Do you know what isn’t banned from Twitter? Moon Knight directors announcing their involvement via social media. Just days after cinematographer Gregory Middleton (possibly went rogue and) announced via Instagram his involvement in the series while also seemingly confirming the involvement of Oscar Isaac, there has been yet another announcement on social media. Director Justin Benson announced today that he and partner Aaron Moorehead have committed to directing multiple episodes of Moon Knight.
We're directing some episodes of Marvel's MOON KNIGHT starring Oscar Isaac.
I had this comic handed to me when I was 8 years old & haven't stopped thinking about it since. And with Mohamed Diab also on it, genius director of CLASH… Tempted to thank an ancient lunar deity.
— Justin Benson (@JustinHBenson) January 9, 2021
The Directors Of A Mad Man
Benson & Moorehead are perhaps best known for 2017’s The Endless, a film fest darling that follows two brothers that get caught in a seemingly endless (get it?) time loop in the California desert while being hunted by a cult that they may have once belonged to. If you’re familiar with the source material, Benson & Moorehead may strike you as a perfect fit not only for Moon Knight’s travels through the ethereal plane but also the dissociative nature of the hero(?) Marc Spector, who suffers from mental illness.
The directing duo joins the previously-announced Mohamed Diab. Kevin Feige introduced Diab as the primary director at December’s investors event.
Moon Knight’s is granted powers by the Egyptian God Khonshu after an archaeological dig goes awry. The origin makes the Egyptian-born Diab uniquely suited to tackle the project. With Marvel already known for exploring new cultures (and international markets) with their films, Moon Knight continues that tradition. Already likened to an “Indiana Jones”-style adventure, Moon Knight, like its lead character, is shaping up to be one of the most multi-faceted entries into the MCU.
Expect Moon Knight to debut on Disney+ in late 2020 or early 2021.