Moon Knight follows Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary, Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must work together to navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
In the trailer, Steven struggles to differentiate between his normal life and his dreams, a constant theme that was first revealed in the teaser. He plays with a Rubik’s Cube, unable to fall asleep. Then, he suddenly wakes up in a panic and finds himself chained to his bed.
Later, he starts seeing visions of the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu which seemingly merges with his reality. There’s also a voiceover of him saying, “I can’t tell the difference between life and dreams”. Then, he visits a museum exhibiting Egyptian artworks and sculptures, further showing his connection to the Moon god.
He answers a call from someone who referred to him as Marc to which he replies, “Why did you call me, Marc?” highlighting his order identity. He meets Ethan Hawke’s villain character, a cult leader who encourages Marc to embrace the “chaos” in him.