It’s time to meet a new MCU hero: Moon Knight. Marc Spector will finally make his way to live action through his own Disney Plus series. With Oscar Isaac as the main character, Moon Knight tells the story of Steven Grant, a man with dissociative identity disorder who is forced to deal with different personalities (including Marc Spector) as he becomes a superhero of the night.
It wasn’t too long ago that the first teaser for the series was released, but with the Super Bowl just around the corner, Marvel Studios has released a new teaser for it. Titled “Big Game TV Spot,” this new look at the series offers a better look at Marc/Steven’s struggles and, of course, more exciting superhero action.
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With a few notable exceptions, the MCU has imbued most of its entries with a fun, lighthearted tone. Moon Knight, however, looks considerably darker than anything else in the franchise. The violence is intense and the story feels like a hard-hitting exploration of mental illness mixed with superheroes. And this darker feel isn’t just a trailer deception meant to lure audiences in.
The show is indeed meant to be a more violent and mature entry into the MCU, as Kevin Feige explained when discussing Moon Knight with Empire Magazine:
“[Moon Knight is] brutal. […] It’s been fun working with Disney+ and seeing the limits of what we’re able to do. There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight laments another character, and it’s loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, “We’re going to stand down, aren’t we?” No. We are not backing down. There is a change in tone. It’s a different thing. It’s Moonknight.
Admittedly, that doesn’t mean viewers should expect the series to go as far as movies like dead Pool Where Logan. Still, Moon Knight comics typically feature quite a bit of violence, so the MCU translating that as faithfully as possible without crossing into TV-MA territory is exciting.
A guide to the personalities of Marc Spector
Moon Knight may seem like a complicated character to those unfamiliar with his lore, especially due to his multiple personalities. But don’t worry, fellow geeks, because we have a complete guide to the main personalities that Marc Spector has featured in the comics:
Mark Spector: Spector is Moon Knight’s true personality (at least in the comics). A former sailor and mercenary, Marc was left for dead in the desert following a fight with a villain called Bushman. He was later revived by the Moon God Khonshu and assigned to be his avatar, Moon Knight. The comics have changed a few aspects of his personality over the years – mainly his demeanor – but he’s always remained a somewhat sensitive individual with a strong moral compass who struggles to accept himself as a good person. It’s also worth noting that Spector is the one who usually wears the Moon Knight mantle.
Steven Grant: Steven Grant was Marc’s first alternate personality, which he developed at a young age. At first Spector believed that Steven was a boy from his neighborhood, but he eventually realized he was part of his spirit. Grant is a very successful film producer – his work in Hollywood is a relatively new addition to the Moon Knight mythos, but he’s always been a millionaire. His money is used to fund Spector’s vigilante operation and his lavish lifestyle.
Jack Lockley: Jake Lockley is Marc’s “secret” personality. A taxi driver, Lockley roams the streets at night, seeking information about the criminal underworld to use for his Moon Knight escapades. More recently, he has been shown to be the raging side of Marc, who loves violence and finds it difficult to contain his anger.
Mr Knight: This is Marc’s newest personality, having debuted in 2014. Simply put, this is a more polished version of Moon Knight. He sports a white suit and white gloves, and a white mask without a hood. As mentioned, what mainly differentiates Mr. Knight from Moon Knight is that he is calmer, dapper, and more polite, enhancements that are useful when communicating with the police or people on the street.
There was also a short-lived version of Marc Spector for the Space Guards, but he only appeared for a few issues and didn’t play a major role in the Moon Knight comics, which is why he has been excluded from this guide.
It should be noted that the people listed above were not always different personalities from Marc Spector. These were aliases he would use to aid him in his Moon Knight crusade. It was a gradual development that transformed said identities into different personalities, until it was finally established that Marc had always suffered from dissociative identity disorder.
But there you have it. Now you’re ready to step into the fascinating world of Moon Knight when his show hits Disney Plus on March 30, 2022.
What did you think of the new Moon Knight trailer? Which of Marc Spector’s personalities intrigues you the most? Let us know in the comments!