If we can get any kind of treat this year, let it be this: Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker star Oscar Isaac might be heading to Disney+ with his own Marvel TV series.
After starring in Disney’s epic sci-fi franchise, the Ex-Machina and soon-to-be Dune star is in talks to lead a new Marvel series about vigilante Moon Knight. Deadline reports that Disney is reportedly turning to Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s TV series adaptation of Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy comics, to develop and lead the writing team on Moon Knight.
For those not aware, Moon Knight is essentially Marvel’s answer to Batman. Originally created in 1975 by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, he’s a caped crusader and vigilante with multiple personalities and powered by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu—hence the name.
Throughout Marvel Comics’s varied runs, he’s been a boxer-turned-Marine-turned-CIA operative named Marc Spector, a taxi driver named Jake Lockley and millionaire named Steven Grant. Each of his identities has tied into his character, his outfit and presentation, as he fights street-level crime and struggles to balance the voice of Khonshu and his alternate personalities in his head.
So, basically, expect a lot of internal dialogue and inner thoughts, badass brutal crime fighting and Mr. Isaac, with witty, potty-mouthed quips. I mean, just imagine Oscar Isaac saying any of these lines taken out of context from Moon Knight comics.
Now, I might be jumping the gun here, and whomst is to say whether they’d even crossover, but just imagine Oscaar Isaac saying that ketamine line to Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man? What a world we may soon be able to live in. According to the above Deadline report, Marvel and Disney+ are now looking for a director for the series, but don’t expect to see it anytime soon. There’s currently no production start date and Marvel “had no comment.”
Regardless, the alleged Oscar Isaac-linked Moon Knight series joins a bounty of other upcoming and exciting Marvel TV shows coming to the Disney streaming service, including Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and, very soon, WandaVision.
And to anyone who wants to tell me that Oscar Isaac can’t star in Moon Knight because he already played Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse—a Sony Pictures production—all I gotta say is, to quote Latrice Royale in RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 4, “baby, we don’t talk about
All Stars 1 X-Men Apocalypse.”
Now to patiently wait for this to be officially confirmed, before Isaac backtracks and acts about as suss as Orphan Black star and alleged She-Hulk lead Tatiana Maslany.
Hero source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic (Getty Images), Becky Cloonan/Marvel