Moon Knight: Disney+ Taps Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead to Direct

Only days after cinematographer Gregory Middleton AscCsc, (Watchmen, Game of Thrones) confirmed that Oscar Isaac (Dune) would be joining the small-screen MCU in the role of Marc Spector in Disney+'s upcoming live-action Moon Knight series and that Mohamed Diab (Clash, Cairo 678) was on board to direct, we have some additional some new names to add to that directors' list. With filming expected to begin in March, THR is reporting that Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (The Endless, Synchronic) will be joining Diab in the director's chair. Diab and Benson & Moorhead are expected to direct several episodes.

Moon Knight: Do we have a casting confirmation? (Image: Marvel Studios)
Moon Knight (Image: Marvel Studios)

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Middleton announced that he was joining the series since "the secret is out." Here's a look at the full post, where Middleton wrote, "Well the secret is out. It's an honor to be a part of introducing a new character to the MCU #MoonKnight. Who says cinematographers worry about white costumes! … not if they are complex characters played by an amazing performer like [Oscar Isaac] . Thank you director Mohamed Diab and the #mcu for inviting me aboard."

Last summer, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige announced three Disney+ live-action series: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Since that time, we learned that The Umbrella Academy series creator Jeremy Sister was tapped to develop and lead the writers' room on Moon Knight, Emmy award-winner Jessica Gao (Adult Swim's Rick and Morty) is developing and leading the writers' room on She-Hulk, and Bisha K. Ali (Hulu's Four Weddings and a Funeral) was on board to write and serve as showrunner on Ms. Marvel. Disney+ also has a number of other live-action series coming up, including the Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany-starring WandaVision (set for January 2021), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie (set for March 2021), the Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki, (set for May 2021) and animated anthology series What If…?, (set for later in 2021). Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion and Don Cheadle returns to the armor for Armor Wars, while the next generation gets the spotlight in Ironheart.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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