LaBeouf rumored for dark Marvel superhero role

Shia LaBeouf – riding somewhat of a comeback trail thanks to head-turning performances in the likes of “Honey Boy” and “The Peanut Butter Falcon” – is rumored to be up for the role of comic book character Moon Knight in a big screen adaptation for Marvel Studios.

According to We Got This Covered, former ‘Spider-Man’ Andrew Garfield is also in the mix for the part.

The news that the MCU would be introducing Moon Knight into its cavalcade of onscreen superheroes came as a surprise for a lot of reasons. For starters, the lead of the upcoming Disney Plus series has been a historically tough sell for Marvel, with several boot-ups and cancellations since the character’s comic introduction in 1975.

But also – and this is always the case when new ideas sprout out of the ground – there doesn’t seem to be a clear choice for the part. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t any ideas floating around Marvel Studios.

In fact, according to a source close to We Got This Covered – the same individual who brought us the confirmed news of the Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk TV series – one performer being considered for the part is Shia LaBeouf.

Now, if that idea terrifies you, and all you picture when you hear that name are the horrendous Transformers pictures, DUIs, paper bag masks, and “inspirational” videos (JUST DO IT!), you’ll be happy to know that LaBeouf isn’t the only actor on the wishlist. As we’ve mentioned before, Andrew Garfield, the lead in the Amazing Spider-Man films, is also under review, along with several others.

Martial-artist turned superhero Moon Knight is a fictional superhero first appearing in Werewolf by Night #32.

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