Ross Marquand Wants to Play Moon Knight in the MCU

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The fan-favourite hero Moon Knight has been in the news a fair bit recently, with everyone from Infinity War‘s Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus and Netflix‘s Daredevil‘s Steven S. DeKnight all bringing him up.

And now, an MCU acting alumni has thrown his hat in the mix.

Ross Marquand, whom fans will recognise as the Red Skull in Infinity War, was in attendance at ComiCONN 2018 in Connecticut. During his time there, the actor was asked if there was a Marvel character he was interested in portraying in a physical capacity (as opposed to just a voice-over).

During an interview with AiPT, Marquand said;

“Moon Knight! It’s tough because a lot of my friends have said Moon Knight is essentially Marvel‘s answer to Batman, but I don’t agree with that.

With what they’ve been doing the last 15 years with the character – going into the dissociative identity disorder, really calling in to question if everything is all in his head, is he actually a vigilante killer or did he die in Egypt? It brings up a slew of questions, and that to me has never really been delved into in any comic book character before – the idea of, is any of this actually happening?”

With Marquand not actually portraying a character in the MCU in a physical capacity, the possibility of him taking on the role of Moon Knight is still wide open.

Back in April ahead of the Infinity War premiere, Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel had had tentative plans to bring Moon Knight to the MCU at some point in the future – though that could be years away, and could either be on the big screen or in a TV series.

Regardless, the possibility of seeing Moon Knight, one of Marvel‘s most underrated and complex heroes (as well as my personal favourite Marvel character) in the MCU is encouraging for fans across the spectrum.

And, until the day Feige and co. decide to pull the trigger, Marquand will keep up hope that he will one day be the one to become the avatar of Khonshu.

-James, 09/07/2018

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