Moon Knight It just premiered on Disney+ and proves it’s a brand new milestone for Marvel. The story of the man in the middle of a war of the gods comes to Marvel premieres with a curious mix of action and thriller. Oscar Isaac plays Steven Grant, a peaceful man from London who has a strange secret. Or more than one. The first chapter of the series cleverly analyzes a complex character. And he does this through the perception of his divided nature. Who is the dark figure that follows him everywhere?
It also featured a whole host of nods to the central and origin story. Moon Knight. From his relationship with the gods – barely mentioned – to his fight in the shadows. The first chapter of the new Disney+ series had something for everyone. The dark and oppressive air of the series or the appearance of an unexpected enemy. The first glimpse of Marc Spector in his Khonshu God Fist Armor. Everything is part of a dizzying journey through several scenarios while demonstrating the ambition of a complex proposal.
But what was most striking about the episode was the abundance of symbols that celebrate the origin of Marc Spector’s comics. Also the way the script incorporated ideas about Spector’s long journey through the shadows in his darkest version. We’re telling you the five biggest things we’ve seen in the big debut of the most anticipated series of the year on Disney+.
In the dark I call your name
Steven Grant faced a whole host of confusing situations in the first chapter. Especially, sleeping and waking up in chaotic situations, inexplicable and increasingly dark. But most amazing was the disembodied voice and the gigantic figure with a beak that followed him in many of the most tense sequences. Who is it about?
Moon Knight He has just officially presented the first Egyptian deity who will surely be at the center of the controversy. Khonshu, Marvel’s Egyptian Moon God, Owns Marc Spector. In the series, the traditional hero is one of Grant’s personalities. And the latter, through which we meet the tall, bent, bandaged, beak-headed figure of the god. We have also heard your voice on several occasions. In general, the character has an identical appearance to the comics and seemingly the same powers.
An enemy of healing in Moon Knight
Another traditional comic book character appeared in the first chapter of Moon Knight (Moon Night). Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow made his triumphant debut as a powerful and manipulative enemy. Curiously, his origin is a single volume of the original comic: “Moon Knight #2” from 1985. In the original story, he is a geneticist with cruel intentions. But in the series Harrow is the leader of a cult serving the goddess Ammit.. And it’s the closest thing to the show’s main character’s dark inverse.
But one of the most amazing points is the tattoo, which shows off one of Harrow’s powers. As the Fist of Ammit, he can consume the hearts (life) of the impure in the afterlife, as well as the goddess from whom his powers originate. And he does this through a tattoo of a scale on his forearm with which he can judge those around him.. But it is a dangerous and delicate process. In fact, the goddess can see past, present and future sins. Thus, the punishment will follow this order of things.
A Man in the Shadows, Marc Spector
The titular character of Moon Knight appears as one of Grant’s personalities. And in fact, this only manifests in moments of enormous tension, which in turn allow him to bond with Khonshu. So that Marc Spector’s presence has been reduced to an ominous reflection in the mirror.
Also, on a phone in Grant’s apartment, where you can also read a curious Easter egg. When Isaac’s character checks the screen and finds dozens of missed calls, we can read the name of Duchamp. In the comics, Jean-Paul Duchamp was a soldier and mercenary like Spector, but of the French Legion. Will this point be explored in the series?
Moon Knight in his battle suit
In the big final scene of the chapter, Moon Knight It was shown in all its terrifying glory. In the comics, the character’s battle dress includes a mask, bandage cuirass, and a silver crescent. At the same time, we saw him show his full power as an avatar of Khonshu. As the sequence shows, Moon Knight he wears white and only manifests himself as Marc Spector.
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So without a doubt, the dissociative personality disorder of the character will be an essential element of the series. As will be remembered, being the fist of Khonshu, he manifests as a pioneer, protector, defender and watcher of the nocturnal travelers. Each aspect has a different personality. And it looks different. An attribute of comedy that we will undoubtedly see on multiscreen.