After nearly two dozen movies under the Marvel Cinematic Universe's belt, casual fans could've been forgiven for assumimg Marvel Studios' creative reservoir had run dry.
When it was announced Moon Knight was coming to Disney+, with Oscar Isaac depicting the character, people wondered what the big deal was. Considering he's a vigilante who patrols his city at night, he sounds like another Batman rip-off. Do we really need ANOTHER B-List superhero in an overstuffed cinematic universe? Aren't we getting sick of seeing generic crimefighters in an already bloated genre?
But Moon Knight is not to be underestimated. Marvel Studios wouldn't invest an entire series in a character unless they truly believed they had a lot of potential. And in many ways, Moon Knight is the most inventive and original superhero in the MCU yet. (Considering we've had a talking racoon and a tree with a three-word vocabulary, that's a pretty bold statement.)
But who is Moon Knight? What makes him stand out? Why should we be excited for his new show? After looking at these 10 facts about the Lunar Legionnaire, you should be psyched to see the MCU's latest superhero.
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1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
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1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
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