There’s a harder edge to Moon Knight – aka Steven Grant, aka Marc Spector – that Marvel boss Kevin Feige isn’t shying away from. “He’s brutal,” Feige tells Empire, citing the streaming service as a space to expand what an MCU story can be. “It’s been fun to work with Disney+ and see the boundaries shifting on what we’re able to do. There are moments [in the series] when Moon Knight is wailing on another character, and it is loud and brutal, and the knee-jerk reaction is, ‘We’re gonna pull back on this, right?’ No. We’re not pulling back. There’s a tonal shift. This is a different thing. This is Moon Knight.”
In the comics, with laundered old money, Marc paid himself his return to New York and new technological equipment. He developed a new “Mister Knight” persona with which he started working along with NYPD Detective Flint in numerous different cases, while with his Moon Knight persona he continued his normal vigilante activities. He was also told by a psychologist that he didn’t suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, but his mind had been “colonized” by Khonshu, with each of Khonshu’s four aspects taking on one of the three personalities he has at a time or his more psychotic moments. The apparent multiple personalities were his brain’s way of making sense of what was happening to him.