The series stars Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight, and his various secret identities, and features Ethan Hawke as villain Arthur Harrow.
Here’s everything you need to know about Moon Knight.
What is it about?
Moon Knight is a superhero with dissociative identity disorder – this means (in the comics and this television adaptation, at least) that museum employee Steven Grant doesn’t realise that when he blacks out and has gaps in his memory that he’s out being a superhero.
The character is closely associated with ancient Egyptian myths and legends. In his superhero guise, Moon Knight is the embodiment of the Egyptian spirit of vengeance Khonshu, who instructs Moon Knight to carry out his violent will.
This series sees zealot preacher Arthur Harrow pursue Steven Grant for something he stole from him while he was Moon Knight – which Grant, of course, doesn’t remember at all.
Who stars in the cast?
Oscar Isaac stars as Steven Grant (and Marc Spector, and Moon Knight, and possibly Jake Lockley too – there’s a lot of different identities to the character). Isaac is best-known for his appearances in the Star Wars film trilogy, though he’s also well known for Inside Llewyn Davis, Dune, Show Me A Hero, The Card Counter, and Scenes From A Marriage.
Ethan Hawke stars as Arthur Harrow, the villain of the piece. Hawke has previously starred in Gattaca, The Good Lord Bird, and Boyhood, as well as the four Before movies (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, and now Before Moonknight).
They’re joined by May Calamawy (Ramy) as a mysterious figure from Marc Spector’s past, F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest) as the voice of Khonshu, Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising) as Midnight Man, and Rey Lucas (Orange is the New Black) as Marc Spector’s father.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, there is, and you can watch it right here.
When and how can I watch it?
Moon Knight will begin on Disney+ on Wednesday 30 March. Episodes will be released weekly through to the start of May.
How many episodes is Moon Knight?
There are going to be six episodes of Moon Knight, each around 40-50 minutes long.
Who wrote and directed Moon Knight?
Four episodes of Moon Knight (the first, third, fifth, and sixth) were directed by Mohamed Diab, an Egyptian filmmaker best-known for his debut film Cairo 678, about a group of vigilante women taking on a sexual harassment epidemic.
The second and fourth episodes of Moon Knight were directed by collaborators Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, who previously directed episodes of The Twilight Zone reboot and Archive 81, as well as horror movies Resolution, V/H/S: Viral, and The Endless. They’re going be the lead directors on the second series of Loki.
The lead writer of Moon Knight (credited as series creator) is Jeremy Slater, who previously wrote an episode of The Umbrella Academy and was creator of the recent television adaptation of The Exorcist.
What’s going on with Oscar Isaac’s British accent?
He said it was his idea, and that he was inspired by Karl Pilkington. Both of these things are extremely obvious as you watch it.
What do the reviews of Moon Knight say?
Our review of Moon Knight drew attention to Oscar Isaac’s performance - “there’s genuine joy to be had in watching Isaac mugging his way through fight scenes and elaborate stunts” - but warned that hardcore Marvel fans hoping for a series in the vein of Daredevil or Legion were likely to be disappointed.
Why should I watch Moon Knight?
Because Oscar Isaac is visibly having so, so much fun.
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