In less than a week, Moon Knight will hit Disney+ and a whole new part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will open up to fans. But even before the show has begun, Ethan Hawke has fans hyping with a possible season two down the road.
Ethan Hawke says #MoonKnight might get a Season 2. "The good news is that it’s possibly both. It lives and breathes on its own merits. And #MoonKnight is a limited series, and if people are engaged and excited by it, then it could be the origin of a larger thing," he said. pic.twitter.com/EWRJhjCMXa
— The Cinema League (@TheCinemaLeague) March 22, 2022
During a press conference, the Moon Knight star playing antagonist Arthur Harrow was asked where the story could lead and whether the show was one-shot or not. Hawke replied that it's possibly both.
“It lives and breathes on its own merits, it functions as a limited series – and if people are engaged and excited by it then it could be the origin story of a larger thing,” Hawke said.
Hawke's reply to the question above, and the subsequent tease on Moon Knight's future in the MCU, echo the statements made by the show's director, Mohamed Diab when he was asked about the show's direction in another interview.
“I dream and wish for a film. But with Marvel, the way they play it, it’s not like you graduate into a film. You can go into a film and come to a TV show and go back,” Diab said.
The Moon Knight director added that successful shows, like WandaVision, didn't get a second season since the Scarlet Witch herself is jumping onto the movie part of the MCU. Nevertheless,
“I can tell you for a fact, I can see him in the next 10 years, not just the next film. He's a very interesting character. He's probably the most interesting character for any actor to play. Oscar is doing a great job. People already like him even from the trailer. I think the show's going to resonate with people, so I see him staying for a long time,” Diab added.
It remains to be seen whether Moon Knight will go the way of WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, two Disney+ shows that made the leap to movies, or it can be renewed like Loki. What's certain, though, is that this new part of the MCU will soon open up to everyone once it hits the streaming network on March 30.