Marvel releases first Moon Knight trailer

Moon Knight. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.
Moon Knight. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved. /

The first trailer for Marvel’s Moon Knight has arrived. 

It’s only been a year since WandaVision, Marvel Studios’ first Disney Plus series, hit the streaming service. In that short period of time, the studio has released The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye. Now, the House of Ideas is gearing up for Moon Knighta new Disney Plus show focused on Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), a vigilante with multiple personalities and a big chip on his shoulder.

As described by Marvel, Moon Knight is “a new globetrotting action-adventure series featuring a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt.”

Starring the likes of Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawkeye, and featuring a fascinating storyline that combines mental illness with super-heroics, Moon Knight promises to be one of 2022’s most exciting MCU entries. Following last year’s enticing snippet, Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for Marc Spector’s small-screen outing, promising a remarkable and somewhat-grim ride.

Watch the first Moon Knight trailer

Even though this first trailer didn’t reveal much, it’s safe to say from what we can see that Oscar Isaac will deliver a memorable performance as Moon Knight. His struggle to juggle his larger-than-life crises alongside his mental illness is palpable, and makes us excited to see how Spector will handle his superhero responsibilities.

An important thing to note about this trailer is its tone. Marvel Studios has explored an eclectic amount of genres and styles throughout its history, but the company has (largely) stayed away from more somber stories. With Moon Knight, though, it appears the MCU is opening itself up to darker character explorations — not necessarily in violence, but in tone, style and aesthetics.

In the comics, Moon Knight’s grimness has made his stories stand apart from most of his fellow crimefighters, so it’s fun to see the hero’s show (seemingly) following that route.

Marvel Studios also released the first poster for the show:

Tackling A Challenge

Marc Spector is arguably one of the most complex superheroes out there due to his dissociative identity disorder. Such intricacy requires a committed performance, and Oscar Isaac was fully aware of that. Talking to Variety, the Ex Machina star explained how he tackled his first superhero role:

"“This [is] the first time I’m leading something this [massive]. Speaking with [Kevin Feige], when I had those conversations […], I was kinda like, ‘Look, I’m gonna come in with these big ideas,’ and if they don’t like them, that’s totally fair, and at least we’ll know, and we’re not gonna be in a situation where we’re [fighting].”"

Those ideas paid off, because, as he further explained, Moon Knight ended up being the most challenging role he had ever taken on:

"“And immediately, we just were seeing it all, really, eye-to-eye. And the more I investigated this story, the more I was moved by it, and also the more I found so much room to do things that I [had] never done before, and [had] been curious about […] So, what ended up happening was that every single morning, when that alarm would go off, I could not wait to get to set. And it was the biggest workload I’ve ever had in my career. The most challenging as far as just the sheer amount of stuff we had to do — and try to get done — in an eight-month period. And even yet […] I just couldn’t wait to get to set.”"

Isaac is clearly committed to the role, and with Moon Knight seemingly breaking the mold for what we’ve come to expect from the MCU over the past 14 years (has it really been that long?), we can’t wait to see what the hero’s first live-action adventure has in store for us.

Moon Knight will be released on Disney Plus on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

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