Marvel's Moon Knight Writer Lands New Job At James Gunn's DCU

Many DCU fans are counting on James Gunn to give them one hell of a viewing experience in the upcoming DC slate of projects. With this, the co-CEO is just in a position to make sure that everything is carefully thought of, from actors to producers to writers. Given that Gunn is from Marvel himself, the Guardians of the Galaxy director has also managed to convince someone from his old team to jump ship from the MCU to the DCU.

Gizmodo reported that Marvel's Moon Knight writer, Jeremy Slater, is among the creatives that Gunn and Peter Safran are building to bring their vision to life in DC's new universe, according to the Peacemaker creator himself.

“Tom King has been my partner throughout all of this. He was giving me answers to shit before I took the job. So me, him, Christal Henry who worked on 'Watchmen' and is doing 'Waller,' Christina Hodson who wrote 'The Flash.' Drew Goddard, who you guys probably know. Jeremy Slater, who just did 'Moon Knight.' That group of people we’ve been meeting with and, you know, putting all of this together.” said Gunn.

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Slater is obviously familiar with the superhero franchises and the way they approach their narratives, as he also wrote 2015's Fantastic Four, The Umbrella Academy, and is currently penning Mortal Kombat 2 for HBO Max. He also wouldn’t be the first to have worked for both DC and Marvel. Mark Waid, among many others, also worked on DC Comics' The Flash, Kingdom Come, and Superman: Birthright, as well as Marvel's Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Daredevil.

In an interview with The Direct in 2022, Slater subtly hinted that he would be leaving his post as he discussed Moon Knight’s future, without giving any reason as to why. “Whoever gets to tell the next 'Moon Knight' story, whether that’s me or someone else, that is an exciting promise. This guy’s story is not done.” he said.

Last month, Gunn and Safran finally revealed DC Studios' Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters slate, and Slater took to Twitter to praise the members of his new team, penning: “I can't even begin to tell you how cool/humbling/terrifying it is to be surrounded by this many stone-cold geniuses. James and Peter are building something truly special for the fans, and I feel so damn lucky to be a part of it.”

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The new DCU kicks off in 2025.

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