Mostly directed by Egypt's own Mohamed Diab, and featuring the acting talents of May Calamawy, new superhero series 'Moon Knight' looks like it'll delve into the darker side of the Marvel universe.
What kind of superpowers would you get if you were possessed by an Ancient Egyptian god of the moon? As it turns out, it's a lot spookier than we expected. Marvel Studios just dropped the official trailer for their new Disney+ superhero series, 'Moon Knight', and we've had our eyes on it for a while. Partly because most of the episodes are directed by Egypt's own Mohamed Diab, who previously directed 'Amira', 'Clash' and 'Cairo 678'. Partly because it features the acting talents of the fabulous May Calamawy, aka Dena from 'Ramy'. And partly because it just looks really cool. Creepy. But cool.
The series follows the trials and tribulations of Steven Grant (played by Oscar Isaac), a gift shop employee who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. He shares a body with Marc Spector, a former US marine who is granted superpowers by Khonsu, the Ancient Egyptian god of the moon. But this gift is as much of a blessing as it is a curse - Grant and Spector start to lose themselves even further in multiple personalities, and their life spirals out of control.
Already being described as a combination of Batman and the Punisher, Moon Knight looks to be a foray into psychological horror, bringing us to a darker side of the Marvel universe. The whole experience certainly looks traumatising - but at least it comes with a sweet mummy-inspired costume. The series will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting March 30th.