Oscar Isaac in talks to lead Disney+’s Moon Knight series!
As audiences anxiously await to see him in the latest big screen adaptation of Dune, Oscar Isaac is already eyeing his next blockbuster project as he has entered talks to star in the titular role for Disney+’s Moon Knight series, according to Deadline.
The news comes as the streaming platform has been speeding up development on its Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk series with the castings of Iman Vellani and Tatiana Maslany, respectively, in the titular roles. The Moon Knight series, which is being written and developed by The Umbrella Academy‘s Jeremy Slater, was officially announced by Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige last year along with two other MCU shows for Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. This marks the iconic superheroes’ live-action debut who are also expected to be featured in future MCU films.
Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin in 1975 for “Werewolf by Night” #32, Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector, a Jewish-American rabbi’s son who grew up to become a heavyweight boxer and then a U.S. Marine.
Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos such as cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant, in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu after being left for dead on a mission in Egypt. Most recently, he was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
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