At D23, Kevin Feige announced three new Marvel Studios shows that will be hitting Disney+ in the future: ‘She-Hulk’, ‘Ms. Marvel’, and ‘Moon Knight’. These join the shows that were already announced at San Diego Comic-Con: ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier’, ‘WandaVision’, ‘Loki’, and ‘Hawkeye’, as well as the animated series ‘What If?’. Unlike the shows that currently exist– ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, Freeform’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’, and Hulu’s ‘Runaways’, as well as Hulu’s upcoming ‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘Helstrom’, and its slate of animated shows, and the defunct Netflix programs– these Disney+ shows are actually directly connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Moon Knight, quite frankly, could have easily fit in amongst Netflix’s batch of street-level Defenders. He is also a character that fans have been clamoring to see brought to life for years.
Imagine if Bruce Wayne and Batman were actually split personalities of the same person, and that hints at who Moon Knight is. Mercenary Marc Spector is the character’s main alter ego, but he also sometimes moonlights as millionaire Steven Grant and cab driver Jake Lockley, and more recently, Mr. Knight, a masked police consultant.
Added into the mix is Egyptian god Khonshu, who guides Moon Knight on his exploits. That is unless that’s just a figment of Spector’s imagination.
Yeah, Moon Knight is a little bit of a hot mess, but he has a devoted fanbase and has headlined his own book numerous times. He has also served as a member of the Avengers (first joining their spin-off team the West Coast Avengers) and Defenders.
Feige didn’t go into detail about any of the newly announced series, including when to expect them, but with so many projects arriving over the next two and a half years, it’s likely that ‘Moon Knight’, ‘She-Hulk’, and ‘Ms. Marvel’ won’t debut until 2022 or later.
One nugget to consider though: if you’re expecting something along the lines of ‘Daredevil’ or the other Netflix Marvel shows, think again. Disney+ just scrapped a program about the Disney villains, ‘Book of Enchantment’ because it was too dark, shipped another show, ‘High Fidelity’, off to Hulu and replaced the showrunner of the new ‘High School Musical’ series because they were too “adult.” So if you’re hoping for anything close to the Netflix shows, this will not be the program for you.
Disney+ launches on November 12.