We’re really liking what’s going on with with Marvel‘s Moon Knight Disney+ series. With Oscar Isaac set to play the titular character with Egyptian director Mohamed Diab(Clash) onboard as showrunner, the series has found it’s directors…Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead!
Hollywood Reporter are reporting Disney have signed up the highly regarded indie genre filmmakers.
The pair’s debut Resolution was released in 2013 earning rave reviews, that critical appraise seems to follow them every film they make. 2014 they made the H.P Lovecraft inspired romantic horror Spring that made Guillermo Del Toro one of their biggest fans. In 2017 The Endless was released with the pair playing brothers revisiting a UFO Death cult. Later this month we can watch Synchronic a drug induced mindbender starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan.
Who is Moon Knight? Here’s what MarvelWiki blurb on the character…Marc Spector aka Moon Knight was a Jewish-American former US Marine turned C.I.A. agent. After leaving both organizations in disgrace he became a soldier of fortune. He was left for dead in the desert, on a mercenary mission in Egypt, where an idol of the Egyptian moon god; Khonshu, saved him and gave him his moon-based powers. Returning to the US with a newfound lease on life he took up multiple identities such as “Steven Grant”, and “Jake Lockley” to fight crime which, when alongside childhood trauma, also caused him to lapse back into Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Unless you know your Marvel comic books inside out Moon Knight will be unknown to many. That’s not a criticism to the character as the likes of The Guardians Of The Galaxy, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones all were too. With the right marketing , more importangily the correct media you can make B list characters A listers.
Moon Knight is one of Marvel’s cult characters who has had multiple egos since his debut in 1975’s Werewolf by Night #32. He is Marc Spector, an ex-Marine turned mercenary whose multiple alter egos allow him to better fight crime. He’s also cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant.
The series is set to start filming in Budapest Hungary in March. You can watch Benson and Moorhead’s next film Synchronic in the UK from 29th January on Digital HD.