So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought us Iron Man, Captain America, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Wasp, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and more. Over this incredible run of storytelling in both film and television in their own separate ways, fans have seen many of their favorite characters appear on screen for the first time ever. That’s about to change with Disney+’s latest original TV miniseries Moon Knight. Moon Knight TV Series Set to Enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Plot Summary

Moon Knight is an upcoming American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The series follows Marc Spector (Patrick Warburton), a wealthy man suffering from dissociative identity disorder who becomes a violent vigilante when people in New York City begin turning into creatures from ancient Egyptian mythology.

Cast and Crew

The series will be led by actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who will play Moon Knight. Other cast members include Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd as Stan Carter, Karen Page actress Sienna Miller as Amy Bendix, and Linus Roache of Gotham fame in an unspecified role. The series will be created by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist) along with Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg as a consultant for future episodes. Production is set to begin on July 22nd, 2019 at Pinewood Studios Atlanta.

Critical Response

Fans have been waiting for more MCU since Endgame, and Moon Knight might be just what they’re looking for. Disney+ can use some new content—seeing as only one of its original programs has received a second season. But, then again, there may not be much room for an ultra-violent vigilante on Disney’s family-friendly streaming service. The show will follow in Daredevil’s footsteps by exploring darker themes through a unique visual style. The first trailer is already available online, so fans won’t have to wait long before getting their first glimpse at Moon Knight in action. He may not be able to fly or shoot webs out of his wrists like Spider-Man or Iron Man, but he still looks like he could pack quite a punch with that weaponized crescent moon on his chest.

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Impact on Other MCU Projects

The future of MCU projects is difficult to predict, as Disney has yet to officially announce a full slate of films for post-Avengers: Endgame releases. One would imagine that Moon Knight, along with other standalone films like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and The Eternals, will be pushed back several years after their original release dates. Some have speculated that these films could be released on Disney+ instead. However, Kevin Feige has stated that no MCU film will debut on streaming services until at least 2021. This leaves open the possibility of some or all of these films being released in theaters before then—but it’s also possible that they won’t see theatrical releases at all. Only time will tell how these projects are affected by Moon Knight entering Phase 4 of the MCU.

Moon Knight TV Series Set to Enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Moon Knight TV Series Set to Enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe

What Is The Moon Knight?

Jeremy Slater, who is best known for writing his own Marvel Comics adaptation, The Exorcist, will be one of six different showrunners working on Disney+ shows. Aside from that limited bit of information, there’s no telling what we can expect from Moon Knight. From comments made by Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios president), it appears that all of these series may be somewhat serialized, though each with its own tone and style.

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Who Are The Cast Members?

This Marvel Comics television series is being produced by Marvel Studios, not one of its related division studios. The lineup has already been announced and includes Shawn Ashmore as Marc Spector/Moon Knight, Michael Reventar as Bushman, Peter Mensah as Marlene Vistain, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman/Microchip, and Tom Sizemore as Gerard (Arkon) Greger. There will be more casting announcements in the future.

What Will The Show Be About?

Following their acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney has wasted no time in continuing their trend of expanding the MCU. First, they announced a new Star Wars trilogy from director J.J. Abrams, which is set to conclude with Episode IX in 2022 and a fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and now they’ve greenlit an R-rated series titled Moon Knight that will begin releasing next year as part of Disney+.

Where Can I Watch The Show?

It will be available exclusively on Disney+ starting in September of 2019. No information has been released about any distribution deals with other networks or streaming services. In a press release, Disney said that they look forward to sharing more details at a later date. This could mean that it is only going to be available through Disney+. For now, there’s no reason to worry because all of your favorite Marvel shows are still being produced by Netflix and Hulu until their contracts expire in June and December respectively. However, Disney does have a history of pulling content from other platforms (like Hulu) so don’t expect Moon Knight to be available elsewhere after its run on Disney+.

Will there be a Moon Knight series?

Well, while nothing is confirmed yet, it looks like Moon Knight is set to appear in an upcoming Disney+ miniseries. During a press event for WandaVision and Loki on Tuesday, Disney announced that they have greenlit a new series about Marc Spector: a vigilante who dresses up as Moonknight. The series will be written by Jeremy Slater and produced by Kevin Feige. However, there are no details on when or where it will air. There’s also no word if any of his other comic book characters from Heroes For Hire or Midnight Sons will make appearances in his show. If you haven’t read any of his comics before, I highly recommend picking them up because he’s one of my favorite characters. His personality is so complex that every writer has had their own take on him since he was created back in 1975.

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Is Moon Knight a villain?

There’s a lot of people out there that just don’t think Moon Knight is a hero, and I think we’re going to have some fun with that, and tell some dark stories. At one point in my series he wears his white tie outfit and he actually goes into a bar looking for trouble. Slater said. He attracts villains who want to fight him because they are fans of his comics — they say ‘How dare you wear that costume!

What mental illness does Moon Knight have?

Moon Knight is psychologically traumatized from his experiences in combat. In order to deal with these psychological injuries, he has developed dissociative identity disorder (DID), or what was once referred to as multiple personality disorder. Those suffering from DID have different alters who live inside their heads and are able to take control of their bodies at different times. The most common alter is called Marc Spector, a mercenary dressed in white armor who fights crime. Other alter egos include a black-clad ninja named Khonshu; a street vigilante named Jake Lockley; and a nine-year-old boy named Steven Grant Rogers Jr., who lives in Moon Knight’s mind but takes on many superheroic characteristics himself.

Is Moon Knight connected to the MCU?

It’s official: Moon Knight is coming to Disney+. This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Television revealed that two previously reported shows, Daredevil Season 3 and The Punisher Season 2, would join a third series called Ms. Marvel, in addition to another new title (Hawkeye) and second seasons of some existing titles (Runaways). That brings us up to five shows ordered for Disney+’s first year.

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