VIDEO: Thrilling “Moon Knight” Trailer Released with New Poster
The full moon was out on Monday and with it came the new trailer and poster for Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight.” Released during halftime at the Rams and Cardinals Monday Night Super Wildcard Playoff game on ABC, the trailer offered the first extensive look at the intense storyline. Around the same time, the official “Moon Knight” Twitter account also surprised with the reveal of an eery new poster.
The trailer is a two-minute extended look at what was teased a few days ago. Oscar Issac begins the perfectly chaotic trailer playing his “Steven Grant” persona, which is one of four personalities that appears in the Moon Knight comics. He uses a high-pitched cockney accent for this persona; however, the character itself appears to be a departure from the original storyline. In the comics, Steven Grant typically exudes a suave billionaire businessman act. For the Disney+ show, Grant appears to be a bumbling employee of the British Museum in London.
His employment could serve as a crossover with “Eternals” as we know that Cersi and Dane Whitman work across town at the Natural History Museum. The post credit scene of that film saw Whitman unboxing the Ebony Blade before the voice of Mahershala Ali, playing Blade in an upcoming film, stops him. Blade often features with Moon Knight in the “Midnight Sons” comic run and would fill a very empty void in the horror genre for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Major Villain Development
The other major reveal, via the use of closed captioning, is the name of Ethan Hawke’s villainous character: Arthur Harrow. Again, this appears to be a diversion from the source material as Harrow is an obscure Moon Knight villain appearing in just one issue in 1985. That character was more of a mad scientist than the publicized cult-leader in this series.
The final surprise of the trailer came with the impending release date announcement. Earlier it was published that “Moon Knight” would be a mid-2022 release. Instead, it is scheduled to drop on March 30th. This leap frogs “Ms. Marvel,” which was originally planned for late 2021. Given the strategy of one major tentpole on at a time, expect that series in early summer.
“Moon Knight” Weapon Introduced
In the new poster, we see the mummy-wrapped hand of Moon Knight holding his signature comic-accurate weapon, a crescent blade. The trailer does not show Moon Knight using the weapon, though it does appear in shadows at one point. Still, the poster confirms that he will have the shiny tool at some point. The blood-stained weapon finds itself etched with Egyptian writing with unearthly dust particles eerily floating behind it.
Check out the all new poster for Marvel Studios’ #MoonKnight and start streaming the Original series March 30 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/MOOhmQos4v
— Moon Knight (@moonknight) January 18, 2022
Expect a creepy start to spring when the first season of “Moon Knight” premieres March 30th on Disney+.