A new poster for Marvel’s Disney+ series, Moon Knight, teases the darkness and duality inherent in Oscar Isaac’s gritty superhero. Released courtesy of the series’ official Twitter account, the image depicts Isaac as both the mild-mannered Steven Grant and the robed, glowing-eyed Moon Knight, and teases the different personas that will sit central to the plot of the MCU limited series.
Moon Knight has one of the most bizarre origin stories ever committed to the pages of Marvel Comics. Yes, even more bizarre than cosmic rays and radioactive spider bites. Beginning the story as the mercenary Marc Spector, he is left for dead after a mission gone awry and makes a pact with the Egyptian God, Khonshu. Agreeing to become his embodiment on Earth in exchange for resurrection, Spector awakens as Moon Knight, returning to the U.S. with his newfound superpowers and dedicating himself to a crusade against crime and corruption.
Aside from trifling with Egyptian Gods, the character also suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) and has several other personalities alongside those of Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and Moon Knight. Thus, dueling personas and separating reality from fantasy will play a major part in the upcoming Disney+ series, as Steven Grant is drawn into a deadly mystery.
Moon Knight Will Be Brutal and Makes Weird Decisions
Moon Knight is well-known for being one of Marvel’s more violent, merciless characters, and Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige has revealed that the serial adaptation will not shy away from his brutal methods. “He’s brutal. It’s been fun to work with Disney+ and see the boundaries shifting on what we’re able to do,” Feige said. “There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight is wailing on another character, and it is loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, ‘We’re gonna pull back on this, right?’ No. We’re not pulling back. There’s a tonal shift. This is a different thing. This is Moon Knight.”
Leading man Oscar Isaac meanwhile has teased the unorthodox approach to superhero storytelling, particularly one living within the MCU. “There was a lot of room to try stuff because there wasn’t the pressure that we got to make sure we make however many hundreds of millions of dollars on the opening weekend,” the actor explained. “So we could make it very point-of-view. We could make very weird decisions. At the moment, at least — and I don’t imagine it’s going to go backwards — it feels like that’s where more of the risk is being taken because it can, financially.”
Created by Jeremy Slater, Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Moon Knight and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, a cult leader who encourages Spector to embrace his inner darkness. Additionally, the series stars Gaspard Ulliel, Lucy Thackeray, May Calamawy, with The Egyptian moon god Khonshu being voiced by F. Murray Abraham.
Moon Knight is scheduled for release on March 30, 2022, and will consist of six episodes as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
Actor Oscar Isaac has been talking about how he loves his new role and it is a world away from the catastrophic X-Men Apocalypse.
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