Marvel Nooz: Ethan Hawke Defends Moon Knight and Black Panther Costume Designer Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Moon Knight

After praising his filmography and his work on his first television series, The Good Lord Bird, podcasters cast a small amount of shade on Ethan Hawke for “selling out” his career by joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain in the streaming series Moon Knight. Hawke said superhero movies are “part of the legacy of ‘how much shit can we blow up'” and that he is “trying to live in [his] time,” implying that audiences want to see their favorite actors in superhero TV shows and movies. He also talked about how impressive he finds series star Oscar Isaac as an actor (listen at the 04:34 mark):

Well, it’s where I’m at as an actor. A lot of it, to be honest, I love the fact that Moon Knight is a lesser-known story and allows more creative freedom. The director is Mohammed Diab and he’s a brilliant guy. 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?

Moon Knight is slated to begin filming in March in London and then in Budapest. In addition to Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will direct episodes. May Calamawy is also slated to star.

Black Panther

Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter received the 2,694th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a virtual ceremony, becoming only the second costume designer to receive the honor. Carter, who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design at the 2019 Academy Awards for her work on Black Panther, was lauded for “delivering fashion and function, incorporating technology, and creating such authenticity ownership and empowerment for the characters and viewers cementing her as one of the preeminent voices and experts on Afrofuturism.”

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