Marvel’s New Smash Hit, ‘Moon Knight’


Moon Knight, Marvel’s newest addition to Disney+.

Jorge Rodas, Staff Writer

Moon Knight, based on the marvel character of the same name, is the newest edition to the marvel content streamed on Disney+.

Moon Knight was created in the mid 70s and has become known for the main character’s backstory and look over the past few years.

Over time, Moon Knight has become a cult favorite of marvel fans who wished for him to get his own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Since Disney started their own streaming platform, Marvel has been using it to expand the Marvel Universe with shows connected to the MCU and introducing new characters to the mix, specifically Moon Knight.

The internet went crazy for the first trailer which showed Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight, the villain Arthur Harrow played by Ethan Hawke, and the release of the suits.

The internet, myself included, were hooked on the show due to the complexity of Isaac’s representation of the character Moon Knight. People were interested to see how Isaac would play a character with multiple personalities, due to suffering from Dissociative identity disorder (DID), and make each one unique.

“It was cool to see a superhero have multiple personalities in their character and using that to their advantage,” said junior Alfin Rutberg.

The appeal of having a show with a superhero that suffers from DID is that we as the viewers have to constantly question ourselves on what is real or not. It’s also nice to see the different points of view of an event from the multiple personality’s who all have different ways of life.

The show starts with us meeting Steven Grant, one of the personalities of Moon Knight. He works in London as a gift shop salesman in a Egyptian museum. We see how Steven Grant has lived his life by being chained into his bed and having visions while he sleeps.

Over the first few episodes we see one of the dream visions dealing with the villain Harrow. It’s only in the next couple episodes that we find out that the vision turns out to be true. After this realization, Steven’s life turns upside down and he meets new characters on the way, including his other personality Mark Spector.

From what I’ve seen so far, Oscar Isaac is doing a phenomenal job, playing a complex hero with DID and making them likable. In addition, we get a complex villain with his own connection to the god Khonshu as Arthur Harrow.

Overall, the show so far does a phenomenal job showing interesting characters, a captivating plot, and the Egyptian mythology that comes with the characters and the setting.

I can’t wait to see what happens next on Moon Knight streaming now on Disney+.