5:57 pm EST, January 13, 2021

May Calamawy in talks to join Disney+, Marvel series, ‘Moon Knight’

The upcoming Marvel and Disney+ series Moon Knight may have just found its newest cast member in May Calamawy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ramy vet May Calamawy has officially signed on to join the cast of the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series, Moon Knight.

We first heard word of the fact that a Moon Knight series could soon be making its way on to Disney+ back in October 2020 when it was announced that Star Wars alum Oscar Isaac is currently being eyed to take on the lead role.

The forthcoming Disney+ series would focus on the titular Marvel comic book character, who also goes by the name of Marc Spector.

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Created by Dough Munch and Don Perlin, Moon Knight is a mercenary who also happens to be a millionaire entrepreneur. Like DC’s Batman, he uses his expendable income to beef up his arsenal in an effort to fight crime.

The character isn’t just a vigilante though. In addition to using brawn and brains to fight criminals, he’s also got a few superpowers including increased strength, speed, and endurance, all of which are affected by the lunar cycle.

He acquires his powers during an archeological dig gone awry, which leaves him near death. It’s then that he’s approached by the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu, who offers up another shot at life. The catch is that Spector must now become Khonshu’s human avatar on Earth.

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One thing missing from today’s casting rumors is more information on who May Calamawy could play if she officially signs on to star opposite Isaac.

Here’s hoping Disney+ and Marvel dish more details about the series and who Calamawy will play soon!

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