Phase 4 of the MCU is shaping up to be the biggest and most jam-packed phase to date, with multiple Disney+ series and theatrical films planned for the next few years.
One of the most anticipated projects from the upcoming slate is Moon Knight, which will feature Dune and Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac in the lead role as Marc Spector, also known as Moon Knight.
Little has been known about the Disney+ show up to this point, only that filming recently wrapped and that it will premiere on the streaming platform sometime in 2022. Isaac, who is also serving as one of the show’s executive producers, admitted that filming was “the biggest workload (he’s) ever had” but also that he thoroughly enjoyed working on the project.
As 2022 nears, anticipation for the series has been at an all-time high, and many fans have recently speculated that a teaser for the show would be released on Disney+ Day.
Now that the day is here, the rumors were true, and Moon Knight has its official first look.
Moon Knight's Official First Disney+ Look
As part of Disney+ Day, Marvel Studios released its first look at the upcoming series Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac in the lead role.
The first look features the character in full costume leaping across rooftops with a crescent moon behind him in the night's sky:
The next image shows Isaac out of the Moon Knight costume, looking at himself in a mirror while trying to figure out "the difference between (his) waking life and dreams:"
The teaser also featured a shot of Isaac's Moon Knight in action, kneeling over someone after brutally stopping them from whatever crime they were committing:
Moon Knight is shown out of costume as Marc Spector in another shot, with a horrified look on his face as he looks above him:
A new glimpse at part of Moon Knight's costume has also been officially revealed, showing the color scheme and patterns of the vigilante's suit:
The Darker Side of Marvel Studios
Based on the teaser, Moon Knight looks to be vastly different than any other project Marvel Studios has come out with. Coming from a company known for its enormous scale action spectacles and massive team-ups, this series seems to take a darker road, similar to the tone and setting of how Batman is usually portrayed.
The first look was only around 30 seconds long, but it provided just enough material to get fans truly excited about the show. Viewers will undoubtedly love the internal conflict between Marc Spector and Moon Knight, and it seems as though Isaac is the perfect actor to appropriately convey it.
Moon Knight will likely introduce a new fan-favorite hero for fans that aren’t familiar with the character, and it will be extremely interesting to see the direction Marvel Studios takes the character both during the series as well in the future.
Moon Knight will premiere soon on Disney+.