The first official trailer for Marvel‘s Moon Knight is here and the hype is too real.
Moon Knight is based on the comics of the same name and centers on the story of the ex-mercenary Marc Spector, played by Oscar Isaac, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder; his other personalities include Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. He’s brought back to life by the ancient Egyptian moon god. After his resurrection, he becomes the vigilante, Moon Knight.
In the official trailer we meet Steven, a man who is haunted by dreams and can’t get a good night’s sleep. When he finds a cell phone, the woman on the other line calls him Marc. We see him battle with the visions in his head and break down over it. Later, Ethan Hawke appears to him, looking like a cult leader, and tells him to embrace the chaos in him. The final shot shows Moon Knight in his full comic book costume after beating up the poor fool who crossed paths with him.
After this trailer, it is clear why Marvel hired Isaac to tackle this role. The way he is able to slip in and out of multiple personalities is a sight to behold, as well as deal with the torment of having these different personalities live and battle within him. I’m not sure what he’s fully doing with his accent; maybe it will be part of his Steven personality, while his others have different accents or quirks. Either way, Oscar Isaac is a true talent and this is only a taste of what we’ll get over the course of six episodes.
The last time we’ve heard about chaos in the MCU was from WandaVision when Wanda Maximoff embraces her chaos magic and becomes the Scarlet Witch. With the Moon Knight finale lining up with the release date of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which includes the return of Wanda, will there be any connection between these types of chaos? Only time will tell.
This character has always had a harder edge to him. In fact, he’s R-rated. The big question for this new entry of the MCU is whether or not Moon Knight is allowed to hit that edge. Based on the action, here’s hoping we get action on par with the Daredevil series from Netflix.
The series also features Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart; comics fans know this master thief as an antagonist of Moon Knight. In addition to Ulliel, the series will feature May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke as the main villain, Arthur Harrow.
Moon Knight debuts on Disney Plus on March 30th.
Watch the Moon Knight trailer below. Embrace the chaos and let us know what you think!