37-year-old Gaspard Ulliel, who was slated to play Midnight Man in the new Marvel series Moon Knight has died after a skiing accident. Ulliel is a well-known French actor who has appeared in a number of films, including A Very Long Engagement, Sybil, To The Ends of the World, and Eva. Marvel’s Moon Knight was considered the actor’s big break into the American television scene.
Ulliel’s parents reported the Moon Knight actor’s death on Wednesday, January 19, one day after his accident. According to the BBC, which reported on the tragedy, the actor collided with another person.
His family told news agency AFP he died on Wednesday following a skiing accident in the Alps.
Ulliel, one of France’s best-known actors, has appeared in It’s Only the End of the World and Saint Laurent, the biopic of the French fashion designer.
The actor was skiing in the Savoie region on Tuesday when he collided with another person.
He suffered severe brain trauma and was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble, where he died the next day.
The other skier was not hospitalised and an investigation is now under way.
The actor’s death comes just one day after Marvel released the trailer for Moon Knight. Moon Knight is not the first Marvel show to gain a lot of attention in recent years. During the pandemic, Marvel released a number of shows on Disney+ that were loved by millions — including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki.
Here is more information on Moon Knight — starring Oscar Isaac — which is scheduled to premiere on March 30.
Moon Knight follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Below you can watch the full Moon Knight trailer that was released by Marvel.
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