Praise Khonshu! With 2021 having finally arrived, the start of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 is just right around the corner! A year has passed since any MCU content has been out and the atmosphere is filled with anticipation! As fans patiently wait for WandaVision to begin this Friday, Marvel Studios have gotten themselves two new directors joining Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab for the upcoming Disney+ series, Moon Knight!
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, indie genre filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been hired to direct several episodes on Marvel’s violent vigilante! Mohamed Diab will reportedly direct a good chunk of the show. Both Benson and Moorhead are been best known for their sci-fi horror film Endless, about brothers returning to a UFO cult they escaped from years before, and their latest sci-fi thriller movie Synchronic starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan.
We're directing some episodes of Marvel's MOON KNIGHT starring Oscar Isaac.
I had this comic handed to me when I was 8 years old & haven't stopped thinking about it since. And with Mohamed Diab also on it, genius director of CLASH… Tempted to thank an ancient lunar deity.
— Justin Benson (@JustinHBenson) January 9, 2021
I still can't quite wake up from this dream I'm having, that we're directing Oscar Isaac in a Marvel show. It's really happening.
— Aaron Moorhead (@AaronMoorhead) January 8, 2021
While it wasn’t mentioned during the Marvel Studios portion of Disney’s investor’s meeting, The Hollywood Reporter has also gone on the record to confirm that Dune and Star Wars actor Oscar Issac will indeed be playing the title character! For me, I wasn’t too sure he would get to play Marc Spector after landing the leading role in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ upcoming Metal Gear Solid adaptation, but seeing this makes me extremely happy that Disney and Marvel are going to find some time to fit into Issac’s packed filming schedule!
Filming for Moon Knight is looking to start this March in Budapest! The Umbrella Academy’s Jeremy Slater is leading the writer’s room. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has described Moon Knight as an action-adventure Indiana Jones-esque type of story that will tackle his dissociative identity disorder. He also mentions that the backdrop for the series will be centered around Egyptian iconography egyptology.
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