Moon Knight: Oscar Isaac In Talks to Star in Disney Plus Series

Carla Harmon
October 26, 2020

Add another name to the ever-growing list of A-list talent who have starred in projects within or adjacent to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Oscar Isaac.

Moon Knight, also known by his civilian moniker Marc Spector, is something of a cult favorite character for Marvel fans, owing in large part to his weird origin story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, acclaimed actor Oscar Isaac is in talks to play Moon Knight for an original series, which is now being penned by The Umbrella Academy writer Jeremy Slater. Marvel Studios is also developing the shows "Hawkeye" and "Ms. Marvel" as live-action shows.

This would be a rather juicy role for Isaac, and perhaps not a surprising one for many actors to covet, because Moon Knight is one of Marvel's most eccentric and unusual heroes. Additionally, he does have some previous Marvel experience.

This wouldn't be Isaac's first foray into superhero storytelling: he previously played the title villain in Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse, in which he was buried under pounds of makeup and gave us that unforgettable moment in which the resurrected baddie puts his hand up on TV and seemingly absorbs the entirety of human history while uttering the word, "Learning". His different notable movie roles embody "Ex Machina", "Annihilation", "A Most Violent 12 months", and "Drive". Near dead, Spector rose up to find a statue of the Egyptian deity Khonshu looming over him and believed it to have saved his life.

Do we have a chance to know now who is playing Moon Knight on Disney+?

Produced by Marvel Studios under Kevin Feige, Jeremy Slater will executive produce, showrun, and write Moon Knight. Upon his return to the United States, he invested the money that he had accumulated as a mercenary to make a fortune, and became the crimefighter "Moon Knight".

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