Marvel’s Moon Knight Directors Teases Darker Influence on the Series

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Disney+’s upcoming Moon Knight series will be embracing the Marvel character’s roots in horror, according to two of its directors. The directors, Aaron Moorhead and Justine Benson are promoting their Sundance movie Something in the Dirt that they filmed in 2020. Since then, they have also directed episodes of Netflix’s hit sci-fi/horror mystery series Archive 81 as well as two episodes of Marvel’s Moon Knight series starring Oscar Isaac as Marvel’s supernatural vigilante. In a recent interview with The Playlist, both Moorhead and Benson say that they feel their work for these big streaming services pairs very well with their other works on independent films.

"They really complement each other," Benson said. "They fulfill you in different ways, but then they're also incredibly similar. When you go onto a gigantic set, once you walk past all the trailers and the giant trucks, the craft is basically the same. You got a camera; you got actors, you have to tell people what to do all that."

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Their recent works also are of a similar genre. Both Something in the Dirt and Netflix’s Archive 81 have elements of paranormal horror. Now, Marvel’s Moon Knight will similarly be playing to character horror roots.

"The phone also isn't ringing to go do Two And A Half Men,'" Moorhead says. "It's stuff that's kind of like what we already do. Archive 81 definitely shares DNA with [our previous films] The Endless and Resolution. You'll see with same with Moon Knight."

You can watch the trailer of Moon Knight below.

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According to the official synopsis of Moon Knight, the series will follow the story of Steven Grant, a mild-mannered employee who works at a gift shop. He becomes plagued with several blackouts and memories of another life. Steven Grant then discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with the mercenary Marc Spector. As Marc/Steven faces their enemies, they must navigate their complex identities while thrown into a deadly mystery among the gods of Egypt.

Marvel’s Moon Knight series is set to be released on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.

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