Marvel’s small-screen branch, Disney+, has announced that Moon Knight will be its next project. The new series will be a standout in the MCU. This is because it will focus on a new character instead of the likes of Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye. Moon Knight’s Oscar Isaac plays the main character, while Ethan Hawke portrays the main villain. Arthur Harrow.
Marc Spector, a dissociative identity-disordered ex-mercenary, is the star of Moon Knight. Recently, the marketing for the MCU series has picked up steam, with the series’ first official trailer providing an excellent preview of what’s to come.
Moon Knight’s future is still up in the air at this point. The series has yet to be released, so it’s too soon to tell. However, some fans have speculated that the titular vigilante may return for a second round.
After the announcement of Loki’s second season in the post-credits scene of the season finale, many wondered if other MCU shows would be subjected to this fate. According to Isaac, Marvel Studios is not planning a Season 2 of Moon Knight.
Moon Knight’s Oscar Isaac and Jared Leto talked about the MCU series’ upcoming run on Disney+ in Variety’s Actors on Actors segment.
Although Isaac admitted that he had “never heard” of Moon Knight when recalling his childhood comic book collecting experience, he did share that he was aware of Morbius, the living vampire. According to what the Marvel star remembered, his next project is a “limited series”:
“I’d never heard of ‘Moon Knight’ before, and I collected comics when I was younger. I’d heard of ‘Morbius,’ but I’d never heard of ‘Moon Knight.’ I don’t know how the process was for you, because it’s a feature film, we’re a limited series.”
As a one-season limited series, Moon Knight has been devised as a story and character arc that only lasts for a single season. There have been recent examples of limited series getting multiple seasons because of powerful viewership. For this reason, it’s plausible that Moon Knight might get the same treatment if fan demand is sufficient enough. It’s possible to make it “very point-of-view” in a show rather than a movie, according to Isaac:
“There was a lot of room to try stuff because there wasn’t the pressure that we got to make sure we make however many hundreds of millions of dollars on the opening weekend. So we could make it very point-of-view. We could make very weird decisions. At the moment, at least — and I don’t imagine it’s going to go backwards — it feels like that’s where more of the risk is being taken because it can financially.”
With only a single season planned, the MCU could use Moon Knight as a one-and-done project before he joins the other MCU heroes in their own series. Moon Knight’s treatment as a side character would be controversial among fans.
Moon Knight’s arrival on the big screen could also open up the Marvel universe for other characters to join Marc Spector on the big screen. But if this does happen, it raises the question of whether characters like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel will be given the same consideration.
Season one of She-Hulk has a subtitle of “Season One” on an official piece of merchandise from the show, which suggests that a second season of the show may be in the works. A second season may or may not be in the best interest of each show. There are a few limited series that have been extended to multiple seasons after their initial run is deemed successful enough for such action.
Before, Marvel Studios’ Vice President of Production and Development said that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could return “in subsequent seasons because it’s an evergreen story,” hinting at the possibility of a follow-up. This meant that everything could come down to the story of the show and whether or not it could be revisited. It’s possible that the show’s second season will be influenced by the storyline of Moon Knight.