Moon Knight: How To Watch Moon Knight In Australia

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Moon Knight: How To Watch Moon Knight In Australia

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The ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) now has another series you’re bound to fall in love with called Moon Knight – and good news: the 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 follows 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.

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

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.

In terms of the MCU, the official synopsis for Moon Knight is:

“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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Moon Knight Release Date Australia

Moon Knight was released in Australia on March 30. And you can read our detailed review and guide to each episode’s easter eggs here.

Where To Watch Moon Knight In Australia

Moon Knight is available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus.

Moon Knight Cast

Oscar Isaac, the Golden Globe winner known for his roles in Star Wars, Ex Machina, and Dune, plays Moon Knight. Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, and May Calamaway also star in Moon Knight.

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