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Oscar Isaac In Talks For Title Role In Marvel's 'Moon Knight'

The 'Dune' star would anchor the series for Disney+.

Oscar Isaac [Esquire UK]

Oscar Isaac is in talks for the title role of Marvel's upcoming Moon Knight series. As first reported by Deadline, Isaac is reportedly negotiating to play Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, a mercenary who uses to take on some supremely sinister enemies. The series is set to air on Disney+.

Jeremy Slater has been tapped to develop the series and lead the writing team. Slater adapted The Umbrella Academy comic books for the Netflix show of the same name. In 2015, Slater wrote the script for the 2015 installment of The Fantastic Four which was distributed by 20th Century Fox.

In 2015, Isaac played Poe Dameron in the Walt Disney Pictures vehicle Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the first chapter in the Star Wars trilogy sequel. Isaac reprised the role in 2017's The Last Jedi and 2019's The Force Awakens. Isaac's relationship with Disney and the franchise's box office success would most likely make negotiations for Moon Knight be more seamless.

Oscar Isaac is set to star in Denis Villeneuve's forthcoming Dune reboot. He is also set to appear in Paul Schrader's thriller The Card Counter and HBO's limited series Scenes from a Marriage.

Moon Knight is the latest in a slew of new shows either in development or production from Marvel Studios. The upcoming She-Hulk series recently landed director and executive producer Kat Coiro, and reportedly signed Tatiana Maslany (Heartland, Orphan Black, HBO's Perry Mason) to play the title role. The studio has WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and Winter Soldier in the works as well. All the shows are currently in production and are set to arrive in 2021.

Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise his role as Nick Fury in a brand new Marvel series coming to Disney+. After appearing as Fury in 11 feature films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Academy Award nominee Jackson is bringing the character to the small screen.

Jackson previously appeared as Fury on television in two episodes Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.

Exact details of the show's storyline and where it fits in the MCU timeline are unclear at this time, but it will be produced by Marvel Studios for Disney+. Writer and producer Kyle Bradstreet is reportedly attached to the project, with Jackson set to star.

On October 16, Helstrom premiered on Hulu. Fans are also hoping that solid viewership of Helstrom could re-ignite the development of the previously announced Ghost Rider series.

- Matt Bishop


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