“Well the secret is out,” Middleton wrote in the post, geo-tagged from Budapest, Hungary. “It’s an honor to be a part of introducing a new character to the MCU #MoonKnight. Who says cinematographers worry about white costumes! … not if they are complex characters played by an amazing performer like @officialoscarrisaac. Thank you director Mohamed Diab and the #mcu for inviting me aboard.”
At the time of writing, Disney or Marvel haven’t given any official announcement about Isaac’s involvement in the MCU series. If his role is finalized, Isaac will be one of several actors who have appeared in both the MCU and Fox’s X-Men cinematic universe, having previously portrayed the main antagonist in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer.
As for Moon Knight, Isaac would be making his MCU debut under the direction of Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab, who is said to be helming the series, which revolves around Spector, a former soldier of fortune, whose encounter with an Egyptian god of vengeance and moon deity, Khonshu, inspires his transformation into a costumed vigilante.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show
Marvel first announced the Moon Knight series at D23 in August 2019. At one time, Kevin Feige indicated that Moon Knight and some of Marvel’s other Disney+ series’ such as She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel would all wrap production by the end of 2020. Ultimately, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic delayed that timetable and many of the original production dates were pushed back.
WandaVision, however, is on target for its release on Disney+ on January 15, as the first entry in an ambitious new lineup of TV series’ designed to be more closely integrated with Marvel’s movies. For more about the studio’s future slate of projects and releases, read our breakdown of the biggest and most noteworthy developments in the MCU, on Disney+ and in Marvel’s comics this year.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.