Marvel Studios’ new era of Disney+ series is about to start in crazy fashion on January 15 with WandaVision, the first of six new shows premiering in 2021. Half of those shows have finished filming and most of post-production, while the other half are deep into shooting right now before their releases closer to the end of the year.
2022 will continue this slew of new shows with Don Cheadle's Armor Wars, Samuel L. Jackson's Secret Invasion, Dominique Thorne's Ironheart and others. One of the series announced nearly a year and a half ago is Moon Knight, which will bring the multiple personalities of Marc Spector to life for the first time in live-action form.
Marvel CCO Kevin Feige didn't confirm any names attached to this series at Disney Investor's Day outside of Mohammed Diab as the director, although reports have indicated that Oscar Isaac is in the late stages of talks to play the starring role. Some new information has been revealed, however, on what fans should expect to see from the plot and action.
In a new release from the Emmy Magazine, Marvel CCO Kevin Feige gave a couple teases pertaining to the character development and action set to take place in Moon Knight, noting that the series will follow the "action hero" on the streets as he "jumps out of buildings and gets into fights."
Feige also touched on the fact that the series will explore Spector as a Marine having Dissociative Identity Disorder, adding that "the mental illness is a unique aspect of the program." Moon Knight is also confirmed to explore ancient Egyptian iconography.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This news comes as exactly what the Marvel fandom was hoping for when Kevin Feige announced that Moon Knight would be joining the MCU in his own solo series. The action that this hero experiences through his comic run is unique from what we've seen from Marvel Studios thus far, as the character excels in hand-to-hand combat during dark hours. The series has the potential to bring some of the best action sequences for a solo Marvel hero in a long time, playing on a different level than the many grand scale battles seen near the end of the Infinity Saga.
The mental illness aspect of this show is also something that will set it apart from other MCU projects, even considering how deep into the human psyche the series will go with other projects like WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The early hope is that this series will explore as many of Marc Spector's unique personalities as possible, and should Oscar Isaac be taking on this tough role, his acting limits will undoubtedly be put to the test taking on so many unique characters in one.
Spector's background as a marine should play heavily into this aspect of the show as well, adding yet another layer of trauma to an already troubled hero.
Moon Knight will begin shooting in March 2021, and it is set to premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2022.