Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, just one of many announced MCU-related TV shows that will be anchoring Disney+, has found some additional directors. Mohamed Diab (Clash) had already previously signed on to helm the series, but he will now be joined by indie directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
The duo will reportedly direct several episodes of the show, but Diab will still be at the helm for the majority. Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) is leading the writer’s room, and the series has already secured Oscar Isaac to star.
Benson and Moorhead are the directing duo behind a number of intriguing indie horror films such as Spring, Resolution, and The Endless. They’ve developed a bit of a cult following over the years – often for performing multiple roles on those films, from writing to acting to directing and producing to shooting and editing.
It will be interesting to see how they handle going from low-budget genre pics to a bigger superhero TV show with far more eyes on it.
So, who is Moon Knight? Well, that’s a question with multiple answers, as the character has had various incarnations since his debut in 1975. His real name is Marc Spector, an ex-Marine turned mercenary whose multiple alter egos allow him to better fight crime. These alternate personas include cab driver Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant.
However, in later comics he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, while recently he’s become a consultant who dresses in all white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
So the character has mutated throughout the years, but most writers to have tackled him have usually kept his core characteristics intact, always depicting him with multiple personalities and a fractured mental state. Who knows how the Disney+ show will address the character, but they’ve got plenty of material to work with.
The show is expected to begin shooting in Budapest in March.