With the premiere of the finale episode on Disney+, Marvel Studios Moon Knight season 1 is finally over, and here’s all you need to know about a possible Moon Knight season 2. The plot of Marc Spector and his battle with Arthur Harrow was wrapped up in Moon Knight episode 6, while it was left open-ended in several aspects. This raises the issue of whether the show will be renewed for a second season or not. Let’s have a look:
A Recap of the post-credit scene:
Marc/Steven awoke at Marc’s London apartment at the end of the series, both the identities seemingly free of Khonshu’s grip. Then there’s the post-credits sequence, which, in keeping with Marvel tradition, avoids wrapping up any loose ends. We learn that while Marc/Steven may be liberated from Khonshu, a third identity named Jake Lockley remains and is still Moon Knight. This implies that Marc and Steven are still Moon Knight. As a result, Khonshu still has influence over both. That is to say, nothing is completely resolved. Long story short, this basically means that nothing is actually resolved.
In the clip, Lockley is shown completing Khonshu’s desire for revenge by shooting a near-catatonic Arthur Harrow in the back of a limousine. Harrow is defeated in Egypt by someone other than Marc and Steven, thus Khonshu appears to have been using Jake all along. This takes us to the time of Marc/Steven’s journey down memory lane, when they came across a sarcophagus with a hammering sound coming from within. Marc had discovered Steven in his own tomb just moments before. A third identity was hinted at by this second tomb. This is the type of storyline surprise that appears to build up a second season.
Does this guarantee a Moon Knight Season 2?
To be realistic, the fate of a Moon Knight season 2 lies entirely on Oscar Isaac’s shoulders. He had previously stated to Variety, “If there’s any kind of future, I think it just depends on if people like it, if people want to see more, and if we find a story that’s worth telling”. For now, there’s no word on whether a second season will be announced. However, if it does, there’s plenty of content for Oscar Isaac’s MCU return. Jake Lockley is now an ideal counterpoint for a more forthright second season, even though the Harrow storyline is over. As Marc and Steven gradually realize that someone else is possessing their body, it may even tap into the show’s assets – its internal turmoil. A handful of loose strands from the series have also been left dangling. Bushman, Marc Spector’s previous commanding officer who was involved in Layla’s father’s death, is one of them. Thus, although it’s not official yet, there’s a great possibility of Moon Knight Season 2 gracing our screens soon enough.