Information about Marvel’s Moon Knight series on the Disney+ streaming service has been scarce since it was announced nearly a year ago (we’re sure the COVID-19 pandemic has surely had a hand in that) but fear not — production for Marvel’s amoral leaning, multiple personality suffering vigilante is still underway.
According to a recent insider report from MCU Direct, Marvel Studios is currently casting for two main roles for Marvel’s Moon Knight on Disney Plus, including Moon Knight’s best friend Jean-Paul DuChamp (AKA “Frenchie”):
“20-40 (years old), White male. A stereotypical good looking, overly enthusiastic, less intelligent than average but still lovable. Actor must be fluent in French.”
“Less intelligent than average?” We all know Jean-Paul DuChamp isn’t the brightest bulb in the box in the Moon Knight comic books but that descriptor seems a little harsh; although perhaps Frenchie’s dimwittedness will be a deciding factor in much of Moon Knight’s conflict in the upcoming Disney+ series.
A second role calls for a female character who is most likely to be Marlene Alraune, Moon Knight/Marc Spector’s love interest:
“20-35 (years old), all ethnicities, female. A manipulative operative in a secret organization, capable of going from cool and tough to warm and friendly in a heartbeat.”
Marvel’s Moon Knight on Disney Plus will revolve around the aforementioned Marc Spector, a former CIA operative who is nearly killed in action on a mission and subsequently strikes a deal with the Egyptian moon god Khonshu to seek revenge on those who left him for dead. As Moon Knight, Marc Spector has been blessed by Khonshu with enhanced capabilities such as superhuman strength, endurance and reflexes whose capacity depend on the phases of the moon. He is also in possession of a vast array of weaponry including bolas, throwing crescent-darts, an ivory boomerang, an axe-shaped lasso grapple, nunchaku, bo staff and a truncheon.
The series is slated to begin filming in November 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, although it’s not expected to air on the Disney+ streaming service anytime before 2022. Jeremy Slater, who adapted The Umbrella Academy series to Netflix is attached to the lead writing role for Marvel’s Moon Knight.
Are you looking forward to Marvel’s Moon Knight on Disney Plus? With the horror-tinged vibes recently imbued in the recently released Disney+ WandaVision trailer, we’re looking even more forward to Moon Knight, as the WandaVision portends that the Moon Knight character will be retaining his trippier, more surrealistic elements.