Moon Knight is the latest entry into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe that's has expanded onto Disney Plus. The series, first announced back in 2019, sees the introduction of the caped crimefighter Moon Knight into the MCU.
Moon Knight is anything but your typical superhero fare, though. The show follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift shop attendant (played by Star Wars and Dune star, Oscar Isaac) who becomes drawn into a mysterious plot whilst experiencing the memories and visions from the titular hero's life.
Here's everything we know about the show so far...
When is the next Moon Knight episode?
The Moon Knight season finale is now available on Disney Plus. All six episodes can now be watched whenever you want, as long as you're a Disney Plus subscriber.
Moon Knight recaps
In the six-episode Moon Knight limited series, Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Here are the synopses for the episodes released so far, along with links to our in-depth Moon Knight recaps:
Moon Knight episode 1, "The Goldfish Problem"
"Steven Grant learns that he may be a superhero, but may also share a body with a ruthless mercenary." Here is WTW's in-depth recap of Moon Knight episode 1.
Moon Knight episode 2, "Summon the Suit"
"With little time to react, Steven is thrust into a war of the gods as a mysterious partner arrives." Here is WTW's in-depth recap of Moon Knight episode 2.
Moon Knight episode 3, "The Friendly Type"
"With Marc in the forefront and Harrow ahead, Marc and Layla navigate Cairo for intel." Here is WTW's in-depth recap of Moon Knight episode 3.
Moon Knight episode 4, "The Tomb"
"Marc & Steven must find balance as supernatural threats ahead look to stop them." Here is WTW's in-depth recap of Moon Knight episode 4.
Moon Knight episode 5, "Asylum"
"Marc & Steven search through their memories to find their truth or become left behind." Here is WTW's in-depth recap of Moon Knight episode 5.
Moon Knight episode 6, "Gods and Monsters"
"As Moon Knight joins the fray, Marc, Steven and Khonshu must work together to stop Ammit." Here is WTW's in-depth recap of Moon Knight episode 6.
Who is Moon Knight?
Moon Knight is probably one of the lesser-known Marvel heroes to have joined the ranks of the MCU. If you're unfamiliar with the character, we've got a full breakdown of who Moon Knight is to help you get up to speed.
Originally, Moon Knight was introduced as a villain but the character proved popular enough that Marvel has him transformed into a gritty antihero. When his backstory was expanded upon, we learned Moon Knight's secret identity was Marc Spector.
Spector was a former Marine and CIA operative-turned mercenary. During a job in Sudan, Spector lost a fight with Raoul Bushman, a warlord who went on to become one of Moon Knight's archenemies. Though he appeared to die, Spector was reawakened at the foot of a statue of the Egyptian god of the moon, Khonshu.
Whether he was actually saved by Khonshu's divine intervention or Spector simply mistakenly attributed his survival to the god was unclear, but Spector nevertheless took up the mantle of Moon Knight and began fighting crime.
In adopting this new identity, Spector is granted supernatural abilities, and he began strategically investing his money to finance his crime-fighting exploits. He also began developing additional alters to help him keep an ear to the ground, something which took its toll on Marc Spector's mental health.
More recent incarnations of the character saw Spector becoming a conduit for Khonshu (who was proven to exist in the Marvel comics universe) and developing additional persona such as "Mr. Knight", a well-dressed new take on the character.
Later storylines have also continued to explore Moon Knight's mental health and whether his schizophrenia and/or dissociative identity disorder were by-products of his transformation into the Moon Knight or mental disorders that he was already living with prior to becoming a superhero. Kevin Feige confirmed back in 2020 that Moon Knight would be tackling the character's dissociative identity disorder as part of the show.
Who's in the Moon Knight cast?
Oscar Isaac leads the cast as Moon Knight. His secret identity in the show is Steven Grant, a gift-shop employee who is experiencing visions and memories of Marc Spector and the Egyptian God, Khonshu. He described his character as "someone who's desperate for connection but hasn't developed the proper skills for that. He is also living with this condition that is a mystery to him" when we spoke to Oscar Isaac ahead of Moon Knight's release.
Speaking to Variety about his new role last year, Isaac said: "I found so much room to do things that I've never done before and had been curious about and wanting to do.
"I could not wait to get to set, and it was the biggest workload I've ever had in my career and most challenging; by the sheer amount of stuff we had to do in eight months, and even yet, I couldn't wait to get to set and work."
Ethan Hawke stars opposite Isaac as Dr. Arthur Harrow, the lead antagonist for the series. Little is known about the character right now, but he appears to be some sort of cult leader who is devoted to Ammit, a figure from the Egyptian pantheon of Gods.
Oscar Isaac told us how he'd managed to help get Ethan Hawke on board. He said: "I’d been watching him in the TV series The Good Lord Bird, and I was astounded by his work in that and mentioned him to one of the directors. Ethan lives right around the corner from me, so we got together, and I got him drunk on tequila and made him say yes!"
May Calamawy (Ramy) joined the show back in January 2021 as a mysterious associate of Marc Spector called Layla El-Faouly. Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising) plays the role of Midnight Man/Anton Mogart, one of Moon Knight's enemies. This will be one of Gaspard's final roles as the actor passed away following a skiing accident in January 2022.
F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest) was revealed more recently as the voice of Khonshu in February 2022.
Is there a Moon Knight trailer?
Marvel released several trailers to build the hype ahead of Moon Knight's release date.
During Super Bowl LVI, we were treated to a TV Spot that showed off Oscar Isaac in action as he dives off the roof in full costume of a building to face down some henchmen.
Our first glimpse at the series came on Disney Plus Day with some footage shown exclusively on the platform. It saw Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight admitting he struggles to make out the difference between his dreams and real life, along with some brief shots of Isaac in costume.
You can watch that teaser below:
It introduces us to Isaac's main persona, Steven Grant, and sees him suited up in full costume, beating down one of his enemies which we think might be the Werewolf By Night.
Watch the trailer below:
Who's directing Moon Knight?
Mohamed Diab was tapped to direct four episodes of Moon Knight, with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead co-directing the remaining two.
Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows.
Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.
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