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Moon Knight: Oscar Isaac’s Marvel Character Explained

Oscar Isaac has reportedly been cast as Moon Knight in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and here’s what you need to know about the MCU superhero. Isaac, who has starred in several high-profile Hollywood movies over the last several years, is best remembered for playing Poe Dameron, one of the three main characters in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. His casting in the new Marvel show hasn’t been confirmed by Disney, but he’s reportedly in negotiations to play the Crescent Crusader in Disney+’s Moon Knight. Currently, Marvel is developing seven live-action shows that will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Most, like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, are centered on established heroes from previous movies, but three of the announced shows (She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel) will focus on heroes new to the MCU. Like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight will be making his live-action debut when his series releases on Disney’s new streaming service sometime in Phase 4. It was recently revealed that unknown actress Iman Vellani has landed the lead role of Muslim hero Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel, and now Oscar Isaac is the latest actor to be cast as a major Marvel Comics superhero in the MCU.

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‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’: Steven Spielberg EP’d Reboot Gets Two-Season Series Order For HBO Max & Cartoon Network

Babs, Buster Bunny and the rest of the Acme Acres gang are back and headed to college. HBO Max and Cartoon Network have handed a two-season, straight-to-series order for Tiny Toons Looniversity from Warner Bros. Animation, Amblin Television and returning executive producer Steven Spielberg. Tiny Toons Looniversity is one of several new series ordered by HBO Max following a restructuring, with Tom Ascheim, President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, now also overseeing kids programming for HBO Max. The list also includes Unicorn: Warriors Eternal from Genndy Tartakovsky and three projects from Mo Willems. The Tiny Toons Adventures reboot follow the characters’ comedic ambitions all the way to Acme Looniversity, the esteemed institution of higher high-jinks learning, where young dreamers become professional toons. Here they form long-lasting friendships with one another and perfect their cartoony craft while studying under the greatest cartoon characters in history, the Looney Tunes.

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Battlestar Galactica Movie Coming From X-Men Producer Simon Kinberg

Battlestar Galactica is coming to the big screen, THR reports, with longtime X-Men movie producer Simon Kinberg attached to write and produce. Kinberg joined the X-Men universe co-writing X-Men: The Last Stand, and has continued with the franchise in a variety of roles–producer, writer, and director–right up through 2020’s The New Mutants. Now he’s onto a new franchise that starts far, far away from planet Earth. Kinberg joins producer Dylan Clark, who has been attached to the film for years. “Battlestar Galactica is one of the holy grails of science fiction,” Kinberg said in an official statement via The Hollywood Reporter. “I couldn’t be more excited about bringing something new to the franchise, while honoring what’s made it so iconic and enduring. I’m so grateful that Dylan and my partners at Universal have trusted me with this incredible universe.” Battlestar Galactica began life in the late 1970s as a product of Star Wars’ popularity. It told the story of humans in the distant future fighting a long war with the robotic Cylons over the Twelve Colonies of Mankind as they escaped in search of the mythical planet Earth on the last remaining battleship, the titular Battlestar Galactica. The 2005 series, which ran on Syfy for five seasons, made humanity the creator of the Cylons and thus the architect of its own destruction.

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