We’re finally closing in on the premiere date for Marvel Studios’ upcoming six-episode series Moon Knight, and a teaser featuring new footage from the show has just been released.
Moon Knight follows Steven Grant (portrayed by Oscar Isaac), a mild-mannered man who lives a mundane life, plagued by blackouts and mysterious memories of a life somehow separate from his own. After one fateful encounter, Steven discovers that he has Dissociative Identity Disorder and shares a body with Marc Spector — a former mercenary and the ruthless avatar of Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham), the Egyptian god of the moon and vengeance. With their enemies converging upon them, Steven must learn how to adapt to this revelation and work with Marc. With other godly motives at play, the two must navigate their complex identities amid a deadly battle played out among the powerful gods of Egypt.
The new teaser shows Steven Grant, who is baffled in confusion as he meets his alter, Marc Spector. This marks the first time that we’ve heard Marc speak, and he does not share Steven’s British accent. (Isaac recently confirmed in an interview that Steven’s accent is purposefully flawed. He’s also the one that initially pitched the idea to differentiate between the two characters in such a way.)
The series also stars Ethan Hawke, who will portray the nefarious yet philosophical cult-like leader Arthur Harrow, and May Calamawy, who will appear as Layla El-Faouly, an archeologist and adventurer who knows Marc Spector well. When Layla finds herself inadvertently dragged into Marc’s problems, the two must put their differences aside and work together to survive the battle ahead.
Moon Knight executive produced by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Grant Curtis, Oscar Isaac, Mohamed Diab, and Jeremy Slater, with Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch serving as co-executive producers. Directors include Mohamed Diab (episodes 1, 3, 5, and 6) and the team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (episodes 2 and 4).