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Marvel's Moon Knight Recruits Umbrella Academy Creator As Head Writer

Marvel Studios' upcoming Moon Knight series for Disney+ has found its head writer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Slater will lead the writing team for Moon Knight. Alongside Steve Blackman, Slater developed Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's Umbrella Academy into a series for Netflix, which released earlier this year. Slater's other work includes 2015's Fantastic Four and 2017's Death Note.

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Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Marc Spector/Moon Knight first appeared in 1975's Werewolf by Night #32. The popular character, who is schizophrenic, received superhuman powers from the Egyptian god Khonshu. He's an expert detective and a capable martial artist, resembling in many ways DC Comics' Batman. The hero has been a member of a variety of superhero teams, including the West Coast Avengers.

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Moon Knight is just one of many Marvel series arriving on Disney+ in the next few years. So far, the House of Mouse has ordered The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and What If...?. The Disney+ shows are, so far, set to tie into various upcoming films in Phase 4, particularly Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Disney+'s Moon Knight series has yet to receive a release date. The production's cast is currently unknown.

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