Moon Knight is set to be the latest project of the small screen branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+. The upcoming series will serve as a unique entry in the franchise's massive slate as it will center around a new character instead of fan-favorite heroes like Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye. The lead hero is portrayed by Oscar Isaac, with Ethan Hawke playing its chief villain, Arthur Harrow.
Moon Knight revolves around a man named Marc Spector, a former mercenary with a dissociative identity disorder. In the past weeks, marketing has been ramping up for the MCU series, with its first official trailer showcasing a solid glimpse of what lies ahead.
At this point, it remains to be seen if Moon Knight will receive a second season. While it is too early to speculate, especially now that the series has yet to premiere, some fans have already discussed the potential of seeing another round for the titular vigilante.
This comes after Season 2 of Tom Hiddleston's Loki was announced during the finale's post-credits scene, leaving many to wonder if other shows under the MCU banner will experience the same fate.
Now, Isaac has indicated that a Season 2 for Moon Knight is not currently in the cards for Marvel Studios.
Will Moon Knight Get a Season 2?
As part of Variety's Actors on Actors segment, Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac sat down with Morbius actor Jared Leto to talk about the MCU series' upcoming Disney+ run.
While recalling his experience of collecting comics when he was younger, Isaac admitted that he "never heard" of Moon Knight, but he shared that he is aware of Morbius, the living vampire. Upon his recollection, the Marvel star confirmed that his upcoming 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 limited series are defined as shows with storylines and characters that only span one season, Moon Knight has been developed as a single-season show. However, there have been recent instances of shows marketed as limited series (Luther and Under the Dome, as two examples) receiving multiple seasons thanks to strong viewership, so it's possible that Moon Knight could get the same treatment if fan demand is high enough.
Isaac discussed the advantages of being featured in a series rather than a movie, pointing out that they can make it "very point-of-view:"
"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."
Will Moon Knight Jump to the Big Screen?
Moon Knight could be a one-and-done project for the MCU, with its only season serving as his origin story before eventually joining other MCU heroes in their respective series. However, Moon Knight receiving the side character treatment would be debatable for fans.
There's also a chance that this update could mean that Moon Knight will jump onto the big screen, thus allowing other characters within the Marvel universe to appear alongside Marc Spector. However, if this happens, this raises the question of whether other new characters like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel would receive the same treatment.
Previous evidence suggests that She-Hulk could be renewed for a second season, with a subtitle of "Season One" being featured on a piece of official merchandise from the series. Moving forward with a second season might be a case-to-case basis for each show.
On the flip side, some limited series, which were initially intended to be one installment, are stretched to multiple seasons if its debut run is successful enough to warrant such a decision.
Marvel Studios Vice President of Production & Development Nate Moore previously addressed the potential of seeing a second season for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, saying that it could be revisited “in subsequent seasons because it's an evergreen story." This means that it could all boil down to the show's narrative and its potential to be revisited.
Given that Moon Knight has yet to debut, it seems that the show's second season would depend on its upcoming storyline.
Moon Knight is set to premiere on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.