Because of the coronavirus epidemic, the new production of Disney+ will arrive only in the second half of 2021 to Hungary. But they are already working hard on the preparations to start their work in Budapest. The company plans to create super productions. One of them will be the Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron from the third trilogy of the Star Wars series).
According to Hungarian media, Hungary will be its Nr1 filming location, and they will make most of the scenes in Budapest.
According to Blikk, Marc Spector, alias Moon Knight, is a former marine who is the right hand of a mercenary leader named Bushman, and they are active on the border of Egypt and Sudan. Based on the plot, he realises that they are on the wrong side, so he rebels, but Bushman defeats him and lets him alone in the middle of the desert where the weather would surely kill him.
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However, the ancient Egyptian god, Khonsu, the moon god, resurrects him to serve her as an avenger. The Moon Knight appeared in the Marvel comics first in 1975, and since the character was very successful, he received his first independent story in 1980. Experts often say that the
Moon Knight is Marvel’s Batman because they are very similar.
On Netflix, there has been a lot of successful superhero series in the last few years. However, even though everybody liked Daredevil, Jessica Jones, or the Punisher, such series disappeared from the platform. In contrast, Disney+ would like to reintroduce the genre, and they would like to create independent series for Vision and the Scarlet Witch titled WandaVision. Furthermore, the idea to shoot a series titled The Falcon, the Winter Soldier, or Loki seems promising as well.
Fewer people know, but the Moon Knight will also receive an adaptation starring Oscar Isaac who portrayed Poe Dameron in the third trilogy of Star Wars.
The DiscussingFilm website says that the film industry is currently trying to recover and adapt to the new challenges brought by the epidemic. Of course,
even big companies are struggling,
for example, the making of the Jurassic World: Dominion had to stop several times in the last few months, and continuous testing already cost a fortune for them. Now they were able to finish the shooting on which they worked during the epidemic. The same applies to the new Batman and Spiderman films.
Blikk says that the Moon Knight will be shot mostly in Budapest, but it can happen that some scenes will be made in other countries. For Oscar Isaac, Hungary is not unknown since he spent a lot of time here while making the new adaptation of the classic Dune with Denis Villeneuve. The work on Moon Knight will start in 2021 when Isaac finishes with HBO’s miniseries, Scenes from a Marriage, in which he plays together with Jessica Chastain. The first season of the Moon Knight is planned to contain six episodes, and
its showrunners will be Jeremy Slater and Mohamed Diab.
Interestingly, Disney+ started in the USA one year ago with the pilot of The Mandalorian, which introduced us to Baby Yoda.