Warning: Potential spoilers for Moon Knight on Disney+ ahead.
Hot on the heels of the official release date for Moon Knight on Disney+ (March 20th) as well as the first official trailer being revealed a few days later, Marvel Cinematic Studios head Kevin Feige dropped some more information on the upcoming series that should leave fans of the source material more than pleased.
“He’s brutal,” Feige said, a statement which should diminish the fears of fans worried Moon Knight on Disney+ might be tame compared to the comics version in order to adhere to the more kid-friendly parent company’s image. “It’s been fun to work with Disney+ and see the boundaries shifting on what we’re able to do. There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight is wailing on another character, and it is loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, ‘We’re gonna pull back on this, right?’ No. We’re not pulling back. There’s a tonal shift. This is a different thing. This is Moon Knight.”
A big part of that brutality and tonal shift can be attributed to one of Moon Knight’s more brutal identities, the white-suit wearing “Mr. Knight,” a personality whom Feige’s interview confirmed will be in the show, lending credence to our speculation that Mr. Knight would appear in the show back in September.
Moon Knight/Marc Spector Oscar Isaac, who stated that Moon Knight on Disney+ is the “best risk he’s ever taken,” also shed some more (moon)light on his character’s enigmatic relationship with the “bird-skulled Egyptian deity known as Khonshu,” an ancient moon god with whom Moon Knight may or may not share some sort of preternatural connection as well as expounded upon the “risk” in playing the titular character.
“It is risky,” Isaac said. “He’s an obscure hero, and the things we’re dealing with are very different. But because it’s a limited series, rather than a movie, the pressure isn’t there to make sure the opening weekend is massive. We’re able to take more risks, to bring that experimental quality on a huge scale.”
Moon Knight on Disney+ will start streaming on March 30th. The series will star Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight/Marc Spector, Ethan Hawke as antagonist Arthur Harrow, Gaspard Ulliel, May Calamawy and Lucy Thackeray. For the latest trailer, check out the Moon Knight on Disney+ Super Bowl trailer.
Are you looking forward to a tonal shift in the MCU courtesy of Moon Knight on Disney+? Does this bode well for future characters such as Deadpool in his next film outing, the first under the Disney umbrella? Sound off in the comments.