Pacific Rim Uprising Director Interested in Moon Knight TV Show

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UPDATE: Kevin Feige says Moon Knight is coming to the MCU!

Former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight says he would love to make a Moon Knight TV series. A TV show centered on the Fist of Khonshu has been rumored before, but has never moved forward.

Steven S. DeKnight, whose writing and directing credits include episodes of Smallville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was selected to replace Drew Goddard as showrunner of Netflix's Daredevil series for the first season. DeKnight joined the Transformers writer's room and was later hired as the director of this week's blockbuster movie release, Pacific Rim Uprising.

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In speaking with IGN on the possibility of working on another Marvel project, DeKnight expressed an interest in "taking a crack at Moon Knight at some point". However, DeKnight also noted in the interview that his other projects may stand in the way of returning to Marvel's Netflix shows:

There are so many characters that I love in the Marvel universe. Really, for me, it would be about schedule. My schedule these days, as you imagine, is a little tight. God, you know, when I signed onto Daredevil, I expressed an interest in Iron Fist and the Punisher, which I both loved. I’d love to see Moon Knight get a little bit of love. Great, great character.

It was rumored in 2015 that Moon Knight could join Netflix's corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A year later, a rumor began to circulate that Moon Knight, Blade, and Ghost Rider were set to get their own Netflix shows. Of the three characters, only Ghost Rider made into the MCU as a recurring character in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Moon Knight's name hit the headlines again in January of 2017 when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said he pitched an idea for a Moon Knight film to Marvel.

Though Moon Knight has occasionally been criticized by fans as a Batman clone, Marc Spector is actually a unique character with a number of qualities that separates him from the Caped Crusader. Spector began his career as a vigilante by creating two separate personas with the intention of hiding his secret life. This decision had an unfortunate side effect on his psyche, causing him to develop dissociative identity disorder. For this reason, Moon Knight is often thought of as mentally-unbalanced by his fellow superheroes.

Debuting in Werewolf by Night #22, Moon Knight was a mercenary left for dead near an Egyptian temple. He was granted a second chance at life by Khonshu, the God of the Moon. Spector has fought in the service of Khonshu ever since. Marvel generally uses Moon Knight as a street-level hero, often teaming him up with characters like Spider-Man and Daredevil. He was briefly a member of Hawkeye's West Coast Avengers in the 1980s. Primarily, Moon Knight is one of Marvel's darker and most brutal characters. So on Netflix where Marvel has shows like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and The Punisher, Moon Knight would fit right in.

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Source: IGN

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