he’s living now, and some of his believed heritage.

“It’s not an idea of what Brits actually sound like.”

The trailers are keeping the show’s secrets close to the chest, but fans of Moon Knight’s comic book appearances are already aware of his ties to Egyptian mythology.

As Steven’s real identity as Marc Spector isn’t British, either, Oscar’s unconventional English accent is most likely an intentional choice to put the viewer ill at ease.

Moon Knight’s writer Jeremy Slater also revealed it wasn’t always intended for the characters to have different accents, and it was Oscar’s decision to change his voice for Steven.

While director Mohamed Diab insisted: “Anything Oscar does is deliberate.”

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s track record has been pretty unshakeable so far, but will Moon Knight live up to the hype despite the accent backlash?

Moon Knight premieres Wednesday, March 30 on Disney+.

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