Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight has reportedly added Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead as directors on the upcoming series.
WandaVision will debut next week and mark the beginning of Phase 4 and bring a new Marvel Cinematic Universe story to Disney Plus. Several other Marvel Studios projects are set to follow the streaming service and Moon Knight is one of them. The show’s cinematographer recently confirmed that Oscar Isaac would star in the series as the titular character.
In addition to Oscar Isaac, Moon Knight is also adding more talent behind the camera. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are set to serve as directors on the Marvel Studios series alongside Mohamed Diab. Both Benson and Moorhead are best known for their work on The Endless and Synchronic, which stars Anthony Mackie. The report also revealed that production on Moon Knight is expected to begin in Budapest this March. Moorhead later confirmed the news on Twitter:
I still can't quite wake up from this dream I'm having, that we're directing Oscar Isaac in a Marvel show. It's really happening.
— Aaron Moorhead (@AaronMoorhead) January 8, 2021
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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