Among all of the shocks and surprises Marvel had in store for us during Avengers: Infinity War none rivaled the return of the Red Skull. The reveal that Red Skull was still alive in the MCU was very exciting for many fans. But what made it interesting is that the Red Skull was a bit different this time around, in that he was played by a new actor. Ross Marquand took on the role from Hugo Weaving who played the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, but it seems this isn’t the only comic character Marquand wants to play.
During Connecticut’s ComiCONN 2018, Marquand revealed that he would like to play Moon Knight. While speaking with Adventures in Poor Taste on what other Marvel character he’d like to play he had this to say,
“Oh yes–Moon Knight! It’s tough because a lot of my friends have said Moon Knight is essentially just Marvel’s answer to Batman, but I don’t agree with that. I agree that there are similarities, but Moon Knight was a mercenary–kind of a gun for hire who didn’t really have much regard for people before he had his moment of awakening, I guess. And Bruce was always a good guy–even as a kid, he was torn by revenge, but he wasn’t this bloodthirsty killer like Moon Knight was.”
And it seems Marquand is no stranger to the character as he even expressed interest in exploring the characters identity disorder and morality,
“So I think that, coupled with what they’ve been doing the last 15 years with the character–going into the dissociative identity disorder, really calling in to question if everything happening is all in his head, is he actually a vigilante killer or did he die in Egypt? It brings up a slew of questions, and that to me has never really been delved into in any comic book character before–the idea of, is any of this actually happening? Is he crazy? Is he killing good people? Is he actually dead in Egypt? Those are such amazing questions and I don’t feel like any comic book series before or since has really tapped into that. So for me, playing a crazy superhero would be awesome. So Moon Knight, Moon Knight for sure.”
Given Marquand’s interest and enthusiasm for the role casting him as Moon Knight wouldn’t be that bad of an idea. And let’s not forget Kevin Feige has indicated Moon Knight could be on the table for the MCU, so who knows maybe Marquand has a shot.
Would you like to see Marquand play Moon Knight in the MCU? Let us know at SuperBroMovies on Twitter what you think! – Jacob Campbell
Source: Adventures In Poor Taste