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‘Moon Knight’ trailer has arrived. Here’s why it matters

What to know about ‘Moon Knight’ and its characters

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The new “Moon Knight” poster from Marvel Studios and Disney+.

A look at the new “Moon Knight” poster from Marvel Studios and Disney+.

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Marvel Studios released the first full trailer for its upcoming Disney+ show “Moon Knight” on Monday night.

The news: The new “Moon Knight” trailer gave us our first glance at Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who grapples with multiple personalities and his connection to an Egyptian deity, among other issues.

  • We see Spector trying to figure out why he’s having such weird dreams and why he appears to be haunted by those dreams.
  • “Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt,” according to Disney+.

Details: In Marvel Comics, Moon Knight is often portrayed as Marc Spector, a military veteran who dies but is reborn through the powers of the Moon-god Khonshu, who has Spector work as his first priest. Moon Knight then works to protect travelers at night.

  • Spector often suffers from dissociative identity disorder, which is why he has other identities, including a millionaire version of himself named Steve Grant and a cab driver persona known as Jake Lockley.

Flashback: Back in November, Disney+ released a 15-minute look at the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+, which included a glimpse at “Moon Knight,” as well as other shows such as “She-Hulk,” “Secret Invasion” and more.

Why it matters: “Moon Knight” adds another dark show into the MCU, which appears to be the direction for the franchise right now. Black Knight was added into the MCU in “Eternals,” as seen through Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington). There was also a brief tease for Blade, a vampire-killing vampire superhero. The MCU is going darker, and “Moon Knight” is the next step in that direction.

When to watch: “Moon Knight” debuts March 30 on Disney+.