Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight Disney Plus Series Probably Won’t Be Rated R

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Marvel Studios’ upcoming Moon Knight series likely won’t be rated R as Disney Plus will not be featuring R-rated titles despite the mouse house’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s assets.

A Disney Plus representative confirmed at D23 that the streaming service’s content “will all be PG-13 or softer.” The Disney platform has been previously described as a home for family-friendly content but when asked by entertainment journalist Eric Vespe whether or not Disney Plus would host Fox’s more grown-up titles, or if the “harder edge” portion of its library would end up on Hulu, the rep said that would be a good assumption.

Marvel Studios surprised fans on Friday with the announcement of several new series coming to Disney Plus including Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. But these new series including Moon Knight should be expected to be more on-brand with the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Marvel Entertainment’s previous foray into streaming at Netflix with more violent titles such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Punisher.

Disney is set to make a big splash with its Marvel Studios properties on its upcoming streaming service. First up is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier which will be followed by shows like WandaVision, Loki, What If…? and Hawkeye. Details on the newly announced projects such as Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight remain under wraps.

In the comics, Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, was a CIA agent turned mercenary where he made millions. His wealth from being a mercenary and investments land him anywhere between $50 million to $3 billion in net worth, granting him a suave Bruce Wayne-style life. Yet during his last mercenary job in Cairo, Spector was left for dead by a former colleague.

Spector dragged himself through the sands of the desert to the tomb of Konshu, the Egyptian moon god. There he was pronounced dead but resurrected at the hands of Konshu. The resurrection took a toll, however, as he developed multiple personality disorder. When he returned to New York, he created two new personalities, Steven Grant, and Jake Lockley. Grant was the millionaire womanizer, while Lockley was a cab driver.

It was after developing his other personalities when he took on the mantle of Moon Knight. Konshu granted Spector with increased physical capabilities and periodic prophetic visions at night; yet even Spector himself was unsure whether Konshu was yet another personality of his own creation. Even still, Moon Knight operates with an arsenal of technology, vehicles and costumes to suit his needs.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Marvel Studios’ slate of Disney Plus projects including Moon Knight as we learn it!

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.