The Moon Knight Disney Plus series has found its Marc Spector in Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac.
TheWrap reports that Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac is in talks to take on the role of Marc Spector in Moon Knight, a Marvel Studios project coming to the Disney Plus streaming service. This is Isaac’s second Marvel role as the actor previously portrayed Apocalypse in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men series.
The Umbrella Academy creator Jeremy Slater has been tapped to lead the Moon Knight writing room, which includes The Witcher scribe Beau DeMayo. The highly-anticipated Marvel Studios series is using the working title “Good Faith.”
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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