The next Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+ is Moon Knight, and as we edge closer to the release date on March 30, more details are slowly being revealed.
It’s been widely believed that Moon Knight will be darker and more violent, and finally pushing the boundaries on what we’ve seen on Disney+ so far from the MCU.
Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has come out in an interview to emphasize the violence and brutality in Moon Knight.
It’s been fun to work with Disney+ and see the boundaries shifting on what we’re able to do. There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight is wailing on another character, and it is loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, ‘We’re gonna pull back on this, right?’ No. We’re not pulling back. There’s a tonal shift. This is a different thing. This is Moon Knight.
While we’ve seen previous examples of more violent content from the MCU, such as John Walker publically executing someone in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight certainly seems like it could be the most violent series we’ve seen so far from the MCU. Even in the comics, he was more on the darker side, and the trailer for the show definitely backs that up.
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.