Disney Plus is expanding the MCU massively – with shows such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki having now aired. 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 has now been confirmed to release on 30 March 2022. It will consist of six episodes which will release every Wednesday. 

The final episode will air very close to the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It also leaves a slight gap before the summer 2022 release of Ms. Marvel.

We had four live-action MCU shows in 2021: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Hawkeye.

Is there a trailer for Moon Knight?

We now have a full trailer for Moon Knight, which shows off our protagonist's struggle with his alter egos and a glimpse at the full costume of the vigilante. Take a look below:

We also got a short teaser on Disney+ day. Take a look below:


Who are the cast and crew of Moon Knight?

Oscar Issac will star in the main role of Moon Knight, a vigilante with multiple personalities. 

Casting Issac does make sense, considering he’s already part of the Disney showbiz family, being best known for his role as Poe Dameon in 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.

Joining him will be Ethan Hawke, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hawke will be playing one of the villains of the series, which has now been confirmed to be Arthur Harrow. May Calamawy is also on the roll call for the show, again in an unnamed role - though there is speculation that she will play the main love interest, Marlene Alraune.

According to CBR, Gaspard Ulliel will be playing Anton Mogart/Midnight Man in Moon Knight. This is another villain of Marc Spector's and a master thief. 

There's now rumours that Mark Ruffalo will be making an appearance as Bruce Banner after he was spotting in the same hotel as Oscar Issac in Budapest. Ruffalo has been very coy about the whole affair, but the character's appearance would make sense considering he's the resident genius in Marvel.

Jeremy Slater will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series, with Mohamed Diab in the director's chair. 

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.

The official synopsis is as follows:

“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.”

This is a major change to the source material. In the comics, Marc Spector is the personality that is the main focus, a man with a troubled past and multiple personalities - including a successful millionaire and a cab driver on the streets. All of them allow him to network in different social circles for his role as a vigilante.

Moon Knight is also definitely not a millionaire in this trailer - he appears to work at a gift shop in a museum in London. 

The antagonist of the show will be Arthur Harrow, who is played by Ethan Hawke. The character has only appeared in one issue of the Moon Knight comics. 

In the comics, Harrow has a facial disfigurement due to a condition called trigeminal neuralgia which leaves him in consistent pain. The version of the character seen in the trailer didn't seem to have this, but he does carry a cane. 

Arthur Harrow

Harrow is nominated for a noble peace prize for his work on 'pain theory', though everyone is unaware that his research is stolen from Nazi experiments that took place in Auschwitz. Harrow begins to kidnap people to test his pain theory research and takes a particular interest in Moon Knight due to his high pain tolerance. 

We don't know yet how much comic inspiration this show will use for Harrow, but the trailer does seem to indicate that he's creating a stir amongst the crowds. 

The trailer also included a glimpse at Khonshu, the Egyptian God of the Moon. In the comics, Marc nearly dies at the foot of the statue of this Egyptian god. He is revived as the Fist of Khonshu and granted his new powers - but they come with a big price. 

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 £7.99/$7.99 per month for a rolling subscription, and £79.90/$79.99 for an annual pass. You can sign up for Disney Plus here.