We had so much to chew on and speculate about during the sheer content news flood that was the 2020 Disney Investor Day presentation, that our minds were spinning. While we learned about a slew of new Star Wars series coming to Disney+ and that Patty Jenkins will be the first woman to helm a Star Wars film with Rogue Squadron, Kevin Feige and Marvel had the biggest day. Some of the news was more substantial than others, but we did learn a little more about the forthcoming Moon Knight series starring Oscar Isaac, which will premiere on Disney+ in March 2022.
Moon Knight: Who Is He?
So, who exactly is Moon Knight? For begin, he’s Marc Spector, an ex-mercenary/superhero who is resurrected after death by the ancient Egyptian deity Khonshu. Spector’s other non-costumed identities include affluent playboy Steven Grant and taxi driver Jake Lockley, both of whom suffer from dissociative identity disorder. The series seems to be centered on Steven Grant, now a museum employee, and the mercenary described before. And we know this because we’ve finally gotten our hands on a trailer, which we’re very psyched about.
Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop clerk, is troubled by blackouts and flashbacks of a past life in this series. Steven learns he suffers from dissociative identity disorder and is forced to share a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/foes Marc’s close in on them, they must juggle their dual identities while immersed in a dangerous mystery among Egypt’s great gods.
Marvel Studios also revealed another glimpse at the new series during the Super Bowl. The TV commercial centers on Steven Grant, who is in a severely disturbed mental and physical condition. Meanwhile, Grant is encouraged to embrace chaos by the enigmatic (and malevolent) Arthur Harrow. We also get to witness Moon Knight in full costume and action.
It’s undoubtedly more than the snippets we saw during the Disney+ Day sizzle trailer. Still, we haven’t seen much of May Calamawy’s character, who is presently unknown. Marvel also released a couple photos from the next series, which teased a lot of tension.
Check out Eric Diaz’s post here for more on Moon Knight’s comics history, as well as Dan Casey’s excellent Explainiac video.
The Cast of Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac, who is both your and my crush, will play Moon Knight. May Calamawy joins the Actor Wars and Inside Llewyn Davis star in the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There’s no news yet on the character the Ramy actress will portray on Disney+, but rumours suggest she’ll play a pivotal part.
Moon Knight stars Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow.
Marvel Studios is a film studio founded by Stan Lee. Ethan Hawke, who was capturing hearts a decade and a half before Oscar Isaac, will portray Arthur Harrow, the series’ villain, according to a second story from the publication. Hawke appeared live via Zoom from Budapest, where the Moon Knight show is shooting, on Late Night with Seth Meyers on August 12, 2021. Hawke gave a handful of facts while he couldn’t say much (albeit he didn’t mention the seemingly ubiquitous Marvel snipers). The first is that Hawke was contacted about the series by Oscar Isaac in a coffee shop near their Brooklyn homes. Second, Hawke based his character’s appearance on real-life cult leader David Koresh, as Meyers correctly predicted. There is, without a doubt, a choice.
Meanwhile, F. Murray Abraham will play Khonshu, who appears in the picture below, face to face with Steven Grant.
Marvel Studios Who Will Make It? brings Khonshu and Steven Grant face to face.
The six-episode series will be directed by Egyptian writer-director Mohamed Diab, with Jeremy Slater serving as lead writer. Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Grant Curtis, Brad Winderbaum, and Oscar Isaac are among the executive producers.
The Release Date of Moon Knight
We now have a release date for Moon Knight, and it’s approaching rapidly. The next MCU original series will premiere on Disney+ on March 30. When we learn more about Marvel’s Moon Knight series, we’ll let you know!