Marvel’s “Moon Knight”: A Review of Marvel’s Newest Superhero


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Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+.

Marvel has released a number of new TV shows on Disney+ such as WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye. Their newest installment, Moon Knight, follows Steven Grant, a British man who works at a museum, who leads a normal life but often is struck by blackouts and memory loss. Grant learns that due to his Dissociative Identity Disorder he is sharing a body with a man named Marc Spector, a mercenary and avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu. Throughout the show, the two must learn to overcome their differences in order to survive.

Marvel shows have introduced many new characters and places to audiences worldwide. Moon Knight marks the first time any MCU movie has been set in Egypt. Director Mohamed Diab was selected to direct the show due to his Egyptian background and unique storytelling. When Diab was asked about his feelings on the show, he responded, “What got me excited about this opportunity is that this is a Super Hero that we haven’t seen before, someone who’s struggling with himself.”

Diab was also excited to be able to display Egypt’s ancient history and modern culture. Diab, who is an avid comic book reader, researched all comic books regarding Moon Knight in order to fully prepare himself for the job ahead of him.

Moon Knight stars Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, who plays both Steven Grant and Marc Spector. Marvel understood that they would have to find an actor who would have to play the two same people but be able to portray two very different people at the same time. Oscar Isaac played the role very well. He really made you believe that he was portraying two very different identities.

The main antagonist, Arthur Harrow, who is played by Academy Award nominated Ethan Hawke is a man who is loyal to the Egyptian goddess Ammit. Harrow’s main motive is to judge people on whether or not they are evil, based on the things they will do in the future and not already have done. This does not go over well with Marc Spector and Steven Grant who are the avatars of the god Khonshu. Throughout the show, Moon Knight is attempting to prevent Harrow from releasing Ammit into the world.

In my opinion, Moon Knight is one of the best shows Marvel has put out so far. It is very well paced and gets what it needs to get done in the short amount of time it has. It addresses the struggle that people with mental health issues go through daily. Other Marvel shows and movies have not addressed that issue before. The finale of the show leaves us wondering what will be in store for Moon Knight. While it clearly sets up a new season, Marvel has not yet confirmed whether or not they will be continuing the show.