Soon, Marvel Studios will make its long-awaited return to mainstream media with Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight. Making the transition from playing Star Wars' Poe Dameron into the expanding Marvel universe, Isaac has the opportunity to deliver one of the franchise's darkest and most intriguing heroes to date in his own solo series.
Although this series will mark Isaac's debut as the former mercenary turned mystical superhero, there's no telling where his story will continue after these six episodes.
Marvel has been more secretive than normal about revealing details about actors' contract statuses, especially with there being no definitive timeline for the next Avengers-level movie in Phase 4 or 5. Moon Knight is certainly powerful enough to contribute to huge battles featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes, along with other teams, but when that fight will come is a mystery.
For now, fans are looking forward to how Isaac will portray Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and the other personalities living inside his head as he begins his superhero journey, whatever the future may hold.
As it turns out, Moon Knight's leading man and head writer are already thinking about what that future could hold as well.
Will Oscar Isaac Return as Moon Knight?
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac and head writer Jeremy Slater looked at what could be coming in the hero's future after his debut in the upcoming Disney+ show.
Slater sees no way that Moon Knight doesn't appear in another MCU project down the road, calling him "too much fun" as he teases what's coming:
“I can’t imagine this is the last time you’ll see Moon Knight in the MCU. He’s too much fun.”
Isaac is playing it more reserved for the time being, currently only hoping that people actually watch Moon Knight in the first place. Even so, he admitted that he loves playing the character, "particularly Steven (Grant)," with whom he feels a deeper connection than any character he's played in some time:
“It depends on whether people see the freakin’ show first. f they see it, then maybe we’ll see more Moon Knight. But I love playing him. Particularly Steven. I hope I get to visit him again. I love him so much. I feel he’s someone real, who lives in the world. It’s been a long time since I felt that kind of connection.”
Midnight Sons? Avengers? Moon Knight Season 2?
Like every major hero in Marvel lore, Moon Knight has a long history of adventures both as a solo hero and as part of a team. While he's only confirmed to be featured in the first season of his own show, even with rumors that there may only be one season in total, it would seem strange to never see the hero again after this year.
Considering his run as Poe Dameron in every movie from the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it would be a crime to get someone of Oscar Isaac's character into this kind of role for only one series from a logistical standpoint. Additionally, even while the story behind that series is still being kept under wraps, it's likely that the potential for more after it ends is there.
Looking at Moon Knight's comic history, he has notable ties with teams like the Midnight Suns, which already has a key player in Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange with an MCU tenure. Other important members like Mahershala Ali's Blade and Gael Garcia Bernal's Werewolf by Night are also on the way, giving Moon Knight plenty of support in future outings.
Regardless of the details, it should only be a matter of time before fans learn where Moon Knight will show up next, especially considering Marvel's history with Disney+ stars.
Wanda Maximoff was confirmed for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness long before WandaVision aired, and Tom Hiddleston's Loki joined that same movie immediately following the Loki show on Disney+. Come early May, fans could be hearing about a similar situation coming for Isaac.
Moon Knight will debut on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.