New “Moon Knight” Featurette Reveals Marvel’s Supernatural Superhero
Marvel has just revealed a new look at Moon Knight, the MCU’s upcoming series on Disney+ that unveils the first real dip into the supernatural realm for the juggernaut studio. Moon Knight is centered on Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant, a gift-shop employee who seems like the last guy on Earth you’d expect to dabble in the dark arts and fight supernatural forces on the side. But that’s because, when Moon Knight begins, Steven is still unaware there’s a lot more to him than he realizes. He is, in fact, two people, the frightful Steven and a mercenary named Marc Spector. It’s Spector’s life and deeds that will come to dominate Steven’s world, as the two personalities and one man are plunged into a mystery involving dangerous enemies, a mysterious man named Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), and the realm of Egyptian gods.
“The fun of Moon Knight is getting introduced to a new superhero in a new world,” says Hawke, who looks like he’s having the time of his life playing a Marvel villain. Isaac says that the new series is “a real, legitimate character study.” The star goes on to say that the series takes the mental health aspect of his character Steven Grant “incredibly seriously.” One of the things that make Moon Knight so compelling is that it promises to be centered on a darker, harsher, more unstable kind of storyline, centered on a character struggling to reconcile who he is. What’s more, the series ushers in Marvel’s expansion into the supernatural realm, which will include the upcoming films Morbius, starring Jared Leto, the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige touts the arresting visual style of Moon Knight. From everything we’ve seen thus far, including this new featurette, Moon Knight looks like a very different kind of Marvel experience. Co-star May Calamawy says that the tone of Moon Knight is “like Fight Club meets Indiana Jones,” which is certainly something we’ve never seen before in a Marvel series.
“For me what’s really exciting is that it’s totally unpredictable,” Isaac says. That sounds like our kind of series. Check out the new featurette below. Moon Knight arrives on Disney+ on March 30.
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