A few days ago, Disney released its first look at their next MCU show, Moon Knight, and so far it looks fantastic! It follows the story of Stephen, also known as Marc Spector, into a world that blurs the line between dreams and reality. Following Marvel tradition of explaining the origins of mythologies, we will also see the beginning of Egyptian mythology.
We don’t know much about the upcoming show other than the fact that Marc seems to have Dissociative Identity Disorder, calling himself by different names and not being entirely sure of where he is or where he’s been at times. Not to mention the Moon Knight himself, a mummy that seems to be following Stephen in his dreams until he eventually makes peace, joining together to protect others. In the original comic books Spector was killed while in Egypt but revived by Khonshu, a being from a place outside time or space (sound familiar Marvel fans?) and worshiped by ancient people as the Egyptian god of the moon. After his revival he is tasked to be Khonshu’s Moon Knight and defend the lives of the innocent. While the TV show seems to be taking a slightly different approach, it will be interesting to see nonetheless. Moon Knight has also focused more on the supernatural threats to our world rather than the threats of this world, meaning that this could be our next big step at understanding the multiverse and the larger forces at play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I think that we can expect big things from Moon Knight. It is done in a style that I have not seen yet in the MCU, taking on a darker, more horror movie vibe. It blends very well with the theme of dreams versus reality and the inability to tell the difference between them. The promise of larger scale stakes should make a very interesting plot to follow as well as push the MCU closer to its next big step. There is a lot to be excited about and, calling it now, Moon Knight is one show you will not want to miss. Episodes start streaming March 30, 2022.