Marvel Studios has found the man who will be responsible for developing and leading the team of scriptwriters of the Moon Knight series for the Disney + streaming service. According to a source, the chosen one is Jeremy Slater, best known for co-creating the successful Umbrella Academy superhero series for Netflix.
This is the first creative movement within the project since Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and Creative Head of Marvel Entertainment, announced the series within the framework of D23 Expo 2019, along with other productions such as She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel.
Moon Knight made his first appearance on Werewolf by Night #32 in 1975, a title written by Doug Moench and illustrated by Don Perlin. Although the character has had several origins and powers in numerous series, the core of the story follows Marc Spector, a mercenary of Israeli origin who faces the villains of the criminal underworld. One of the main narrative lines of the character is that he suffers from a dissociative identity disorder.
Jeremy Slater is no stranger to comic book adaptations, as he was co-writer of the reboot of The Fantastic Four (2015) by Josh Trank, which starred Jamie Bell, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan. Other credits as a writer include the adaptation of Death Note (2017) by Adam Wingard for Netflix, as well as the creation of the series of The Exorcist with Alfonso Herrera.
His most acclaimed work to date came to develop, along with Steve Blackman ( Private Practice ), the adaptation of the independent comic Umbrella Academy, written by Gerard Way, leader of the band My Chemical Romance, and illustrated by the artist Gabriel Ba. The production premiered on February 15 and became a great success being watched by more than 45 million viewers in its first month on Netflix. The series is currently shooting its second season.
Moon Knight has no release date yet. For now, we only know that it will reach the Disney + platform as part of the Phase 4 launches of the MCU.