Moon Knight, the upcoming American TV miniseries surrounds the story of the Marvel comic character with the same name. The superhero series offers a delightful watch on Disney+, and to top that off, a release date has been announced too.
The series is created by Jeremy Slater as the sixth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and when Marvel gives, you can always without a doubt say that it’s going to be worth watching.
Here’s how it goes: Marc Spector suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and is pulled into a surreal, surprising mystery that involves several Egyptian Gods.
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About Moon Knight
Marvel Studios gave us the first look of Moon Knight on the 17th, and we’ve got to admit, it left us in a bit if bewilderment. It is the story of Marc Spector, a regular guy with a flaw: dissociative identity disorder. His life feels unreal as he cannot differentiate between his regular life and his dreams. An example would be how he jumped in panic when he found himself chained to his bed- forgetting that he was to blame for it, that he had tied himself to his bed the previous night.
Crafted excellently by Jeremy Slater and played by Oscar Isaac, Moon Knight becomes the conduit for Egyptian moon god. Each of Moon Knight’s identities contrast each other and hold separate and distinct characteristics. Yes, Steven and Marc are the same person. Their coexistence is described as a balance that needs to be maintained if they wish to survive the “thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”
He finds himself blacking out and swimming in memories from a past life.
Moon Knight and its characters has no link to the MCU past and it sets forward a new branch of stories, characters, and plots.
Here is the Moon Knight Official Synopsis
“Moon Knight is a new globetrotting action-adventure series featuring a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt.”
Moon Knight Release Date
Moon Knight as a television series is going to be just as fabulous as the comic. So here comes the real question: how long do we have to wait to watch it?
We were lucky enough to receive the premiere date with the trailer- Moon Knight’s official release date is March 30, 2022. We can expect a total of 6 episodes, each of approximately 45 minutes. It will be part of MCU’s Phase Four, the phase that defines productions set to be released from 2021 through 2023. Phase Four will also soon bring us Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness and Ms. Marvel.
Moon Knight Cast and Crew
In the lead, we see Oscar Isaac playing the role of Marc (aka Steven; aka Moon Knight). The trailer and the synopsis say that we will primarily interacting more often with Steven than with Marc. Steven is a regular gift shop employee who faces blackouts and past life visions.
We also have Ethan Hawke. He plays Arthur Harrow, self help guide and guru- and a cult leader.
Additionally, actors May Calamaway and Gaspard Ulliel will also play important roles. Ulliel plays Anton Mogart and Calamaway is suspeceted to be playing Layla.
Before we go further, we direct our deepest condolences towards the death of Gaspard Ulliel, the French actor starring in Moon Knight as Anton Mogart. His unfortunate death was because of a skiing accident in the Alps. In the words of Thierry Fremaux, director of Cannes Film Festival, “Gaspard belonged to this new generation of actors who were making tomorrow’s French cinema. He knew how to select his roles and shaped his career which filled every promise. Each appearance on the red carpet, from “La Princesse de Montpensier” to “It’s Only The End of the World” illustrated his presence, both discreet and full of kindness. He was equally brilliant and talented. He gave a lot and we’ll always remember him.”
Here’s a list of the cast and crew of Knight King.
|Created by||Jeremy Slater|
|Primary Cast||Oscar Isaac|
|Also appearing||Khonshu (Egyptian Moon God)|
|Production Company||Marvel Studios|
Moon Knight Trailer
Last but not least, Marvel released a mind blowing trailer for Moon Knight in the form of a promise to not disappoint. We see Marc and Steven and their interchanging personalities, and that makes it rather easy to understand Isaac’s comment, “we’re making something that’s quite different, and that doesn’t follow the same … logic of what a lot of superhero films do.” It is one of the most complex projects MCU has ever released.
Here’s the link to the Moon Knight trailer.
Gives you chills, doesn’t it? Be sure to catch Knight Moon real soon on Disney+, we know we will! See you there!