New Information On Disney Plus’s Moon Knight Series: Characters, Release Date & More!
Marvel fans have been waiting for a Moon Knight series for a while now. The character has a ton of potential, and a show would be the perfect way to showcase his dark sides while also giving him the spotlight he deserves. That’s why fans have been thrilled to hear that Marvel is working on a Moon Knight series for its Disney+ streaming service. While there are still some details to be worked out, the new information we have so far is enough to get us excited. Let’s dive into all the details about the Moon Knight series and see if this will be the dark knight’s next big role.
Who is Moon Knight?
Moon Knight is a Marvel superhero who, much like Batman, is considered an antihero. Known as the son of Rabbi, Moon knight’s known identity is Marc Spector. In the comics we know Marc Spector as a mercenary, who had been mortally wounded during a battle in Sudan and had been revived by an ancient Egyptian spirit of the Moon God Khonshu.
In the latest addition to Disney+ Marvel TV series, we are introduced to Steven Grant (Portrayed by Oscar Isaac), who from the first episode we learn is suffering from loss of time, and inability to control his own body, with connections to dissociative identity disorder, we learn that Steven is only one of the occupants of his human body, and in fact he is sharing his body with Marc Spector.
WHAT IS THE MOON KNIGHT SERIES ABOUT?
The first episode of the season premiered on March 30th, 2022.
The Moon Knight series will follow the adventures of Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, in his battle against crime in London. Expanding Marvels universe outside of New York has been a long awaited fan request, with most of the recent superhero movies & TV shows being NY or USA based, it’s refreshing to see storylines develop outside of America.
There are, as always a number of ways Marvel choose to surprise their fans and viewers with storylines, character references and plot developments. With the series only two episodes in (as of April 6th 2022) it’s still unclear the full extent of the introduction and plot of the series.
So far we know Steven has been moonlighting (pun intended) as a crime fighting superhero, from the first episode we learned that in order for Marc to be in control of Stevens body, Steven needs to grant him permission, or be unconscious. During the second episode we experience a long awaited character reveal of ‘Mr Knight’, which is a less violent, more thoughtful version of Moon Knight.
WHEN CAN WE WATCH MOON KNIGHT?
Moon Knight’s first episode was released late march of 2022, episodes are released weekly each Wednesday. So far, we have received 2 episodes of the series, and are expecting to receive 6 in total. Each episode is between the 40-50 minute mark.
What Countries Can Watch Moon Knight?
Moon Knight will be available in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom.
It’s unclear at this time if Moon Knight will ever come to other countries, but it’s definitely a possibility. Disney is home to some of the most recognizable superheroes in the world, so it makes sense that Moon Knight would be among them.
We don’t yet know if other countries will get the Disney Plus service, so it’s possible that Moon Knight will only be available there.
Who Is in the Moon Knight Cast?
Marvel spare no time in finding the perfect cast for each of their projects, as always when it comes to casting, Marvel ensure finding the right people to represent the right roles, offering diversity and talent at every angle.
- As leading man, playing both Marc Spector & Steven Grant, the well known Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac is introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Introduced in the second episode, Ex wife Laya is played by May Calamawy
- Ann Akinjirin as Bobby
- Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow
- F.Murray Abraham as Khonshu
- David Ganly as Billy
- Sofia Danu as Ammit
- Gaspard Ulliel as Anton
- Fernanda Andrade as Wendy Spector
- Diana Bermudex as Yatzil
THE NEXT PHASE OF MARVEL
Moon Knight marks the next phase of Marvel’s adaptation to the small screen after Marvel’s successful of similar TV series such as WandaVision, Loki and The Falcon & The Winter Solider earlier last year.
It’ll be interesting to see how Moon Knight comes together and how his introduction to the MCU and further introduction to larger casts works. We can’t wait to see what direction the new series takes Moon Knight in, and whether he’ll cross paths with the other Disney+ Marvel heroes.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Moon Knight series as we approach its premiere. In the meantime, check out our list of the best Marvel shows on Disney+ to tide you over.