May Calamawy To Join Disney+ ‘Moon Knight’ Series In Key Role

by Erik Amaya

Although Marvel Studios has yet to confirm much about its upcoming Moon Knight series for Disney+, development nonetheless continues.

According to The Hollywood ReporterRamy‘s May Calamawy will play a “key role” in the series. Of course, it is unclear who she will play, but Moon Knight info tends to parse out in very small bits. She will join presumed star Oscar Isaac in the program, the last of Marvel’s initial Disney+ slate to head into production. Created by Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin as Marvel’s quasi-answer to the Batman, the character has experienced various waves of popularity and is one of the more interesting choices for a Marvel television production. Indeed, rumors persisted for years that a Moon Knight show would join Daredevil and the other Defenders on Netflix.

Isaac will reportedly star as Mark Spector, a man with dissociative identity disorder whose identities include a boxer, a vigilante, and the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Marvel has yet to confirm he will lead the show, but considering the studio did not confirm Hailee Steinfeld‘s role on Hawkeye until a week after set photos emerged with her in Kate Bishop’s gear, we’re playing closer attention to when Marvel announces casting.

The program will be helmed by Mohamed Diab and Synchronic directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead while The Exorcist‘s Jeremy Slater serves as showrunner. Production is said to begin in March.

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