Moon Knight lead actor Oscar Isaac has detailed what it will take to make a second season of the Marvel TV series.
Talking to comicbook.com (opens in new tab), Isaac revealed that the only way the Disney Plus program could return is if there was a captivating story worth telling. In our review of Moon Knight, we called it “the best TV series Marvel has ever made”, so we’re definitely interested in the character’s return.
Interestingly, Isaac confirmed that he had spoken to Marvel about bringing Moon Knight back to the small screen – or, excitingly, even the big screen. However, the Star Wars and Dune star also played down the prospect of the Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Moon Knight triumvirate appearing in the MCU again in the near future.
“There were some specific conversations [about Moon Knight]”, explained Isaac. “They were nice. The spillover of the details is that there are no details. We do not know [if there’ll be a season 2]but we’re talking about it.
“Actually, it’s about the story,” he continued. “Is there a story worth telling? Is it interesting? Will I feel embarrassed about it when it comes out? So it’s just something worth putting everything you’ve got. And, with Moon Knight, that was a lot about.” It’s creating a structure so that every morning, when the alarm goes off, I couldn’t wait to get to the set because I wanted to try something different.”
Clearly, Isaac is looking forward to donning Moon Knight’s iconic costume once again – we just don’t know what form it will take. The most obvious thing for Marvel to do is greenlight a second season. But, as we mentioned, there’s also the prospect of a Moon Knight solo movie or even an Avengers-style superhero movie. After all, Moon Knight deals with the supernatural side of the MCU, so an alliance with other notable characters like Doctor Strange and Blade isn’t out of the question. Midnight Sons movie crew, anyone?
For his part, Isaac is open to that idea. He stated this before Moon Knight’s arrival on Disney Plus, plus Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis previously told that the character could “appear” anywhere in the MCU. Seven months after Moon Knight’s live-action debut, Isaac’s stance on a Midnight Sons crossover hasn’t changed, though he doubled down on his ‘first story’ approach when asked if such a team would happen.
“Whether it’s a group thing or maybe a great idea comes along for a second season or if it’s an independent film or whatever,” he added. “I think it’s just approaching it that way. It’s the story first.”
Analysis: Moon Knight’s Return to the MCU Is Inevitable
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While Isaac is keen to keep expectations about Moon Knight’s return in check, it seems to be a foregone conclusion – at this stage – that he will be back.
The opening of Moon Knight’s season finale suggests that there are quite more to explore of the superhero affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID). After six episodes of teasing, fans finally met Steven and Marc’s other deadliest personality – Jake Lockley – in the MCU Phase 4 project. Given Jake’s penchant for violence, it would be extremely interesting to see how the three Moon Knight personalities work together (or against each other) in another production starring Moon Knight.
Moon Knight’s troubled relationship with Khonshu is also ripe for further exploration. We didn’t see much of that in season one, so diving deeper into this bond/arrangement/call than you would for a fascinating preview.
Then there’s Marvel’s desire to shift gears and examine the more mystical side of the MCU. The likes of Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, and even Eternals started that process, while Werewolf by Night continued to pull back the curtain on the MCU’s supernatural elements. Add in Marvel’s upcoming Phase 5 productions, including Blade and Ironheart, which will explore other paranormal and magical areas of Marvel’s cinematic juggernaut, and the studio is certainly developing the MCU’s mysterious and hidden boundaries.
Regardless of whether Moon Knight gets a second season or joins Blade and company for a live-action Midnight Sons movie, the character’s future in the MCU looks bright. In May, a gaffe by Marvel’s social media team suggested that a second season was a formality. While this error was quickly corrected, it implied that the future of Moon Knight’s MCU was secure.
Of course, much will depend on where Marvel can fit another Moon Knight project into its crowded list. The studio’s Phase 5 TV schedule is already stacked, so Moon Knight may not be able to return until Phase 6. Meanwhile, Isaac’s desire to play Moon Knight in the long run could also present a potential problem. . Given how much he enjoyed the experience the first time around, you can bet he’ll be back for more.
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