Benson and Moorhead’s latest film, ‘Synchronic’, is what introduced me to their filmography, and it may have been what got them their ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Loki’ gigs. Paramedic Steve Denube (Anthony Mackie) and his friend/colleague Dennis Dannelly (Jamie Dornan) discover a series of bizarre deaths linked to the titular drug Synchronic. It turns out that Synchronic can send its user back in time – a fact that Steve takes advantage of to try and find Dennis’ daughter, Brianna, after a Synchronic-fueled party.
Aside from the fact that Benson and Moorhead worked with MCU veteran Anthony Mackie (who recently starred in his own Disney+ series, “The Falcon on the Winter Soldier”), “Synchronic” also captures the crossover of genres and the development of the characters that have made Marvel a force to be reckoned with in pop culture. Steve is revealed to be suffering from a brain tumor, and his quest to save Brianna stems from a desire to do something good before leaving this Earth. Trippy time travel effects (including items that can be carried with you from the past to the present) could also inform how the duo approach “Loki” season 2.
“Synchronic” is available to stream on Netflix, and I highly suggest you check it out – it’s a phenomenal movie, and an example of Benson and Moorhead at their best. “Moon Knight” is in good hands.