“Embrace the chaos” seems on brand for 2022… and for the forthcoming Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac, the next thrilling entry into the Marvel Cinematic universe which debuts on March 30 on Disney+.
The first trailer and poster for the series debuted tonight and with the talent behind it and MCU engine firing on all cylinders, Moon Knight looks like it’s going to be appointment television (is that even a thing anymore?). Also it’s appropriate that the trailer debut on a the night of a full moon. Those Disney marketing peeps know what they are doing.
The series follows Steven Grant (Isaac, with a British accent apparently), a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Mental disorders, Egyptian Gods, and Marvel Studios? This is a very different mix and it really feels like this is leaning into the horror of the MCU which will probably be explored more with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 4) directed by icon Sam Raimi. We got a taste of more the horror at the end of Eternals where Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman (aka Black Knight) when he tried to grab hold of the “special” sword and then we heard Mahershala Ali’s voice before it cut to black. Of course, this was the first time we heard the coolest daywalker’s voice for Blade (in theaters October 7), which will also probably have more thrills and horror.
Moon Knight stars Isaac alongside May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke whose character reminds me of a disgruntled dude who would work at a grocery co-op in Berkeley. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes. Jeremy Slater is the head writer, and 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.