By Stephen Ippolito | May 5th, 2022
(The following contains spoilers from the season finale of Moon Knight. You’ve been warned.)
Before it even premiered on Disney+, Marvel Studios consistently referred to Moon Knight as a “limited series.” After its run, it was suspected that Oscar Isaac would then portray the character in a supporting role in an MCU film (Blade perhaps?) or another show. However, on Monday, the studio turned some heads when they changed the wording of Wednesday’s finale from “series finale” to “season finale.” As you can imagine, this has caused many to suspect that a second season could actually happen.
Following yesterday’s episode, Deadline caught up with Mohamed Diab, who served as director for four episodes and executive producer for its entire run. When the outlet asked if there would be a season 2, Diab said he didn’t know.
“We don’t know if there’s a next season,” Diab said. “Marvel doesn’t go with a conventional way, so even if they like the character and want to extend the world, it could be season 2, it could be a standalone film, or he can join another superhero’s journey. I’m kept in the dark, just like the fans. We never discussed it being a season 2, but one day there’s going to be an expansion, but I don’t know how it’s going to look like.”
The way that Moon Knight ended its six-episode run did seem to leave the door open for a second season. For those who haven’t watched yet, after defeating Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow and the Goddess Ammit, Marc Spector (played by Issac) and his other personality Steven Grant are finally freed from Khonshu services. The final scene sees the two of them waking up in an apartment in London.
The mid-credit scene however is where it gets interesting. In it, we are finally introduced to Spector’s third personality Jake Lockley, whose revealed to still be working for Khonshu. After breaking Harrow out of a hospital, Lockley is then shown executing him in the back of a limo. If there is a second season, its clear that it would likely involve the brutal Lockley.
During the same interview with Deadline, Diab revealed that while the Lockley scene was always planned, Spector and Grant waking up in London was not. While the director/EP wouldn’t reveal what else was considered, you have to wonder if it involved introducing the two to someone known in the MCU.
So do you want there to be a second season of Moon Knight or do you want him to be seen in an MCU film in a supporting role?