Oscar Isaac has finally entered the world of superheroes, joining the long list of A-List actors who get to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline broke the story today that Marvel and Disney+ have signed on the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and X-Men: Apocalypse actor to star as Moon Knight in the live-action series.
Jeremy Slater, the man behind Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, will develop and lead the writing team on the Disney+ show. Marvel and Disney+ are reportedly still looking for a director to helm the series, and there’s no production start date as of yet.
Moon Knight is a mysterious character from the comics, with a long history dating back to 1975. Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, is a former boxer, CIA agent, and mercenary who becomes a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. In a story similar to that of Batman, he soon becomes a crimefighter who uses his wealth and gadgets to help those in need. As of late, though, he’s become a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
This is just another series in a growing list of projects between Marvel and Disney+, which includes the upcoming WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. as well as Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel. A Nick Fury series starring Samuel L. Jackson was also recently announced.
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