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Savor Moon Knight While You Can, Because It's Only Going to Be a Limited Series

Disney+ first major show of the year will arrive any minute. 
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We still have about two more months before Disney+ airs its first big series production of the year, but fans are already clamoring for more sneak peeks at Moon Knight. The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series will introduce audiences to Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector, an underrated hero from the comics who moonlights as a vigilante and pseudo-host for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. 

Moon Knight is one of the many upcoming productions that’s paving the day for a darker and more mystical MCU. Technically a superhero, Moon Knight is also part vigilante who dabbles in the supernatural and the psychological. One of the most fascinating aspects of the character is his dissociative personality disorder that essentially lets multiple split personalities exist in the body of Marc Spector. 

Oscar Isaac will be leading the cast as Moon Knight, and Ethan Hawke will play opposite him as the series’ main villain. The series was created by Jeremy Slater, who was also the screenwriter of The Umbrella Academy, The Exorcist, and the upcoming Mortal Kombat film. 

Despite all the buzz around Moon Knight, we have some bad news for you: Moon Knight will be a limited series, meaning that it won’t go beyond one season. In an Actors on Actors conversation with Variety and Jared Leto (who will be playing the lead in MCU’s Morbius), Isaac spilled the beans about the future of Moon Knight—and why it won’t have one. 

"I’d never heard of Moon Knight before, and I collected comics when I was younger. [But] I’d heard of Morbius,” shared Oscar Isaac. “I don’t know how the process was for you because [Morbius] is a feature film, we’re (Moon Knight) a limited series. There was a lot of room to try stuff because there wasn’t the pressure that we got to make sure we make however many hundreds of millions of dollars on the opening weekend. So we could make it very point-of-view.” 

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Various Disney+ shows already have plans for a season two, but it is unsurprising that Moon Knight would get the limited series treatment. Every MCU show has gotten the full film treatment, with six-episode shows feeling less like the formulaic television seasons and more like six-hour movies. If our hunch is correct, then we’ll be seeing Moon Knight crossover into the MCU movie timeline, other Disney+ series storylines, or even in the upcoming X-Men reboot. So limited series or not, the show will only mark the beginning of Moon Knight’s tumultuous journey in the MCU.

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