Could Moon Knight be Making His Way to the Marvel and Netflix Universe?

By October 14, 2015
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No one quite expected Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil to hit as hard as it did earlier this year. The show had received positive buzz leading into its April premiere, but the series managed to shock fans with not only its top-notch quality writing and story-telling, but also with its immense darkness. Where most of Marvel’s previous efforts had lived in the lighter, more comical side of the comic book adaptations, Daredevil was grimy and brutal in such a way that it provided a new, much-needed side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Judging by the looks of it too, both Jessica Jones and Daredevil season 2 look like they’re going to grow even darker moving forward, allowing for characters like The Punisher, Elektra, Purple Man, and Luke Cage to receive onscreen adaptations without being limited or censored in any way. As the small-screen universe continues to become more adult and obscure too, it could also be a way for other characters or elements from the Marvel comics that fans might not have thought they’d see before, to be introduced and given some more proper attention.

While recently appearing on Collider Heroes though, Heroic Hollywood‘s Umberto Gonzalez stated that Marvel may be planning on introducing Marc Spector a.k.a. Moon Knight into the Marvel Universe using the same strategy as they are for The Punisher, who will be making his onscreen debut in next year’s Daredevil season two, with many rumors speculating he could receive his own series depending on viewers’ reaction to his character. Read Gonzalez’s full quote below:

“It’s interesting you bring up Moon Knight because that’s not actually being developed for film. The heroic hot rumor is that Moon Knight is actually being developed for Netflix since he is their version of Bruce Wayne. Like the way they’re backdoor piloting Punisher, making an appearance in Daredevil Season 2, if it works out, boom. Same thing with Moon Knight. Again, he’s their version of Bruce Wayne. It’s one of the staples that they’re developing for their Netflix strategy. I’d rather see the Netflix version of Moon Knight than the cinematic one.”

Moon Knight has been one of the more obscure characters from the Marvel comics that many fans have been dying to see onscreen, and the possibility of him getting his own series has grown quite a lot following the premiere of Daredevil earlier this year. The character has grown in popularity the longer he’s been around, and due to not only his savage and often brutal forms of dealing out punishment to criminals, but also his multiple personalities – Moon Knight could end up being one of the strangest, and most interesting characters to live in the MCU. If this does end up happening, at least.

This would actually make sense for Marvel though as he’s one of the characters from the comics that would actually work better in a TV series than a movie. The longer amount of time available to tell Moon Knight’s story and delve into each of his multiple personalities over a full season would make it easier for audiences to actually become emotionally attached to the character, which might be more difficult when isolated to a two and a half hour running time.

Now, none of this has been confirmed and should all be taken with a grain of salt of course, but it does seem like Marvel has a very precise plan about which characters they’ll introduce into the small screen universe moving forwards and which ones they won’t. It’s likely that a lot of these characters’ possible fates are depending upon how popular both Frank Castle and Elektra become following their introductions next year, and if the MCU is capable of adding in some of these names and characters they might have thought would be possible before.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable