The Ronin is hearing that Arab-European actress Dina Shihabi is potentially up for an undisclosed role in Marvel’s Moon Knight series led by Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector. Shihabi’s credits are mostly from the world of television appearing on Amazon’s Jack Ryan series, Season 2 of the Netflix cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, Netflix’s Daredevil series as Neda Kazemi, the Hulu comedy series Ramy, and recently wrapped on the Netflix series Archive 81 produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster.
However, we weren’t able to confirm if the actress has signed on or what the character might be.
Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Most recently, the character was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
In the comics, Marc Spector was born in Chicago to a Jewish-American family and his father was a rabbi that fled Nazi persecution as a child in Czechoslovakia during WWII. Marc is a former U.S. Marine turned C.I.A. operative, who also had a stint as a boxer.
Directors Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead are behind the new Marvel series with actors Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy nabbing key roles in Moon Knight. The Umbrella Academy’s Jeremy Slater is the series head writer with The Witcher’s Beau DeMayo also contributing.
The show’s producing team includes Grant Curtis (Spider-Man 1-3, Drag Me To Hell, The Gift, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows), Tommy Turtle (The Cell, Immortals, The Fall, Mirror Mirror, Krypton, The Mosquito Coast), and Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four, Death Note).
Filming is underway in Budapest with the United Kingdom confirmed as a second filming location and Jordan also being eyed, the latter location was previously used in Oscar’s big studio sci-fi films Dune and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Moon Knight’s crew consists of cinematographer Gregory Middleton (Watchmen, Fringe), production designer Stefania Cella (Morbius, Black Mass, White Boy Rick), and stunt coordinator Olivier Schneider (No Time To Die).
She-Hulk is currently shooting in Atlanta with other Disney+ shows on the horizon such as the Skrull crossover event series Secret Invasion, Dominique Throne’s Ironheart, Don Cheadle’s Armor Wars, Ryan Coogler’s Wakanda series, and Alaqua Cox’s Echo series.
Marvel is aiming to debut Moon Knight on Disney+ in the first half of 2022 and has been confirmed by Kevin Feige to have a 6-episode season.