Wonder has confirmed that Oscar Isaac will star in the Disney Plus Moon Knight series, making the Star Wars star on another highly lucrative side of the Disney empire. Moon Knight is one of several Marvel characters that seem to be inspired by DC Comics’ Batman, and is certainly more of an obscure character to adapt, but as the company moves into the next phase of movies and now shows, jokes is on the menu.
Moon Knight, or Marc Spector, is a mercenary possessed by an ancient Egyptian moon god named Khonshu. That possession gives him his super powers, as well as multiple conflicting personalities, including a taxi driver, a wealthy playboy and a masked vigilante. Marvel and Isaac’s announcement – “WE ARE MOONKNIGHT” – seems to refer directly to the character’s complex psychology.
Disney first announced the Moon Knight series in 2019, and Oscar Isaac is rumored to be in the running for the lead role since October 2020, when Variety reported he was in talks to join the Disney Plus project. The show’s lead writer is Jeremy Slater, who co-founded the The Umbrella Academy Netflix show and also created and executive produced the extremely underrated The Exorcist TV adaptation.
Moon Knight has no announced release date, but several other Marvel shows are on their way to Disney Plus soon. Loki premieres June 9 and both Mrs. Marvel and Hawkeye are still planned for the second half of 2021.