Oscar Isaac is in Negotiations for Marvel’s Moon Knight Series
Deadline is reporting that Oscar Isaac may be heading from Star Wars to Marvel. The actor is in negotiations to star in Moon Knight, the upcoming Disney+ series based on the classic comic character.
Jeremy Slater will be developing the series and leading the writing team. Slater had developed The Umbrella Academy, another comic turned television series, for Netflix.
Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector, a mercenary who may be the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Spector also might be crazy with multiple personalities he inhabits. Are they part of his mission? Is it part of being a conduit for a god? Has he lost his mind?
Spector is also one of the few high profile Jewish characters in the Marvel Universe. Magneto, The Thing, and Kitty Pryde being the other three well-known characters. With the possible casting of Isaac, an opportunity to have a Jewish actor tap into their experiences for the role is lost. Spector’s Jewishness is central to his character, the son of a Rabbi, and the “slave” of an Egyptian god. Isaac has said he has Jewish ancestry on his Father’s side of the family though both of his parents are evangelical Protestant and he was raised as one.
Moon Knight is just one of a wave of shows coming to Disney+ from Marvel. WandaVision premieres soon but also coming is The Falcon & Winter Soldier, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and numerous other rumored shows in development.