27 Oct – Previously, he was a Marvel supervillain, but it seems that "Star Wars" actor Oscar Isaac is stepping to the light side as he is set to be a Marvel superhero next.
Deadline reported that Isaac, whose time as Poe Dameron in the "Star Wars" franchise is coming to an end, is in talks to star as the title character of Disney+ series "Moon Knight".
Isaac is no stranger to superhero franchises as he previously played the titular villain in "X-Men: Apocalypse" and even did a voice cameo in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse".
Once the deal is sealed, Isaac will play Moon Knight a.k.a. Marc Spector, a mercenary with various alter egos, such as cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant. The white-clad comic book hero was also established as being a conduit for Khonshu, an Egyptian moon god.
A project focusing on the superhero was first announced at the D23 Expo last year but there's not been much update on it until now.
At the moment, no production date has been set but Marvel and Disney+ are looking for a director to helm the series, which will have Jeremy Slater, who worked on Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy", developing and leading the series' writing team.
Aside from Isaac's "Moon Knight", other Marvel series being developed for Disney+ include the Tatiana Maslany-starring "She-Hulk" and Iman Vellani-starring "Ms. Marvel".
As for Isaac, he was set to be seen in "Dune" this year, but the pandemic has pushed the movie to next year, during which he will also be seen starring in "The Card Counter" and "Big Gold Brick". He's also reuniting with Jessica Chastain in HBO series "Scenes from a Marriage".