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Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight: Rumors Suggest Non-Traditional Costume Design, New Characters

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When the MCU's Phase 4 begins on January 15, 2021 with WandaVision, fans will get their first look into the future of Marvel superheroes: Disney+. In 2019, Disney announced eight upcoming MCU shows streaming exclusively on Disney+. One of the lesser-known characters announced was Moon Knight. Oscar Isaac has been reportedly cast to play the Egyptian crime fighter, and now even more details about this upcoming show are being revealed. 

NEWS

A recent report by The Illuminerdi claims that Moon Knight will begin filming in London in March of 2021.

The report also reveals two new character descriptions: "One is for a female lead in her 30’s described as Egyptian and strong (no BS), and the other is for a British male lead in his 50’s-early 60’s in a strong supporting role, potentially open to Europeans." 

The final piece of news from this report is that Marc Spector will be donning a "silver cloak" instead of his traditional look from the comics.



WHAT THIS MEANS

We already know Disney+'s Ms. Marvel has begun filming, so it is no surprise that Moon Knight would be beginning soon after. 

The female character description could be a potential love interest from the comics in Marlene Alruane, but that remains unclear. The male character description is even vaguer, but there's a possibility it's Jean-Paul "Frenchie" Duchamp, who serves as a pilot and colleague to Marc Spector in the comics. 

A "silver cloak" indicates that our first look at a live-action Moon Knight could have a more grounded and gritty appearance than in the comics.

One can expect to begin hearing even more casting and plot details regarding the Marc Spector-led show as the series ramps up pre-production for its Disney+ release in 2022.