Oscar Isaac embraces chaos in Marvel’s new series ‘Moon Knight’

Moon Knight will release on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on March 30.

Marvel Studios revealed on Tuesday, alongside the release of the Moon Knight poster, that the new Marvel Cinematic Universe series starring Oscar Isaac would launch on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on March 30. The Moon Knight trailer teases the title character’s past and emergence, as a London gift shop employee discovers that he is living multiple lives before becoming entangled in a deadly mystery involving Egyptian gods.

The trailer starts off with Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) saying, “I can’t tell the difference between my waking life and dreams” while calling a helpline called Staying Awake. Steven is startled as he wakes up one morning and tries to flee his nightmare, only to fall flat on his face. The new Marvel series is set in London, and Steven works at the National Gallery, according to the teaser. Steven fears he’s going insane one night at the museum until he realizes the Moon Knight he’s envisioning is actually a woman.

Steven then finds a ringing phone and keys concealed someplace on a separate night at the museum. “Oh my god, you’re alive,” a voice identified as Layla in the trailer exclaims when he picks up the phone. “What’s wrong with you, Marc?” Steven is perplexed as to why he is referred to as Marc. This links in with Marc Spector’s origins in Marvel Comics, where he suffers from dissociative identity disorder and each of his personalities has its own life.

When Steven/Marc encounters Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), a cult leader before whom people kneel in the street, he says to him, “It must be very difficult. The voices in your head. There’s chaos in you”. Other scenes show Steven/Marc going insane, ending up in a van with a pistol he doesn’t understand, being followed by other cars, and presumably ending up in Egypt near the Pyramids. At the end of the teaser, Arthur’s disembodied voice exclaims, “Embrace the chaos,” as we watch Steven/Marc being mummified in a mystical manner. That hooded and cloaked-in-grey person from previously — assuming Marc’s outfit — reappears in the conclusion, savagely beating up someone.

Moon Knight will release on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on March 30. Moon Knight will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and English in India. Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead will helm a total of six 40–50 minute episodes for Moon Knight.