MOON KNIGHT – ANOTHER SPOT WITH UNRELEASED SCENES AND CRITICAL PRAISE

After yesterday’s commercial , Marvel Entertainment has unveiled a further promo of Moon Knight , whose success shows no signs of slowing down after the first two episodes.

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Also this time there are various unpublished scenes, alternating with praise from critics. We see Marc Spector ( Oscar Isaac ) in action in the costume of the Lunar Knight, but also in civilian clothes alongside Layla ( May Calamawy ).

There is also room for the antagonist, Arthur Harrow ( Ethan Hawke ).

The series is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , but producer Grant Curtis explained that there are no ties “to the current MCU ” (ie: no direct references to other characters or other stories in this narrative universe). Despite taking place in the same universe as the Avengers , in short, the events of the Lunar Knight make history in themselves, and visit corners never explored so far.

The third episode will be released on Wednesday April 13 on Disney + . You can see the spot below.

The spot

The synopsis

The series follows Steven Grant, a quiet employee of a gift shop, who is struck by memory lapses and memories from another life. Steven discovers he has a dissociative identity disorder and shares his body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven / Marc’s enemies approach, the two must investigate their complex identities as they delve into a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.

Moon Knight

Moon Knight is a vigilante created by Doug Moench (lyrics) and Don Perlin (drawings) on Werewolf by Night (first series) n. 32, released in August 1975. Under the mask hides Marc Spector , a former marine who starts working for the mercenary Raoul Bushman , who however leaves him dying during an expedition to Egypt. The locals save him and bring him in front of the statue of the god Khonshu , who appears to him in a vision and asks him to become a warrior on Earth. Thus was born Moon Knight , superhero equipped with numerous gadgets invented by Spector, whose physical abilities increase to a superhuman level during the night.

Over the years, Spector suffers a psychic breakdown that leads him to suffer from depression, while Khonshu ‘s visions – perhaps due to his mental state – continue to haunt him. He also becomes much more brutal than in the beginning, and doesn’t hesitate to kill criminals.

The cast

Oscar Isaac will play the protagonist, Marc Spector . Also in the cast are May Calamawy ( Layla ), Ethan Hawke ( Arthur Harrow ) and Dina Shihabi . The Egyptian god Khonshu will have the voice of F. Murray Abraham .

The direction

The direction of various episodes is handled by Mohamed Diab . The Egyptian filmmaker is best known for his feature film debut, Cairo 678 , considered a “harbinger” of the Egyptian revolution of 2011 (it came out a month earlier). In 2016, his Eshtebak (Clash) was selected for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, while his next film, Amira , was released in 2021. Diab also wrote The Island , a hugely successful Egyptian blockbuster.

Other episodes were directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead , acclaimed independent directors in the fields of science fiction and horror. They are known for Spring , The Endless , Synchronic .

Production

Gregory Middleton ( Fringe, Game of Thrones, Watchmen ) will be the director of photography. The Milanese Stefania Cella ( The great beauty, Downsizing, Lucy in the Sky, Morbius ) will take care of the sets.

The head writer

The head writer of Moon Knight is Jeremy Slater , the same of The Umbrella Academy .

The writers

The first episode was written by Jeremy Slater , while Michael Kastelein ( The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ) wrote the second. The third is the work of Beau DeMayo ( The Witcher, X-Men ’97 ), Peter Cameron ( WandaVision ) and Sabir Pirzada ( Person of Interest ). Cameron and Pirzada themselves wrote the fourth with Alex Meenehan ( Bosch ). The fifth is scripted by Rebecca Kirsch ( The Exorcist ) and Matthew Horton, while the sixth is the work of Slater , Cameron and Pirzada , on a subject by Slater and Danielle Iman ( Swagger ).