‘Moon Knight’ trailer reveals Isaac's MCU superhero origin story

Published : 18 Jan 2022 09:55 PM

Marvel's ‘Moon Knight’ trailer introduces Oscar Isaac to the MCU as Marc Spector, a superhero with dissociative identity disorder. In the comics, Spector gets his powers from the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who wants him to serve as the "moon's knight." In the show, Isaac's character will be brought to life by Isaac, who was cast as the former US marine-turned-superhero in late 2020. Filming on Moon Knight took place last year, wrapping up in October ahead of the show premiering in March this year. Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) serves as Moon Knight's head writer, with Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab leading the directing team, which includes Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Synchronic).

The first footage of ‘Moon Knight’ was unveiled as part of Disney+ Day 2021, revealing teasing glimpses of Isaac in costume as the titular superhero as well as some shots of the actor in street clothes and living with DID. More recently the ‘Moon Knight’ trailer teaser offered a better look at Isaac's superhero costume, including a brief shot showing how he suits up. The new footage also revealed a first look at Ethan Hawke's villain, whose character name was not yet known. Now, after teasing its release over the weekend, the full Moon Knight trailer is here.

Marvel and Disney+ revealed the ‘Moon Knight’ trailer during Monday night's NFL Super Wild Card game on ESPN and ABC. Per the official synopsis for Moon Knight, the show introduces Isaac as a man named Steven Grant, "a mild-mannered gift shop employee" who discovers he has DID after struggling with blackouts and seeing memories of another life. One of Steven's identities is the mercenary Marc Spector, and the two must work together as they're "thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt."