“Star Wars” star Oscar Isaac is currently in talks to take the lead role in the upcoming Marvel-Disney+ series “Moon Knight”….
Marvel may have found Moon Knight.
Oscar Isaac — best known for his role in the recent “Star Wars” trilogy as well as the upcoming “Dune” movie from director Denis Villenueve — is currently in talks to star in the lead role for the new Marvel-Disney+ series.
Marvel plotted the course for three new characters receiving series once Disney+ launched with She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. The first two lead roles have already been filled with Tatiana Maslany expected to play She-Hulk and newcomer Iman Vellani set to play Ms. Marvel.
Now it appears Isaac has been circled as the leading candidate to land the lead role in “Moon Knight,” which might be one of the most ambitious series Marvel has ever done.
The character has undergone numerous origin stories but the most recent version is ‘Moon Knight’ is the vigilante alter-ego of Marc Spector, who was originally a boxer turned Marine turned CIA operative and eventually a mercenary as a hired gun and assassin. After Spector was betrayed by a colleague and left for dead, he eventually found his way to the Egyptian desert where he believed the deity known as Khonshu was responsible for saving his life. Spector got his revenge before returning home to the United States where he created the costume that would become Moon Knight. Unfortunately, Spector is also haunted by multiple-personality disorder where he often times shifts into the personality of millionaire Steven Grant or a cab driver named Jake Lockley. In recent years another personality emerged named Mr. Knight, who serves as a consultant to local law enforcement.
Many hardcore Marvel Comics readers have been begging for a “Moon Knight” movie or series for several years and now it appears that wish will come to reality with Isaac expected to play the lead role.
Right now, Disney+ is gearing up to launch the first Marvel series on the streaming service with “WandaVision” expected to debut in late 2020 followed by “Falcon and Winter Soldier” as well as a new “Loki” series starring Tom Hiddleston.
All three of the new series — “She-Hulk,” “Ms. Marvel,” and “Moon Knight” — are expected to debut on Disney+ but then those characters will cross over into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe on film. There’s no telling how quickly that will happen but it looks like Marvel is wasting no time casting the leads for each of the series.
Stay tuned for more information on “Moon Knight” along with additional casting as it becomes available.