Steven Grant is not okay. The latest glimpse at the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight, which debuted during the Super Bowl, made that very clear. For one thing, Oscar Isaac is still rolling with that baffling accent. (For what it’s worth he seems to know it’s not great, so that all feels pretty relevant for plot purposes.) Grant’s whole world is upside down and he’s having trouble keeping it all together. As he says in the trailer, “I can’t tell the difference between my waking life and dreams.” And with Arthur Harrow encouraging him to embrace the chaos, it certainly sounds like things are about to get even messier for Grant.
The Moon Knight trailer features a very excellent use of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite.” It’s certainly one of the better, if not the best uses of modern music in a Marvel trailer. The song: excellent. The context: even better. The only question that remains is when is Scott Mescudi getting that MCU call?
Anyway, in addition to releasing a Moon Knight trailer, Marvel Studios released a whole lot of new images. They feature our beleaguered protagonist Steven Grant, the very untrustworthy Harrow, and even the titular mercenary himself. Plus a few incredible shots of Grant coming face to face with his other selves.
For those who need a refresher, here’s what the series is about, per Marvel Studios:
The story follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary 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.
Most of the footage we’ve seen thus far feature Isaac as Grant. But as we know he shares the body with Marc Spector—who we imagine uses the actor’s natural accent—when will we see an unmasked Moon Knight? The Marvel caption indicates the Dune actor is under the costume. But pics or it didn’t happen, right?
Marvel’s latest small screen foray is particularly exciting. And not because it stars Nerdist faves, Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke. Thus far, Marvel’s rolled out MCU on TV fare with fairly well-established characters from the studio’s first decade. (Paul Bettany’s voice, after all, goes all the way back to Iron Man.) Moon Knight ushers in the next slate of series—including Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk—offer a completely new cast of characters, even if they are, one way or another, connected to a few of our old MCU pals.
As Marvel Studios chose this day to bestow us with all the Moon Knight gifts, we also snagged a new poster for the series. It’s quite spooky. But seemingly encourages Oscar Isaac to embrace both halves—Steven Grant and Moon Knight.
May Calamawy also stars in the series. Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Grant Curtis, Brad Winderbaum, Oscar Isaac, Mohamed Diab and Jeremy Slater—who is also head writer—are executive producing the series.
Moon Knight debuts on Disney+ on March 30.