The text below contains SPOILERS!
The 2nd episode of ‘moon knight‘ arrived today in the catalog of Disney+ and finally brought Mr. Knight to life… However, with a disappointing change to the character’s origin.
In the comics, Mr. Knight is a personality that Marc Spector takes on to investigate urban crimes in New York City.
That’s why he puts aside the hood and cape of the ‘Moon Knight’ to draw less attention – as if that’s possible considering the white suit and mask… But it works in comics.
In the adaptation starring oscar isaac, the appearance of Mr. Knight was nothing more than a comic moment, at least at first.
When Steven Grant is pursued by one of the ghostly jackals summoned by Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), Marc Spector – the voice in Grant’s head – tells him to put on his action suit and asks him to let him take control of his body.
But instead, Grant appears wearing the classic white suit and mask of Mr Knight, until he is reprimanded by Spector, who says:
“What the hell are you wearing, Steven? I told you to wear the ceremonial attire of the Temple of Khonshu, not a bizarre version of Colonel Sanders [criador do KFC].”
To which Grant responds:
“At least I looked handsome.”
Afterwards, Grant briefly fights the jackal before handing over control of his body to Spector, who transforms into Moon Knight.
As the series is at the beginning, it is possible that Mr. Knight will be further developed to suit the comic book version.
But some might be disappointed that the character made his first appearance as a joke.
Remembering that the next episode of the series premieres in April 13th.
“The series follows Steven Grant, a gift shop employee who is plagued by 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 close in on them, they must navigate their complex identities as they delve into a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt.”
The cast also has Ethan Hawke (‘The Entity’) and May Calamawy (‘Frames’).
Aaron Moorhead e Justin Benson (‘Synchronic’) will direct the series, from scripts written by Jeremy Slate (‘Umbrella Academy’).