‘Umbrella Academy’ Co-Creator Set As Showrunner For ‘Moon Knight’
The Moon Knight series on Disney+ is one step closer to reality. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Slater, best known for his work on Netflix’s Umbrella Academy adaptation, is set to develop and write the Marvel Studios-produced show.
Marvel head Kevin Feige shocked the world when he announced its upcoming slate of series coming to Disney+ at the D23 Fan Expo earlier this year. In addition to the projects focusing on current MCU characters, Feige revealed that Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight would all be getting standalone series on the streaming service. Following that initial bombshell, things have been quiet on the Disney+ front, at least until now.
Slater is no stranger to comic book movies as he co-wrote the script for the 2015’s Fantastic Four, starring Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. His other credits include the Netflix horror film Death Note, based on the popular manga of the same name, and the TV version of The Exorcist.
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Making his debut in 1975, Marc Spector is a Jewish-American, born in Chicago, Illinois. As an adult, Spector decides to give up being a Marine to become a mercenary. While on a mission in Egypt, Spector is left for dead after losing a fight to Raoul Bushman. He’s found by a group of Egyptians who take him to an ancient temple that houses a statue of the moon god Khonshu. As Spector fights for his life, the god appears to him, offering him a second chance at life.
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