We looked for him on Netflix, but he’s coming to Disney+ instead. Amongst the trio of new live-action shows announced for the streaming platform at D23 was a stalwart of the “Marvel Knights” style of heroes: Moon Knight!
The character first appeared in Werewolf by Night in 1975. He’s also known as Marc Spector, a former marine who gained superpowers when he accidentally comes across an archeological dig in Egypt and is left for dead by a mercenary. (He has quite a, um, hero’s? journey.)
The mystical god Khonshu grants Spector his powers of strength and endurance so he can work his will upon the world once more, but there’s a catch: Spector’s powers are only as strong as the phase of the moon he is fighting under.
With Moon Knight’s street-level contemporaries stuck in Netflix limbo (or suddenly negated by Sony-Disney negotiations), the clearest link to Moon Knight in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe is Doctor Strange. But it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see no other connections to the MCU in the Moon Knight show, as the hero is typically a loner.
Moon Knight joins Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk on the 2021-2022 Marvel Phase 4 Disney+ slate.