James Gunn Talked To Marvel About His Idea For A ‘Moon Knight’ Movie

Moon Knight
While being his usual badass self on Twitter, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said he had “a great idea for a [Moon Knight] movie,” in answer to a question about Moon Knight potentially joining the Guardians at some point.

Gunn confirmed he’d already informed Marvel Studios of his idea, but his time was obviously full with Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (and presumably a potential third film). Moon Knight has been rumored as a character in the next tier to make it to the screen, with fan calls for a Netflix series seeming the most plausible given the Marvel shows’ gritty, adult setting on the streaming platform. Gunn’s idea for a movie is higher risk/higher reward, possibly as a new character introduced in Phase 4 alongside the Guardians, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man sequels that will dominate the 2019-2020 time frame. If Guardians 3 hits theaters in summer 2020, that means Gunn could conceivably tackle the character thereafter.

While sharing similarities with a wealthy costumed vigilantes like Batman, the Marvel superhero Moon Knight differs in his mystical origin, which includes an Egyptian god of the moon resurrecting Moon Knight alter ego, mercenary Marc Spector, to be his avatar on earth. Furthermore, Spector continues to suffer from multiple personality disorder after his transformation, becoming at times a multimillionaire entrepreneur or a tax driver.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

(via MCUExchange)

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    • Sanjay

      he’s definitely a guy for netflix. white tiger too, i think. any of those heroes.

  • Axxell

    James Gunn seems like a very creative guy, and his enthusiasm for what he does makes me think he’d be a great producer should, say, Feige decided to retire.

    • Steve Steve

      I think he has the big-picture perspective to handle the technical part of what Kevin does, but I don’t think that he could handle all of the other non-creative dynamics that Kevin handles so well. IMO there isn’t a good replacement for Feige.

      I think about his role like an all-time great football coach. The 49ers never replaced Bill Walsh, the Clevland Browns never replaced Paul Brown, the Dolphins couldn’t replace Don Schula, the Cowboys never replaced Tom Landry, the Patriots will never be able to replace Bill Belichick, etc.

      We have to enjoy and respect Feige’s reign while it is here because his like will not be seen again.

  • Chris W

    Netflix or a completely disparate MCU. An “MCU dark” essentially.

  • Steve Steve

    I wonder if James Gunn might want to tackle a Netflix series… It would be a new challenge for him, but I wonder if he is interested in working Marvel without Feige.