Why Marvel’s Moon Knight Deserves a Solo Movie

At the moment it would appear that one of the most unbalanced heroes in the MCU is being primed to make an appearance on Netflix, which has been instrumental in bringing a few midcard heroes to the table, but it’s not quite there yet. Moon Knight is one of those those heroes that, like Iron Man, is kind of like the MCU’s answer to Batman. After all he’s got the money, the gadgets, and the physical stamina and skills to really beat up on a lot of people, but unfortunately unlike Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne he doesn’t have the mental stability that they have. While Batman is a troubled individual and Tony Stark is, well, Tony Stark, Marc Spector is a VERY troubled person. It doesn’t help that he builds two different identities for himself along with being Moon Knight, but he’s so dedicated to the role that he seems to figure that he needs a couple other personas to escape to.

His movie would be something new it would seem, but it would have to be handled with care.

It might bring a new surge of interest towards Egyptian deities and possibly their culture.

Of course it could bring a great deal of exploitation as well and commercialism that people would nag and complain about. The story of Moon Knight is one that has some interest because it’s one of redemption and the ability to move beyond one’s past, but it’s also one that doesn’t seem to be quite as necessary since Marc Spector found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fortunately this would make it able for people to relate to the character since he was given a chance to right the wrongs he’d helped cause and therefore it would make him a much more sympathetic character that people could identify with. The whole Egyptian idea could be introduced and then used sparingly since while that does describe his origins a lot of those watching this show probably wouldn’t know enough about it to care and would be bogged down by too many details. Let’s not forget what happened with Iron Fist season 1.

The character is a bit crazy.

Again, he’s like the Batman of the MCU in a way since he’s so highly-trained and has all the gadgets and gizmos you could want without being over-compensated with a hi-tech suit like Iron Man. But he’s also a bit of a schizo since taking on two other identities has really messed with his head in the past. Plus he’s had issues with the god that has brought him back to life more than once and has managed to walk away from the Avengers a couple of times after doing things that they frowned upon. To say that Moon Knight is a little imbalanced is putting it mildly since he’s kind of a nutty character when you really get down to it, but he’s also someone you wouldn’t want to cross since he’s also very skilled and knows how to fight. His whole character is kind of predicated on the fact that he used to be mercenary and now he’s turned into a crimefighter that wants to do justice in the name of his god. So yeah, kind of like Batman, but in way that’s just different enough that the two of them can’t claim to dispense the same sort of justice.

Moon Knight could be connected to the Avengers as a reservist, or he could have been kicked out already, or he could still be waiting to be inducted.

This would place an interesting spin on Infinity War and Avengers 4 since to be honest Moon Knight was a member of the West Coast Avengers at one point before getting kicked out. It would depend on where in the timeline his story fits in with the Avengers movies but it could be possible to work it in somehow and explain away why he hadn’t been called in to help with the battle. That would be pretty easy if he was made to be a reserve Avenger or someone still waiting to get the call that he’d made it in. He’s not super-strong, does’t have a suit like Iron Man, and he can’t even fly like Falcon. Plus, he’s not really known to a lot of people outside of those that have read the comics and followed him for so long. His inclusion into the MCU should be fairly smooth since there are so many heroes throughout the world that explaining one more, especially one that’s basically a human being that’s become a hero of his own accord, that explaining one more shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Moon Knight could make for one gritty and hard-hitting movie depending on which villain they decided to throw in since he’s fought a good number of them.

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