Marvel’s latest series comes in the form of Moon Knight, and will be premiering on Disney Plus on March 30! Today, fans got a new look at a featurette including interviews with Moon Knight star (pun fully intended) Oscar Isaac, President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, and more.
In the video, the actor for the titular character, Oscar Isaac, claims that viewers will get introduced to Stephen first, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, before we learn about mercenary Marc Spector. He also reassures the audience that the show tackles mental health (Stephen’s dissociative identity disorder and sleeping disorder) with a very tactful approach.
This is not the first Marvel show to attempt to deal with mental health. WandaVision dealt with the five stages of grief and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. not only tackled split personality disorder with the two personalities of Agent Leopold Fitz and his evil counterpart, the Doctor, but also touched upon grief, loss and near suicidal tendencies in Agent Daisy Johnson when her lover and fellow agent, Lincoln Campbell, sacrificed his life for her. However, Marvel definitely appears to be approaching Moon Knight with a different angle, as the trailer appears to be more of a psychological thriller than some of the other Marvel superhero films and series.
In addition to the interviews, Marvel and Disney Plus have also released three new posters featuring Oscar Isaac in the various stages of his character: the hero’s civilian alter-ego Marc Spector; the detective “Mr. Knight” (Moon Knight has been trending on Twitter with both the hashtag ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Mr Knight’); and the full on “Fist of Konshu” that is Moon Knight!
Feige promises that Moon Knight will be pushing a lot of the previous boundaries beyond that of any Marvel movie or series to date, which is extremely exciting. As of late, Marvel movies and series have been opening up the multiverse – Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back old Spider-Man villains and heroes from the Raimi trilogy and the Webb duology as well as reintroducing Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil into the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Netflix’s Marvel Television Daredevil series, and Hawkeye brought back Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin much in the same manner. It’s exciting to see the “tonal shift” that will be introduced via Moon Knight, and equally exciting to see what other surprises Marvel has in store.
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