Deadline is hearing Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to star as the title character in Moon Knight, the Marvel, and Disney+ series based on the comic book hero. While it is not confirmed that he has signed yet, many news agencies have him in the role. Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic books, has been set to develop and lead the writing team on the streaming show series.
Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — 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+ have been accelerating their development of new programming as Isaac joins Tatiana Maslany, who was recently chosen 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 looking to have a strong set of characters to lead these new comic book-based series.
With his time as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise coming to an end, Isaac is putting himself out there. When we finally head back to theaters, Isaac has several films set to premiere that include the 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.