The latest episode of Marvel’s Moon Knight on Disney Plus ends on a touching tribute to actor Gaspard Ulliel, who appears in the episode and sadly passed away earlier this year.
Episode 3 of Moon Knight saw the focus shift from Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant to his alter, Marc Spector, who is on a mission to find Ammit’s tomb before Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow. After an encounter with Khonshu and other gods, Marc reunites with Layla, who introduces him to Anton Mogart, played by Gaspard Ulliel. Anton is an antiquities collector, who holds the key to locating Ammit’s tomb. In the comics, Anton Mogart is also the costumed jewel thief, Midnight Man, an enemy of Moon Knight.
Gaspard Ulliel was a French actor who made his first MCU appearance as Anton Mogart in Moon Knight Episode 3. Tragically, Ulliel died following a skiing accident just a few weeks before his Moon Knight appearance. In remembrance of Ulliel, Marvel included a touching “In Memory Of” tribute to the late actor at the end of Episode 3. Ulliel passed away following serious brain trauma from his skiing accident, on January 19 2022. He was 37 years old.
In addition to his role in Moon Knight, Ulliel had previously played the title role in 2007’s Hannibal Rising. Outside of the US, he had also appeared in various French features and short films, including To The Ends of the World, A Heavenly Vintage and Paris, je t’aime. Ulliel also appears in Emily Atef’s Plus que Jamais, which is yet to release.
Here is the synopsis for Moon Knight:
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, and Ethan Hawke. The first two episodes of the new MCU series is now available to stream on Disney Plus, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.
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