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32 minutes ago, Key Largo Comics said:

Man, this is such a great time to love all these characters! :whee:

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Yes it will...Can't wait for Moon Knight to come out.

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On 12/21/2019 at 3:20 PM, Bosco685 said:

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Didn't see this coming and I hope he goes on by.

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Oh, I bet NOW there will be talk of how wonderful The Witcher was.

MOON KNIGHT Gets 'THE WITCHER' Writer

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Moon Knight showrunner Jeremy Slater is assembling his writer's room for the Disney+ series and the first addition is The Originals and The Witcher scribe Beau DeMayo. 

He's currently working on the screenplay for Netflix's planned The Witcher anime movie spin-off and he's previously penned episodes of The Vampire Diaries and a tie-in comic book series. GWW notes that production is still expected to begin later this year, so we'll likely get a lot more news on Moon Knight in the coming months as the project continues moving forward. 

 

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On 1/23/2020 at 12:42 PM, kimik said:

Nah .... 

We have seen Batman in movies so many times, I think Moon Knight on Netflix will kick Robert Pattinson's Batman's caped butt. Arguably Sienkiewicz's first Moon Knight cover from March, 1980 about same time as Marvel Preview mag with Moon Knight Spring, 1980:

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f the casting breakdown is any indication of the direction of series, it looks to be an intense, supernatural thriller that hasn’t really been seen in the MCU. In various incarnations of the comic it’s unclear if Moon Knight is truly endowed with superpowers, due to his mental instability. If this breakdown is a true indication of the direction of the series, it seems that we may be getting a more straightforward Marvel crimefighting experience.

 

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There have been wild rumors about Marvel Studios showing interest in every actor from Daniel Radcliffe, to Andrew Garfield, to Shia Lebeouf, for the lead role in Moon Knight over the years. However, this casting breakdown not only points to an older action hero in his forties leading the series, but it also specifically notes who Marvel thinks would work for the role.

 

None other than Keanu Reeves.

 

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I recently went on a giant nostalgic comic reading binge, which included pretty much all Moon Knight series. I originally hated Bendis' volume (back in 2011) but this time actually enjoyed it and honestly thought the 'hero personalities' might be the best way to handle Moon Knight in the show for a wider audience. 

If he simply has many personalities that need to be introduced and fleshed out, that might be too much for audience to track and absorb, however if some of those personalities were characters everyone is already familiar with it would make the concept easily picked up and exciting.

I'm not saying they use the storyline from that Bendis series, but him struggling with personalities of famous heroes in the media (the expectations he feels pressing on him as a new superhero causing additional stress and aggravating his existing personality disorder) might be an interesting way to go (and would allow Marvel to drop in cameos by other characters whenever they like, as it would fit the disorder being a 'walk in' personality for Moon Knight - and some would only need voice work, as they could just animate a fully costumed Spiderman for example.)

Let's all be honest, if out of the blue Moon Knight suddenly had Hugh Jackman's Wolverine voice jump into his head, popped his custom silver claws and went into some berserker rage in order to win a fight...we would all loose our collective minds.

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On 9/25/2020 at 2:17 PM, Bosco685 said:

 

If Keanu is cast as MK, my life will be complete.

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BREAKING: With his time in the Star Wars franchise coming to an end, Oscar Isaac now sets his sights on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline is hearing he is in negotiations to star as Moon Knight in the Marvel and Disney+ series based on the comic book hero.

 

Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s comic book adaptation of the Umbrella Academy series, has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team on the series for the streamer.

 

Moon Knight aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.

 

Marvel and Disney+ will now look to attach a director to the series. No production start date has been set. Marvel had no comment.

 

Marvel and Disney+ having ramping up there future slate of development as Isaac joins Tatiana Maslany, who was recently tapped to play She-Hulk, and Iman Vellani, who was named the new Ms. Marvel. As WandaVision, eyes a premiere date before the end of the year, the studios are now looking to have a strong set of characters to lead these new tentpole series.

