Unlikely Marvel hero Moon Knight is set to get his own TV series on Disney+.
The series will revolve around Marc Spector, a former CIA agent whose life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu.
After Marc kills his terrorist nemesis Bushman, he becomes a superhero and takes on the moniker of Moon Knight. At least, that’s how it goes in the comics anyway…
Here’s everything we know about Moon Knight…
When is Moon Knight released on Disney+?
No release date has been confirmed as yet, and as there are a fair few series ahead of it in the line of production, it may be a while…
The series will reportedly start filming in November 2020 in Atalanta, though the show is not expected to be released until at least 2022.
Who’s making the series?
It’s been announced that Jeremy Slater, who adapted superhero drama The Umbrella Academy to Netflix, will lead the writing team on Moon Knight. Slater previously also worked on Josh Trank’s ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot, so here’s hoping he has more luck on this project…
Slater also adapted the manga Death Note for Netflix and created the Exorcist TV show.
Who is in the cast?
No casting information has been released as yet, but what we do know is that contrary to speculation, Daniel Radcliffe is not set to join the cast.
As he revealed in an interview with comingsoon.net, the Harry Potter star said: “I’m not averse to doing any kind of franchise thing in the future again, that could be fun. But the Moon Knight rumours are untrue, I can officially debunk that one, I haven’t heard anything about it.”
GWW has reported that Marvel is looking for a “Zac Efron type” ideally of Israeli descent, in order to honour the character’s Jewish origins.
Who is Moon Knight?
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Well, that’s the question. Marc Spector has a lot of alter egos, which he uses to gather information throughout the world without being noticed. He is a cab driver called Jake Lockley, and a Bruce Wayne-like socialite and millionaire called Steven Grant.
Over the course of his appearance in the comics, his identity has changed, along with his backstory. In some iterations, he possesses superpowers, acting as the vessel for Moon God Khonshu. In others, he is a mere mortal.
It remains to be seen which direction the show’s writing team will take this series.