Marvel and Netflix seem to have found the winning formula when it comes to putting together great television based on superhero stories originally found within the pages of almost a century of comics. From their multi-season runs with shows like ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Daredevil’ to epic crossover events like ‘Defenders,’ the gritty, more real-world stories in the Netflix corner of Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a roaring success with fans and critics alike.
With 5 characters currently leading their own TV series’ on the streaming service, many fans can’t help but to imagine what other character could be revitalized in a 13-episode, binge-worthy dramatic saga.
One of the most popular names that has been thrown around since fans saw that Marvel was open to the darker worlds of the comics is Moon Knight, AKA Marc Spector. The expert detective with superhuman abilities given to him by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu has an extremely intricate back story and huge rogues gallery that would make for an exceptional story translated to the small screen.
During a recent conversation with ComicBook.coom, Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner for the first Marvel series on Netflix ‘Daredevil’ shared the same sentiment as the fans.
“I never considered including Moon Knight in Daredevil. Somebody asked me on Twitter a while back if I would do Moon Knight and I’ve always been a huge Moon Knight fan and yeah, if I had the time in my schedule and the stars aligned, I’d love to do Moon Knight. I mean, I love the whole multiple personality. Is he crazy? Is he not crazy? Has he really gotten these mystical powers? Are they supernatural or is it all in his head? I think it would make for a very, very interesting Marvel universe kind of Netflix show. I also hope they’ll expand and give him a shot sometime.”
This comes on the heels of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stating that there were plans in motion for Moon Knight making his way into the MCU at some point in the future.
“Yes. Does that mean five years from now, 10 years from now, 15 years from now? There are stacks of character cards that we have in our, in our development offices, which we look at. Which we pull for him, which we discussed.”
What do you think? Would you cast as the mysterious character? Would you prefer him appearing in the films alongside Spider-Man and Iron Man or in a Netflix series alongside the likes of Frank Castle and Luke Cage? Let us know @superbromovies and in the comments below.