Marvel’s highly anticipated Moon Knight series is just a few months away from filming, and the cast is coming together. According to Borys Kit of the Heat Vision Blog, Ethan Hawke is set to play an undisclosed character that is understood to be the main main villain of the series.
Hawke is a four-time Oscar nominee with two nominations for best supporting actor for Training Day and Boyhood and another two for best adapted screenplay for Before Midnight and Before Sunset.
His more recent movie roles have been in 2016’s The Magnificent Seven, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and 2020’s Tesla.
Hawke’s decision to sign on with the MCU is a good sign for Moon Knight fans that Marvel continues to draw top tier talent to their projects. He will be joining a super talented cast led by Oscar Isaac (X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars) who is headlining Moon Knight as the titular character and his alter ego Marc Spector. Additionally, May Calamawy has been cast in a “key role” which has not yet been revealed.
Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) will serve as producer and showrunner while, as with all the Marvel-Disney Plus shows, it will be produced by Kevin Feige. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, co-directors on Synchronic, will direct the episodes along with Mohamed Diab.
Marvel first announced the Moon Knight series at D23 in August 2019. Not long afterwards, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige indicated that Moon Knight and some of Marvel’s other Disney+ series such as She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel would all wrap production by the end of 2020.
Ultimately, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic delayed that timetable and many of the original production dates were pushed back. Production on the series is now expected to begin in March 2021.
Source – THR