According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Hawke has been cast as the main villain in the series. Hawke will star opposite Oscar Isaac, who has reportedly been cast as the supernatural vigilante.
The details of Hawke's character are yet to be revealed.
"We're directing some episodes of Marvel's Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac", Justin Benson tweeted who will be directing episodes with Aaron Moorhead.
Hawke recently wrapped shooting for filmmaker Robert Eggers' Viking revenge drama The Northman, in which he co-stars Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Anya Taylor-Joy. Based around the cult character of Moon Knight, the series will follow mercenary named Marc Spector who has dissociative identity disorder.
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THR wagers that there's a good chance Hawke is playing Raoul Bushman, a mercenary and thief who leaves Spector for dead in the harsh Egyptian desert over some gold. But we can probably rule Hawke out for that character. May Calamawy will also have a "key role" in the series.
Throughout the course of his comic book career, Moon Knight has come up against more villains than you can shake a stick at. But Moon Knight does have an ample rogues gallery of (mostly B-list) villains, including (thanks, Google) Bengal, Black Tarantula, The Bros Grimm, Bullseye, Count Nefaria, Crossfire, D'Spayre, Daken, Demogoblin, Flag-Smasher, Gypsy Moth, The Hate-Monger, Hobgoblin, The Hood, Kang the Conqueror, Madame Masque, Mr. Hyde, Mister Jip, Nightmare, Norman Osborn, Scarecrow, Taskmaster, The Zodiac, and...
At last month's Disney Investor Day presentation, Kevin Feige also described the series: "Bringing a whole new different vibe to the MCU, Moon Knight is an action-adventure Indiana Jones-type story coming to life as a Disney Plus series directed by Mohamed Diab".