D23 Expo 2019: Marvel's Disney+ 'Moon Knight' series will feature one of Marvel's most "insanely" cool characters
Moon Knight aka Marc Spector is an iconic comic book character, a former mercenary with Dissociative Identity Disorder who was chosen by the Egyptian Moon God Khonsu to be his vessel on Earth.
Marvel announced three new shows for Disney+ during D23 Expo 2019. 'Ms Marvel', 'She-Hulk', and 'Moon Knight' will arrive on the streaming service as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 and Phase 5. The announcement has sent fans overboard with excitement, especially those who have been eagerly waiting to see the Moon Knight aka Marc Spector make his MCU debut.
Born to a respectable Jewish family, Spector left home to become a boxer, a Marine, and finally a CIA operative before becoming an amoral mercenary motivated solely by greed. His mercenary work brought him into contact with a psychopathic terrorist named Bushman who turned on him and left him to die in the harsh Egyptian desert where he was chosen by the Moon God Khonsu to be his avatar on Earth.
The most interesting thing about Moon Knight is that he suffers from a form of Dissociative Identity Disorder. He works with his alternate personalities, including Bruce Wayne-pastiche millionaire Steven Grant and cab driver Jake Lockley, to further his war on crime.
Besides his mental illness, the most iconic thing about Moon Knight is his all-white outfit that is also enhanced with Adamantium (the metal on Wolverine's bones) for added protection. The costume is also an example of the fearlessness that makes Moon Knight such an effective vigilante. As he says in the comics, "I don't wear white to hide myself. I wear it so they'll see me coming. So they'll know who it is. 'Cause when they see the white, it doesn't matter how good a target I am. Their hands shake so bad, they couldn't hit the moon."
Cast and story details for the show are yet to be announced but the series is bound to be a thrilling ride. It is unlikely that the series will go into production until at least 2020.
According to TV Guide, Marvel first brought up the idea of adapting Moon Knight to the small screen in 2006, two years before the MCU actually began. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn has also revealed that he once pitched a 'Moon Knight' movie, though unfortunately it wasn't picked up.
'Moon Knight' will make his MCU debut on Disney+ sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.