The directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, want to see Keanu Reeves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an IMDB interview with Kevin Smith, the two discussed that the famous actor could play just about any character in the MCU. Smith then suggested to them for Reeves the superhero Moon Knight, and the proposal was well received by the Russo brothers.
In the comics, Moon Knight is Marc Spector, a former military man who decides to use his skills as a mercenary. His life completely changes after a mission to Egypt, when he is contacted by an old deity of the place who transforms him into the above-named superhero (a kind of Khnosu’s avatar, the ancient Egyptian god of the month).
Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, the character whose fighting, agility, endurance and power depend on the phases of the month, first appeared in issue 32 of the Marvel Werewolf by Night comics (August 1975).
Kevin Feige talked about introducing the character in the MCU just last year when he mentioned that he would like him to appear in one of the upcoming Marvel movies. “We have a lot of superhero films that would be worth adding in our films in the development department, which we are still analyzing and discussing,” he said.
Ross Marquand, Aaron’s interpreter in The Walking Dead and voice of Red Skull (Stonekeeper) in Infinity War and Endgame, revealed in a 2018 interview that he would like to play Moon Knight, which he finds interesting. from the perspective of how the character was approached in the comics because the transformation into a superhero seems to have aroused a personality disorder. “Is everything going on in his head? Is he really a fighter for justice or did he die then in Egypt? ”- these are just some of the questions Marquand considers relevant in Moon Knight’s analysis.