By Stephen Ippolito | October 26th, 2020
Well it looks like the MCU has found it’s Moon Knight. According to multiple outlets (Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Variety) actor Oscar Isaac is in talks with Marvel Studios to play the role of Moon Knight in an upcoming Disney+ series.
Jeremy Slater, who wrote The Umbrella Academy for Netflix, has been chosen to develop and help write the series. Marvel Studios will now focus on finding the show a director with a lead and showrunner seemingly attached.
Moon Knight, whose alias is Marc Spector, first appeared in Marvel Comics all the way back in 1975. Spector’s backstory is that he was an elite soldier and mercenary. He was resurrected by an Egyptian god of the moon named Khonshu, who he would serve as an avatar and fight crime. After appearing in the series, it is expected that Moon Knight will appear in future films in the MCU.
Isaac is best known for his role as hotshot pilot Poe Dameron in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. This would not be his first role in a Marvel film or series. In 2016, he played Apocalypse in Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Hopefully, Moon Knight will be better received from fans than that film was.
Marvel Studios has been quite busy lately filling out its leads for upcoming shows. In the last month, they have cast She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) and Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani). The next domino to fall is the casting of Kate Bishop for the Hawkeye series. It has been reported that Hailee Steinfeld is being eyed for the role.