Moon Knight News, Rumours, Casting And Release Date
Disney Plus is expanding the MCU massively – with shows such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki all on the way within the next year. Beyond that there’s even more to look forward to – including the much-anticipated show, Moon Knight.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Moon Knight, including the release date, casting rumours, possible plot details and more. Keep on reading for everything you need to know. You can also check out the best shows and movies on Disney Plus right now.
When does Moon Knight start?
Moon Knight hasn’t been given an official release date as of yet. However, we can use the current MCU TV line-up to predict roughly when it will be released.
WandaVision is the only show currently on track to hit its original release date of December 2020. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki won’t be released until 2021, and we also have shows such as Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk in the mix.
Taking all that into consideration, we expect that we won’t see Moon Knight on our screens until 2022 at the earliest. According to the Radio Times, production was meant to start in November 2020 in Georgia, but things have now been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Now, filming for this and She-Hulk is set to resume in March 2021, which would also fit into our suspected timeline.
Who are the cast and crew of Moon Knight?
No major official casting announcements from Marvel or Disney have been made. However, Variety (and various other outlets) reported that Oscar Issac was in talks to the play the titular role.
Casting Issac does make sense, considering he’s already part of the Disney showbiz family, being best known for his role as Poe Dameon the Star Wars sequel trilogy. He’s also previously been a part of the X-Men franchise, so is no stranger to the superhero genre.
It has been confirmed that Jeremy Slater will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series. Once we get more news on the cast and crew, we will update this article.
What is the plot of Moon Knight?
Spoilers for the Moon Knight comic series ahead.
As Moon Knight is a brand new face in the MCU, we assume that this series will tell the origin story of how the character dons the mask and cowl in the first place and will establish some common foes within the overall universe.
Moon Knight is the alias of Marc Spector, a man with a troubled past and multiple personalities – one a successful millionaire, the other a cab driver on the streets. Both allow him to network in different social circles for his role as a vigilante.
There’s various iterations of the character, some of which depict him as having superpowers (such as being the vessel for the Moon God Khonshu), whilst in others he’s simply a man who relies on technology and fighting to take down his enemies.
As for the antagonist, there’s a number to choose from. However, the most likely (and well-known) is Raoul Bushman, a man who betrays Marc by murdering one of his family members, and ultimately becoming responsible for creating Moon Knight in the first place.
How can I watch Moon Knight?
Moon Knight will be a Disney Plus exclusive, which means you’ll only be able to watch it on there. At the time of writing, Disney+ costs £5.99/$6.99 per month for a rolling subscription, and £59.99/$69.99 for an annual pass. You can sign up for Disney Plus here.