Moon Knight video previews Oscar Isaac training for the MCU series
As Marvel Studios continues to prepare for the impending production start of Moon Knight, a new video for Disney+’s newest MCU series has finally surfaced online (via Mad Gene Media). The training video provides our first glimpse at lead star Oscar Isaac as he shows off his athletic skills as well as the character’s fighting style. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously described the series as an action-adventure/Indiana Jones-type story, and will feature the titular hero’s multiple identities. Check out the video in the player below!
The Moon Knight series is being written and developed by The Umbrella Academy‘s Jeremy Slater with episodes set to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab and Synchronic duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac has joined the project to portray the titular role of Marc Spector. Joining him is Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke as the villain.
The project was officially announced by Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige last year along with two other MCU shows, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. This marks the iconic superheroes’ live-action debut, and all are 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 is a mercenary with numerous alter egos such as cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant in order to better fight the criminal underworld. Later in the comics he was established as 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.