Marvel’s Moon Knight is the latest streaming show on Disney+ featuring the eponymous superhero. Starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, the latest MCU entrant has so far received positive reviews from both fans and critics. Despite being a part of the larger MCU, Moon Knight has so far been portrayed as a disjointed and stand-alone show with occasional references to other MCU characters. As the six-part series is halfway through, Marvel Studios might have revealed the fate of a potential second season.
Why The Second Season Of Moon Knight Will Not Be Happening
Created by Jeremy Slater, Moon Knight was long-awaited by fans for a live-action adaptation. After confirmation from Kevin Feige back in 2019, things were put in motion to bring Marvel’s darkest superhero to the screen. With Mohamed Diab serving as the director for three episodes, Moon Knight spends an ample amount of time discovering the character’s Egyptian connection, especially to the Moon God Khonshu. Though the series has been lauded by fans, for the most part, it now seems that the second season of Moon Knight will not be happening.
As reported by Variety, Marvel Studios is in the process of submitting its entries for the Emmy Awards. For this year’s Emmys, it has been reported that Marvel Studios has submitted its slew of shows: Loki, Hawkeye, and Moon Knight. However, the categories in which these shows have been submitted have potentially revealed the disappointing fate of both Moon Knight and Hawkeye.
For the 74th Emmy Awards, Loki has been submitted in the drama series category after Tom Hiddleston revealed that he will be returning as the God of Mischief for a second season. However, both Hawkeye and Moon Knight have been submitted in the limited series category, which raises questions regarding their future. Last year, Marvel Studios had sent WandaVision in the limited series category, confirming that the show won’t be returning for a second season.
What Lies Ahead For Moon Knight and Hawkeye?
In the past, a few shows have continued to produce a second season despite winning an award for Best Limited Series which has drawn much controversy. However, Marvel Studios submitted both Moon Knight and Hawkeye, implying that both the shows won’t be returning for a second season. While it makes sense for Hawkeye considering that the show had the lowest viewership among all Marvel TV shows, canceling the second season of Moon Knight will surely leave many fans disappointed.
While director Mohamed Diab has revealed his desire to have Moon Knight in the MCU for the next 10 years, no official confirmation has yet been released by Marvel Studios. Similarly, it has also been reported that Oscar Isaac hasn’t signed any contract to return as the Fist of Khonshu after the show comes to an end. But on a brighter note, scrapping any plans for the second season of Moon Knight surely opens up the opportunity for the character to appear in movies, or even have his own solo movie in the future. With Oscar Isaac expressing his desire to work with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and a few other MCU superheroes, it seems Marvel Studios wants Khonshu’s avatar to move on to the big screen.
Moon Knight returns for its fourth episode on April 20, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.