Behold the Fists of Khnonshu! Marvel Studios chose violence for Disney Plus Day, with Moon Knight as their champion.
Khonshu’s avatar delivers his brand of justice with savagery in a sneak peek at Marvel’s Moon Knight, coming next year to Disney Plus.
Disney gave fans an inside look and a taste of what’s to come in the foreseeable future for their streaming service. We saw what Pixar and Lucasfilm, among others, had to offer before it was Marvel’s turn. And, believe me, they brought a massive plate to the table, with Moon Knight as an appetizer.
Moon Knight Teaser Leans Into The Mystery
Moon Knight is one of Marvel’s most anticipated Disney+ series. A multitude of fans was hoping to get some sort of first look, a poster of some kind, or maybe even some footage today. Thankfully, Marvel did give us something to satisfy our hunger with Moon Knight footage among other new Marvel series teasers. We finally saw our first look at Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector, feel free to check out the teaser down below.
What We Know About Moon Knight So Far
Oscar Isaac stars as Marc Spector, a former CIA agent and mercenary, who was brought back to life, by the Moon God, Khonshu. Upon his resurrection, he became Khonshu’s avatar and began a prolific crime-fighting career as the Moon Knight. Ethan Hawke is also on board the Moon Knight bandwagon as the primary antagonist, though his character’s name and origin story are currently unknown at this time. Extensive rumors hit the net suggesting Hawke will be playing, Marc’s psychotic brother, Randall/Shadow Knight, while other rumors suggest he’ll be playing Sun King. We don’t know who he’s playing, we’ll just have to wait and see.
The series was announced in August 2019, with Jeremy Slater hired to direct in November, with directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead also joining the series in January 2021 to direct a couple of episodes. Around that time Isaac was officially confirmed to star as Moon Knight, even though it was pretty obvious for a while, but I digress. Filming began in late April 2021 in Budapest, and concluded in early October in that country and Jordan, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, and concluding shortly thereafter.
Moon Knight suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, as a result of PTSD and trying to juggle multiple alter egos. He’s Marc Spector, he’s also Jake Lockey, the taxi driver, Steven Grant, the billionaire philanthropist, Mr. Knight the masked investigator, among other personas. There’s one thing he has in common with his personas, they’re all Moon Knight. If the trailer is any indication to go by, the series will lean heavily into that as Isaac’s Spector says a line that reflects his dissociation from reality.
“I can’t tell the difference between my waking life… and Dreams.”Oscaar Isaacs as Marc Spector
Mental illness will definitely be a main factor here. The question is, how exactly will they handle it? Will we be seeing the same alternate personas from the comics, will we see have a different mental illness like Schizophrenia? Let’s see.
Moon Knight is a major Marvel fan-favorite, often dubbed, “Marvel’s Batman”, but more violent and unstable. He’s crossed paths with Spider-Man, Daredevil, X-Men, Avengers. He even ran into major conflicts with some of them, making for compelling story arcs. Now that he’s here in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll fun and thought-provoking to watch.
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