After months of speculation, Oscar Isaac’s casting as Marc Spector in Moon Knight was confirmed on Friday.
In a report from The Hollywood Reporter announcing that Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the indie filmmakers behind sci-fi horror movies The Endless and Synchronic, are joining Mohamed Diab as directors of the upcoming Disney+ series, and in that report, came official word Isaac would star in the series. Perhaps more than anything, Isaac’s casting confirms that all of the Disney+ characters will also have a role on the cinematic side of the MCU, as you simply do not case someone like Isaac to keep him on TV.
While word of Isaac being cast as Spector first broke back in late October, his name was notably absent from Disney’s investor day event in December, when they announced a bevy of Marvel Cinematic Universe (and Star Wars) projects. Concerns caused by Isaac’s absence have now been quelled, though, as Moon Knight’s cinematographer has also confirmed his role in the series.
Moon Knight is one of Marvel’s cult characters who has had several different takes since his debut in 1975’s Werewolf by Night #32. He is Marc Spector, an ex-Marine turned mercenary whose multiple alter egos allow him to better fight crime. These alternate personas include cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant.
In the later comics, he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, while recently, he was a consultant who dresses in all white and goes by the name Mr. Knight. Most writers who have tackled Moon Knight in recent years have depicted him as a character with multiple personalities and a fractured mental state. [via THR]
Moon Knight will be one of the many MCU series heading to Disney+, which begins in earnest next week when the first two episodes of WandaVision — the first MCU Disney+ series — are released.
At this time, production on Moon Knight is set to begin in Budapest in March, aiming for a 2022 release.