Oscar Isaac in talks to star in Moon Knight Disney+ series

Devan Coggan
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Oscar Isaac may soon be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Star Wars alum is in talks to star in Marvel's upcoming Moon Knight series for Disney+, EW has learned. Jeremy Slater (Netflix's Umbrella Academy) is writing the show, which is expected to center on erratic vigilante Marc Spector, who gets superpowers from the ancient Egyptian moon god Khonshu.

Isaac is no stranger to the world of Marvel Comics, of course, having previously starred as the titular villain in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released by Fox and not part of Disney's MCU. (He also lent his voice to Spider-Man 2099 in the end-credits of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.) Isaac most recently wrapped his Star Wars run as ace pilot Poe Dameron, and up next, he'll appear in Warner Bros.' sci-fi blockbuster Dune and star alongside Jessica Chastain in HBO's upcoming limited series Scenes From a Marriage.

Moon Knight is one of the seven live-action Disney+ shows that Marvel has in the pipeline, some centering on familiar faces from the big-screen films and others introducing new heroes. Up first is Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen's WandaVision, followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye. Disney+ is also developing shows about She-Hulk (starring Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany) and Ms. Marvel (starring newcomer Iman Vellani).

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