Since the new Marvel Studios TV shows being produced for Disney+ are so closely tied to the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it only makes sense that the shows are being crafted as if they were feature films. At least that’s how they’re being treated behind the scenes with a process that removes one key element of television production.
Whenever a TV show is made, there’s typically a role called a showrunner. This position acts much in the same way that a director and producer would on a feature film set, heading up creative and managerial responsibility. Showrunners are also credited as an executive producer of the series. In the case of Marvel Studios TV shows like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki, there hasn’t been a showrunner, which means the creative process is treated more like a movie. Read More »
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Oscar Isaac might legitimately kill someone in Moon Knight, the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series starring the Inside Llewyn Davis actor as a mercenary with dissociative identity disorder who draws his power from the moon. At least, that’s what it appears he’ll do, based on the stunts and fight choreography they have him performing during combat training. Let’s just say Isaac gets pretty stabby with a few stunt team members.
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As WandaVision continues to surprise fans with a powerful story about superhero grief, the future of Marvel Studios on the small screen looks extremely promising. The comic book movie studio will soon be digging into characters who have yet to be properly adapted for film or television, and that includes some of their weirder, more obscure characters. One such character is Moon Knight, who is getting his own series on Disney+. Actor Ethan Hawke recently confirmed that he’ll be taking a role in the series, and he also explained what compelled him to work with Marvel Studios, despite being somewhat critical of superhero movies in the past. Read More »
Ethan Hawke has been in Hollywood long enough to see himself become the villain. The Marvel villain, that is. The Good Lord Bird star will reportedly cross swords (or whatever weapons Moon Knight uses) with Oscar Isaac as the Moon Knight villain.
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Moon Knight, one of the many new Marvel shows headed to Disney+, has found its directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Benson and Moorhead are behind great indie genre pics like Resolution, Spring, The Endless, and the recent Synchronic, making Moon Knight the biggest project they’ve been involved with yet. Oscar Isaac is set to star in Moon Knight, which follows “an ex-Marine turned mercenary whose multiple alter egos allow him to better fight crime.”
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