‘Moon Knight’ Featurette: Marvel Series Described As “Fight Club Meets Indiana Jones”

The buzz around Marvel’s Moon Knight series is growing. It definitely feels like we’re on the verge of witnessing something that could be a game-changer similar to the way WandaVision was last year. For one thing, the show is clearly more violent, much darker than anything we’ve seen from Marvel on Disney+. And, of course, it has fan-favorite actor Oscar Isaac playing the fractured antihero.

A new featurette has arrived along with three new Moon Knight posters, featuring Isaac’s Marc Spector in his Moon Knight and Mr. Knight personas. What’s interesting about the character is his dissociative identity disorder, as it’s so rare to see a superhero with a mental illness to be explored.

“Our job was to put a lens on the things that had the most dramatic juice,” Isaac says. “And ultimately, take the mental health aspect incredibly seriously.”

Meanwhile, actor May Calamawy, who plays Layla El-Faouly in the series, pumps up expectations by comparing Moon Knight‘s tone to a pair of stone-cold classics, “Fight Club meets Indiana Jones.”

Moon Knight hits Disney+ on March 30th!

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.