Marvel has found their head writer for their upcoming Disney+ Moon Knight series in Umbrella Academy’s developer, Jeremy Slater.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and they claim that he will “oversee” the series.
Slater has worked on the Fantastic Four reboot, Netflix’s adaptation of the popular manga Death Note, Fox’s The Exorcist and Umbrella Academy.
The adaptation of Gerard Way’s Dark Horse comic received over 45 mill viewers in the first month of release.
Umbrella Academy also received various Emmy nominations and a Teen Choice Award nomination.
Who is Moon Knight?
For those who are not familiar, Moon Knight is the alter-ego of Marc Spector. He is a son of a rabbi-turned-mercenary who eventually becomes a culvert for the Egyptian god, Khonshu.
Marc Spector has multiple personality disorder and this is where the idea that his mental state is fractured comes into play.
His personas range from Jake Lockley the cabbie to millionaire playboy Steven Grant all the way to a conduit for Khonshu, Mr. Knight.
He has multiple limited comic runs, several origins and varying depictions of his powers. You can read these on Marvel Unlimited.
What else is underway?
Feige announced the Moon Knight series at D23 alongside She-Hulk, which just found its head writer in Rick and Morty’s Jessica Gao.
Ms. Marvel is also set to begin filming next fall but no cast has been announced just yet.
The role of Marc Spector is still vacant but netizens, as usual, already have a list of actors that they want to fill the role.
These two series will be part of the Disney+ line-up alongside shows such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, and Hawkeye.
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