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Marvel officially taps Oscar Isaac for new MCU role

Oscar Isaac will play the hero Moon Knight

Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Isaac will play the hero Moon Knight.

Marvel Studios announced Thursday that Oscar Isaac will star in an upcoming project on the superhero Moon Knight.

  • Marvel Studios tweeted: “‘WE ARE MOONKNIGHT’ - Oscar Isaac #MoonKnight.”
  • The tweet included a picture of Isaac under a bunch of Moon Knight comic strips, a sign that he will be making an appearance as the character.

Oscar Isaac, ‘Moon Knight’ rumors

Rumors about Isaac’s involvement in a “Moon Knight” project began in October 2020 as he was said to be in talks to appear in a Disney+ series based around the superhero character.

The upcoming series — which was announced at the Disney expo D23 in 2019 — will follow the character of Marc Spector, who is an ex-mercenary who uses multiple identities to fight crime. He summons the powers of an Egyptian god to get his strength.

Isaac has a superhero background, as the Deseret News previously explained. He appeared as the villain Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse” — before Disney bought the rights to the X-Men franchise. He also recently starred as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron in the recent Star Wars” sequel trilogy, so he’s no stranger to Disney.