The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Moon Knight and its official synopsis has been finally unmasked, and many fans have already noticed that the street-smart cab driver Jake Lockley is totally missing from both.
Marvel had released a full-length trailer for Moon Knight during the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals Wild Card game, which took place on Monday night, offering the fans a first look at the anticipated Disney+ series. Many people also embraced the chaos of the trailer whilst some took to social media to talk about the notable absence of one of the vigilante’s identities.
The trailer sees Oscar Isaac completely at war with his multiple personalities, including Steven Grant, who is not really seen as the millionaire playboy of the Marvel comics here, but rather just an employee at a gift shop. His overall role in Moon Knight is already confirmed by the official synopsis of the series, which leaves out Marc Spector’s Jake Lockley persona, just like the trailer that was finally unveiled along with it.
“The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life,” the synopsis reads. “Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”
The whole fact that Lockley wasn’t actually name-dropped in the Mon Knight trailer or the official synopsis has sparked a lot of curiosity among some fans as many wondered if the titular hero’s mustached alter-ego would make an appearance in the series or whether he had been completely erased from the storyline by the writers.
Here are some of the remarks below:
Yes, what about Jake Lockley?
What about Jake Lockley? https://t.co/yBvDM8iWUd
— Vermillion (@AceOfVermillion) January 18, 2022
We all are wondering the same!
— rice (@BigHefty_) January 18, 2022
NOOOOO JAKE LOCKLEY ERASURE!!!! https://t.co/QsroXMWWHS
— luni (@andrewgqrfield) January 18, 2022
QUESTION OF THE HOUR
Are they removing Jake Lockley pic.twitter.com/nn6OvurFGw
— Jaiden| MOONKNIGHT IS COMING (@jaidenlikestuff) January 18, 2022
ALL THE REASONS!
Mention Marc with that horrified overtone.
— Greg (@grelan) January 18, 2022
Some people refused to believe that Lockley wouldn’t be included in the series; they screengrabbed various frames from the trailer and quizzed whether Isaac could be posing as the character, even though he didn’t seem to visibly match the profile. After all, Steven Grant has seemingly had a shake-up from his comic book counterpart.
Others thought he was simply absent from the trailer in order to maintain an air of mystery around the show, with a few people thinking that the Lockley persona could even be saved for a potential second season of the MCU show — should he not make an appearance in the first season, which will premiere on Disney+ on March 30, 2022, as part of Marvel’s Phase 4 roster.