MOON KNIGHT – MARVEL SERIES WRITERS REVEALED

Thanks to the Writers Guild of America West and the keen eye of Murphy’s Multiverse.

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We now know who the writers of Moon Knight are , which is expected to debut in just over a month.

The first episode was written by head writer Jeremy Slater ( The Umbrella Academy ), while Michael Kastelein ( The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ) wrote the second. The third is the work of Beau DeMayo ( The Witcher, X-Men ’97 ), Peter Cameron ( WandaVision ) and Sabir Pirzada ( Person of Interest ). Cameron and Pirzada themselves wrote the fourth with Alex Meenehan ( Bosch ). The fifth is written by Rebecca Kirsch (The Exorcist ) and Matthew Horton , while the sixth is the work of Slater , Cameron and Pirzada , based on a subject by Slater and Danielle Iman ( Swagger ).

In short, a rather heterogeneous group of screenwriters, including new names and writers who have already worked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Given the particularity of the series, it will be interesting to find out how they fared.

We recently discovered that the Egyptian god Khonshu will have the voice of F. Murray Abraham . The protagonist is Oscar Isaac in the role of Marc Spector , while the antagonist is Ethan Hawke in that of Arthur Harrow . The premiere is scheduled for March 30 on Disney + .

We will keep you posted.

The synopsis

The series follows Steven Grant, a quiet employee of a gift shop, who is struck by memory lapses and memories from another life. Steven discovers he has a dissociative identity disorder and shares his body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven / Marc’s enemies approach, the two must investigate their complex identities as they delve into a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.

Moon Knight

Moon Knight is a vigilante created by Doug Moench (lyrics) and Don Perlin (drawings) on Werewolf by Night (first series) n. 32, released in August 1975. Under the mask hides Marc Spector , a former marine who starts working for the mercenary Raoul Bushman , but leaves him dying during an expedition to Egypt. The locals save him and bring him in front of the statue of the god Khonshu , who appears to him in a vision and asks him to become a warrior on Earth. Thus was born Moon Knight , superhero equipped with numerous gadgets invented by Spector, whose physical abilities increase to a superhuman level during the night.

Over the years, Spector suffers a psychic breakdown that leads him to suffer from depression, while Khonshu ‘s visions – perhaps due to his mental state – continue to haunt him. He also becomes much more brutal than in the beginning, and doesn’t hesitate to kill criminals.

The cast

Oscar Isaac will play the protagonist, Marc Spector . Also in the cast are May Calamawy , Ethan Hawke ( Arthur Harrow ) and Dina Shihabi .

The direction

The direction of various episodes will be handled by Mohamed Diab . The Egyptian filmmaker is best known for his feature film debut, Cairo 678 , considered a “harbinger” of the Egyptian revolution of 2011 (it came out a month earlier). In 2016, his Eshtebak (Clash) was selected for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, while his next film, Amira , will be released in 2021. Diab has also written The Island , the hugely successful Egyptian blockbuster.

Other episodes will be directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead , acclaimed independent directors in the fields of science fiction and horror. They are known for Spring , The Endless , Synchronic .

Production

Gregory Middleton ( Fringe, Game of Thrones, Watchmen ) will be the director of photography. The Milanese Stefania Cella ( The great beauty, Downsizing, Lucy in the Sky, Morbius ) will take care of the sets.

The head writer

The head writer of Moon Knight is Jeremy Slater , the same of The Umbrella Academy .