Ethan Hawke has officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as THR has reported that the actor has signed on to join Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight, one of Marvel’s many upcoming shows for Disney+. With Isaac slated to play Marc Spector aka Moon Knight, Hawke will be playing the lead villain of the series, but THR didn’t specify which villain that might be. They did note that Moon Knight’s archnemesis is considered to be a villain named Bushman, “a fellow mercenary who turned on the hero when Egyptian gold came into the picture.” Do you have any guesses?
In addition to Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, Moon Knight will also feature May Calamawy (Ramy) in what is said to be a “key role.” Production on Moon Knight is expected to kick off in Budapest this March under the director of Mohamed Diab (Clash) as well as Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, the filmmaking team behind The Endless and Synchronic. Prior to becoming the superhero, Marc Spector was a former Marine and CIA agent before becoming a soldier-for-hire, and he amassed quite the fortune for himself over the years. However, when a job in Cairo brought him to a secret archaeological dig, Spector was left for dead by a former colleague who massacred the workers. After dragging himself through the sands towards the tomb of Konshu, the Egyptian moon god, Spector was placed beneath a statue of the god before his heart beat its last. Konshu then appeared before him in a vision and offered Spector a second chance at life if he would become the god’s avatar on Earth and defend the innocent.
In addition to Moon Knight, there are plenty of other Marvel shows destined for Disney+, including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Secret Invasion, She-Hulk, Ironheart, and Armor Wars. The first two episodes of WandaVision just debuted and you can check out an exclusive interview with director Matt Shakman right here.