Ethan Hawke has joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming “Moon Knight” series set for Disney+. Details of what role the actor will play are being kept under wraps, however, Variety is reporting Hawke will play the lead villain.
Hawke has starred in many movies over his career including “Training Day,” “Before Sunrise,” “The Purge,” and more. He is a four-time Oscar nominee, including two for best supporting actor for “Training Day” and “Boyhood” and another two for best adapted screenplay for “Before Midnight” and “Before Sunset.”
“Moon Knight” is a new series created for Disney+. Directed by Mohamed Diab (Clash), the action-adventure features a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography.
Previously announced cast includes Oscar Isaac who will be portraying the titular hero and May Calamawy in an unknown role.
Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been tapped to direct several episodes of the series. Jeremy Slater (Umbrella Academy) will lead the writers room.
“Moon Knight” is set to begin shooting in Hungary in March, and premiere on Disney+ in 2022.