Marvel’s upcoming Disney Plus series Moon Knight has received a new production start date after being delayed because of the coronavirus.
The coronavirus has completely shaken the entertainment industry to its core, causing theatres to shutter all around the world in an effort to maintain social distancing. To help prevent the spread of the deadly virus, studios have been forced to pause or delay their productions that unfortunately got caught in the crosshairs of the coronavirus. One of the biggest companies to suffer because of the virus is Marvel Studios, as it was forced to delay movies on its Phase 4 slate, including Black Widow and The Eternals. In addition to the studio’s films being pushed back, so have the start dates for Disney Plus series such as Moon Knight.
Moon Knight was originally slated to begin filming this summer but with the coronavirus putting a pause on the world’s activities, the studio has been forced to find a new start date. A brand new listing from Production Weekly states that Moon Knight is expected to begin filming around November 16. The production is expected to last around 26 weeks.
At this current junction, details on Moon Knight are slim to none. With this extra prep time, the team can hopefully hash out their vision even further. In fact, there hasn’t been any casting news for the series, which means that Marvel has plenty of time to find a Marc Spector for the streaming service given the delay in production because of the coronavirus.
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In the comics, Moon Knight is the alter-ego of Marc Spector, a Jewish-American rabbi’s son who grew up to become a heavyweight boxer and a U.S. Marine. Afterward, Spector became a mercenary who occasionally worked for the CIA. However, after being left for dead by a former colleague during one of his last missions, Spector was eventually resurrected as ana avatar for conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Upon returning to America, Spector decided to become a crimefighter and adopts the Moon Knight title.
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