Mohamed Diab has mostly made his name writing and directing in Egypt, his native country, but his work has been recognized worldwide. Most recently, Diab wrote, directed, and produced Eshtebak (Clash), a 2016 film that scored a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and was officially selected at that year’s Cannes Film Festival. This will be his first major production in both Hollywood and in the USA, and it just so happens to come with one of the biggest franchises in cinematic history.
Deadline has reported that Marvel Studios has tapped Mohamed Diab to direct the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight. There has been no official confirmation of this hire by either Marvel or Diab’s representatives, nor is there word on how many episodes the Egyptian director is set to take on.
Diab’s background also lends itself wonderfully to the very Marvel project that he is heading up thanks to Moon Knight’s noted background with Egyptian history. Alongside leading actor Oscar Isaac, Diab should have an absolutely golden opportunity to explore every angle of Marc Spector and his superhero persona, especially as he dives deep into both Spector’s own psyche and the lore of ancient Egypt.