Disney Officially Debunks Moon Knight Release Rumor

By Klein Felt Updated:
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MCU fans may be waiting to have their super-powered thirst quenched, but they will soon be drinking from a fire hose of content. Kicking off Marvel Studios' 2022 calendar is Moon Knight on Disney+. The streaming series will introduce a new kind of hero to the MCU in Oscar Isaac's Steven Grant. Grant suffers from dissociative identity disorder and becomes plagued by memories of living another life, one of mercenary-like crime-fighting.

The gritty MCU show premieres on March 30, but the exact details of that debut are still up in the air. It has been long rumored that Moon Knight would kick things off with two episodes on Disney+ to start Isaac's story off with a bang.

This was assumed due to many believing Disney would want to ensure that the MCU project would not overlap with a May 4th premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well, with the recent news that Obi-Wan would in fact debut on May 25, 2022, that dual episode premiere of Moon Knight was brought into question. 

However, a new piece of marketing may have finally clarified the details of Moon Knight's debut. 

Only One Episode of Moon Knight

Moon Knight Show Poster

Via Disney, the Disney+ lineup for March 2022 revealed that Moon Knight will debut with only one episode on March 30, as opposed to the two episodes many had speculated it would open with. 

This officially debunks the rumor that Oscar Isaac's 6-episode limited series would have a two-episode premiere as some other Disney+ projects have. 

More Weeks of Moon Knight

Yes, it is a bit of a bummer that fans will only get a one-episode premiere of Moon Knight. It does ultimately mean the world will be getting more weeks of the project than was initially thought. 

The only reason fans thought a two-episode kickoff could be in play was based on the idea that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series would start its run on May the 4th, leaving Disney to not want to cross their Marvel and Star Wars wires. However, with Obi-Wan getting an official release date later in May, then why would Moon Knight need to double up on a week?

Surely this will have some fans upset as it has been nice getting to take an immediate deep dive into some of these MCU Disney+ series like WandaVision and Hawkeye. Having those two episodes to start things off has allowed fans to really take a deep bite early on in some of these projects, but it seems as though that will not be the case with Moon Knight

Instead, the world will likely be left wanting more as that first episode concludes, knowing that they will have to wait a whole seven days to see what happens next. 

Moon Knight starts its run on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.