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Marvel’s Moonlight Knight is set to mark Oscar Isaac’s MCU debut as the troubled anti-hero of the same name, a former US Marine with Dissociative Identity Disorder who is imbued with the powers of a god. Egypt. Since the hero himself is little known to the general audience, we can expect the series to be filled with obscure comic book characters. For example Midnight Man, who will be played in the Marvel Studios show by the late French actor Gaspard Ulliel.
Just a few days later Moonlight Knight trailer is out, tragedy strikes when Ulliel died at the age of 37 after a skiing accident in his native Savoie region. Ulliel is best known for playing Hannibal Lecter in the original 2007 horror film Hannibal Rising, and his appearance in the MCU may have given him a new generation of international fans. As it is, Moon Knight’s The first season will be his last performance on screen.
With production completed months ago for the six-part series, Ulliel was able to complete his part on the show. Moonlight Knight before he died. About who he plays in the Oscar Isaac car, Ulliel will play Anton Mogart, aka The Man in the Midnight. Not much has been revealed about the character of the MCU adaptation yet, but we can somewhat infer who he is based on what we know from the comics.
In the source material, The Man in the Midnight is a plainclothes thief who steals antiques such as treasure troves of ancient art and manuscripts. His name comes from the fact that he always attacks at midnight. Although he has no superpowers to speak of, Mogart’s martial prowess allows him to take on the Moon Knight. The Moonlight Knight The trailer established that Spector, as Steven Grant, works in a museum in London, so it’s not too hard to imagine Mogart breaking into the museum.
Ironically, the Midnight Man will play the role of a side villain with a longer history in the comics than the main antagonist of the series, Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), who only appeared in one unique number. Mogart, created by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz, launched in 1981 Moon Knight #3. He later died after one final conflict with Spector in 2007 Moon Knight Vol. 5 # 8.
Watch Gaspard Ulliel star as the Midnight Man when Moonlight Knight premieres March 30 on Disney Plus.
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