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Mohamed Diab to Direct ‘Moon Knight’ Series for Disney+

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Oscar Isaac is reportedly in talks to play the titular role in the new Marvel series “Moon Knight” for Disney+.  Isaac is best known for his role as Resistance fighter Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars trilogy and has also appeared in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”  He is also known for starring in the Coen brothers film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 2014.

Now, it seems the new Marvel series has also tapped director Mohamed Diab to direct the show.  Diab is best known for his work on the film “Clash.”  He is also known for his directorial debut filmCairo 678.  Diab also wrote the blockbuster Egyptian franchise El Gezeira (The Island), which are among the highest grossing Egyptian and Arabic films of all time.

According to Deadline, Moon Knight aka Marc Spector, is a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.

Jeremy Slater, known for his work on FOX’s “The Exorcist” and Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy,” will serve as showrunner on the series.

No production start date has been set.

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