'Moon Knight' trailer: Oscar Isaac 'embraces the chaos' in Marvel's new superhero series

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Jan 18, 2022, 05:47 PM(IST)

A poster of Marvel's new series 'Moon Knight' Photograph:( Twitter )

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Moon Knight' charts a brand-new path, with a totally new set of characters and a storyline that, interestingly, has no clear initial connection to the MCU.

Actor Oscar Isaac joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a mysterious superhero 'Moon Knight'. The trailer of the series was dropped on Monday and shows Oscar Isaac playing Marc Spector, an ex-soldier who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder. 

Unlike previous Marvel series, which were based on existing characters from the company`s pre-2019 feature films, 'Moon Knight' charts a brand-new path, with a totally new set of characters and a storyline that, interestingly, has no clear initial connection to the MCU.

The action-adventure series set against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt finds the spectral superhero's multiple identities thrust into a deadly war of the gods. He becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, which only further exacerbates Marc`s anxiety over his mental illness.



The almost 2-minute-long trailer, set to the backdrop of Kid Cudi's 'Day `n` Night', introduces viewers to the protagonist who isn`t able to differentiate between his normal life and his dreams and has trouble sleeping.

The trailer also features the show's villain, Ethan Hawke who plays a cult leader who encourages Marc to embrace the darkness within himself. 

The trailer concludes with Marc being enveloped by the Moon Knight costume and a shot of him brutally beating someone up on a bathroom floor.

Marvel Studios' official Twitter account today also unveiled the first poster image for the series, showing details from Moon Knight`s costume and weapon of choice, which resembled a crescent moon.

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' co-stars Hawke and May Calamawy. Jeremy Slater serves as creator and head writer, with Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead directing. 

The show will stream on Disney+ from March 30 onwards. 


 

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