Disney Plus is massively expanding the MCU, with shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki already airing. Plus, there’s a lot more to look forward to, like the long-awaited Moon Knight series.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Moon Knight, including its release date, cast rumors, possible plot details, and more. Read on to find out everything you need to know. You can also check out the best series and movies on Disney Plus right now.
When does Moon Knight start?
Moon Knight was first confirmed on March 30, 2022. It will consist of six episodes which will air every Wednesday.
The final episode will air very close to the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It also leaves a small void before Ms. Marvel premieres in the summer of 2022.
We’ve had four live-action MCU shows in 2021: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye.
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Is there a trailer for Moon Knight?
We already have a full trailer for Moon Knight, showing our protagonist battling his alter egos and a preview of the vigilante’s full costume. Find out below:
We also have a short teaser on Disney+ day. Find out below:
The first teaser for “MOON KNIGHT” from Marvel Studios. pic.twitter.com/eWUK3HopET
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm)
November 12, 2021
Who are the cast and crew of Moon Knight?
Oscar Issac will play the lead role of Moon Knight, a vigilante with multiple personalities.
—Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios)
May 27, 2021
Issac’s casting makes sense, considering he’s already part of the Disney entertainment family, being known for his role as Poe Dameon in the Star Wars trilogy. He’s also been part of the X-Men franchise, so he’s no stranger to the superhero genre.
Joining him will be Ethan Hawke, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hawke will play one of the series’ villains, who has now been confirmed to be Arthur Harrow. May Calamawy is also listed for the series, again in an unnamed role, although there is speculation that she will play the main love interest, Marlene Alraune.
According to CBR, Gaspard Ulliel will play Anton Mogart/Midnight Man in Moon Knight. He’s another Marc Spector villain and a master thief.
It is now rumored that Mark Ruffalo will appear as Bruce Banner after being spotted at the same hotel as Oscar Issac in Budapest. Ruffalo has been pretty coy about the whole thing, but the character’s looks would make sense considering he’s Marvel’s resident genius.
As the person responsible for this next phase of the MCU, I would hate to mess anything up. I learned the hard way. https://t.co/yrC7TCD6C1
—Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo)
August 31, 2021
Jeremy Slater will write, produce and show the series, with Mohamed Diab in the director’s chair.
What is the plot of Moon Knight?
Spoilers for the Moon Knight comic series below.
As Moon Knight is a new face in the MCU, we assume this series will tell the origin story of how the character puts on the mask and cowl in the first place and establish common enemies in the overall universe.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“The series follows mild-mannered gift shop clerk Steven Grant, who is plagued by power outages and flashbacks to another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative mental disorder. identity and shares a body with the mercenary Marc Spector.As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge on them, they must navigate their complex identities while being drawn into a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.
This is a major change from the original material. In the comics, the main character is Marc Spector, a man with a troubled past and multiple personalities, including that of a successful millionaire and that of a cab driver on the streets. All allow him to interact in different social circles for his role as a vigilante.
Moon Knight certainly isn’t a millionaire in this trailer either – he seems to work in a gift shop at a London museum.
The antagonist of the series will be Arthur Harrow, played by Ethan Hawke. The character only appeared in one issue of the Moon Knight comics.
In the comics, Harrow has facial disfigurement due to a condition called trigeminal neuralgia that leaves him in constant pain. The version of the character seen in the trailer didn’t appear to have this, but he does carry a cane.
Harrow is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the “theory of pain”, although it is not known that his research was stolen from the Nazi experiments that took place at Auschwitz. Harrow begins kidnapping people to test his pain theory research and takes a particular interest in Moon Knight due to his high tolerance for pain.
We still don’t know how much this series will draw from Harrow’s comics, but the trailer seems to indicate that it’s creating quite a stir with audiences.
The trailer also includes a glimpse of Khonshu, the Egyptian Moon God. In the comics, Marc almost died at the foot of the statue of this Egyptian god. He is resurrected as the Fist of Khonshu and is granted his new powers, but they come at a very high price.
How can I watch Moon Knight?
Moon Knight will be a Disney Plus exclusive, meaning you can only watch it there. At the time of writing, Disney+ costs £7.99/$7 per month for an ongoing subscription and £79.90/$7 for an annual subscription. You can subscribe to Disney Plus here.
Original article published on our sister site TechAdvisor UK.