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.
Unlike all of Marvel Studios’ previous series for Disney Plus, which were based on existing characters from the company’s pre-2019 feature films, Moon Knight forges its own path.
Making his Marvel comics debut in 1975, Moon Knight initially had superpowers based on the phases of the moon, but more recent iterations have kept his abilities mortal, aided by sophisticated gadgetry. That has drawn comics fans to compare the character to the DC Comics superhero Batman.
Moon Knight/Marc Spector is a former CIA agent who was almost killed by his nemesis before his life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Four different personalities all fight for control over his body, and he of course fights magical crime in a mummy-esque costume.
The trailer changes things up considerably. Here, we first meet “Steve,” a man played by Oscar Isaac’s very convincing English accent who works at a museum somewhere in Britain. But Steve (or is it, Stevie?) appears to be losing his mind as multiple personalities battle for dominance — including a name Steve hasn’t heard before: Mark.
But then, that must be why whoever it is that Ethan Hawke is playing — but to spice things up it could be Randall, Marc’s evil brother — who mentions the whole chaos line.
Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes.
The series is led by head writer Jeremy Slater, who co-created Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serve as the show’s directors.
Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater and Oscar Isaac are the executive producers. Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch serve as co-executive producers.
The show inaugurates Marvel Studios’ second year delivering TV series for Disney Plus alongside its feature films. Also expected in 2022 for the streamer: She-Hulk, a legal comedy starring Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Josh Segarra and Jameela Jamil; Ms. Marvel, a coming-of-age dramedy starring newcomer Iman Vellani in the title role; and Season 2 of the animated series What If…?