Steven learns he suffers from dissociative identity disorder and is forced to share a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven and Foes Marc’s close in on them, they must manage their dual identities while immersed in a dangerous mystery among Egypt’s mighty gods, “according to the logline.
May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke also star.
Isaac acts as the show’s executive producer.
The clip clearly hints at a psychological thriller with a darker tone than any of Disney+’s past Marvel shows. It’ll be interesting to see whether the series lives up to the trailer.
Disney+, on the other hand, is undoubtedly banking that Marvel fans won’t be able to defeat the “Moon Knight.”
On Monday night, Marvel Studios released the first teaser for its Disney Plus series “Moon Knight,” formally kicking off the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 2022 schedule.
Oscar Isaac portrays Marc Spector, an ex-soldier with a severe form of dissociative identity disorder that appears as a totally unique personality, in “Moon Knight,” which premieres on March 30. Marc’s uneasiness over his mental disorder is exacerbated when he becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon deity Khonshu.
In the clip, which is set to Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Night,” Marc can’t tell the difference between his real life and his fantasies in the clip. He can’t sleep and plays with a Rubik’s cube, only to spring out of bed in a panic, his foot tethered to his bed—despite the fact that he was the one who restricted himself the night before. After experiencing a vision of Khonshu after visiting an ancient Egypt museum, Marc subsequently encounters Ethan Hawke’s villain, a cult leader who pushes Marc to embrace the evil inside himself. At the conclusion of the trailer, Marc is engulfed by the Moon Knight suit and we see him savagely beating someone up on the restroom floor.
Unlike Marvel Studios’ prior Disney Plus series, which were all based on established characters from the studio’s pre-2019 feature films, “Moon Knight” takes a completely different route, with a completely new cast of characters and a plot that has no obvious relation to the MCU at first. The Moon Knight first appeared in Marvel comics in 1975, with capabilities dependent on lunar phases, although more contemporary renditions have kept his abilities mortal, bolstered by advanced gadgetry. This has led to comparisons between the character and the DC Comics superhero Batman.
Hawke and May Calamawy co-star in “Moon Knight.” Mohamed Diab (“Eshtebak (Clash)”) and the duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (“Synchronic”) direct, with Jeremy Slater (“The Umbrella Academy”) as the creator and chief writer.
The program kicks off Marvel Studios’ second year of producing TV series for Disney Plus in addition to their feature blockbusters. “She-Hulk,” a legal comedy starring Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Josh Segarra, and Jameela Jamil; “Ms. Marvel,” a coming-of-age dramedy starring newcomer Iman Vellani in the title role; and Season 2 of the animated series “What If…” are also set for release in 2022 on the streaming service.