Since delivering an action-packed experience, Moon Knight has received much praise from Marvel fandom for prioritizing Marc Spector/Steven Grant’s (Oscar Isaac) arc instead of relying on MCU cameos and easter eggs to pull in audiences. The series is surprisingly grounded with its action sequences and even Moon Knight’s skill-set and healing abilities are much on the lines of a Captain America type superhuman. Or better up, like the Green Goblin from the Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man, as series executive producer Grant Curtis recently noted.
Marvel Studios’ massive box office success with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness initially cast a shadow on Moon Knight’s spotlight. Especially since the Disney Plus series’ finale was streamed on the same week as Doctor Strange 2’s premiere. However, the critically/fan acclaimed final episode has thrust the mini-series to a Hall of fame glory with growing support to see the MCU series greenlit for season 2.
Speaking to Phaze Zero in a video interview, the Moon Knight EP discussed the show’s success – diving deep into explaining the character’s healing factor, a power he acquires thanks to Khonshu’s armor. Though there’s a drawback.
“He’s got it going on in this series. He’s got a healing factor. He bounces back when he gets shot or stabbed, he heals. He doesn’t heal right away, he’s not immortal. If you get him the right way, he’s gonna go down for good, but thankfully in our show, he got back up. He can glide, he’s stronger than most people, he’s faster. So it’s a little bit like a super soldier, like my pal, the Green Goblin from Spidey 1. Not quite the same thing but… a little stronger, a little faster, heals, glides, kicks ass, takes name. The usual.”
Several of Moon Knight’s abilities are much on the lines of Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. His strength in Spider-Man: No Way Home could even outmatch Tom Holland’s Spidey with the right ferocity and certainly did in the Toby Maguire starring 2001’s Spider-Man. A fun fact for readers, Curtis is a long-time Raimi collaborator and was a producer on the first Spider-Man franchise.
Curtis sums it up perfectly since Moon Knight Episode 3 cleverly addressed the fact that being the fist of Khonshu doesn’t necessarily make the Avatar immortal. Moon Knight was pinned down with spears, enough to even decapitate him. But could he heal to extent of a Mutant like Wolverine? Perhaps not, and it will be an intriguing element to explore in the character’s next on-screen appearance.
On the matter of Moon Knight’s return, well, the EP is on the boat as fans and hopes to explore the character’s other tricks. One can only wonder what suit/powers Jake Lockley possesses.
“Man, I hope so. There’s so much groovy stuff out there. We just scratched the surface with the crescent darts and the truncheons and all that… He’s got a whole bag of tricks that we didn’t even get into. So yeah, I’d say when and if and where this character lands, he’ll have a new tool chest.”
Moon Knight is available to stream on Disney Plus.
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