A Moon Knight Series is on Everybody’s Lips, But What Did Steven DeKnight Say?

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The landscape of the Marvel Universe has brought some characters who were less than well-known into the public consciousness.

With the hugely popular movies making the Guardians of the Galaxy a household name and the Netflix series making everyone acutely aware of who Jessica Jones is, there’s been a lot of love handed out to some of Marvel‘s roster.

Now, however, there could be potential for an often overlooked character to shine, and with diehard Marvel fans lobbying hard for it (myself included), there could be a slight glimmer of hope for any and all Moon Knight fans out there.

Nothing has been confirmed at all yet, we must note, however, none other than Steven S. DeKnight, the former Daredevil showrunner, has added his voice to the chorus begging for a TV show for Moon Knight to be made.

There’s only ever been rumours and musings that Moon Knight would one day appear on Netflix, and whilst nothing has ever been made official – or publicly announced, at least – DeKnight has brought the potential for fans to one day see the character brought to life.

Speaking to IGN, DeKnight said;

“I wouldn’t mind taking a crack at Moon Knight at some point.

There are so many characters that I love in the Marvel universe. Really, for me, it would be about the schedule. My schedule these days, as you imagine, is a little tight.”

DeKnight has several projects in the pipeline already that would, realistically, get in the way of any involvement he could have on a Moon Knight series if one ever got commissioned.

“God, you know, when I signed onto Daredevil, I expressed an interest in Iron Fist and the Punisher, which I both loved,” DeKnight added. “I’d love to see Moon Knight get a little bit of love. Great, great character.”

Whilst the prospect of a Moon Knight series headed to Netflix are appetising, the chances of it ever coming to fruition are now quite slim. With Disney‘s amazing year they had in 2017, they also announced they would launch their own streaming service and pull all Disney branded content off of platforms like Netflix.

Added to that, the partnership between Disney and Netflix will apparently not extend beyond what the pair are currently producing together, meaning that the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron-Fist, and The Punisher will remain on Netflix but will not see any further expansions or spin-offs.

However, there could still be a light at the end of the tunnel. Disney is fully aware of how successful the Netflix Marvel series has been, and there’s a potential that they could want to replicate that style on their own platform, which, in theory, could open a door for a Moon Knight series.

Cast in the shadow of DC‘s Caped Crusader, Moon Knight was often looked upon as being a “poor man’s Batman” owing to his hooded cape and costume, gadgets, and his connection with the nighttime. However, Marvel added more depth to the character, including his signature multiple-personalities and violent tendencies.

As for Marvel shows that are on Netflix, Daredevil Season 3 will return sometime later this year, starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, and Vincent D’Onofrio as the “The Kingpin” Wilson Fisk.

-James, 27/03/2018

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