While fans have already enjoyed the first two phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio's TV department is just getting started. Aside from the ABC series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter, the studio is just getting started on Netflix, with Marvel's Daredevil kicking off four new shows that will be debuting on the streaming service. Marvel's Jessica Jones will be next, debuting on November 20, with Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist debuting next year, leading up to The Defenders in 2017. Aside from additional seasons for all four shows, it isn't known if Marvel is developing any other shows with Netflix, but a new rumor surfaced on the Collider Heroes podcast, where Heroic Hollywood's Umberto Gonazalez claims that the studio is developing a Netflix series based on the Marvel Comics character Moon Knight.
"It's interesting you bring up Moon Knight, because that's not being developed for film. The heroic hot rumor is that Moon Knight is actually being developed for Netflix, since he is their version of Bruce Wayne. The way they're backdoor piloting Punisher, making appearances in Daredevil Season 2, and if it works out, boom. It's the same thing with Moon Knight. Again, he's their version of Bruce Wayne, it's one of the staples they're developing for their Netflix strategy, and I'd rather see a Netflix version of Moon Knight than a cinematic one."
Umberto Gonazalez wouldn't clarify whether Moon Knight would first appear on Marvel's Daredevil, or on any of the other Netflix shows before possibly getting a stand alone show. There have been rumors that Netflix is already working on a Punisher series or even a movie, but whether or not that moves forward will likely depend on how fans react to Jon Bernthal's portrayal of the Marvel Comics character. Moon Knight was first brought up on the podcast as the panelists were discussing the three mystery release dates set by Marvel last week, and what those movies could be.
Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, who made his Marvel comics debut in 1975's Werewolf by Night #32. He went on to appear in a number of different comics before his own stand alone series was released in 1980. Born Marc Spector, Moon Knight was given superhuman strength, endurance, and reflexes after he was visited by Egyptian god Khonshu. However, his powers are either enhanced or weakened depending on the phases of the moon. He also used a number of gadgets to fight crime, which lead to the character being compared to DC's Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.
Neither Marvel nor Netflix have confirmed the development of a Moon Knight TV series, so we'll have to wait for more details to surface. If this series is happening, it likely won't debut until The Defenders mini series has aired in 2017. There have also been rumors of Marvel and Netflix developing a Thunderbolts TV series, so it's possible that project and Moon Knight could be part of Marvel's next TV "phase." What do you think about this Moon Knight rumor? Let us know in the comments below. You can check out the latest episode of Collider Heroes below, with the Moon Knight talk coming at the nine minute 50 second mark.