'Moon Knight': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Disney+ series

'Moon Knight': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Disney+ series
Moon Knight (Marvel Comics)

Marvel might not have had much luck with its television division, but hell, that's not going to dampen the studio's spirits. Though the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc with many of the release dates of its shows, it has been planning for Disney+ show. 'Moon Knight', 'She-Hulk' and 'Ms Marvel' were all announced last year by Kevin Feige at the D23 Fan Expo, and rumors about all three series have been doing rounds ever since. The information about the show is scant, but here is what we do know about 'Moon Knight'.


Release date

'Moon Knight' has officially been given a production date — November 16 — and is expected to continue production over the next 26 weeks. But you never know. Due to the peaking of the virus, Marvel would obviously prioritize the health of the cast and crew. So, the dates of the show might be shifted around.


Little has been revealed about what the 'Moon Knight' TV show will be like, although it has been confirmed that it will feature the more horror-themed aspects of the Marvel Universe. There's much speculation that it may even introduce other Marvel horror-themed characters such as Dracula and Werewolf by Night. The show will revolve around the character Mark Spector. He is an ex-CIA agent who was saved by Khonshu, a Moon God. The God gives him some superhero powers and Mark turns into a superhero who gets the name 'Moon Knight' after killing a terrorist, Bushman. Spector also suffers from a form of dissociative identity disorder, with multiple personalities all taking up space in his head. Moon Knight has learned to use those personalities to his full advantage, as each one aids his mission as Khonsu's avatar on Earth in a different manner. That's what we do know at the moment, thanks to the comics. Unlike other Marvel storylines, this will have dark and psychedelic touches, with much violence. 



There's no official word on casting, though speculation has been rife about Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe taking the lead character, but that's all just talk. Some say that Ross Marquand could play Moon Knight in the new installment. There were also rumors about Kate Valdez playing Wave, and David Morrissey, Philip Brooks and Giancarlo Esposito turning up in the show.



Just a while back, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that 'Umbrella Academy' TV series writer Jeremy Slater will serve as the showrunner of 'Moon Knight'.


There is no trailer yet. But check out this space for more updates.

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