On March 30, a new Marvel hero will rise from the shadows. A new Moon Knight trailer teases the six-episode event series streaming in Disney+. The latest Marvel show is part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Marvel’s Moon Knight synopsis, “The series 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.” Among those gods is a vengeful Moon god named Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham).
“It’s a story about identity and finding one’s true self,” executive producer Grant Curtis told USA Today of Marvel Studios new Moon Knight six-episode limited series. “The journey that Marc Spector is on during our whole show is: Who am I? And how do I reconcile portions of my past, present and potential future that I don’t necessarily agree with? Coming to terms with our baggage and learning to live with ourselves is what we all deal with on a day-to-day basis.”
Oscar Isaac added this about his “secret agent” hero, “It’s amazing that the brain has this survival mechanism, this way to cope. At a very young age, if you’re going through sustained horrible trauma and abuse, something that can happen in order for one to survive is the brain splits into an alternate personality that has no idea of what’s happening. Otherwise, you die because it’s just so awful. And that is its own incredible, kind of beautiful superpower.”
Marvel Studios new Moon Knight mini-series event stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, and F. Murray Abraham. Moon Knight is directed by Mohamed Diab (Clash, Cairo 678) and directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (V/H/S: Viral, Synchronic). The series is produced by MCU President Kevin Feige and head writer Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy, The Exorcist TV series). You can watch the new Moon Knight trailer below.
Marvel’s New Moon Knight series starts streaming March 30 on Disney+.