With the second episode of Moon Knight now out, “Mr. Knight” is now trending on Twitter as Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant dons the suit which sees fans have mixed reactions.
Note: Spoilers follow.
The episode sees Steven/Marc again attacked by a Jackal, but this time, Steven is hesitant to give Marc the body, so when Steven falls from a window, he is told by Layla, per the episode title, to summon the suit, so Marc does just that.
However, the kicker is that Steven doesn’t summon the Moon Knight suit, but his own version of it, which still comes with all the bells and whistles, aka the Mr. Knight suit, a three-piece all-white suit.
In the comics, the Mr. Knight persona and suit were used when Marc was a consultant to the police, but in the Disney Plus series, it seems to be more used for comic relief, and of course, Feige’s zombie audience is licking it up as “Mr. Knight” is currently trending on Twitter with over 11k tweets, but again, the reactions are mixed (see below).
As I tweeted and said in my review, the Mr. Knight scenes do come off as pretty goofy as Feige’s zombie audience has grown accustomed to all the goofy Marvel jokes, so of course, Feige has to include goofiness, and Moon Knight, of course, can’t be overly serious (yes, expect goofy jokes whenever Daredevil returns). I also said I was alright with the Mr. Knight scenes and felt they did the invisible fight scenes pretty well, so for now, I’m okay with it, as they are presently balancing things out between the goofiness and the seriousness.
Oscar Isaac responsible for goofy Moon Knight
It’s also learned that it was Oscar Isaac, who is an executive producer on the series, who came up with the idea for Mr. Knight to fall over following his superhero landing and who likes to come up with jokes for the show.
“Mr. Knight is Steven Grant’s vision of a cool guy, a svelte man,” Aaron Moorhead, the co-director of the episode, revealed to Marvel.com. “Being gifted the suit doesn’t mean that you are gifted fighting abilities. And if you don’t have skills, then you are going to lose this fight. We built everything around making losing the fight frightening and scary… We talked to Oscar about that exact moment,” Moorhead laughed. “He said, ‘I want to fall over.’ Like, land as if he’s a superhero and then just fall over. And that gelled the whole thing for us.”
Co-director Justin Benson added, “It also should be noted that falling over bit is one of many points in the show that was Oscar finding the best joke for the moment. Oscar is obviously good at a lot of things, but what people maybe don’t know is that he’s a really, really funny guy. You can tell when he’s going to like a joke, because he’s one of those people who laughs when he’s telling it to you and you get caught up in the infectiousness of it.”
Check out Mr. Knight Twitter reactions below where some fans love it and some fans aren’t happy, and some fans are comparing Mr. Knight to Deadpool.
Moon Knight airs Wednesdays on Disney Plus starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.
Mr. Knight Twitter reactions:
— Matt McGloin (@cosmicbooknews) April 6, 2022
The humor in Moon Knight comics is generally dry, dark, and subtle (like The Batman’s comedic moments). I feel like a lot of the show’s humor is mostly slapstick, and it doesn’t entirely fit.
— GJK — (@gjkcentral) April 6, 2022
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) April 6, 2022
Somebody on the TL just called Moon Knight “white Batman” and Mr. Knight “white Deadpool…” pic.twitter.com/DCtxV4IvD0
— Moon Kasey — (@RawbertBeef) April 6, 2022
What the f*ck did Disney+ do to Mr Knight… https://t.co/ITmgzRT5V4
— Ollie — (@TheQuiver_) April 6, 2022
Some comic book blogger trying to reach their article quota this week: IS MR.KNIGHT A DEADPOOL VARIANT?!! pic.twitter.com/FToLNaDviP
— Ashley Talks Comics! (@ComicGirlAshley) April 6, 2022
— doom (@ratcatches) April 6, 2022
— riley (@slasherverse) April 6, 2022
episode 2 was a mixed bag for me, we got more Moon Knight this time, but we also got typical MCU goofiness as Steven becomes the business suited Mr Knight who fights an invisible jackel while acting like a clown
— — ℝ——– —— ℝ——– — (@quasar2967) April 6, 2022
— ☾ ʀᴇʏ ☾ ᴍᴏᴏɴᴋɴɪɢʜᴛ ᴇʀᴀ (@SunReyys) April 6, 2022
#moonknight ep. 2 spoilers
unpopular opinion, but i think it was reasonable that mr. knight was introduced this way. steven doesn’t know what the fuck is going on and he was having a breakdown. he’s going to learn through eps. 3-6, give him time! #mrknight
— dana — (mk spoilers!) (@FORTHESPARK) April 6, 2022
So many have misinterpreted my grievance with how they handled Mr Knight.
It’s NOT that Steven is not used to combat and and not a good fighter at the start.
It’s how jarring and forced the comedy is. There ya go. pic.twitter.com/7VLwxj7vH1
— Pug-Spider (@danielw65350066) April 6, 2022
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cool detail– during the chase scene across London with the Jackal you can see Mr. Knight running alongside Moon Knight as his reflection pic.twitter.com/5bJZ9SrpeK
— m — (@spectorposting) April 6, 2022
His landing —
— Lumina Shirai –️——– Callous Nightmare (@kabukibutterfly) April 6, 2022
Now that it’s out there, I can say I jumped in my seat at this moment when I was at the #MoonKnight screening. On top of the reveal, it totally feels like a shot I would draw#MrKnight pic.twitter.com/58wsGL3PK2
— Declan Shalvey (@declanshalvey) April 6, 2022
#MoonKnight Season 1 Episode 2 Summon The Suit NonSpoiler Review: Oscar Isaac delivers a phenomenal dual performance as Steven & Marc that gave me Us vibes! Arthur is a psychopath! #MrKnight arrives! May Calamawy as Layla is badass with action similar to The Invisible Man! 10/10! pic.twitter.com/5LYB64EZ6S
— Josh ❤️ Moon Knight & Halo #BlackLivesMatter (@supermangeek101) April 6, 2022
If you’re upset about the changes made to #MrKnight, I get it. Part of me wishes they would’ve just left him out of the series altogether, but I’m not upset about any of the major changes they’ve made so far. It’s a limited series, and they had their reasons. #MoonKnight pic.twitter.com/XRr4ItOvn1
— Moon Kasey — (@RawbertBeef) April 6, 2022