Oscar Isaac Reportedly Cast as Moon Knight for Disney+ Series
While the cinematic leg of Marvel's franchise may have fallen short after a full year without a Marvel movie being released, their limited series on Dinsey+ step in to reassure fans that the next few years will reimburse their losses.
Screenrant has reported that Oscar Isaac has been scouted out to helm the Moon Knight show on Disney+ as Marvel reattempts their transition to television after shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter were deemed successful. Netflix's The Defenders collected a quad of street-level heroes - Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist - for both beloved and greatly under-watched miniseries, which allowed Marvel's television to test their waters. WandaVision will break the ice for the new slate of Marvel limited series on Disney+, with Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and She-Hulk following up. Moon Knight is also to be noted among these new projects featuring both new and old characters set out in never-before-seen worlds.
Isaac, hot off of his run as Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy, will bound from one wildly popular franchise to the next. Isaac's sci-fi streak doesn't end there, as he has assembled with an all-star cast in Dune, a readaptation of Frank Herbert's space operatic following the son of a nobleman entrusted to protect the galaxy's most vital element and most valuable asset. Deadline sits on a heavy hypothesis that Isaac's next big hit will be as Marc Spector, otherwise known as Moon Knight.
Son of a Rabbi, Spector became a mercenary of many egos and is out to fight the criminal underworld. Most recently, Spector serves as a conduit that hosts the Egyptian moon god, Khonsu. Donned in sheer white and gifted with superhuman lunar abilities, Spector's appearance is one that is recognized distinctly across his comics.
Neither Marvel nor Disney+ have commented on Isaac's involvement as the leading man in their new series, but multiple outlets have confirmed or deeply implied that the studio has found their Mr. Knight.