As fans anticipate the next chapter in Marvel’s televised universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted at the series, Moon Knight, embracing a much more adult approach to its content – specifically its violence. Deadline reports Feige discussed the vigilante’s brutality in an interview with the online magazine, Empire.
“He’s brutal,” Feige explained to the film publication via Deadline. “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.”
The upcoming Disney+ series is the fifth coming to the streamer and stars Oscar Isaac (Dune, Scenes From a Marriage) in the titular role of Steven Grant aka Marc Spector. The clumsy, unstable museum employee, Steven, sees his world collapse when he discovers he is embued with an ancient power transforming him into Moon Knight. The series also stars Ethan Hawke (First Reformed, The Good Lord Bird) as the enigmatic leader, Arthur Harrow, who shows a particular interest in Steven’s manifestation of this power. Lucy Thackeray (Surge, A Royal Night Out), May Calamawy (Ramy, Djinn), and the late Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising, Saint Laurent) round out the main cast.
Viewers have awaited the latest Marvel series since Jeremy Renner’s (Tag, Mayor of Kingstown) Hawkeye wrapped up earlier this year. In addition to Moon Knight, fans are looking forward to witnessing Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Perry Mason) in She-Hulk, Samuel L. Jackson’s (Lakeview Terrace, Marvel’s Avengers) Nick Fury in Secret Invasion, and newcomer, Iman Vellani, debuting as the teenage hero, Ms. Marvel. If production timelines remain on track, all those series are slated for a 2022 release.
Until then, Disney+ subscribers can prepare to stream Moon Knight on March 30.