It’s being rumored that Marvel is eyeing Pedro Pascal to play the role of Mark Spector, the titular character, in the upcoming Moon Knight Disney Plus series.
It’s said Pedro Pascal is on a shortlist of actors to play Moon Knight, but that nothing is set in stone, but that Marvel wants him on board to be Mark Spector Moon Knight.
Pedro Pascal is of course known for playing The Mandalorian, but his face rarely makes an appearance as “this is the way,” and Pascal is also starring as the villain in the upcoming DC Wonder Woman 1984 movie.
Recent rumors also offer that Moon Knight may introduce both Dracula and Werewolf by Night as the series is said to be introducing the horror/supernatural genre from the Marvel comics.
Interestingly enough, Giancarlo Esposito, who recently appeared in The Mandalorian, is also said to be a possible contender to play Dracula.
Moon Knight also happens to have Jeremy Slater as its head writer who is known for horror projects as well as for developing the super cool Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.
Additional rumors offer the show will be shocking and pulls heavily from the Warren Ellis Marvel Comics run, with both his classic costume and the Mr. Knight persona appearing.
In the comics, Moon Knight is often compared to DC‘s Batman, but he is different as the various related characters were resurrected by the Egyptian Lunar-God of Vengeance and Justice, Khonshu, to serve as his avatar. The character’s powers include psychic resistance, with most telepathic or mental attacks not that effective, a high degree of pain tolerance in addition to proficiency in hand-to-hand combat and weapons training.
Marvel.com describes the comic book version of Marc Spector as: Struggling with multiple personalities and amoral inclinations, Marc Spector fights on against all odds as the cloaked avenger Moon Knight. Over his years as Moon Knight, Spector has also exhibited periodic demonstrations of supernatural powers such as enhanced strength during nights with full moons, prophetic visions and dreams, and the ability to drain another person’s life energies through physical contact.