Adapting Marvel’s Moon Knight to the big screen involves finding the right actor capable of blending finesse, style, ruthlessness who else to play the part other than Keanu Reeves
It is almost Marvel Studios’ tradition to discuss a possible collaboration with actor Keanu Reeves at the end of each phase. At every such whim fans without a fail guess an array of character he can bring to life from the Marvel universe. But the deed has never come to fruition.
Heads Up! Marvel’s Moon Knight could be Keanu Reeves entry point into the MCU
- Marvel’s Moon Knight Plans
- Moon Knight Origins
- Keanu Reeves’s as Marvel’s Cloaked Avenger
With Phase 5 on the horizon, there are again rumours of various characters that Reeves can play. Ghost Rider topping that list. However, there’s another character on Marvel’s slate that might change Keanu’s mind!
Marvel’s Moon Knight could be Keanu Reeves entry point in the MCU.
Moon Knight Origins
Moon Knight is a character from the comics who was born in Chicago, Illinois as Marc Spector. He evolved from a boxer to a Marine and then a CIA operative. Eventually, becoming a very instrumental tool in helping the CIA topple governments and cause conspiracies around the world. He eventually gets tired of getting his hands dirty for the government and became a private mercenary.
On one of his confrontations with a criminal Kingpin, Spector was left to die in the desert. He woke up at the feet of the Egyptian deity, Khonshuand. And with his help returned to exert revenge on those who tried to kill him. Spector then begins to fight crime under the alias, Moon Knight.
Apart from being a very skilled hand to hand combat fighter, weapons expert and a ruthless assassin. Spector is plagued with multiple personality disorders that allowed him to create different aliases whenever he needed to. Apart from instances when the deity Khonshu gave him increased abilities such as increased strength on full moons. Moon Knight struggled with issues ranging from mental relapses to betrayals and loss. His brother was in fact, one of his greatest adversaries in the comics.
Keanu Reeves’s as Marvel’s Cloaked Avenger
Adapting Moon Knight on the big screen involves finding an actor capable of blending finesse, style, ruthlessness and pain into a beautiful figure. And who else to play the part other than the Bogeyman?
Often casting a serious countenance, Keanu Reeves exudes a certain aura that makes it seem easy for him to fit into certain roles. Though some actors may tilt towards the use of props, Reeves likes to study his role and become the character.
He learnt the art of jiu-jitsu, Karate, boxing, Wushu and various other Martial Art techniques. Months and months of practice allowed him to play the role of Leo in The Matrix as well as he did.
Although, it would take a long while Keanu Reeves fans welcomed him back in the best way. Playing the role of John Wick gave us another view of Reeves’meticulous attention to detail and how immersed he can be in any role he plays.
Moon Knight is arguably one of Marvel’s most exciting villains along with being a comic book fan-favourite. And certain fans had hoped he would have gotten his big-screen debut by now. With a barrage of old and new heroes needing character development, there hasn’t been a good time to introduce such an important character.
Although it isn’t certain how the Moon Knight aka The Cloaked Avenger fits into the MCUs plans going forward. With rumours making the rounds about several actors being shortlisted for the role; it might not be out of place to expect this intriguing character’s introduction in the not too distant future.