If James Gunn had his way, Marvel’s Moon Knight could have a movie of his own. However, the Guardians of the Galaxy director also expressed that the superhero doesn’t fit in the GotG universe. With the big screen out of the question, does the character have a chance in The Defenders lineup on Netflix?
The involvement of Moon Knight’s name emerged when James Gunn mentioned the character via one of his tweets. According to the director, he had a great idea for a movie involving the character. Nevertheless, considering Moon Knight’s background and origin, he’ll be out of place if included alongside the Guardians lineup.
The official Marvel site traces Moon Knight’s, or Marc Spector, background as early as the Holocaust. After his family fled Europe around that time, Moon Knight’ life transformed.
Marvel describes his history as follows, “He became a heavyweight boxer, then a U.S. Marine, and then a CIA operative. …Fed up with the CIA, Marc became a mercenary and spent several years as a hired gun. Although he ostensibly sought to fight for causes he believed in, Marc was easily persuaded to fight for anyone who paid him enough.”
Consequently, an article from ComicBook details that Moon Knight is more fitted in Netflix’s Marvel TV Universe than the larger MCU.
A fan from the comment section on the article agrees. According to a certain Lobo, Moon Knight is perfect to have his own Netflix series. Consequently, another user named TurtleDude hopes Netflix announces a Moon Knight series alongside Blade and Ghost Rider.
Details about Marvel’s The Defenders
There’s no particular release date attached to Marvel’s The Defenders yet. However, its first ever teaser announced that the show debuts this 2017. Given that Marvel’s Iron Fist releases this March, Marvel’s Defenders will most likely debut in the months that follow.
The Defenders set photos reveal that production is underway for the series. Hence, it won’t be long before the show drops. The Defenders cast include Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Iron Fist.
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