Oscar Isaac is set to star in “Moon Knight”, Variety reported earlier this week.
The role would mark a return of sorts to Marvel for Isaac, who previously starred in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” though that film was released prior to Marvel reacquiring the film rights to the “X-Men” franchise. Isaac is also no stranger to working with Disney, as he starred in the recent “Star Wars” trilogy as Resistance fighter Poe Dameron.
Jeremy Slater is the TV project’s showrunner, leading the writing team on the series.
Now we learn that Clash helmer Mohamed Diab has been tapped to direct Moon Knight, Deadline reports.
The Egyptian filmmaker has boarded the drama starring Oscar Isaac as the title character Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and appeared in the August 1975 issue Werewolf by Night #32. Let’s hope they lean into these supernatural elements.
Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the identity politics focused snowflakes to reveal their outrage.
Not a fan of Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight.
I always notice that when it’s an actor that the majority of people like, no one says a word when they’re cast in a role they shouldn’t be.
A Jewish actor should be playing Moon Knight and that’s all I have to say about that. pic.twitter.com/xhKw1SPoe7
— Britany (@britany_murphs) October 26, 2020
The excellent casting of Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight will work not only because Isaac has held his own in major franchises in the past, but also because he’s an exceptionally talented actor who will be able to embody Moon Knight’s distinct personalities. This is good news.
Marvel had no comment.