If you like superhero comics, you probably know Moon Knight, the supernaturally powered and mentally unstable vigilante who is played by Oscar Isaac in the new Disney Plus miniseries of the same name.
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But if you’re not very savvy about comics, you might not know who this strange superhero is, even though he’s been fighting crime and his inner demons since the 1970s. attention the new series and you want to have a notion about it, here we tell you what it is about Moon Knight and where to see it.
Moon Knight emerged from an era of comics fans refer to as the Bronze Age, when a new wave of writers and artists who grew up following science fiction, fantasy, and superheroes began to introduce newer themes and stories. ripe in the middle.
Created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin, Moon Knight debuted in a 1975 issue of the horror-adventure comic book. Werewolf by Night. There he posed as a mercenary to capture the series title monster. With his white mask, hood, and long cape, the character was such a striking figure that other Marvel writers and artists soon began including him in stories about him.
In the case of the miniseries Moon Knightwho is behind it is Jeremy Slater, the creator of the series of The Umbrella Academy.
And while the general audience’s unfamiliarity with the character may seem like a drawback, Slater sees this aspect as an advantage. For him, this allowed the show’s creative team to “select the coolest items” of almost 50 years of comics and then experiment with the rest.
Moon Knight follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a mild-mannered gift shop clerk who suffers from mental illness. This prevents him from distinguishing reality from his dreams, in addition to the fact that he faints and has memories of another life.
Over time, Steven discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder. But that’s not all, the protagonist realizes that he shares a body with Marc Spector, a CIA agent who everyone believes is dead and who acquired the powers of Khonshu, the God of the Moon.
As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge on them, these characters must navigate their complex identities as they plunge into a deadly mystery involving the mighty gods of Egypt.
In addition to Oscar Isaac —recognized, among other roles, for his role as Leto Atreides in dunes— the cast includes Ethan Hawke, whom we saw in the movies Training day and Boyhood, and to May Calamawy, who participated in the television series Ramy.
On Moon KnightHawke takes on the role of Arthur Harrow, the leader of a cult that sees the superhero as an obstacle to “healing the world,” while Calamawy is Layla El-Faouly, a former friend of Marc Spector.
It is worth mentioning that this miniseries is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so if you have seen the Avengers movies and the rest of the superheroes of this company, you will surely notice some references.
Because Disney is the industry that owns the rights to Marvel, the series can be seen on the streaming platform. Disney Plusso you need to have a subscription there.
The first chapter of Moon Knight premiered on Wednesday, March 30 on the aforementioned service, although the world premiere was on March 14, in Germany, with the entire cast of the production in attendance.
The series will have 6 chapters and will be released every Wednesday, so that the last episode will be broadcast on May 4.