The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding more into the television scene as new slates of shows are added to their list of Disney Plus series. One of which is Moon Knight and his arrival was definitely much awaited as he would add more twists and turns to the already complicated story of the Marvel multiverse. Who is he and does he have powers?
Who is Moon Knight? Does He Have Powers?
Marc Spector, born from a respectable family, is a former CIA operative and a Marine that even when he has a strong disposition about morality and violence, he became a mercenary.
When he and a fellow mercenary, Raoul Bushman got a job in Sudan, Bushman killed an archaeologist, and Spector saved the archaeologist’s daughter.
Because of that, Spector was attacked by Bushman and almost died.
Spector was taken to a tomb so he would be sheltered. Such was near the statue of Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god, and while Spector momentarily died, he was suddenly revived and was without any injuries or wounds.
He said that Khonshu wanted him to become his “moon’s knight,” through being the protector of the innocent, in exchange for giving him a second chance to live.
The Different Moon Knights Explained
Different alters of Moon Knight have no supernatural abilities; however, he has some occasional visions of having a mystical insight.
More than that, since his history has been being a CIA operative and a Marine, his athleticism, strength, tactical intelligence, and combat skills are highly useful to his missions.
The show looked deeper into the psyche of Oscar Isaac. In the comics, Specter has dissociative identity disorder. In the original source material, Moon Knight has five different alters, namely, Marc Spector, Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, Mr. Knight, and Moon Knight.
Though the MCU series also portrayed this aspect of Marc, the initially great remarks from MCU fans went downhill after the first two episodes.
As for his weaknesses, however, it would be his mental state. Considering that he struggles with depression and still healing and recovering from the trauma of his multiple identities could prevent him from reaching his full potential.
As seen in the Moon Knight series, when changing from one alter to another, it isn't always intentional. And when it does happen, he'd get amnesia because of the alter that wasn't in charge of the main body for the duration of the battle.
When Will We See Moon Knight in the MCU Again?
Although there is still no set release date for Moon Knight Season 2, the executive producer Mohamed Diab's previous statement in an Arabic Marvel interview seemingly confirms that it might be in the works at Marvel Studios:
"Marvel has determined it from the first day. Marvel's series projects are all six episodes except for special projects like WandaVision. The usual format is six episodes. Loki is the only series they said will be in two parts from the first day."
"Marvel's way is not the usual way where if the project succeeds, I say let's renew it for a second season. It's their plan, successful or not, they have a plan."
The least we can do for now is wait for more news from Marvel Studios or Kevin Feige to make new announcements. But one thing's for sure: Moon Knight Season 2 still has to go through Loki Season 2, Echo, Agatha: the Darkhold Diaries, and more.