Saturday, January 12, 2019

Marvel's "Moon Knight" TV Series

According to reports, there is renewed interest in Marvel Comics' "Moon Knight" to be adapted as a live-action TV series, with "Daredevil" showrunner Steven S. DeKnight looking to get involved:

"I wouldn’t mind taking a crack at 'Moon Knight', said DeKnight. There are so many characters that I love in the 'Marvel Universe'.... 

"I’d love to see Moon Knight get a little bit of love. Great, great character."

"Moon Knight" was created for Marvel Comics by writer Doug Moench and illustrator Don Perlin, debuting in "Werewolf by Night" #32 (August 1975).

"...former boxer, 'US Marine' and 'CIA'operative, 'Marc Spector' is left for dead in the Egyptian desert after a battle with the mercenary 'Bushman'. 

"However, he is given a second chance at life by the alien Egyptian moon god 'Khonshu', who offers him the chance to become the god's 'Avatar on Earth'. 

"After defeating Bushman, Spector returns to the US to fight crime and corruption as 'Moon Knight', aka 'The Fist of Khonshu'.

His strength, endurance and reflexes are enhanced depending upon the phases of the moon. The fuller the moon, the more strength 'Moon Knight' derives from it.

A complicated character with multiple personalities, it's not known how much of Spector's strength is mystical and how much is self-induced due to mental/psychological instability. 

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