If you have yet to see Infinity War because of personal reasons, you missed the chance at seeing Ross Marquand take over the mantle of Captain America’s archnemesis Red Skull after previous actor Hugo Weaving expressed reluctance at reprising the role.
Marquand, a long time Marvel fan was at ComiCONN in Connecticut and he talked about while he had a great time playing Red Skull, the character he’d most like to suit up as would be Moon Knight.
Moon Knight-real name Marc Spector- first jumped onto the comic book scene back in August of 1975 in Werewolf by Night #32. Spector got his fighting start as a heavyweight boxer before joining the Marines only going on to leave that behind in favor of becoming a mercenary. While working on a mission in Africa he is left to die in the dessert before being resurrected by the ancient Egyptian moon god Khonshu in exchange for him becoming his avatar on Earth. Spector’s powers include multiple personalities, extensive backgrounds in hand-to-hand combat and martial arts training, and strength, endurance, and reflexes that become enhanced depending upon the phases of the moon.
Moon Knight does get compared to Batman every now and then and Marquand himself even acknowledges it, though he doesn’t personally agree:
“Moon Knight was a mercenary–kind of a gun for hire who didn’t really have much regard for people before he had his moment of awakening…Bruce was always a good guy–even as a kid, he was torn by revenge, but he wasn’t this bloodthirsty killer like Moon Knight was. So I think that, coupled with what they’ve been doing the last 15 years with the character–going into the dissociative identity disorder, really calling in to question if everything happening is all in his head, is he actually a vigilante killer or did he die in Egypt? It brings up a slew of questions, and that to me has never really been delved into in any comic book character before–the idea of, is any of this actually happening? Is he crazy? Is he killing good people? Is he actually dead in Egypt? Those are such amazing questions and I don’t feel like any comic book series before or since has really tapped into that. So for me, playing a crazy superhero would be awesome. So Moon Knight, Moon Knight for sure.”
Reportedly, Screen Rant asked Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios about Moon Knight entering the MCU and he confirmed that Marc Spector had actually been discussed, but he never clarified if or when we could expect to see him. However, the fact that he is even being talked about at all is already half of the battle and Marquand might be getting the chance the done the white suit sooner than he thinks.
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