Marvel Studios uncovered the main trailer for its Disney Plus series “Moon Knight” on Monday night, formally sending off the 2022 record for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In “Moon Knight,” premiering on March 30, Oscar Isaac plays Marc Spector, an ex-soldier with a profound case of dissociative identity disorder that manifests as fully distinct individuals. He becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, which only further exacerbates Marc’s anxiety over his mental illness.
In the trailer, set to Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Night,” Marc can’t tell the difference between his normal life and his dreams. He plays with a Rubik’s cube, unable to fall asleep, only to jump out of bed in a panic with his foot chained to his bed — though he seemingly forgets he was the one who restrained himself the night before. After visiting a museum on ancient Egypt, he sees a vision of Khonshu and later meets Ethan Hawke’s villain, a cult leader who encourages Marc to embrace the darkness within himself. The trailer ends with Marc being enveloped by the Moon Knight costume and a shot of him brutally beating someone up on a bathroom floor.
Dissimilar to all of Marvel Studios’ past series for Disney Plus, which depended on existing characters from the organization’s pre-2019 component films, “Moon Knight” graphs a fresh new way, with an absolutely new arrangement of characters and a storyline that has no association with the MCU.
Making his Marvel comics debut in 1975, Moon Knight at first had superpowers in view of the phases of the moon, yet later emphasis have kept his capacities mortal, helped by refined gadgetry. That has attracted comics fans to contrast the person with the DC Comics superhuman Batman.