Marvel’s Moon Knight brings synchronous administrators along with her, and filming begins this spring
Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight series has reportedly added Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead as directors for the upcoming Disney + series. In addition, it has been reported that production of the series will begin in March. Benson and Moorhead will be joining previously announced director Mohamed Diab when production begins. The rise of Skywalker star Oscar Isaac stars in Moon knightThat was only confirmed earlier this week thanks to cinematographer Gregory Middleton. The news comes as Marvel Studios prepares to launch its first Disney + series, WandaVision, next week.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are best known for their science fiction horror films The Endless and Synchronic. Benson and Moorhead co-direct Moon Knight episodes with Mohamed Diab based on a script by Umbrella Academy’s showrunner Jeremy Slater. It is believed that production will start in Budapest sometime in March. Moorhead says, “I still can’t fully wake up from my dream that we’re going to direct Oscar Isaac on a Marvel show. It really happens.”
None are available for the Moon Knight story details, which is not uncommon for Marvel Studios and their secret way of working behind the scenes. The studio does its best to keep everything under wraps and to ensure that Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are surprised when the show premieres on Disney +. WandaVision is only a week away from debut, and next to nothing is known about what will happen on the series other than the classic sitcom elements and a dark undercurrent. Paul Bettany recently revealed that the show doesn’t shy away from the action MCU fans have become used to.
Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, recently stated that Moon Knight’s goal is “to earn the applause and fandom by delivering everything we just promised.” He continued, “It’s been a while since we had an action hero jumping out of buildings and getting into fights … The insanity is a unique aspect of the program.” In the comics, Marc Spector, also known as Moon Knight, was a CIA agent who turned mercenary and made a lot of money off his work. He gained the fortune that DC character Bruce Wayne has. However, during his last mercenary job in Cairo, Spector was left for dead.
Marc Spector was able to drag himself through the desert until he reached Konshu, the Egyptian moon god. From there he was resuscitated, although it came at a heavy price. Upon his return to New York, the character learns that he has a multiple personality disorder. In addition to the resurrection, Konshu gave Spector more physical abilities and prophetic visions at night. The Moon Knight Disney + series is believed to tell Spector’s genesis story, although this has not yet been officially confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce that Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are members of director Moon Knight.
I still can’t fully wake up from my dream that we are directing Oscar Isaac on a Marvel show. It really happens.
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– Aaron Moorhead (@AaronMoorhead) January 8, 2021