Oscar Isaac makes his formal entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Wednesday when Moon Knight premieres on Disney+, but there are a few things you should know before diving headfirst into what is unquestionably the MCU’s wildest series yet.
What’s it about? How does it connect to the MCU at large? And why did it take so long for this character, who has existed in comic form since 1975, to make it to the screen? These simple questions become considerably less so for a show like Moon Knight, which you’ll see as we break down its themes of Egyptian mythology and mental illness, among others.
And lest you doubt how much of a departure Moon Knight is from typical Marvel fare, executive producer and director Mohamed Diab tells TVLine, “A lot of people are telling me that if there was no MCU logo at the beginning of Episode 1, no one would know that it was a Marvel project.”
Read on for a quick list of what you should know before jumping into Marvel’s latest (and very different) creation, then drop a comment with your thoughts.