Turn the lights off: it's time to watch Moon Knight online with Disney Plus and meet the MCU's latest hero (or at least we think he's a hero). Oscar Isaac is breaking new ground in the world of Disney Plus shows from Marvel Studios: this is the first series based on a character we haven't seen in a previous MCU film or series.
Release date and time: Episode 1 launched today (March 30) at 3 a.m. ET
Cast: Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Ethan Hawke
Directors: Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
And at first, it appears we're meeting Moon Knight through one of his many identities, and the least intimidating one at that. Steven Grant, who juggles a Rubix Cube while he's trying to go to sleep, is a museum shop clerk who needs to lock multiple locks and bind his legs in order to safely go to bed.
What happens when he sleeps? Well, Grant would tell you that he experiences dreams that he believes are real. But based on what we know from the trailer below, and from the comics, we know that Steven Grant is just one of many identities connected to the vigilante known as Moon Knight.
One of Moon Knight's other names is Marc Spector, a former government agent who is tied to the Egyptian god Khonshu. Confusing right? Well, that's half of the fun of this series, which looks to offer something completely new to the MCU. The other half appears to involve some trouble that Grant/Spector/Moon Knight have come into with Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), who looks like a cult leader.
Here's everything to know about how and when to watch Moon Knight online. Oh, and since we've already seen the show's first episodes, check out our Moon Knight review to see why we love it. For more about the show after you've watched, check out our story that dissects what we just saw, as we've got the Moon Knight episode 1 ending explained.
How to watch Moon Knight on Disney Plus
No matter what you're feeling like today, it's easy to watch Moon Night. Moon Knight episode 1 debuted on Disney Plus at 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 30.
It's the fifth Marvel Studios series to be released direct to Disney Plus, following WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye and What If...?.
Disney Plus doesn't have a whole lot of entries in our list of the new movies and shows to watch in April, so it may feel like a "Moon Knight or nothing" month.
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How to watch Moon Knight internationally
Disney Plus is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, so it's not going to be tough to get access.
Moon Knight trailer
The first Moon Knight trailer, which showed us how Steven Grant (Isaac) isn't getting much sleep, debuted on Jan. 17. It revealed, among other things, Oscar Isaac's odd British accent for the role. It also teased a violent beat down in a bathroom.
Moon Knight episodes
- Moon Knight episode 1: March 30
- Moon Knight episode 2: April 6
- Moon Knight episode 3: April 13
- Moon Knight episode 4: April 20
- Moon Knight episode 5: April 27
- Moon Knight episode 6: May 4
Moon Knight cast
Marvel Studios has been especially secretive about the cast and story of Moon Knight, but we do have the core cast, and some of the names we're supposed to call them by below.
- Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Moon Knight
- Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow
- May Calamawy as Layla