Moon Knight has finally arrived on Disney Plus, and it is clear that the show is going to be something special. Moon Knight is a Marvel Comics superhero who has not yet been adapted in any live action media. With the success of Disney Plus and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are multiple shows in development for the streaming platform that will expand on the MCU. One such show is Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Moon Knight.
While the show is still in early stages of development (it's unclear when it will begin filming), we've got a few details to speculate on what Moon Knight will be like and how it might connect to the larger MCU.
It's the best of both worlds for Marvel fans. While Marvel Studios is gearing up to release Black Widow, Marvel Television is also preparing its next big superhero show — Moon Knight. If you're unfamiliar with the character, Moon Knight is a former mercenary who becomes a vigilante after an encounter with an Egyptian moon god. Now mentally unstable, Moon Knight has multiple personalities, which is reflected in his various crime-fighting personas.
Plot details for Moon Knight are scarce, but the series' director and executive producer Justin Benson revealed what he can about the show so far. The new series will star Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector, a former marine-turned-superhero who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been built up around the themes of heroism and redemption, but Moon Knight looks set to explore the darker side of Marvel's mythology, with the lead character struggling with his own mental health issues while out patrolling the mean streets of New York City.
Based on the first images released by Disney Plus, it seems as though Moon Knight will be much darker than any other MCU property to date. The original comic book incarnation of Moon Knight was an antihero-type character who wore white instead of black but fought crime in a similar fashion to Batman. In recent years, however, he has become more like a superhero in his own right, and the TV series will clearly be taking inspiration from this newer version.
Moon Knight is a Marvel hero who is basically Batman, but with a serious case of multiple personality disorder. He's a millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne type by day, and an ass-kicking superhero by night. And sometimes he thinks he's an Egyptian god. (He's not, but it helps him fight crime.)
Unlike Batman and most other superheroes, Moon Knight has no powers. He relies on his fighting skills and martial arts training. His costume has built-in armor plating and is fitted with gadgets that help him fight crime in the night.
Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin in 1975. Since then, he has had several different ongoing series, as well as numerous mini-series and one-shots. He's been a member of the Avengers and the Defenders, two of Marvel's major superhero teams.
Throughout his various series over the years, Moon Knight has fought alongside some of Marvel's biggest heroes, including Spider-Man and Wolverine. He has also been a hired assassin; a mercenary; a friend of Doctor Strange; and a co-star in The Defenders comic alongside Doctor Strange, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the Silver Surfer.
Unfortunately, there isn't one just yet. As Moon Knight has only recently been confirmed as a Disney Plus series, it will be a while before we see it on-screen. However, as production is set to begin this summer, we should expect to hear more about the series in the coming months.
As casting details for Moon Knight Episode 3 are still under wraps, nothing is set in stone just yet. But there are some rumored cast members for the series that could possibly make an appearance in Episode 3. Oscar Isaac may be reprising his role as Marc Spector from 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse
Moon Knight is an intriguing character whose story in the comics has been a bit of a rollercoaster. He's had some great runs with writers like Warren Ellis, Charlie Huston and Jeff Lemire, but he's also been through some rough patches.
This iteration of Moon Knight looks like it could be one of his best stories yet. Whether or not you were familiar with the character before, Moon Knight Episode 3 is a good place to start learning about him.