The highly anticipated first official trailer for Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight series has finally arrived, and it looks darker and weirder than any live-action Marvel show Disney Plus has released to date, such as WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye.
Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) plays the titular Moon Knight, a vigilante with supernatural powers whose unpredictable nature makes him a force to be reckoned with.
Before we go too far in spoiler area, be sure to check out Moon Knight’s brilliant first trailer below, which sets the show’s supernatural tone and world-famous story.
What is Moon Knight about? [MILD SPOILERS BELOW]
At the beginning of the trailer, Isaac’s character Steven describes himself as having a “sleep disorder,” stating that he “cannot tell the difference between his waking life and dreams.”
That’s not the full story, however. At the end of the trailer, it is revealed that he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, which means that he has multiple personalities that occasionally take control of his mind and body.
Of course, avid comic readers will know that his original identity is Marc Spector, a former CIA agent turned mercenary, inheriting mystical powers from a statue of the Egyptian deity Khonshu. These powers manifest as Mr Knight, a hooded vigilante with incredible reflexes, agility and strength.
It’s unclear where the series will continue, but the trailer finally reveals who will play Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise) in this series. As confirmed by the trailer’s subtitles, Hawke plays Dr. Arthur Harrow, one of Moon Knight’s antagonists who works for the mysterious organization known as OMNIUM.
Based on the trailer above, it looks like Moon Knight will take viewers on a wild ride, with Isaac constantly finding himself in crazy situations without knowing how he got there. It’s also cool to see Moon Knight deliver a pretty brutal Daredevil-style blow to an unknown creature towards the end of the trailer.
As leaked before the trailer, Moon Knight will arrive on Disney Plus on March 30. Not a Disney Plus subscriber yet? You can now sign up by clicking on one of the options below.