Moon Knight’s Super Bowl clip shows Oscar Isaac unleashing his fierce alter-ego, fans love “Marvel’s dark side.” Watch | Web series
Upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight has given a better look at its titular superhero in a TV spot for the show airing Sunday (in the US) during the Super Bowl.
While an earlier Moon Knight trailer featured Oscar Isaac as the protagonist, it only gave a brief glimpse of the actor in his costume. But Monday’s 30-second Super Bowl commercial not only shows Oscar’s character transformed into Moon Knight, but also gives a much more detailed look at the costumed superhero in action.
In Moon Knight, Oscar plays Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift shop employee, as he’s troubled by power outages and memories from another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares his mind with Marc Spector, an elite soldier and mercenary who decides to fight crime after becoming the conduit of Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god.
The new teaser shows Moon Knight jumping off a rooftop to confront bad guys as they shoot him. A photo also shows the superhero catching his crescent-shaped blade from a low angle. Marvel fans are sufficiently impressed with the series’ visuals so far. “The way the cape formed in the moon was so beautiful,” one commented. Another commented on the show’s dark tone, saying, “I’m definitely here for the dark side of Marvel.”
Moon Knight is the latest Marvel Comics character to get his own title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). During a recent interaction, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige called the character “brutal.” “It’s been fun working with Disney+ and seeing the limits of what we’re able to do. There are times [in the series] when Moon Knight laments another character, and it’s loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, “We’re going to stand down, aren’t we?” he told Empire Magazine.
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Besides Oscar, the series also stars Ethan Hawke May Calamawy and Mohamed Diab. The duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes. Jeremy Slater is credited as editor.
Part of MCU Phase 4, Moon Knight will premiere on Disney+ worldwide on March 30 and will stream in India on Disney+ Hotstar.