As you probably know, this Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the French actor Gaspard Ulliel died following a serious skiing accident. The 37-year-old actor was cut down, without warning, at the height of his fame. We know that, among his posthumous works, Gaspard Ulliel will be in the “Moon Knight” series. Focus on his role in the new Marvel show.
Gaspard Ulliel: an actor with international influence
The talented Gaspard Ulliel began his acting career at the very end of the 1990s. It first appears in Good holidays, her first role on the big screen. Very quickly, he caught the eye of other directors. The 2000s were very prolific for him. It turns successively in The Pact of the Wolves, Kiss whoever you want and obviously, A long engagement Sunday.
In 2007 he tried his hand at international cinema turning in Hannibal Lecter: The Origins of Evil by Peter Webber. During the 2010s he stood out in influential works like Saint Laurent, Just the end of the world, A People and its King or The ends of the world. A rich and varied career that tragically ended this Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
Gaspard Ulliel will however return to the screen posthumously. The actor has indeed shot a few projects in 2021. It will soon be on view at More than everthe drama by Emily Atef, which she shot between April and June 2021. But her next big appearance concerns the small screen since Gaspard Ulliel will be in the cast of the highly anticipated Marvel series Moon Knight. Scheduled for March 30 on Disney+the French actor will have a recurring role in the show.
Moon Knight : the new Marvel series
Created by Jeremy Slater, the series Moon Knight focuses on Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight. Played by Oscar Isaacthis protagonist is an ambiguous hero, victim of memory loss and split personality. Marc Spector has several identities and is gradually won over by madness. He discovers that he shares his body with different incarnations such as Steven Grant, a renowned Wall Street financier or Moon Knight, an ultra-violent masked vigilante.
In the comics, Moon Knight was established in 1975 by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. Quickly, this mysterious anti-hero is gaining popularity. Inspired by Batman, he becomes a central character in the comics, and fans have been clamoring for a film adaptation for many years. It’s now done with this Marvel series, which will also star Ethan Hawke and the French Gaspard Ulliel.
Who is Midnight Man?
Gaspard Ulliel will therefore be on the poster for this American series. He will play Anton Mogart, alias Midnight Man.. Created in 1981 by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz in Moon Knight #3, Anton Mogart is a famous costumed burglar who steals many treasures and works of art. The character has the particularity of carrying out his misdeeds at midnight sharp. Hence its name. In the comics, he regularly appears as an enemy of Moon Knighteven if the character evolves over time in a more ambiguous way.
Indeed, if, at the beginning, Midnight Man is an antagonist of Moon Knight, his son, Jeff Wilde, who took over his father’s pseudonym when the latter died, became a sidekick to the superhero. Difficult, for the moment, to know which track will choose the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) concerning the character of Gaspard Ulliel.
Without any power, Midnight Man (Anton Mogart version) is however a talented tightrope walker, expert in infiltration and combat with bladed weapons. He amassed a small fortune during his career as a burglar, before slowly descending into madness, and dying anonymity. Proof that mental illness will be at the heart of Jeremy Slater’s show. See you next March 30 on Disney+ to discover the posthumous performance of the late Gaspard Ulliel.