The rollercoaster ride that was Moon Knight season one ended on quite the cliffhanger. Marc Spector and Steven Grant worked together to defeat Ammit and Arthur Harrow. Spector decided not to kill Harrow, instead placing him in a mental institution. Steven and Grant then asked Khonshu to release them from being the deity’s avatars, which he approved.
However, the post-credits scene demonstrated that Khonshu might not be done with Spector and Grant. We saw Jake Lockley, Spector’s third avatar, eliminate Harrow using several silenced bullets. “Meet my friend, Jake Lockley,” a cocky Khonshu said.
Surely this means that Moon Knight isn’t over, right?
Director Mohamed Diab wants to continue Moon Knight’s story
Mohamed Diab wants to keep working on Moon Knight, but Marvel hasn’t told him whether it plans to keep the story going. “First of all, Marvel’s keeping us in the dark so I don’t know anything,” Diab told The Wrap.
Diab spoke about the litany of explorable storylines in a potential season or movie, including seeing more of Jake Lockley. “I hope we can put all that in a blender and just play with it,” Mohamed said.
Mohamed also told Variety that he would love to explore the new dynamic between Mark and Steven and the development of characters like Scarlet Scarab and Jake Lockley.
“If you ask me, I would tell you that Moon Knight is here to stay,” Diab said. “He’s an interesting character. If you are Marvel, I think the smart business decision is to keep him. The only thing is, Marvel is not traditional. If you succeed, it doesn’t mean you’re gonna get a Season 2.”
Diab revealed that he wishes to be part of an expansion of the Moon Knight universe. He feels like the story ‘ended in a way that feels like a beginning.’ Mohamed also told IGN:
“First of all, I am in the dark. Just like you, I have no clue about what’s gonna happen in the future. And I’m not just saying that. Marvel loves the allure of secrecy. I think it’s part of the game that they’re playing with the fans, and fans love that.”
Clearly, Diab wants Marvel to know that he wants Moon Knight to continue shining. It’s up to Marvel to decide whether it’s through a series or a film.
Marvel marketed Moon Knight as a limited series but hinted at an upcoming second season
Marvel marketed Moon Knight as a limited series, effectively confirming that it won’t make it past the first season. Oscar Isaac told Jared Leto in a feature for Variety:
“I’d never heard of ‘Moon Knight’ before, and I collected comics when I was younger. I’d heard of ‘Morbius,’ but I’d never heard of ‘Moon Knight.’ I don’t know how the process was for you, because it’s a feature film, we’re a limited series.”
Possibly, Marvel labeled Moon Knight a limited series because it was trialing out a fresh concept. Previous Marvel shows had featured fan-favorite characters, so the production house had a rough idea about the reception such shows would get.
However, Moon Knight, introducing a new character, was a shot in the dark for Marvel. The company had to wait to see people’s reception of the character before committing to a new season.
Remember that the above is just a theory. Marvel might have intended to produce only one season of Moon Knight. However, Moon Knight has attracted many fans, which may persuade Marvel to renew the show.
Marvel gave fans a glimmer of hope by advertising episode six as the ‘season’ finale rather than the ‘series’ finale. It may signal that we’ll get another season of Moon Knight.
May Calamawy hopes for a collaboration between Moon Knight and other heroes
In Moon Knight, May Calamawy played Layla El-Faouly, the wife of Marc Spector. In the final episode, Layla reluctantly agreed to be the avatar of goddess Taweret, thereby becoming Scarlet Scarab, Marvel’s first Egyptian superhero onscreen.
Calamawy doesn’t know what’s next for her character, but she hopes to explore the relationships between El-Faouly and Marc’s different personas. She said (per comicbook.com):
“Gosh, it’s like there are three people in there. We used to come up with so many jokes when we were rehearsing every episode. Like, wouldn’t it be funny if Layla was pregnant with Jake’s baby? It just seems like we’re gonna have to wait and see whatever magic comes if, and when, we get to continue this story.”
May would also like to see other Marvel characters like Dr. Strange and Blade collaborate with Moon Knight. Moon Knight crossed paths with both superheroes in the comics, so it remains a possibility if we see more of Moon Knight. Calamawy continued:
“I love all the women. I love Agatha. I feel like in the beginning, I used to love anyone that was kind of a villain like Nebula. I found them so complex. But honestly, it really depends on the story. I kind of want to be with all of them.”