‘Moon Knight’ Trailer Shows Tortured Marvel Anti-Hero

by Thomas Tuna

Embrace the chaos.

Marvel Studios has finally let an anxious fan base see its small-screen take on one of its most violent, conflicted characters–Moon Knight. The official trailer has dropped for the upcoming Disney+ series that will debut March 30, and the powerful video can be seen on this page.

Who is Moon Knight? That looks to be one of the central themes in the six-episode series. The trailer shows Oscar Isaac–complete with his thick British accent–as mild-mannered Steven Grant, who apparently also is the more world-weary Marc Spector.

Grant–who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and mysterious blackouts–admits he “can’t tell the difference between my waking life and dreams.” Is he Grant…or Spector? Or both? And how does he become Moon Knight? And that’s just the start of this unusual hero’s problems.

Ethan Hawke–who plays a power-hungry villain named Dr. Arthur Harrow–comes into his life. Hawke’s character seems to know the chaos in Spector’s soul, and that plot thread is left dangling in the trailer.

Moon Knight–created and scripted by Jeremy Slater–stars Isaac and Hawke, along with Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart (a master thief known as Midnight Man in the comics) and May Calamawy in an undisclosed role.

Mohamed Diab is expected to direct four episodes, with the directorial team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead helming the other two. Unconfirmed rumor has it, though, that Oscar winner (and one-time Batman) George Clooney may also step behind the camera.

The Marvel Comics Moon Knight character–created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin–debuted in Werewolf by Night No32 in 1975. The “moon’s knight” enjoyed a strong run in the 1980s, and a new comic hit the stands last summer that described the character as “a renegade priest of Khonshu who observes his duty–protecting those who travel by night.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Moon Knight on Disney+.

 

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