Oscar Isaac Introduces A Gritty And Chaotic Marvel Universe In Moon Knight Trailer

By Charlene Badasie | 4 months ago

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Marvel Studios released the first trailer for Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac, officially launching the 2022 slate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Disney+ series will consist of six episodes and is set for release on March 30th. Unlike previous Marvel shows, which featured existing heroes from the movies, the Moon Knight trailer introduces viewers to new characters with a storyline that has no clear connection to anything we’ve already seen.

Set to Kid Cudi’s Day ‘N’ Nite, the trailer sees Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) struggling to differentiate between his waking life and dreams. He calls a support group for help but eventually resorts to chaining himself to the bed. Steven completely spazzes out for the entire trailer, eventually meeting cult leader Arthur Harrow who seems to empathize with his plight. A few intense-looking visuals later, a voice tells Steven to embrace the chaos as he is engulfed by the Moon Knight costume.

Adapted for television by Jeremy Slater, Moon Knight is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and shares continuity with the films of the franchise. Slater serves as head writer with Mohamed Diab leading the directing team which includes the talents of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Filming began in Budapest in April 2021, followed by production in Jordan which concluded in early October. The final parts of the Oscar Isaac starrer were shot in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater, and Oscar Isaac are the executive producers. Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson, and Rebecca Kirsch serve as co-executive producers. Marvel also released a poster for the series which shows Moon Knight’s hand gripping one of his trademark crescent darts.

The series follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a mild-mannered gift-shop employee who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Eventually, Steven discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Starring alongside Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight is Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow – a cult leader who encourages Spector to embrace his inner darkness. Speaking about the character, Hawke said Harrow is inspired by cult leader David Koresh. While executive producer Kevin Feige describes Spector as an action hero who jumps out of buildings and gets into fights. Other cast members include Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart / Midnight Man and May Calamawy whose role remains undisclosed. The Egyptian Moon God Khonshu will also make an appearance in the series.

For anyone who doesn’t know, Moon Knight made his Marvel Comics debut in 1975’s Werewolf by Night #32. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector, a Jewish-American rabbi’s son who grew up to become a heavyweight boxer and then a U.S. Marine. Spector is a mercenary with numerous alter egos. This includes cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant (played by Oscar Isaac in the series). His various identities help him to fight the criminal underworld.