Top 10 Actors Who Should Play Moon Knight For Marvel

Moon KnightJames Gunn’s Moon Knight pitch got us thinking: who would be a good fit to play the character? The hype for the property to get adapted to live action has been on the rise, we now just need actors to start campaigning.

However, I’d first like to begin with some background on the character. Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, was a CIA agent turned mercenary where he made 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.

Originally, Moon Knight was also the son of a rabbi, so he could also mark the first (granted non-practicing) Jewish superhero in the MCU.

So as you can see, we’d need someone as suave and built as Batman, yet more capable of playing with mental trauma. Another factor would be whether the property gets adapted for Netflix or film; as that could affect the caliber of actor. So with all of this into consideration, I came up with the top ten actors I’d like to see play Moon Knight.


Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • Ash Adams

    i need to see Hugh Dancy as Moon Knight! He have been fan cast before as this character, his facial features are perfect for the role and I want to see a new face in roles like this.

    • Razzle Dazzle

      I completely agree with you.

  • Thanostic

    Tom Hardy was the first name that came to mind when I saw this headline. I also like the ideas of Zachary Quinto or Joseph Gordon-Levitt. How about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau? I think he could pull off all aspects of the character, and he should be available in about 18 months…..

    • Thanostic

      Just thought of one more: Timothy Olyphant.

      • Leon Brill

        If they go the film route maybe, definitely a bit older than what they seem to be going for on Netflix though.

    • Leon Brill

      For some reason I just don’t see him in the role. Also I’d hope Moon Knight will get going before then, granted Jamie may die on GoT before the series is over.

  • Carl

    Jake Gyllenhaal would be great.

  • Howard Kynaston

    Re: Tom Hardy. The author of the article should really watch Bronson to see an acting class in psychosis