It’s official… Oscar Isaac has been knighted…
The 42-year-old Guatemalan & Cuban actor will officially star in Marvel and Disney+’s Moon Knight series with the Star Wars actor confirming his casting.
In a tweet posted to the official Marvel Studios account, Isaac posed in front of enlarged panels from the Moon Knight comic series, setting his involvement in stone.
“WE ARE MOONKNIGHT,” the Twitter post read.
Reports previously swirled about the actor’s casting for the series back in October, upon hearing that he was in negotiations to star in the titular role. Jeremy Slater, behind Netflix’s series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic books, has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team on the series for the Disney streaming platform.
Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.
Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) May 27, 2021
Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and appeared in the August 1975 issue Werewolf by Night #32.
Mohamed Diab will direct the upcoming Marvel series, which will feature Ethan Hawke in the cast.