Moon Knight Reportedly Eyeing Early 2021 Production Start
According to Discussing Film, Marvel Studios is reportedly planning to start the production on Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series in early 2021 in Budapest, right after titular lead Oscar Isaac finishes filming for his upcoming HBO limited series Scenes from a Marriage. All episodes are set to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab, with Gregory Middleton (Final Girl, Watchmen, Game of Thrones) and Stefania Cella (Morbius) signing on as the series’ cinematographer and production designer, respectively.
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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