Moon Knight Writer Says MCU Show Delivers Positive Mental Health Message

Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater says Fist of Khonshu’s upcoming Disney+ series will contain a positive message about mental health.

Although its main character is known to have a legitimate mental illness, moon knight Head Writer Jeremy Slater says the upcoming Disney+/Marvel Studios series will have a more positive message regarding mental health.

In a conversation with USA Today, the show’s producers said they had researched the subject thoroughly and were serious about handling the matter well. Slater himself commented, “Everything we put out into the universe has to ultimately be good and uplifting and have a positive mental health message.” The series dealing with Moon Knight’s mental health had already been hinted at in a previous synopsis, which referred to the Fist of Khonshu as a “complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.”

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Moon KnightThe first trailer similarly explored the character’s multiple identities, including a scene where anti-hero alter ego Marc Spector – in his Steven Grant persona – asks an unnamed woman on the phone why. she called him Marc. A more recent synopsis revealed that Steven Grant learns of his disorder and connection to Marc Spector and that the two must “navigate their complex identities while immersed in a deadly mystery among the mighty gods of Egypt”.

In a recent interview, leading man Oscar Isaac revealed why working on Moon Knight interested him and what convinced him to return to a Marvel project after X-Men: Apocalypse. “A lot of times in these big movies, it feels like you’re building the plane on the runway,” Isaac said. “The idea of ​​going back to ‘handmade’ movies, character studies…I was desperate with that feeling. It was ‘handmade.’ And it’s Marvel’s first legitimate character study. since Iron Man. I thought, ‘Maybe I can hijack this thing. Maybe this is your chance to do something really crazy on a major stage. ‘”Ironically, Isaac told Jared Leto – who will play Marvel’s titular anti-hero in Sony Pictures ‘ Morbius – that he had never heard of Moon Knight before joining the series.

However, when it comes to Isaac’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor said he’s unsure if he’ll ever return to the role, as moon knight getting a second season “depends on people seeing the show first.” Isaac added that he loved playing Moon Knight, especially Steven Grant, saying, “I hope I can visit him again. I love him so much. , who lives in the world. It’s been a long time since I felt that kind of connection.”

moon knight arrives on Disney+ on March 30.

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Source: USA Today

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