Marvel Studios’ upcoming Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac is easily one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Considered to be one of the most complex characters who often borders the line of hero and anti-hero, Moon Knight is not for the faint-hearted. Though it’s yet to be seen how the show will turn out, Moon Knight can easily pave the path for new street-level heroes or bring in some familiar faces to the fold once again. Here are 8 street-level Marvel heroes who could show up in the series.
8. The Punisher
After bringing back Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in Hawkeye, it is only a matter of time before we see Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle on the screen once again. Considering both Moon Knight and the Punisher’s propensity towards violence, it makes a lot of sense that both the characters have a brief face-off in the series.
Since his brief appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the burning question is when will Charlie Cox’s Daredevil make his next appearance? However, as both Moon Knight and Daredevil both have a darker and mature storyline as compared to other Marvel superheroes, it would be great to see both of them team-up, or exchange blows depending on Moon Knight’s temperament.
After making her first appearance in Hawkeye, Echo switched allegiance and apparently took down Kingpin in the series finale. As it’s unclear what lies ahead of the Native-American hero with a hearing disability, she can also appear briefly in the upcoming Moon Knight series.
The aging superhero might not return as an Avenger, but Clint Barton still has enough fight in him to keep the streets safe. As a mentor to Kate Bishop, Hawkeye has now become a street-level superhero in the MCU. Considering the violent methods Moon Knight uses to fight his enemies, Hawkeye might be roped in to keep a tab on the anti-hero.
4. Werewolf by Night
Moon Knight made his first appearance in Werewolf by Night #32 back in 1975 which makes a lot of sense to introduce Werewolf by Night in the series. With Gael Garcia Bernal already cast for an undisclosed Disney+ special, it won’t be surprising to see the superhero making his first appearance in the series.
3. Ghost Rider
As one of the most popular anti-heroes of Marvel Comics, Ghost Rider is yet to make his appearance in the MCU. As Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was recently considered to be non-canon, it is highly unlikely that Gabriel Luna’s Robbie Reyes will be returning anytime soon. Nevertheless, Moon Knight will be an interesting premise to bring back the flaming skull to the fold. As both the characters have gained enhanced powers from supernatural entities, the show can be the perfect platform to bring back this fan-favorite superhero.
2. Iron Fist
Sure, Netflix’s Iron Fist did not live up to the expectations set by shows like Daredevil or Jessica Jones. But it does deserve a second chance to redeem itself. Though most fans would think that the tonality of Moon Knight and Iron Fist doesn’t really resonate, bringing back another billionaire into the MCU is still very much on the cards. At this point, Marvel Studios has mastered the art of dropping easter eggs and Danny Rand definitely deserves another shot at redemption, even through a brief cameo.
The vampire-killer might be all set to appear on the big screen, but it actually makes much more sense to introduce Blade in the upcoming Moon Knight series. As the MCU is gradually moving towards the realms of the supernatural, introducing Blade in the show can actually pave the way for Midnight Sons, considering that both Moon Knight and Blade are members of the group. With so much violence being expected from the series, fans surely won’t mind some slick vampire on vampire action.
Moon Knight is set to be released on Disney+ in 2022.