 

With his time as Poe Dameron coming to an end in the Star Wars franchise, Isaac is not slowing down any time soon. When audiences head back to theaters, he has a number of films set to bow that include the next Paul Schrader thriller, The Card Counter as well as Denis Villeneuve’s retelling of Dune. He recently signed on to the HBO limited series Scenes From A Marriage at HBO, reuniting with his old Julliard classmate Jessica Chastain.

 

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1 hour ago, Bosco685 said:

 

Oscar Isaac is a much stronger casting choice over Daniel Radcliffelol or Keanu Reeves. If this is true, between this and the alleged She-Hulk casting (which Tatiana Maslany or Disney hasn't confirmed), Disney+ MCU ain't messing around.

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‘Moon Knight’: Mohamed Diab To Direct Marvel’s Disney+ Series

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Absolutely love the Oscar Isaac choice if it comes together.  As much as I love Keanu, I think OI has a pretty amazing range and could really nail the character.

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Oscar Isaac's casting as the MCU's Moon Knight may be a great move for the Disney+ show, but the violent comic book means the adaptation will have to change a lot to avoid an R rating. Marc Spector, the hero Isaac will play is a blend of The Punisher and Batman and will need a major revamp to sit alongside the more family-friendly content on Disney's streaming platform. He's an excellent character to add to the MCU roster, as Marvel's Moon Knight has ties to the Avengers, Heroes For Hire, and has interacted with most major Marvel heroes at some point or another. The caped crusader has also had his fair share of stand-alone issues and volumes, and so there's a wealth of untouched source material for those creating the series.

 

And a wealth of exciting places to start the series, especially since Moon Knight is a character many fans would have placed last of their list of figures most likely to receive a television adaptation. Even dyed in the wool comic fans often know very little about Moon Knight, as - fitting with his lone-wolf personality - many of his adventures are standalone events featuring no other heroes, making it borderline impossible to stumble upon him and want to read more. That said, it's also not a bad thing, as Moon Knight's source material wouldn't quite mesh the lighter tone of many of Marvel's more popular series.

 

Unfortunately, this is exactly the problem, as comic readers will attest that Moon Knight has some moments that are more akin to Sin City or another R-rated graphic novel and film adaptation than the PG style of the usual Disney fare. Moon Knight is more akin to The Punisher in many senses, as both have little regard for those they deem law-breakers and criminals, and generally, maim and murder those who fall under these categories, often in violent detail. Given the fact that Netflix canceled The Punisher and anything massively deviating from the cheery tone of the current Marvel formula seems consciously avoided in the MCU, it seems that this brutality will have to be cut down. To make matters more complicated, even when Moon Knight himself isn't this violent, his backstory is certainly one of Marvel's darkest, as part of it has a young Marc Spector discover a long-time family friend is in fact a Nazi serial killer. Sacrificing parts of Moon Knight's established lore isn't a pleasant reality, but it also increasingly appears to be one that is necessary.

 

Moon Knight is a character shown to have great depths, who could potentially provide the most insightful look into mental illness the superhero genre has seen since Tony Stark was diagnosed with PTSD in Iron Man 3. But Disney seems intent on avoiding including more adult characters like Deadpool in the MCU, and so a careful line will have to be walked, that allows Moon Knight to be dark and Batman-esque, but not commit atrocities akin to his comic counterpart, who once ripped his archenemies' face off to wear as a mask. Disney is not in the business of making R rated series, despite Netflix's model for less censorship - but they've clearly recognized that Moon Knight is more than the brutalities he has carried out by even proposing this series, suggesting they understand the character enough that a toned-down adaptation will still stay true to the core aspects of Marc Spector.

 

Even a relatively toned-down version of Moon Knight could still establish himself as one of the MCU's most intense heroes yet. Having Moon Knight serve as a Batman-like figure for the MCU - more brutal and more serious than his allies, but also far more human for his struggles with being these things - could make the roster of Phase 4 Marvel heroes all the more dynamic and different in their views, while still preserving the majority of what makes Moon Knight such an interesting upcoming series.

 

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The Egyptian influence seems to show in the casting and creative team. 

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