Moon Knight Series: Feige Teases Hero’s Multiple Identities
During Disney’s Investor Day, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed new details about Disney+’s upcoming MCU series Moon Knight, describing the series as an ” action-adventure…Indiana Jones-type story.” He also went on to confirmed that the eccentric hero’s multiple identities will be their own characters in the series. It’s interesting to note that Feige wasn’t able to confirm whether Oscar Isaac has indeed signed into the the project or not. A potential reason is that negotiations with Isaac might still be happening.
“Bringing a whole new different vibe to the MCU…The character Moon Knight is a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder,” Feige teased. “These multiple identities who live inside him are very distinct characters in the series. The backdrop of our story is an incredible Egyptian iconography. Egyptology is something the world’s always been fascinated by and we’re going to tap into it in a fun and bold way.”
The Moon Knight series is being written and developed by The Umbrella Academy‘s Jeremy Slater with all episodes set to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab. Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac was previously in talks for the titular role.
The project 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.