By Stephen Ippolito | March 14th, 2022
With a little over two weeks (March 30) until it’s premiere, Marvel Studios has released a brand new spot for their upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight. The 30 second video has some never before shots, including the first time we’ve seen Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector and Steven Grant having a conversation with each other.
As mentioned, the highlight of the promo is Isaac’s personalities having a conversation with each other. For those that don’t know, in the comics, Moon Knight has dissociative identity disorder, meaning he has multiple personalities. Grant, whose one of them, is a British “gift-shop employee”, and the one we’ve seen mostly in the trailers. Spector, who we’ve seen very little until now, is an American mercenary.
During a recent interview with USA Today, executive producer Grant Curtis discussed how throughout the show’s run, Spector will be trying to figure out who he is.
“It’s a story about identity and finding one’s true self. 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.”
During the same interview with the outlet, Isaac said that it was important that the series feels “experiential” for the audience.
“It’s amazing that the brain has this survival mechanism, this way to cope,” Isaac explains. “At a very young age, if you’re going through sustained horrible trauma and abuse, something that can happen in order for one to survive is the brain splits into an alternate personality that has no idea of what’s happening. Otherwise, you die because it’s just so awful. And that is its own incredible, kind of beautiful superpower.”
Along with Isaac, Moon Knight will star Ethan Hawke, and May Calamawy. The six episode series was directed by Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead, while Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) served as showrunner and head writer.