Moon Knight is coming, and that means we’re about to see a lot more of Oscar Isaac. The promo push for the show, which will see Isaac play one of Marvel’s darkest superheroes brought to live-action, Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight, starts on Saturday Night Live. Isaac will host on March 5th, with Charli XCX as the musical guest.
The show will mark Isaac’s SNL hosting debut. The actor, who’s known for mostly dramatic roles, will get a chance to display a lighter side on the late-night staple. His latest projects, from the Star Wars sequel trilogy to Dune and Scenes from a Marriage have left very little room for the actor to display the versatility fans know him to be capable of. So there was a lot of excitement for the announcement.
Moon Knight, the project Isaac is set to be promoting on SNL, will follow a former US Marine struggling with dissociative identity disorder who is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. But getting powers will end up being not just a blessing for Spector, but a curse. It’s all on par for the course for a superhero, except Moon Knight is expected to lean more heavily on the mental health aspect than other Marvel shows have done so far.
SNL’s 47th season when on hiatus after its January 29th episode, featuring William Dafoe and musical guest Katy Perry. It’s set to return on February 26th, with John Mulaney hosting a week before Isaac.
The Oscar Isaac led Moon Knight will premiere on Disney+ Wednesday, March 30th.