The Marvel Cinematic is back and Phase 4 has finally begun! This week has been filled with so much MCU news such as Chris Evans is possibly returning as Steve Rogers and Moon Knight adding Ramy star May Calamawy to the series. As fans wait for production to begin in Budapest this March, The Hollywood Reporter has given us another casting update! Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke has been tapped to play the lead villain! The article mentions that the role is undisclosed but we have three good guesses on what character he’ll likely play.
For those who don’t read the comics, Bushman is one of Moon Knight’s oldest enemies. First appearing in November 1980’s Moon Knight #1, Bushman worked as a mercenary in Sudan with Spector as his former right-hand man. When Bushman and his men came upon Dr. Peter Alruane and his daughter Marlene Alraune, he attempted to kill both of them in order to steal the Egyptian gold Alruane had discovered. Marc Spector, disgusted by Bushman’s senseless murder, tries to save Alruane and his daughter, but Bushman kills Marlene’s father then beats Spector to the brink of death.
First appearing in Hulk! Magazine #17 in October 1979, Randall Spector aka Shadow Knight is the brother of Marc Spector. In the comics, they have both at certain points been chosen as the avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Having played a major role in the Shadowland storyline, it’s there Randall is convinced by The Profile that he is Khonshu’s next avatar on Earth. He’s also a member of the Cult of Khonshu, having been mystically enhanced with impenetrable skin and super-human strength by Princess Nephthys.
The Egyptian god of the moon himself is responsible for rescuing Spector and making him his new avatar. Most of the time Khonshu is a tormentor of Marc Spector. Always telling Marc how pathetic he is or always making him beg for the power to be a hero. Khonshu is constantly reminding Marc that he owes his life to him.
With Oscar Isaac starring in the leading role, it’s going to be super amazing to watch these two powerhouse actors going at it with each other for who knows how many episodes the show will have ! The series will be directed by Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead! Jeremy Slatter serves as the head writer!
What villain do you think Ethan Hawke will play? Let us know in the comments below!