RED SKULL Actor Wants to be Marvel's MOON KNIGHT

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Ross Marquand played the Red Skull in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, but there's another role he wants to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Moon Knight.

"Oh yes - Moon Knight!," Marquand told Adventures in Poor Taste. "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.

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"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?" the actor continued. "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."

When asked about Moon Knight comic books, Marquand specifically mentioned Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire's Moon Knight run.

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"It starts out just getting into the world of Moon Knight - he’s got this massive stretch limo that drives itself. I can see where people think this is kind of like Bruce Wayne. It’s not, though," said Marquand. " think in many ways he’s a much more bloodthirsty, complex killer than Bruce Wayne ever could be because Bruce always wants to be the good guy and save people, and Moon Knight is more like, 'If I have to kill people, I have to kill people, its fine, do what you gotta do.'"

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously stated that they have plans for the Moon Knight character, and Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn has specifically said he pitched an idea for a Moon Knight project to Marvel.

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