Oscar Issac and Ethan Hawke will star in the six-part Disney+ series.
Dropping on a significant US sports night (don’t ask us), Marvel have given us a first trailer for their upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight. It’s the first footage to be released since the taster within the Disney+ Day celebration last November.
The show, based on the titular comic book character, tells the story of a sleep troubled museum gift-shop employee. Through blackouts and impossible memories of another life, Steven Grant discovers that he suffers with dissociative identity disorder and shares his body with a mercenary named Marc Spector.
As enemies converge, the pair must deal with their identity issues while encountering a deadly mystery amongst powerful Egyptian gods.
Joining Isaac, Ethan Hawke will star as the show’s antagonist Arthur Harrow – apparently taking inspiration for performance from infamous Waco cult leader David Koresh (unless he was joking!).
Gaspard Ulliel and May Calamawy are also in the cast, boosting the international feel of the story; filming took place in Budapest, Jordan and Atlanta, Georgia, as well as London.
Jeremy Slater is the head writer and the series has been directed by Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead. Moon Knight’s executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater and Oscar Isaac. Co-executive producers Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch.
Moon Knight trailer – “Embrace the chaos”
Focussing initially on Steven’s ‘sleeping disorder’, the trailer also introduces Ethan Hawke’s intense Arthur Harrow. Followed by a tease of some pulse-quickening action sequences and ending with the tag line: “Embrace the chaos”.
Part of the MCU’s Phase Four, it’s widely expected that Moon Knight will eventually cross to the big screen.
Moon Knight comes to Disney+ on Wednesday 30th March. Doubtless we’ll be hearing plenty about it in the weeks to come!
Oh, and there’s a smart looking poster for the show too: