MARVEL'S Moon Knight has had people talking non-stop since its launch – but perhaps not for the reason you'd expect.
The new Marvel show follows Marc Spector, played by Oscar Isaac, as he navigates his dissociative identity disorder.
Of course, this is no normal dissociative identity disorder – one personality is a conduit for an Egyptian moon god named Khonshu.
Superhero shenanigans ensue with Hollywood big-hitter Ethan Hawke as Moon Knight's antagonist Arthur Harrow.
But rather than people marvelling at the duo of Oscar and Ethan facing off against one another, everyone has become obsessed with Isaac’s rather unique British accent.
Taking to Twitter, one person penned: "Oscar Isaac is very good in Moon Knight. But was there really any need for him to have a British accent?"
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Echoing their comments, someone else said: "I really don't understand the need for Oscar Isaac's fake British accent in Moon King. Seriously dodgy."
A third, meanwhile, disagreed as they gushed: "I think Oscar Isaac's weird British accent is cute. What's not to love?"
The choice to play one of Moon Knight’s alter-egos, as a nervous Brit with an unusual accent, came entirely from Isaac himself.
“It wasn’t necessarily written that way at all,” Isaac admits in an interview with Radio Times.
"I thought, 'There’s an opportunity here to maybe make something'.
"What if we make him English? Like, what if Peter Sellars was approached with a Marvel project? What would he do?"
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Isaac pointed to Karl Pilkington’s performance in An Idiot Abroad as another reference point for his Moon Knight, less for his accent and more “for his sense of humor where you can’t tell if he knows he’s being funny.”
"I started listening to accents that are kind of, you know, north east London, and then just committed to that and found this character," Isaac added.
"It wasn’t just about accent, but it was also about his timidness, but also wanting to connect with people, but not quite knowing how."
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