Marvel's newest release, the Moon knight has started its screening on Disney plus hotstar. It stars Oscar Issac in a double role as 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. It is the first marvel show that doesn't have any previously established characters in a small or a pivotal role. Needless to say, Marvel took the shot and it turned out to be one of its best bets.
Moon knight is far off from other marvel movies or shows. While the others carried dangers and suspense as an underlay clouded by transparent layers of humour and satire, moon knight in itself is very darker. Suspense and darkness are the main showrunners in the marvel series, and it already seems that it is going to be more gruesome than its predecessors. While DC has been portraying such gritty films countless times over the decade, marvel seems to have hit it out of the park on its very first ball.
The Disney+ series is managing to succeed where countless DCEU films have failed--portraying the dark, tortured hero and his struggles on screen. The first episode is already out and it sets the perfect start for the series.
The title character - played dexterously by Oscar Isaac - is among the most abstruse superheroes in the Marvel list. The show is dark, it talks about mental health, and Egyptian gods, and has a horror/mystery vibe to it. Everything that is as 'un-Marvel' as it could be. It's a welcome change.
The first episode has already been loved by fans and critics and we are excited to see what this dark hero has in store for us.