Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight series has reportedly added Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead as directors of the upcoming Disney + series. In addition, it has been reported that production of the series will begin in March. Benson and Moorhead will join previously announced director Mohamed Diab when production kicks off. Rise of Skywalker star Oscar Isaac takes the lead role Moon Knight, which was just confirmed earlier this week, thanks to cinematographer Gregory Middleton. The news comes as Marvel Studios prepares to launch their first Disney + series, WandaVision, next week.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are best known for their sci-fi horror movies The infinite and In sync. Benson and Moorhead are directing Moon Knight episodes along with Mohamed Diab from a script by Umbrella Academy showrunner Jeremy Slater. Production is believed to start sometime in March in Budapest. Moorhead says, “I still can’t quite wake up from this dream I have of directing Oscar Isaac on a Marvel show. It’s really happening.”
As for story details for Moon Knight, none are available, which is not uncommon for Marvel Studios and their secret way of working behind the scenes. The studio does its best to keep everything a secret to ensure Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are surprised when the show premieres on Disney +. WandaVision is only a week away from debut and almost nothing is known about what will happen in the series, apart from the classic sitcom elements and a dark undercurrent. Paul Bettany recently revealed that the show is not shy of the action that MCU fans have become accustomed to.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently stated that the purpose of the Moon Knight is “to earn the applause and fandom by delivering everything we just promised.” He continued, “It’s been a while since we’ve had an action hero jump out of buildings and get into fights … The mental illness is a unique aspect of the program.” In the comics, Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight, was a CIA agent turned mercenary who made a ton of money from his work. He’s acquired the kind of wealth that DC character Bruce Wayne has. However, during his last job as a mercenary in Cairo, Spector was left for dead.
Marc Spector was able to drag himself through the desert until he reached Konshu, the Egyptian moon god. From there he was raised from the dead, although it came at a heavy price. Upon returning home to New York, the character learns that he has multiple personality disorder. In addition to the resurrection, Konshu gave Spector more physical capabilities and prophetic visions at night. It is believed that the Moon Knight The Disney + series will tell Spector’s origin story, but that has yet to be officially confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce that Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are attached to directing Moon Knight.
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