After Friday’s announcement that Marvel Studios is developing a Moon Knight series for Disney Plus, among other big projects, fans were abuzz with excitement. Among those fans was Avengers actor Ross Marquand, who has publicly expressed interest in playing the character for well over a year now.
Most fans might recognize Ross Marquand from his role on AMC’s The Walking Dead as Aaron, but fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe already know him from Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as Red Skull. Ross Marquand took to Twitter Saturday morning after the Disney Plus Moon Knight announcement and his GIF of choice says it all.
So very much excited. ? https://t.co/PgxziGDdJC
— Ross Marquand (@RossMarquand) August 24, 2019
Ross Marquand shared his excitement after his Walking Dead co-star Khary Payton initially reacted to the announcement from Disney Plus on Twitter. Ross Marquand followed up his first Tweet by sharing the official news again with one word: “Giggity!?”
Well-known for his impressions, Ross Marquand is a well-read comic book fan who has expressed interest in playing Moon Knight on numerous occasions. In December, at a convention in Texas, Ross Marquand spoke to both Moon Knight and his Red Skull role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“On the off chance that [Red Skull] — I don’t know if he’s out of the MCU, or if he’s free to roam, or whatever — but if he doesn’t come back, I would love to play Moon Knight … Because that’s kind of Marvel’s — he gets compared to Batman a lot, like Marvel’s Batman, but he’s such an amazing character.”
What do you make of Ross Marquand’s reaction to Marvel’s Moon Knight announcement? Could his excitement and interest in playing the character lead to landing another Marvel role? Sound off in the comments!
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.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Ross Marquand and Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight series for Disney Plus!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.