Marvel Studios unveiled the first trailer for its Disney Plus series “Moon Night” on Monday night, officially launching the 2022 slate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In “Moon Night,” which premieres on March 30, Oscar Isaacs plays Mark Spector, a former soldier with a profound case of dissociative identity disorder that manifests as completely different individuals. it happens. He becomes a conduit for Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god, which only adds to Mark’s concern over his mental illness.
In the trailer, set on Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Night”, Mark can’t tell the difference between his normal life and his dreams. He plays with the Rubik’s Cube, unable to sleep, only to jump out of bed in a panic and his feet chained to the bed – though he forgets that it was he who restrained himself at night. After visiting an ancient Egyptian museum, he sees a vision of Khonshu and later meets the villain of Ethan Hawke, a cult leader who encourages Mark to embrace his inner darkness. The trailer ends with Mark dressed as Moon Knight and a shot of him brutally beating someone on the bathroom floor.
Unlike all of Marvel Studios’ previous series for Disney Plus, which were based on existing characters from the company’s pre-2019 feature films, “Moon Night” is on a whole new path, with an entirely new set of characters and a storyline. which has no explicit initial connection to the MCU. Making his Marvel Comics debut in 1975, Moon Knight initially possessed superpowers based on the phases of the Moon, but recent iterations have kept his abilities mortal, aided by sophisticated gadgetry. This has drawn comics fans to compare the character to the DC Comics superhero Batman.
Hawke and May Calamawi co-star in ‘Moon Night’. Jeremy Slater (“The Umbrella Academy”) serves as producer and lead writer, with Mohamed Diab (“Ashtebak (Clash)”) and the team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (“Synchronic”) directing.
The show marks the opening of Marvel Studios’ second year of delivering feature films as well as TV series for Disney Plus. Also expected in 2022 for the streamer: “She-Hulk,” a legal comedy starring Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Renée Ellis Goldsberry, Josh Segarra and Jameela Jamil; “Ms. Marvel,” a coming-of-age drama starring newcomer Iman Vellani in the title role; and Season 2 of the animated series “What If…?”