Marvel Confirms Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight for New Series

He will play the superhero in the upcoming Disney+ project
Marvel Confirms Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight for New Series
Photo (Isaac): Gage Skidmore
Oscar Isaac has previously described his turn as the titular villain in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse as an "excruciating" experience, but it's now been confirmed that the actor will give the world of Marvel another shot by playing Moon Knight in a forthcoming series.

On Twitter today, Marvel Studios confirmed Isaac's involvement with the following post, featuring part of his face, myriad Moon Knight illustrations, and an all-caps "WE ARE MOONKNIGHT" attributed to the actor. Today's reveal follows reports from October 2020 that Isaac would star as Moon Knight in a forthcoming series for Disney+.

His work for Disney includes co-starring in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, while his aforementioned appearance in Apocalypse came before Marvel reacquired the film rights to the X-Men franchise.

Moon Knight first appeared in a in a 1975 issue of the Werewolf by Night comic series, and the character was given his own ongoing series 1980. The story follows Marc Spector, a former U.S. Marine, heavyweight boxer and mercenary who begins fighting crime after becoming the human avatar of Egpytian moon god Khonshu.

Last December, Isaac was also confirmed as the star of a Metal Gear Solid film adaptation.