Though Moon Knight is currently positioned as a limited series, star Ethan Hawke considers the possibility of a season 2, or some other continuation.
Ethan Hawke entertains the idea of a potential Moon Knight season 2, or some other kind of continuation. Starting next week, Hawke will be the newest A-lister to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Disney+ series Moon Knight. He plays Arthur Harrow, the villain to Oscar Isaac’s hero Marc Spector. Marc, a mercenary living with dissociative identity disorder, has been blessed by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu; he has powers that he can use to fight crime. Beyond that, plot specifics for Moon Knight are still being kept tightly under wraps.
As with previous Marvel shows made for Disney+, Moon Knight was created with the intention of further expanding the MCU. However, this series also stands apart from those that came before because it is the first to center on a new hero. It seems likely that Isaac’s Marc will go on to interact with other areas of the MCU, but Marvel has so far kept quiet about how that will happen. All that is clear right now is that Moon Knight was created as a limited series; the first of 6 episodes will arrive on March 30.
SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
Related: Moon Knight Being A Limited Series Increases The Hero’s MCU Importance
Though there has been little indication that Moon Knight could receive a second season, Hawke commented on the possibility of one in a recent interview with IGN. When asked specifically if he and Isaac would be willing to to return to their characters in the future, or if they treated Moon Knight as a one-shot, Hawke said he could envision it going either way. He also hinted that the series could open up wider avenues just beyond a season 2. Hawke said:
“The good news is that it’s possibly both. It lives and breathes on its own merits, it functions as a limited series – and if people are engaged and excited by it then it could be the origin story of a larger thing.”
So far, only two Marvel Disney+ shows are confirmed to return for season 2: Loki and the animated What If…?. If Moon Knight was originally created as a limited series, it likely tells a contained story (or as contained as the MCU ever gets) that might not require more episodes. Instead, it will likely pave the way for Marc to turn up somewhere else in the franchise. Isaac has already said he would like to play Moon Knight again, and with the MCU shifting its focus onto darker, more mystical territory, the character could go on to define this new side of the franchise.
Most likely, Moon Knight’s future won’t become clear until after the first season ends. Marvel loves keeping its plans close to the vest, and if the series leaves some threads dangling, it won’t make sense to discuss what’s ahead until audiences have seen all of it. As Hawke hinted, Moon Knight could actually be more of an origin story for a larger element. This could mean that even if a season 2 isn’t in the cards, the series could become the foundation for something greater in the MCU. Fans will have to tune into Moon Knight to find out the full story.
More: Moon Knight’s Falcon & Winter Soldier Easter Egg Confirms MCU Timeline
Moon Knight premieres Wednesday, March 30 on Disney+.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: Jul 28, 2023
Thor: Love & Thunder Trailer Demanded By MCU Rival The Boys
About The Author
(3327 Articles Published)
Rachel LaBonte is a news, feature, and movie review writer for Screen Rant with a deep passion for film and television. A graduate of Emerson College, she majored in Media Arts Production while specializing in screenwriting. She’s been a writer ever since high school when she realized she was rather good at it and joined as many entertainment news clubs as she could while in school. Most notably, she wrote for Emerson’s website Emertainment Monthly, and one of her film reviews won an Evvy (Emerson’s student awards) for Best Review. Her deep love of movies led to her working at a movie theater for five years, which she loved despite the angry customers. An avid reader who constantly buys books before reading the ones she already owns, Rachel is a huge fan of superheroes (especially of the Marvel variety) and wizards and will likely never be able to catch up on all the movies/TV shows she longs to watch.
More From Rachel Labonte