Marvel's Moon Knight series has found its head writer. The series will be guided by The Umbrella Academy's Jeremy Slater, who promises that the series will be "one hell of a ride." This is the first update that we have received about the show since Kevin Feige first announced it at the D23 Fan Expo over the summer. Marvel Studios is putting a lot of faith into its Disney+ material and is preparing to crank out a lot of it in the next few years.
Jeremy Slater is ecstatic to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to Disney+. "I was seven when I bought my first Marvel comic, and my life was changed on the spot," said the writer on social media. Slater helped develop and write Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, which was recently given orders for a second season. Slater had this to say about joining the MCU and what Marvel fans can expect from Moon Knight.
"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."
In the original Moon Knight comics, ex-Marine Marc Spector ends up doing mercenary work for the CIA. On a mission in Egypt, "he's betrayed by an ally and left for dead." A god named Khonshu is the only reason Spector was able to stay alive and ends up giving him superpowers at the same time. The powers end up transforming Spector into Khonshu's champion, which sees him become Moon Knight, the Fist of Khonshu. With that being said, the character does suffer from mental illness in the form of multiple personalities. While Jeremy Slater isn't going to give us any story information at this time, it's safe to assume that we will be seeing an origin story.
Moon Knight made his first appearance in 1975 and was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. There have been plenty of limited runs over the years and there is plenty of source material around to lay the foundation for a successful series. As for Jeremy Slater, he has also worked on The Exorcist series, Death Note, Pet, Fantastic Four, and The Lazarus Effect. Let's just hope the series ends up being received better than Fantastic Four.
There is currently not a production start or release date set for the Moon Knight series at this time. Now that a writing room has been assembled, it's only a matter of time. However, it seems that the show will more than likely end up premiering during the MCU's Phase 5. We'll just have to wait and see. You can check out Jeremy Slater's Twitter announcement below.