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Moon Knight: Release date and how to watch Disney Plus series in UK

Oscar Isaac has landed in the MCU.

Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT
Marvel Studios
Published: Wednesday, 6th April 2022 at 12:30 pm

A brand new hero has arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Following the success of the likes of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, Moon Knight is the latest Disney Plus TV series to hit our screens in 2022.

Moon Knight follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a timid gift-shop employee who begins to experience blackouts and memories of another life.

He soon discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder and that he shares a body with Marc Spector and, as their enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Marvel Studios president and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige has described the series as "brutal", telling Empire magazine: "The journey that Marc Spector is on during our whole show is: Who am I? And how do I reconcile portions of my past, present and potential future that I don't necessarily agree with?

"Coming to terms with our baggage and learning to live with ourselves is what we all deal with on a day-to-day basis."

Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight.

Moon Knight Disney Plus release date and time

Moon Knight premiered on Disney Plus in the UK on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at 8am BST.

The series was originally intended to start filming in November 2020 in Atlanta, but ongoing coronavirus restrictions may have slowed production while Disney concentrated on earlier series.

Filming later began in April 2021 in Budapest before concluding in October 2021.

How to watch Moon Knight on Disney Plus

Moon Knight is available to watch now on Disney Plus.

The show comprises six episodes in total, with new episodes released weekly on Wednesdays until the finale on 4th May 2022. Check out the dates for the Moon Knight release schedule here.

You can sign up to Disney Plus with an annual subscription for £79.90 or £7.99 a month.

Moon Knight cast

Of course, Oscar Issac will not be alone in the cast of Marvel's Moon Knight.

Here are the confirmed cast members of Moon Knight below.

  • Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight/Mr Knight/Marc Spector/Steven Grant
  • May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly
  • Karim El Hakim as Khonshu
  • F Murray Abraham as the voice of Khonshu
  • Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow
  • Ann Akinjirin as Bobbi Kennedy
  • David Ganly as Billy Fitzgerald
  • Lucy Thackeray as Donna
  • Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart
  • Khalid Abdalla as Selim
  • Díana Bermudez as Yatzil
  • Antonia Salib as Taweret

Oscar Isaac leads the cast as Moon Knight and his various alter-egos, including Marc Spector and Steven Grant.

Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+.
Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Csaba Aknay

Ethan Hawke stars as the chief antagonist, Arthur Harrow, who is a cult leader associated with the Egyptian god Ammit.

Harrow encourages Moon Knight to embrace his darker side.

Elsewhere, May Calamawy also stars as a woman from Marc Spector's past named Layla El-Faouly.

Meanwhile, the late French actor Gaspard Ulliel portrays Midnight Man/Anton Mogart.

F. Murray Abraham voices the Egyptian god of the moon, Khonshu, who is described as "imperious and sort of snotty and vengeful" by writer Jeremy Slater, according to USA Today.

He adds: "He's this incredibly powerful and immortal God (with) his own insecurities and throws temper tantrums sometimes."

What are the episode titles of Moon Knight?

So far, episode titles are only being confirmed upon release.

The following episode titles are known.

  1. The Goldfish Problem
  2. Summon the Suit
  3. The Friendly Type
  4. The Tomb
  5. TBC
  6. TBC

We are certainly intrigued to see where this goes next and we know the release schedule for Moon Knight too.

Moon Knight trailer

Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Marvel's Moon Knight
Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Marvel's Moon Knight Disney Plus/Marvel Studios

The first footage of the series Moon Knight was shown exclusively on Disney Plus as part of the platform's Disney Plus Day.

The scenes depicted Oscar Isaac in the lead role as he admits he struggles to tell the difference between his dreams and waking life.

We see him staring in the mirror of a bathroom looking rather disturbed whilst also being shown near some Ancient Egyptian artefacts which are in keeping with the character's comic book lore.

There are also some shots of Isaac in costume as Moon Knight but he is mostly obscured, instead seen from behind or running across a city skyline at night.

Fans can view this exclusive first look of Moon Knight here:

There's also a training montage to enjoy, posted by Isaac's production company Mad Gene Media. The footage was posted in April 2021 – the same month Moon Knight entered production - and appears to show Isaac preparing for the show's fight scenes:

Marvel dropped the ‘world trailer premiere’ for its upcoming Moon Knight series during the Rams-Cardinals wild card game on ESPN and ABC on 17th January 2022. You can watch the full trailer at the top of the article.

The Super Bowl 2022 also saw the release of a further television spot for the series.

This TV spot gave a further look at Moon Knight in action.

Catch the TV spot above.

Somehow, we think that Marc Spector shouldn't be trusting Ethan Hawke's Arthur Harrow.

Who is Gaspard Ulliel playing in Moon Knight?

Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart in Moon Knight
Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart in Moon Knight Marvel Studios

French actor Gaspard Ulliel portrays Anton Mogart in Moon Knight.

The actor had completed filming for his role in Moon Knight prior to his tragic death at the age of 37 as a result of a skiing accident in January 2022.

In the comics, Midnight Man is a costumed criminal who took part in high-profit thefts and often struck at midnight – hence his name.

In addition to his various clashes with Moon Knight in the comics, Mogart was also the father of the character Jeff Wilde who went on to become a sidekick to Moon Knight named Midnight.

Ulliel appeared in the third episode of the series and the instalment was dedicated to him.

Moon Knight crew

Jeremy Slater, who adapted superhero drama The Umbrella Academy to Netflix, will lead the writing team on Moon Knight.

Slater previously also worked on Josh Trank's ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot, Netflix's Death Note adaptation and the short-lived Exorcist television series.

In October, Deadline reported that Mohamed Diab would serve as director on the project, although this is yet to be officially confirmed by Marvel Studios.

What powers does Moon Knight have in the comics?

Oscar Isaac plays Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac plays Moon Knight

Well, that's the question. Marc Spector has a lot of alter egos, which he uses to gather information throughout the world without being noticed. He is a cab driver called Jake Lockley, and a Bruce Wayne-like socialite and millionaire called Steven Grant.

Over the course of his appearance in the comics, his identity has changed, along with his backstory. In some iterations, he possesses superpowers, acting as the vessel for Moon God Khonshu. In others, he is a mere mortal.

It remains to be seen which direction the show's writing team will take this series, though hints suggest that Moon Knight will be in some ways super-powered in the new series.

However, Feige recently teased exciting details about the superhero.

Speaking to Empire in February, Feige said: "He’s brutal. "It’s been fun to work with Disney Plus 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."

You can sign up to Disney Plus with an annual subscription for £79.90 or £7.99 a month.

Check out what else is on with our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Sci-fi hub – or for more Marvel, check out our list of upcoming Marvel movies.

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