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Moon Knight, the supernatural, super-powered crime fighter who’s bounced from Avengers to Spider-Man and Hulk books over the years, is coming to Disney Plus...Moon Knight is about a mercenary named Mark Specter who was left for dead in the Egyptian desert...Marvel describes the character as a man “struggling with multiple personalities and amoral inclinations” who acts like a cloaked avenger...

Disney didn’t include any details about casting or planned release dates, but the series is in development...Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige also reiterated that all of these new series will be integrated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe films...

 

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‘Moon Knight’: Oscar Isaac Tapped To Star In Marvel And Disney+ Series

BREAKING: With his time in the Star Wars franchise coming to an end, Oscar Isaac now sets his sights on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline is hearing he is in negotiations to star as Moon Knight in the Marvel and Disney+ series based on the comic book hero.

Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s comic book adaptation of the Umbrella Academy series, has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team on the series for the streamer.

Moon Knight aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — 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. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.

Marvel and Disney+ will now look to attach a director to the series. No production start date has been set. Marvel had no comment.

Marvel and Disney+ having ramping up there future slate of development as Isaac joins Tatiana Maslany, who was recently tapped to play She-Hulk, and Iman Vellani, who was named the new Ms. Marvel. As WandaVision, eyes a premiere date before the end of the year, the studios are now looking to have a strong set of characters to lead these new tentpole series.

With his time as Poe Dameron coming to an end in the Star Wars franchise, Isaac is not slowing down any time soon. When audiences head back to theaters, he has a number of films set to bow that include the next Paul Schrader thriller, The Card Counter as well as Denis Villeneuve’s retelling of Dune. He recently signed on to the HBO limited series Scenes From A Marriage at HBO, reuniting with his old Julliard classmate Jessica Chastain.

 

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‘Moon Knight’: Mohamed Diab To Direct Marvel’s Disney+ Series

EXCLUSIVE: Clash helmer Mohamed Diab has been tapped to direct Moon Knight, the Marvel series for Disney+ based on the comic book hero, Deadline has learned.

Nobody is commenting, but we hear that the Egyptian filmmaker has boarded the drama starring Oscar Isaac as the title character Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — 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. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.

Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and appeared in the August 1975 issue Werewolf by Night #32.

Jeremy Slater is the TV project’s showrunner, leading the writing team on the series.

Diab’s film Eshtebak (Clash) was an official selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, in the Un Certain Regard category. He is also known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678, which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution. Diab also wrote the blockbuster Egyptian franchise El Gezeira (The Island), which are among the highest grossing Egyptian and Arabic films of all time. His next feature, Amira is eyed for release in 2021.

Diab, known for his style of propulsive and prescient filmmaking, is repped by CAA and Greenberg Glusker.

 

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Ethan Hawke Joins Moon Knight Series at Disney+ in Villainous Role

Ethan Hawke is taking a Big Bad turn...the Academy Award-nominated actor will star opposite Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero) in Disney+’s forthcoming Moon Knight series, based on the Marvel comics...the exact details of Hawke’s character are unknown, but he will reportedly play the lead villain of the show...

 
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