What did we learn from the Moon Knight trailer and when is it coming to Disney+?



The dust has hardly settled on Avengers: End Game, but Marvel is back with another big risk.

Boss Kevin Feig has said the company hasn’t been “pulling back” on this “boundary shifting” series with Disney+.

Moon Knight is a fictional character from the MCU universe. This nocturnal vigilante isn’t a cookie cutter hero. In fact, “he’s brutal”, Feige told Empire, who attributed Disney to giving them freedom to expand and experiment with what an MCU story can be.

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“It’s been fun to work with Disney+ and see the boundaries shifting on what we’re able to do,” he 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.”

This limited series follows Moon Knight as he tries to make sense of his Dissociative Identity Disorder. Oscar Isaac, who plays the lead role, admitted that this is risky.

He’s an obscure hero, and the things we’re dealing with are very different,” Feige added, referring to how they will sensitively portray the character’s mental health. “But because it’s a limited series, rather than a movie, the pressure isn’t there to make sure the opening weekend is massive. We’re able to take more risks, to bring that experimental quality on a huge scale.”

What did we learn from the Moon Knight trailer?

The trailer opens with Steven (Isaac) struggling to make sense of his waking life. “I have a sleep disorder,” he says. “I can’t tell the difference between waking life and dreams.”

Steven tries to hold his life together, experiencing hallucinations that he plays with reality. He then hears a phone ringing. He grabs it from a hole in the wall, and answers it to a stranger who calls him Marc.

It all unravels from there, when Marc meets a mystery character by the name of Arthur Harrow, played by Ethan Hawke.

We see Marc in his badass Moon Knight costume: white Egyptian pharaoh bandages, crescent moon-shaped weapons, and dark red blood streaks on his knuckles. This vigilante is soon beating up some unidentified person, and we can’t wait to watch his story unfold.


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The trailer shows us that this will be a character study a la Batman, a move that has been confirmed by Oscar Isaac.

Moon Knight first appeared in the comics back in 1975 as an ex-US-Marine-turned mercenary named Marc Spector. He’s left for dead in the desert until he’s revived by the ancient Egyptian Moon god Khonshu.

Since Spector also has dissociative identity disorder, he takes on multiple characters and personas throughout his adventures. So, as Esquire explains, it’s a little like Batman meets Split.

Moon Knight Disney Plus release date

Moon Knight is coming to Disney Plus on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at 8am GMT.

A Disney Plus subscription costs £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year.

The release has been slowed down by the coronavirus pandemic, with filming starting in April 2021, after being originally scheduled for November 2020.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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