When Will Moon Knight Return? MCU Director Teases What Could Be Next

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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As was the case in 2021, Marvel Studios kicked off its slate of content in 2022 with a new Disney+ show in Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight, further adding to the franchise’s streaming collection. With this show being the first to introduce a brand-new character in a leading role within the MCU, curiosity is naturally building with regard to where Moon Knight will show up again in future projects.

The finale's ending put Marc Spector in a precarious spot with regard to his future within the MCU, leaving him and Steven Grant without the Moon Knight persona and giving life to the more violent Jake Lockley. On top of that, the latest entry fully introduced the MCU to manifestations of three Egpytian gods, meaning that this part of the MCU's story should be far ending after only six episodes.

The biggest question regarding Marc's future, even with all this exciting action, is the prospect of a second season for Marvel Studios' sixth series on Disney+. And according to Moon Knight's director, Marvel is keeping all of its decisions on the matter under wraps even from the people in charge of making it happen, at least for the time being.

Will Moon Knight Move to Season 2?

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Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab spoke about where he wants to see Marvel take Oscar Isaac's Marc Spector after the first season of his solo series on Disney+.

In an interview with The Wrap, Diab admitted that Marvel is "keeping (him) in the dark" about what's coming, although he wants the opportunity to make a theatrical movie for the MCU's newest leading hero. He mentioned wanting to see more of Jake Lockley and Layla while also potentially putting Marc Spector and Steven Grant alongside another character from the Marvel universe, throwing "all that in a blender" together to see what happens:

"First of all, Marvel’s keeping us in the dark so I don’t know anything. But if you ask me, I would love to have the chance to make Moon Knight into a film. Maybe join someone from the Marvel Universe so it’s like partnering up with someone else or being a part of another journey. I would love to see more of Jake, see life through Jake’s point of view at some point. The best thing about starting a new story is the Marc and Steven dynamic is going to change because they’re now living in one body. So it’s such an interesting world. I want to see Layla, who doesn’t like being an avatar and how is she going to live with that or is she going to reject that or is she going to come to terms with her being a superhero? I love all that. So I hope we can put all that in a blender and just play with it."

Also speaking with Variety, Diab also expressed his hope to continue with the Moon Knight story, whether it be in a second season of his Disney+ show or in a future movie. He described the ending of Season 1 as a kind of beginning as fans saw "Mark and Steven becoming a new dynamic" while also getting a taste of Jake Lockley, the Scarlet Scarab, and more ahead of upcoming stories:

"If you ask me, I would tell you that Moon Knight is here to stay. He’s an interesting character. If you are Marvel, I think the smart business decision is to keep him. The only thing is, Marvel is not traditional. If you succeed, it doesn’t mean you’re gonna get a Season 2. By the way, I’m kept in the dark. I have no clue. I’m just thinking as a businessman right now. But I think they’re going to stay. Maybe it’s going to be a film. Maybe it’s going to be a journey like what happened with “WandaVision.” I wish one day, if there is an expansion, I would be a part of it. We ended in a way that feels like a beginning. You see Mark and Steven becoming a new dynamic, the two of them in one body. We see Jake. You see the Scarlet Scarab, who could be a superhero or not. Very interesting stuff."

Diab Looks Ahead to Moon Knight's Future

Although it's still a little early to see Marvel Studios' tendencies with having its Disney+ shows continue into future seasons, Moon Knight is in a more interesting predicament than its five predecessors. Loki and What If...? were already confirmed to continue into Season 2, while it was reaffirmed that WandaVision would remain a limited series. But Moon Knight is uniquely different from the fact that it's centered on a hero never used in the MCU before.

Throughout most of its run on Disney+, Marvel and the team behind Moon Knight were adamant about calling it a limited series, meaning that it would come to a close after its first and only season. However, more recently, there were hints that this may not be the case after all and that Marvel was working to bring Oscar Isaac's new hero back for another round of streaming episodes.

No matter what happens with Marvel's decision on Season 2 of Moon Knight, Diab doesn't hide the fact that he wants to see the hero and his supporting characters return for another set of adventures. With Layla's newfound hero status and a third personality within Marc Spector to tackle, the possibilities are endless.

All six episodes of Moon Knight are available to stream on Disney+.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.