Moon Knight: How To Watch Moon Knight In Australia

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The ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has another hero you’re bound to fall in love with called Moon Knight. The good news is, the Moon Knight show is now available to stream in Australia.

While the MCU expanded beyond films and into television series last year with the hugely successful, WandaVision — as well as The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, and HawkeyeMoon Knight is the first MCU TV series that will follow a titular character who has not already debuted in a previous film or series. This naturally begs the question: who is Moon Knight?

Who is Moon Knight?

Moon Knight, or Marc Spector, first appeared in the Marvel comics in 1975. Moon Knight is commonly described as Marvel’s version of Batman, one of DC’s most famous comic book heroes, as both characters are essentially vigilantes who fight crime.

In Moon Knight’s origin story, Spector is a former Marine and CIA agent who then becomes a mercenary. During a job in Sudan, Spector is attacked and badly wounded, so he’s taken to a recently unearthed tomb for shelter and is placed in front of an Egyptian statue that depicts the moon god, Khonshu.

In front of this statue, Spector seemingly dies but then miraculously wakes up, fully healed, and remembers a spiritual encounter with Khonshu who offers to save Spector’s life if he agrees to protect and avenge the innocent by becoming the ‘moon’s knight’. From here, Spector returns to the US and begins to fight crime under the alias, ‘Moon Knight’.

Spector, or Moon Knight, has only one special or supernatural ability, which is ‘mystical insight’, so he also uses his intelligence, combat skills, and technology (gained from his previous job’s training) to be a superhero. Spector also uses four other identities or ‘personas’ to gain information from different social circles, and in later comics, it’s revealed that Spector suffers from dissociative identity disorder (and has since childhood), which is why these four other personas are so multi-faceted.

Not to mention, in the comics, some stories present Khonshu as an undeniably real god who did save Spector from death, while in other stories, it’s implied that Khonshu and the whole reasoning behind becoming the Moon Knight, is all in Spector’s head and is a part of his mental illness. So, it will be interesting to see which direction the MCU version takes; especially considering the MCU has some films that are firmly grounded in reality but others that are pure fantasy.

Moon Knight Release Date Australia

Moon Knight wasreleased in Australia on March 30. While we can’t bring you official episode streams in this article, you can check out the official trailer below to whet your appetite, if you haven’t already started watching:

Where To Watch Moon Knight In Australia

Moon Knight is available to stream on Disney Plus from Wednesday, March 30th and will have subsequent episodes released each week.

What We Know So Far About Moon Knight

Ahead of its release, the Marvel Cinematic Universe gave a brief description of what to expect from the series:

“A former U.S. marine, struggling with dissociative identity disorder, is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life.”

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However, for a full recap and review of each episode as soon as it has dropped on Disney Plus, head to our complete Moon Knight review page.

Moon Knight tackles dissociative identity disorder and mental health; Marc Spector, played by Oscar Isacc, says “I can’t tell the difference between life and dreams” and in the first half of the trailer, he corrects someone that his name is “Stephen” but then, later on, is called “Marc” by someone else.

The trailer also shows Marc suffering from, presumably, PTSD-fuelled hallucinations and him freaking out in what looks like a mental institution.

Moon Knight will have a six-episode run, just like previous MCU series, Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye, and from the looks of the trailer, will be somewhat of a psychological thriller.

Marc Spector looks shocked to find a gun in his hand in the Moon Knight trailer. Image Credit: Marvel Studios

Moon Knight Cast

Oscar Isaac, the Golden Globe winner known for his roles in Star Wars, Ex Machina, and Dune, has been confirmed to play Marc Spector/Moon Knight. The only other cast members that have been confirmed so far for Moon Knight, are Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, and May Calamaway.

Ulliel has been confirmed as Anton Mogart, who in the comics is an art thief foiled by Moon Knight, although the MCU has been known to sometimes vastly change things from the comics, so don’t write him off as the series’ villain just yet; especially since Screenrant has said that Hawke’s character is a villain.

The specific characters Hawke and Calamaway will portray in the series have not been announced but will most likely be revealed closer to the release date.

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