Marvel Studios revealed a new TV Spot for the upcoming Disney+ series, ‘Moon Knight’ during the Big Game on Sunday. The trailer shows Moon Knight in action and teases Ethan Hawke as Anubis, Jackal headed “God of Death.”
The teaser trailer begins with a terrified Steven Grant, who says, "I can't tell the difference between my waking life and dreams." It then moves to Ethan Hawke's character, Dr. Arthur Harrow, who reveals a symbol on his hand. The symbol seems to represent "Guardian of the Scales," which is one of the roles of Anubis.
Later, Harrow visits a pyramid in Egypt where he showcases his power with an ancient tool that produces massive energy when he strikes it. It further gives more evidence that Dr. Harrow could be a new resurrected Egyptian god, Anubis.
In Marvel Comics, Anubis was a part of the Egyptian Gods of Heliopolis, a race of superhumans. He was known as "The Guardian of the Veil," and he was the patron god of burial rites and soul transit. As the ruler of the underworld, he served as a guide for souls traveling into the underworld and as a guardian and advocate for lost souls. During a fight with the Egyptian gods, Seth took over as ruler of the dead from Osiris. Seth got dissatisfied with his position and deposed Osiris, who had succeeded Ammon Ra as ruler of heaven. Seth then imprisoned Osiris and all of the Egyptian gods, potentially preserving Anubis' mortal form within a pyramid for millennia as well. Later in the twentieth century, the pyramid would appear. At the time, the Asgardian Gods were fighting Seth to release them. The Egyptian gods then declared Odin to be the reincarnation of their common progenitor, Atum Ra.
Earlier, in an interview with Empire Magazine, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige confirms that the upcoming series is going to be brutal and loud and will be different from any of the previously released shows. He also said that he is not going to pull back any of those violent action scenes, and this show will be different as it is Moon Knight.
Moon Knight is a violent character that suffers from a dissociative identity disorder. Unlike other superheroes, Moon Knight is willing to brutally attack and injure his opponents. He has even killed them by ripping off their faces or carving crescents on their foreheads in the comics. Moon Knight's bloodied hands aren't the only thing that sets him apart from the rest of the MCU – his power set is related to an Egyptian deity, Khonshu. And it appears that the show will deal gently with Moon Knight's mental health problem.
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee who suffers from blackouts and flashbacks to another existence. Steven realizes that he suffers from dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/foes Marc's close in on them, they must manage their complicated identities while being plunged into a dangerous mystery among Egypt's great gods.
Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Moon Knight, Ethan Hawke as Dr. Arthur Harrow, May Calamawy as Layla, Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart/Midnight Man, and Lucy Thackeray as Donna. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes. Jeremy Slater is the head writer, and Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater, and Oscar Isaac are the executive producers. Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson, and Rebecca Kirsch serve as co-executive producers.
‘Moon Knight’ will begin streaming on March 30 on Disney+, worldwide.
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