Moon Knight Trailer: Hidden Details Reveal Scary Villain In Disney+ Show

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
Moon Knight, Oscar Isaac Villain

It seems like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to become a whole lot spookier with two-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali stepping into the role as Blade and possibly Ghost Rider being introduced into the MCU with his own film or show.

Additionally, there are rumors of a project featuring Werewolf by Night in the works, with Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal taking the monstrous role.

During Disney+ Day, footage from Moon Knight was finally shown and even gave fans a glimpse at the hero's costume, along with some of Oscar Issac's performance as Marc Spector or one of his other personalities. However, looking closer at the footage, something tall, dark, and terrifying could be seen hunting for Spector, and we're going to determine what it is.

So, could it be a werewolf or something else entirely?

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Something spooky and clearly inhuman has been spotted in this Moon Knight sizzle reel that has Oscar Isaac cowering in fear in a museum, likely in the same Egyptian exhibit he is seen wandering in.

Moon Knight Creature Marc Spector
Marvel Studios

Given its position at the room entrance, this creature stands at least six feet tall with glowing eyes and unnaturally long arms. It also seems to have a narrow waist, broad shoulders, and an elongated neck.

It appears to be looking for something or someone in the room, which could be Spector himself as he is seen holding his breath while hiding in terror.

Moon Knight Creature Marc Spector Hiding
Marvel Studios

   There's one more creepy creature seen dragging May Calamawy's character away into a dark cave. Its arm around her looks blackened, perhaps decayed, with a golden arm bracelet.

May Calamway's Moon Knight Creature
Marvel Studios

However, looking at the length of its arm around Calamawy, it doesn't look to be nearly as long as the one from the creature stalking Spector which strongly suggests that these are two different monsters. But, what kind of monsters are they and what do they have to do with Moon Knight?

Something Real Or Imagined?

Is it possible that fans will be getting an earlier glimpse at a werewolf than expected? After all, Moon Knight has had multiple tussles with Jack Russell, the original Werewolf by Night, in the comics, including his very first introduction in issue #32 of "Werewolf by Night" in 1975.

Werewolf by Midnight Moon Knight
"Werewolf by Night" (1972) — Issue #32

While an actor has only recently been reported to be cast in the role, it doesn't mean they weren't already cast months earlier. It's entirely possible that Gael Garcia Bernal shot his scenes during additional shooting for Moon Knight.

Another canine-related possibility for this shadowy cryptic is Anubis or a servant of the Egyptian god of the dead. He's primarily been non-hostile to Moon Knight in the comics, but that could easily change in the MCU.

Anubis Moon Knight
"Moon Knight" (2016) — Issue #10

This possibility is potentially backed up by the description for the show, which mentions how Marc Spector and his multiple personalities will "find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt."

However, it seems more likely that whatever is grabbing May Calamawy is related to Anubis instead, due to the black skin and golden bracelet. As for the museum, the whole encounter may be happening in Marc's head, as indicated by his unmoving reflection.

True Form Khonshu Moon Knight
"Moon Knight" (2014) — Issue #15

It could be that this creature, whatever it may be, is something conjured by Marc's spiraling mind and worsening delusions. This whole sequence of Marc in the museum could be some nightmare brought on by Khonshu, the Egyptian deity who supposedly brought him back to life.

In the comics, Khonshu would sometimes attempt to intimidate Spector by taking on different forms, such as a slain enemy or his ancient true form, so that he may become more devoted to him out of fear. Even in the scene shown, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, fans can see Spector looking up at a statue which could very well be Khonshu himself.

Fans could already be witnessing Khonshu weakening Spector's mind and resistance by taking advantage of his addled mind. Audiences will find out what this creature is when Moon Knight premieres on Disney+ sometime in 2022.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.