Oscar Isaac makes his MCU debut as Marc Spector, a superhero with dissociative identity disorder, in the teaser for Marvel’s Moon Knight. Spector obtains his talents from the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who wants him to be the “moon’s knight” in the comics. Isaac, who was cast as the former US marine-turned-superhero in late 2020, will bring Isaac’s character to life on the show.
Filming for Moon Knight began last year and ended in October, with the show set to premiere in March of this year. Moon Knight’s chief writer is Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy), with Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab leading the directing crew, which also includes Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Synchronic).
As part of Disney+ Day 2021, the first clip from Moon Knight was released, offering teasing peeks of Isaac in costume as the titular superhero as well as some scenes of him in street clothes and living with DID. More recently, a teaser for the Moon Knight movie revealed a better look at Isaac’s superhero garb, including a brief scene of him getting dressed. The new clip also gave us our first look at Ethan Hawke’s adversary, whose name has yet to be disclosed. The complete Moon Knight trailer is now available, following a weekend teaser.
During Monday night’s NFL Super Wild Card game on ESPN and ABC, Marvel and Disney+ debuted the Moon Knight trailer. According to the official Moon Knight synopsis, Isaac plays Steven Grant, a “mild-mannered gift shop employee” who realises he has DID after experiencing blackouts and seeing memories from another life.
The mercenary Marc Spector is one of Steven’s identities, and the two must work together as they are “forced into a dangerous mystery amid the great gods of Egypt.” Below is a trailer for Moon Knight.
It’s unclear whether any of Marc’s previous comic-book identities will appear in the series
Although Marc Spector is the most well-known Moon Knight identity, Isaac is first introduced as Steven Grant in the Moon Knight trailer. Marc Grant is one of Marc’s aliases, and his name stems from the character’s comic book plot. Steven is a millionaire businessman in the comics, thus it appears Marvel is modifying the character.
From the Moon Knight teaser, it’s unclear whether any of Marc’s previous comic-book identities will appear in the series, or whether new identities will be created that aren’t from the source material. However, since the trailer spends so much time explaining Steven/DID, Marc’s it appears that the disease will be thoroughly explored in the Moon Knight series.
The trailer is a little more ambiguous about how Steven becomes the superhero in Moon Knight’s origin tale, however, the synopsis suggests it’s part of a wider storyline. To keep any surprises, it’s probable that Marvel and Disney+ may keep storyline details close to the vest until Moon Knight premieres in March. Hawke’s antagonist isn’t named in the trailer, but his lines are credited to Arthur Harrow, a character who only appeared in one issue of the comics. The villain was previously claimed to be inspired by cult leader David Koresh, and this influence is clearly visible in the clip.
Another Moon Knight trailer could reveal more about Hawke’s role, though it’s probable that much will remain a mystery until the show’s premiere. For the time being, the Moon Knight trailer provides a good indication of what to expect from the series.