Ethan Hawke has been cast as the villain in the Oscar Isaac-led Moon Knight series.
Moon Knight has officially found its leading villain. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Hawke has closed a deal to join the upcoming Disney Plus series. Hawke will play the main villain and it is currently unknown which character he will play. The actor is joining a cast that includes Oscar Isaac and May Calamawy.
Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are tapped to direct episodes the series.
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In the comics, Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, was a CIA agent-turned-mercenary making millions. His wealth from being a mercenary and investments land him anywhere between $50 million to $3 billion in net worth, granting him a suave Bruce Wayne-style life. Yet during his last mercenary job in Cairo, Spector was left for dead by a former colleague.
Spector dragged himself through the sands of the desert to the tomb of Konshu, the Egyptian moon god. There he was pronounced dead but resurrected at the hands of Konshu. The resurrection took a toll, however, as he developed multiple personality disorder. When he returned to New York, he created two new personalities — Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. Grant was the millionaire womanizer while Lockley was a cab driver.
It was after developing his other personalities when he took on the mantle of Moon Knight. Konshu granted Spector with increased physical capabilities and periodic prophetic visions at night, yet even Spector himself was unsure whether Konshu was yet another personality of his own creation. Even still, Moon Knight operates with an arsenal of technology, vehicles, and costumes to suit his needs.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter