Looks like Moon Knight is ready to swoop into action.
The Disney+ Moon Knight series will hit the small screen sooner than expected, if recent reports are accurate. A Twitter post this week–as reported by cbr.com and seen on this page–said the show based on the mysterious Marvel Comics character is set for release March 30, with the first trailer dropping during the Super Bowl Feb. 13.
Tune in MONDAY for the world trailer premiere of the all-new @disneyplus original series, @marvelstudios’ #MoonKnight ? during the NFL Super Wild Card matchup on @espn/@abcnetwork. pic.twitter.com/p248BIAcM7
— Hulu (@hulu) January 15, 2022
The six-episode series–created by Jeremy Slater–also will likely have a two-episode premiere, according to the same source. These reports have yet to be confirmed by Disney.
The miniseries will star Oscar Isaac (of Star Wars fame) as Moon Knight/Marc Spector (a violent vigilante with dissociative identity disorder), Ethan Hawke (in the primary villain role) and May Calamawy in an undisclosed role. Persistent rumors also have Mahershala Ali’s vampire hunter Blade and the MCU’s Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk) making cameos in the series.
The behind-the-cameras rumor mill for Moon Knight also has been active, with reports naming Oscar winner (and former Batman actor) George Clooney as a director for one of the episodes. Mohamed Diab leads the confirmed directing team–helming four episodes–along with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
The Marvel Comics Moon Knight character–created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin–made his first appearance in Werewolf by Night No. 32 in 1975. The antihero enjoyed a strong run in the 1980s, and a brand-new comic debuted last summer that described Moon Knight as “a renegade priest of Khonshu who observes his duty: protecting those who travel by night.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Moon Knight on Disney+.