Marvel Studios’ latest superhero series, Moon Knight, has received critical praise for its realistic representation of an underserved demographic: people who aren’t British, but who like to do a fun British accent.
Oscar Isaac stars in the series as Marc Spector, a man who was born and raised in the United States of America, but sometimes likes to put on a funny voice and pretend to be a little British chap.
“It was important to us that we portrayed people who like to do a fun British accent respectfully,” said executive producer Kevin Feige.
“For example, in the first episode he calls someone ‘bruv’, which is a huge part of doing-a-fun-British-accent culture.”
Moon Knight has also been praised for its accurate casting, with Isaac himself identifying as a person who is not British but thinks doing the voice sometimes is the highest form of comedy.
“I’m overjoyed that people have responded positively,” said Isaac.
“So far, we haven’t had the chance to really delve into the character’s heritage, but I’m hoping in the second season I’ll get to say ‘Ello, guvna’, or ‘You wot, mate?’ at least a couple of times. Also, y’know, we do some stuff about mental illness or whatever.”
Marvel Studios is also set to debut their new show ‘Ms Marvel’, which will break ground by featuring their first ever superhero who writes terrible fan-fiction about celebrities.