Is there anything that could lure Avengers: Endgame directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It sure seems like it, and the directing duo has just expressed interest in taking on Moon Knight. The character was recently revealed to be getting his own series on Disney+ and, while the Russo brothers may be interested, they're more than likely too busy to take on such a project right now.
The Russo Brothers are currently promoting their latest movie 21 Bridges, which stars Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman. Joe and Anthony Russo produced the movie through their own AGBO production company. During a recent interview, the two were asked if they had any interest in working on a Marvel series for Disney+. Here's what Joe Russo had to say about it.
"Moon Knight would be fun. It's hard to say because we're in the middle of Cherry right now. We're on location in Cleveland shooting at the moment. But anything Marvel does is going to be special. And we've had such an amazing working relationship with them that I'm sure we're all gonna find something to come back together."
Moon Knight has locked in Umbrella Academy Writer Jeremy Slater. Moon Knight is a character that has been rumored for the MCU for some time. The character has drawn comparisons to Batman, as he's a masked vigilante crimefighter, but with something of a supernatural twist. The character first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics in 1975, before getting his own series in 1980. Marc Specter is the man behind the mask and is a crimefighter who obtained his powers via ancient Egyptians. His power is fueled by the moon, which means he is most powerful when the moon is full. Moon Knight, in addition to being a skilled fighter, has prophetic visions, which aid him in his crime-fighting endeavors.
One of the most interesting things about the character is that there is a mystery element at play that calls into question how much of this is real, and how much of it might just be going on in Marc Specter's mind. At one point, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had pitched a movie based on the character to Marvel Studios, but it didn't gain any traction. Over the summer, Marvel head Kevin Feige announced that Moon Knight would be coming to Disney+ as a series.
Disney+ will be a huge part of the MCU's future, as other shows that will heavily connect to the movies are being produced for the service as well including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, Loki, WandaVision, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel. Having the Russo brothers, who also directed Infinity War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, on board a show like this would surely help give it a boost. But that doesn't seem to be in the cards for now. Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) is set to write Moon Knight, but no release date has been set for the show. This news comes to us via Inverse.