Moon Knight: Who is the superhero of the Marvel series planned on Disney+?


Moon Knight has known, as is often the case with the heroes of the Marvel stable, several identities. His first appearance dates back to volume 32 of another comic series, Werewolf By Night, released in 1975.. At the time, our warrior of the night is actually called Mark Spector, an American mercenary whose secret identity was created by the Committee, a criminal organization. Initially he was to serve as the antagonist of Jack Russell the Werewolf, but his character is so popular that Marvel decides to dedicate a full series to him.

With the new comics, his origins are expanded. Former Marine, Mark Spector quickly becomes a mercenary in the pay of the highest bidder. His missions lead him to Egypt, a country in which he is responsible for neutralizing the local resistance. When his superior, Bushman, summons his soldiers to exterminate villagers, our hero revolts and engages in a confrontation against his nemesis. He loses the fight and finds himself abandoned in the middle of the desert. Left for dead, the locals recover his body and take refuge in the tomb of Pharaoh Seti. Inside, Mark is resurrected by the Moon God Konshu (Khonsou) who makes him his paladin. Desperate to take revenge on Bushman, he leaves for the United States under the identity of Steven Grant in search of his enemy. At night, he becomes Moon Knight, the Knight of the Moon.

It is at this point in the series that multiple versions exist. The first iteration dates from the 80s, but the night warrior was entitled to a reboot in 2006. In it, the character is presented as much more unstable than before, preferring to kill in cold blood the thugs he confronts rather than bring them to justice.. If the character is so popular today, it is because he contrasts seriously with the predominant heroic model within Marvel-stamped productions. Dark, mature, violent, Moon Knight is a kind of charismatic anti-hero who does not hesitate to let his vengeful rage speak.. What’s more, the character is reminiscent of another particularly popular hero…the protector of Gotham…Batman. Moon Knight was created by Marvel in part to compete with the Dark Knight, like Daredevil, Nighthawk or the Punisher.

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Again, Moon Knight’s abilities and equipment vary according to the versions of the hero. His past makes him an outstanding fighter with an incredible mastery of unarmed combat, several martial arts as well as knife combat. For a time, the Knight of the Moon possessed superhuman abilities, beyond those of ordinary mortals, thanks to the blessing of Khonsu. Powers that he ended up losing over the comics. Nevertheless, he remains a particularly skilled warrior capable of adapting to the many combat situations that are offered to him.

His equipment has also evolved over time. His costume is obviously from his affiliation with Khonsou, and has Kevlar or carbonadium reinforcements on a large part of his body. He also has a long vibranium staff, a grappling hook and crescent moon-shaped shurikens.. He also possessed mystical weapons from Egyptian mythology, which he abandoned during his adventures. On the other hand, the version that Marvel will offer within the new series should differ slightly from its predecessors. In the trailer, our hero seems to don his costume in a supernatural way, which suggests that the character portrayed in the program could possess mystical skills..

What’s more, the series also seems to insist on the character’s multiple personalities, his unpredictable side and his psychic instability. A characteristic already more or less present in the comics, which offers him several skills and resistances. Moon Knight feels almost no pain, cannot be mentally controlled, and his different personalities allow him to push his physical abilities beyond human limits.. It is highly likely that we will be in the presence of a similar version in the new Disney + series.

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As said before, Moon Knight was originally a secondary character who was only to exist in the Werewolf By Night comics, but the popularity of the character created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin pushes Marvel to make him a hero in his own right. . The first series dedicated to him begins in 1980. Since then, his adventures have been developed in seven volumes, the fifth of 2006 marking a kind of reboot for this tortured anti-hero.

His characteristics make him an unstable reflection of Batman. In addition to his considerable fortune, his appearance and his bruised past, the character also has many abilities bringing him closer to the batman. For good reason, its creator Doug Moench officiated for many years as a screenwriter on the first volumes of the dark knight. Moon Knight is undoubtedly the hero closest to DC’s vigilante within the Marvel stable, but from there to see Moon Kinght only through the prism of comparison…

Moon Knight: Who is the superhero of the Marvel series planned on Disney+?

So far, Moon Knight had not shone in the adaptations stamped with the seal of Marvel. These too rare appearances took place during the time of animated series. He had a brief stint in the series Avengers Assemble, in which he has the right to a cameo during the episode “Avengers World” before being at the heart of the episode “Beyond”. He also rubbed shoulders with Spider-Man for a time in the animated series. Ultimate Spider-Man from 2012, as well as the series Marvel’s Spider-Man of 2017. And that’s it. The Moon Knight series should therefore truly honor the character for the first time in its history. What’s more, it is possible that we find the character in future productions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On the side of video games, the participation of Moon Knight is anecdotal. He’s in the games LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, the web title Marvel: Avengers Alliance and finally mobile projects Marvel Contest of Champions, marvel future fight and marvel avengers academy. We sincerely hope that the series lives up to the character and that it offers the Knight of the Moon a real gain in popularity with the general public, allowing him at the same time to appear more significantly within our works. favorites.

Moon Knight: Who is the superhero of the Marvel series planned on Disney+?

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