If you are one of the few people that still haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War. Be warned that this article will feature one major reveal from the film. Continue only at your own risk!
Ross Marquand has managed to surprise quite a few viewers with his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. Not only were people caught off guard once Red Skull greeted Thanos and Gamora but going by the performance it was difficult to not believe that Hugo Weaving returned for his role. He was dead on with the performance that he was the perfect person to take the mantle. While there is a chance that he may return as Red Skull once again but it seems that he has his eyes on one more role. We do not get to see a lot of the actor and there is always the possibility for him to get the chance at another MCU character. It seems that Marquand has quite an interest in playing Marc Spector a.k.a. Moon Knight, as he gave the following reaction when asked who he would like to play outside of the Red Skull.
“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. 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.”
It seems what really draws the actor in is the more out-there aspect of the character. The actor has already proven that he is quite incredible at changing his voice and making the audience believe he is someone else. Such a character would give him the opportunity to make use of this ability and we could see him switch between various personalities. Moreover, playing with his perception of good would make him the first true anti-hero for the MCU. It is unsure if he would appear in a film or in a TV series but it is a character with a lot of lore worth exploring throughout multiple seasons. His story also seems more fitting for Netflix’s darker tone and it would give the writers more time to explore the character’s morality as a hero or as a killer.
Do you want to see a Moon Knight series or film? Do you think Marquand is a good choice for the role?