Marvel has found its man. Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s comic book adaptation Umbrella Academy collection, was exploited to develop and direct the writing team on Moon Knight, the Disney+ series from Marvel Studios.
The movement is the initial creative development in the show because Marvel’s mind Kevin Feige at Disney’s D23 Fan Expo announced it. The move comes as She-Hulk, a fellow show declared at the expo together with Ms. Marvel, also locates its authorial voice.
Moon Knight is one of Marvel’s significantly less clearly-defined characters, with had several series, largely short-lived, and several origins, some with superpowers, a few with none, because of his first appearance in 1975’s Werewolf by Night #32.
The hero is Marc Spector, a mercenary with many egos Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant to be able to fight with the underworld. But he was established as being a conduit for the moon god Khonshu. Most recently, he was a consultant who sees in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
What many book scribes emerged through the years as a throughline, and took up, is a character with multiple personalities and a condition that is busted.
Slater is famous in comic book movie circles as he was a co-writer on 2015’s ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot which was directed by Josh Trank and starred Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell.
Among his other credits are Netflix horror movie Death Notice, the Adam Wingard-directed adaptation of the popular manga, and producing the TV edition of The Exorcist.
Umbrella Academy, which Slater developed with Steve Blackman and he composed the pilot, adapts the Dark Horse Comics-published series created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Ba. The series launched earlier in 2019, with Netflix announcing that over 45 million viewers had viewed it. Additionally, it garnered Emmy nominations and a Teen Choice Award nomination. The series is shooting its second season.