Written for television by Jeremy Slater, Moon Knight stars, Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy
Marvel Studios is back to enthrall its fans with yet another action-packed, mind-bending, globetrotting original live-action series to introduce us to an all-new drama. This time, the production house, home to some of the most significant action movie masterpieces, is taking its fandom on a journey of mystery, secrets, and chaos with its latest hero, Moon Knight. Directed by Mohamed Diab and filmmaking duo Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, the series laden with Egyptian mythology and iconography features a new genre of MCU hero who is vengeful and complex. With its darker, mature themes, the series pushes the boundaries of the ever-evolving MCU storytelling. Starring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, and others, Moon Knight is intense, mysterious, and thematically edgy. Here’s everything you need to know about the character before you catch Moon Knight on Disney+ Hotstar in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam from March 30th.
Who is Moon Knight?
Granted with Egyptian God, Khonshu’s ceremonial armour given to all of the God’s warriors through the centuries, Moon Knight is a vigilante who carries out his vengeance on earth. He has taken on Khonshu’s earthly avatar and his fist of vengeance. Moon Knight was granted his special powers by the Egyptian God of the Moon and the self-appointed God of Vengeance, Khonshu. Moon Knight fights all perceived injustices as he carries out Khonshu’s orders and delivers vengeance on Earth.
Moon Knight’s entry into Marvel
The character of Moon Knight made its first appearance in Marvel Comics in August 1975 in Werewolf by Night #32. The character was written by Dough Moench and illustrated by artist Don Perlin.
His connection on earth
In real life, Moon Knight’s human name is Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. He is then diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. Moon Knight exists as the alter-ego of Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
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