Recent reports are suggesting that Marvel and Netflix are working on bringing three more characters to the small screen, and those three are expected to be Ghost Rider, Blade, and Moon Knight. If these reports are true then it is a huge deal for any Marvel fan.These three characters are a perfect fit for the Netflix portion of the Marvel Universe, and I know Marvel will knock whatever casting decisions they make out of the park like they always do, but I want to take a shot at it and give three lists of actors who could bring these characters to life; the first list will be Mark Spector better known as Moon Knight.
Mark Spector is a dark and ruthless character that has bipolar disorder, and also happens to be a vigilante who roams the streets at night, beating criminals to a bloody pulp. Imagine Daredevil, if Daredevil was borderline crazy and homicidal.
Here are 12 actors that I think can portray this character and his hardcore characteristics. Some of these actors may be older or younger then the Mark Spector in the comics, and some of these actors you may not ever even consider for a superhero role. I hope fans keep an open mind:11. Josh Duhamel
I am not the biggest fan of Josh Duhamel, but he bares a strong resemblance to Mark Spector. I don’t know how well he will be able to play the darker characteristics of Spector, but I have seen lesser actors do more. He might be a throw in on this list, but I feel like a Netflix series is right up Duhamel’s alley and he seems like the kind of actor Marvel looks for.10. Kit Harington
Harington is a huge name right now and he may not be interested in jumping from one TV show to the next, but Marvel could persuade him. He can play brooding and angry, as well as pull off any other aspects of Spector’s character that the show would require.9. Brad Pitt
I have been looking for a spot in the Marvel Universe to slide Pitt in, and I think Moon Knight is the best option left. Pitt is getting up there in age, and it would be hard to picture him being able to handle the workload of an entire action series, but if Pitt can find a way to do it, he is the perfect acting fit for the role.8. Anson Mount
Mount is known for his western role on Hell on Wheels. He is an actor that thrives in bad ass roles and while he has not taken on a character as dynamic as Mark Spector I believe in his acting ability and I think he is a great fit for the darker tone of Marvel’s Netflix world.7. Damian Lewis
Known for his amazing acting on Homeland, Lewis caught the eyes of many. He has a range that has been overlooked up until this point. There has been rumors of him possibly being the next James Bond, which I am sure appeals to him more than a Netflix show.If he did get the role, Lewis could bring Spector to life, and Marvel would get another amazing talent under their belt.6. Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln has a lot on his plate right now, so I doubt adding a Netflix show to his schedule is a possibility. Lincoln has proven he can portray multiple different personalities, and his character Rick has teetered back and fourth on the sanity scale. 5. Trai Byers
An amazing acting talent that I am sure most have not heard of. He plays Andre Lyon in the hit show Empire, and his character has a lot in common with Spector. Andre Lyon suffers from bipolar disorder and lives an extravagant life style. I already know he can pull this role off, maybe better than anyone. If you have not watched this man act, then you need to change that, because if he is not Moon Knight, don’t be surprised if he is not our new John Stewart.4. Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm is a huge name, and has the acting range to pull off this character. He played a troubled character in Mad Men and Moon Knight is the kind of character that could be the next step for him. The is the type of damaged character that serious actors dream about getting a chance to play, and I think Jon Hamm has what it takes. I think Marvel would love to have Hamm in their universe.3. Joe Magniello
This guy was up for both Superman and Batman, but what about switching over to Marvel? Magniello has a resemblance to Spector from the comics and is muscular enough to fill out the suit. His acting will be in question as he has never taken a role quite this dark, but if he could pull it off, he could become one of the most beloved character in the Marvel Universe. Magniello has a way of being beloved.2. Matthew McConaughey
Another guy that might be a little too old, but he is an amazing fit. His range is limitless and he could pull off this character with ease and give the Netflix series a big name. He was at one time rumored to be played Norman Osborn in the new Spider-Man films, but that seems to have fizzled out. While he would be an amazing Osborn, he would be just as great as Mark Spector.1. Idris Elba
I can’t wait to see some people get butthurt about me wanting to make Moon Knight African American, but Idris Elba is the best actor in Hollywood to take this role. He has more range than he ever gets credit for and he can play ruthless and a homicidal maniac in his sleep. It is not just his abilities in darker tones, but he can play the lighter ones as well. Mark Spector will require a split personality and Idris Elba specializes in that. He can also be comical if Moon Knight ever makes the jump to the film side in Avengers: Infinity War.What do you guys think? Do you like my picks for Moon Knight? Tell me what you think in the comments and thank you for reading!