Oscar Isaac In Negotiations To Play ‘Moon Knight’ For Marvel Series On Disney+
News has popped up today that Marvel may have found their ‘Moon Knight‘ for the upcoming Disney+ series, as it’s revealed Oscar Isaacs is apparently in negotiations for the title role.
‘Moon Knight’ was created by Doug Moench & Don Perlin and first appeared in the 1975 comic Werewolf by Night. Marc Spector is an ex-CIA agent who finds himself working as a mercenary in Eygpt for a terrorist named Bushman. When the pair stumble across an archaeological dig full of valuables, Bushman turns on Spector and leaves him for dead. Crawling to a nearby ancient tomb, Spector is saved by the Egyptian deity Khonshu. After smashing Bushman’s operations, he returns to New York, creating the costumed hero, Moon Knight aka “The Fist of Khonshu”. To distance himself from his past, Spector invents two new identities: millionaire Steven Grant and cab driver Jake Lockley. However, he finds himself struggling with those multiple personalities and his amoral inclinations.
Isaacs is, of course, a familiar face to Disney, having previously starred as the X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. More recently, he lent his voice to 2019 animated film ‘The Addams Family’, and is next due to appear as Duke Leto Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s much anticipated ‘Dune’ movie.
If he does end up in the role, he will join the other Marvel newbies in the second batches of Marvel TV shows announced by Disney for the Disney Plus streaming service. The original announcement included ‘WandaVision‘ which is set to premiere in December 2020, followed by ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier‘ and ‘Loki‘ in 2021, and a ‘Hawkeye‘ series, all with the original movie stars taking reprising their roles. Disney+ then announced an additional set of Marvel tv shows with brand new characters including ‘She-Hulk’, which is said to be starring the amazing Tatiana Maslany, ‘Ms. Marvel’ starring newcomer Iman Vellani, and ‘Moon Knight‘, although we don’t yet know exactly when or in which order they will land.
There is no director attached to the ‘Moon Knight’ series yet, but Jeremy Slater, who previously wrote and Netflix’s amazing series ‘The Umbrella Academy’, is set to develop the show and lead the writing team. As with the other casting announcements, these have not been officially confirmed by Disney+, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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