A promo for Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight reveals new information about the crescent-shaped chest emblem on the suit of Oscar Isaac’s hero.
A new promo for Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight Disney+ series reveals a new fact about the hero’s crescent chest emblem.
In the comics, Moon Knight’s primary weapon is crescent-shaped darts. However, a new promo released by Marvel Studios, titled “Secret Agent,” shows that the crescent-moon-shaped emblem on the chest of the hero’s suit can be removed and used as a weapon as well.
Along with this update to the hero’s suit, executive producer Grant Curtis recently revealed that Moon Knight will tell a completely new story with no ties to anything else in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “There’s no attachment to the current MCU,” Curtis said. “He’s brand-new, and he is going on a brand-new adventure. We really think the fans are going to enjoy it.” Curtis went on to explain that Moon Knight is “taking Marvel Studios to its Iron Man and Tony Stark roots.” He said, “That was a character that was obviously built from the ground up, and it is the same with Marc Spector.”
Marvel Studios president and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige described the upcoming series as “brutal” as well, saying that it will push the boundaries for other Marvel content previously released on Disney+. However, despite the series’ brutality, Curtis has also stated that Moon Knight is ultimately a story of self-discovery.
“It’s a story about identity and finding one’s true self,” Curtis explained. “The journey that Marc Spector is on during our whole show is: Who am I? And how do I reconcile portions of my past, present and potential future that I don’t necessarily agree with? Coming to terms with our baggage and learning to live with ourselves is what we all deal with on a day-to-day basis.”
The first official trailer for Moon Knight premiered on Jan. 17 and gave audiences a full, first look at the MCU’s dark new hero, teasing intense action sequences, Ethan Hawke’s villainous Arthur Harrow and how Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector/Steven Grant will cope with his Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Disney+ released the official synopsis for the series along with the trailer, which further revealed the mind-bending plot, spotlighting Steven Grant as he is thrust into a “deadly mystery” involving the “powerful gods of Egypt.”
Isaac, who has starred in critically acclaimed films such as Ex Machina and Show Me A Hero, recently called his role as Moon Knight one of the biggest challenges of his acting career. “I could not wait to get to set, and it was the biggest workload I’ve ever had in my career and most challenging; by the sheer amount of stuff we had to do in eight months, and even yet, I couldn’t wait to get to set and work,” he said.