Watch the first look at Marvel’s new Disney+ show
I thought you should wait until Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness‘Can release for your next MCU patch? Never scared, moon knight is here, as Marvel revealed the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series and announced its debut on March 30. After teasing the show during November’s Disney+ Day, Marvel dropped the full preview during the NFL’s Super Wild Card game on Monday night — on the first full moon of the year, no less.
Oscar Isaac leads the series as the main character, who in the comics is actually ex-US Marine Marc Spector, a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Here, however, it’s just Steven, a London museum gift shop employee with a sleep disorder. Or at least he thinks he is, until he receives a mysterious call from someone calling him Mark. (Fans know that Steven Grant is one of Spector’s Quirks, though this iteration is a far cry from the millionaire playboy from the comics.)
His “true” identity, however, is the least of Steven/Marc’s problems. He soon comes face to face with the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who transforms the desperate man into his vengeful avatar, Moon Knight. Wrapped in mummy-like armor, Moon Knight is a much more violent and chaotic type of Marvel anti-hero, one who engages in bloody fights with werewolves (or is that a minion of Anubis? ripping on the bathroom floor?).
On top of all that, there’s Ethan Hawke as a mysterious villain who has a definite cult leader air about him. The subtitles reveal that his character is named Arthur Harrow, a super minor adversary of Moon Knight who only appears in one issue. There, he’s a mad scientist working on a cure for pain by conducting human experimentation, though it’s unclear how well the character beyond his name will translate on screen.
Here is the official synopsis:
“The series follows mild-mannered gift shop clerk Steven Grant, who is plagued by power outages and memories from another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with the mercenary Marc Spector.As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge on them, they must navigate their complex identities while being drawn into a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.
Clearly, this will be a very different MCU spin, one that leans more into horror and thriller tropes. Check moon knight trailer below, along with an official poster. Then catch the show when it premieres March 30 on Disney+.
moon knight seems like an entry into a more supernatural side of the MCU (something that will likely continue with Mahershala Ali Blade). It’s also just one of five Marvel projects that will debut on Disney+ this year: there’s also She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Secret Invasion, the I am Groot animated shorts and Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.