‘Moon Knight': Oscar Isaac Loses His Mind (and Gets Powers) in First Trailer (Video)
At last, the first full trailer for Oscar Isaac’s Marvel Disney+ series “Moon Knight” is here. And as Ethan Hawke astutely notes late in it, there’s chaos in him. You’ll be able to see for yourself when the show premieres March 30. But first, wet your beak with the trailer at the top of the page.
In the comics, Moon Knight is Marc Spector, is a former CIA agent-turned mercenary who was almost killed by his nemesis, before his life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Four different personalities all fight for control over his body and he of course fights magical crime in a mummy-esque costume, having been convinced by his near-death experience that his new quest is to defend the innocent.
The trailer suggests things are switched up a bit in “Moon Knight.” Here, we first meet “Steve,” a man played by Oscar Isaac’s very convincing English accent who works at a museum somewhere in Britain. But Steve (or is it Stevie?) appears to be losing his mind as multiple personalities battle for dominance — including a name Steve hasn’t heard before: Marc. Insert your own Tyler Durden joke here.
But then, that must be why whoever it is that Ethan Hawke is playing — there are plenty of options, but we’re guessing it’s Randall, Marc’s evil brother, a villain better known as Shadow Knight — mentions that whole chaos thing.
Along with the trailer, Marvel also released a poster, which we’ve embedded below for your convenience.
“Moon Knight” is led by head writer Jeremy Slater, who co-created Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.” Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serve as the show’s directors.
Per the official logline, “Moon Knight” will be “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.”
The show comes on the heels of Marvel Studios debuting its first lineup of original series in 2021, which began with “WandaVision,” continued with “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Loki” and “What If?” and concluded with “Hawkeye” over the holidays. “Moon Knight” will be 2022’s first offering as Marvel Studios continues the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe story on the small screen, with “She-Hulk,” “Ms. Marvel” and the Samuel L. Jackson-led limited series “Secret Invasion” expected to arrive on Disney+ this year.