New Moon Knight training video teases MCU series’ fighting sequences
Oscar Isaac’s production company Mad Gene Media has released a new Moon Knight training video for Marvel Studios’ upcoming MCU series. The video features the Golden Globe-winning actor as he continues to learn the Marvel character’s brutal fighting style. In addition, it looks like pre-production on the upcoming Disney+ series is in the final stages of completion as Isaac and Ethan Hawke have already been spotted together in Budapest, Hungary. The acclaimed actors were seen in a recent photo posted by a fan. Check out the video and photo below!
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The Moon Knight series will be led by Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac has joined the project to portray the titular role of Marc Spector. Isaac previously starred in Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse as well as in Sony’s Oscar-wining animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Joining him is Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke as the villain. Hawke previously revealed that the reason he accepted to become part of the high-profile project was due to the opportunity of being able to work with Isaac.
The MCU 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.
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.