That’s right, you’re reading that correctly, multi-talented performer Oscar Isaac is in talks to take on the role of Marvel Studios title character of Moon Knight in the upcoming Disney+ television series.
As confirmed by Variety, Isaac is in talks to headline the new Disney+ series Moon Knight as it’s protagonist Marc Spector, a former mercenary who gains mystical powers in Egypt and assumes the identity of Moon Knight to battle crime and injustice…although there is a slight catch, Spector is battling multi-personality disorder and might just be insane.
Interested yet? You should be as if Isaac’s casting is confirmed this will be a massive move for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he is one of the most in-demand performers around and has wowed audiences with performances in a range of very different films spanning multiple genres including A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina and Inside Llewyn Davis, and is set to portray the character of Duke Leto Atreides in big-budget sci-fi epic Dune.
While we’ll have to wait and see how this goes I’d be thrilled to see an actor of Isaac’s calibre joining the MCU and I’m certain any deal he would have in place would see him transition to the big screen as Moon Knight in the process.
But we’ll just have to cross our fingers there and wait and see what happens.
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