Will Moon Knight Join The Avengers?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces its next hero in the upcoming Disney+ miniseries “Moon Knight,” starring Oscar Isaac, capitalizing on plans to introduce the character that dates back to at least 2018 (via Screen Rant). Marvel itself describes Isaac’s character, Steven Grant, as a “mild-mannered gift shop employee” who discovers he has a form of dissociative identity disorder and can share a body with a mercenary named Marc Spector. Somehow, the gods of Egypt get involved, and when you mix all three together you get Moon Knight, who first appeared in comic books in 1975 (via Toonopedia). According to the MCU Wiki, “Moon Knight” also stars Ethan Hawke as cult leader Arthur Harrow, Gaspard Ulliel as Midnight Man, and F. Murray Abraham as the voice of the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu.
So far, Marvel Studios has utilized its Disney+ television miniseries to build out old favorites and new characters alike with intentions to continue those characters’ stories in movies, too. 2021’s “WandaVision” appears to play into the upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and the studio has already confirmed that Anthony Mackie will return in a “Captain America 4” feature film sequel to “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Given the star power “Moon Knight” series creator Jeremy Slater is working with in Oscar Isaac, it makes sense for MCU to want Moon Knight in MCU films moving forward. Could Moon Knight join the Avengers in the future?
Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater said Moon Knight's future is still unknown
Marvel Studios has taught its fans to always look ahead to what the MCU will throw their way next, so some fans must already wonder where Moon Knight fits into the MCU at large — even still weeks before the character’s miniseries debut on Disney+.
“The honest answer is I don’t know,” Slater told Total Film (via Games Radar). “Because [Kevin Feige] is the guy who decides all that stuff. Look, if it was up to me, he would be part of the Avengers. It’s absolutely not up to me, but I think that is the goal!”
Marvel Studios doesn’t currently have any films or television series confirmed for Phase 4 past the likes of Jon Watts’ untitled “Fantastic 4” movie and the Disney+ series “Armor Wars, “Ironheart,” as well as a still-untitled Wakanda-centric project and the fourth Captain America movie (via the MCU Wiki). A “Blade” reboot starring Mahershala Ali remains in development, as well, though it’s not clear whether the film is intended for Phase 4 or Phase 5 of the MCU (via Collider). None of these projects even have release dates yet, so it’s especially unclear when and if the studio will make a new “Avengers” sequel, which would take center stage in a future film slate.
Back in 2019, Feige did confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel would appear in movies after their miniseries introductions, so it seems likely Moon Knight will find his way into theaters sooner rather than later.