Yesterday, it was revealed by TheHollywoodReporter that Marvel Studios has hired Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist, Umbrella Company, Fantastic Four) as the lead writer/showrunner on their upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight.

The hero is ostensibly Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous after 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, he was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.

Jeremy took to Twitter last night to confirm his involvement and his excitement.

SLATER: “I was seven when I bought my first Marvel comic, and my life was changed on the spot. It’s no exaggeration to say that joining the MCU is the single greatest honor of my career. I’m thrilled and terrified and deliriously happy.”

“And while I won’t be able tell you anything in regards to story or casting, I *can* tell that you we’ve assembled a room full of brilliant writers who truly love this character, and we’re all hard at work crafting something special for you.”

“So stick around and stay tuned. Moon Knight is on the way, and it’s going to be one hell of a ride.”

Here are the original tweets.

Disney has yet to announce a director, leading cast or even a targeted release date.

A rumor was making the rounds that Marvel was looking to hire a Jewish actor that has Israeli family heritage. However, it’s unknown if they’ll end up being that strict.

Fans are certainly curious what tone Marvel will be aiming for the series given that Marc Spector/Moon Knight is known as a violent vigilante and the family-friendly nature of the streaming service.

Slater had most recently attached to adapt Stephen King’s novel Tommyknockers as a feature film for Universal Pictures with James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw, Aquaman) set to produce.

SOURCE: JEREMY SLATER

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