Disney+ has become the streaming home for many upcoming television ventures for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In one of its upcoming programs, the streaming service and Marvel Studios have announced the director for the impending series Moon Knight. Director Mohamed Diab (Cairo 678, Eshtebak) will join the streaming series as a director for the MCU project, according to Screen Rant. This news follows the recent development that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina) is to star as the lead role in the program.
Moon Knight centers on Marc Spector, an ex-CIA agent, who has been revitalized and provided another opportunity of living through a Moon God. To be granted this restoration, Spector must also offer his body as a vessel for God’s Earth avatar. Currently, Isaac is the only announced cast as he portrays Spector and the various incarnations and personalities of the character. Additionally, the show was created by Doug Moench and is based on original Marvel comic books and characters from the likes of Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Iron Man) and Jack Kirby (Black Panther, Iron Man).
Diab is an Egyptian director who is best known for his film work through the Egyptian films Cairo 678 and El Gezira. The announcement by Disney+ and Marvel that Diab will join the upcoming television series marks the first instance of Diab working under a Hollywood studio during his career, via Screen Rant.
Currently, it is unknown when the series’ exact premiere date will be, but is expected to be released in the year 2022.