By Josh Reilly B.
Moon Knight has now debuted two episodes of its first season in slow burn encounters that feel wildly different from every title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and What If? have all had a degree of uniqueness that made them standout amongst the ever growing pack of projects in the MCU, but Moon Knight’s lack of universe references and isolated nature, coupled with the main character’s severe and debilitating mental illness that seemingly dictates everything he does, makes the latest live action Disney+ series the most unique yet.
Although the titles mentioned above are all of the MCU shows to debut on Disney+, there are other series whose places in the franchise are unclear. Netflix’s Marvel shows, often dubbed the Defenders universe, featured characters like Daredevil, Kingpin, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and more. It was Daredevil that made the biggest impact of all the shows, with Charlie Cox reprising his role as the blind hero in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Also returning is Vincent D’Onofrio, aka Kingpin in all three seasons of Daredevil.
Recently, D’Onofrio commented on Moon Knight, praising his frequent co-star and friend Ethan Hawke in particular.
Check out The HoloFiles’ review of the first four episodes of Moon Knight:
The next episode of Moon Knight premieres this Wednesday.