A new commercial for Moon Knight , the Marvel series coming to Disney + on March 30th, was launched during the Super Bowl.
A new globetrotting action-adventure series featuring a vigilante complex suffering from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities that live within him find themselves catapulted into a deadly war between gods against the backdrop of ancient and modern Egypt.
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 , but 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.
Oscar Isaac will play the protagonist, Marc Spector . Also in the cast are May Calamawy , Ethan Hawke and Dina Shihabi .
The direction of various episodes will be 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 , will be released in 2021. Diab has also written The Island , the hugely successful Egyptian blockbuster.
Other episodes will be 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 .
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.