Consulting producer Sarah Goher explains how Moon Knight’s ending song hints at Steven and Marc’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Moon Knight.
Moon Knight‘s finale song secretly hints at Marc and Steven’s Marvel Cinematic Universe future. Oscar Isaac’s MCU debut came via Marvel Studios’ fifth Disney+ series, which recently premiered its final episode. While the possibility of a season 2 is currently uncertain, Moon Knight‘s ending song sets up a future for the hero in the franchise.
Focusing on a character living with dissociative identity disorder (DID), Moon Knight told its story from two different perspectives — alters Marc and Steven. The pair had their differences at the start, but with the common goal to stop Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) from resurrecting Ammit, they were forced to and eventually learned to work together. As they reconciled, it was revealed that Marc essentially created Steven to deal with a painful childhood experience. In the end, they realized that they are better off co-existing with each other. While this would’ve been a great way to wrap up the series overall, the introduction of a third alter in Jake Lockley through Moon Knight‘s post-credits scene suggests that there’s more to their story.
Speaking with Marvel.com to discuss Moon Knight‘s ending, consulting producer Sarah Goher explains how the show’s parting song, Earl Grant’s “The End,” sums up the show’s ending, or lack thereof. She points out that like the track, the series doesn’t really wrap up because the story of Marc and Steven continues. Read her full quote below:
“It’s a song that says, ‘At the end of the story, it’s a story without an end.’ It feels truer to the show in a way… it’s just the continuation, and I feel like this was the right ending. This is a story that we’ve only scratched the surface of.”
“The journey is far more important than the end with this show. If you come out feeling more about the idea, more about Moon Knight and Marc Spector, and you care about him, and you care about Steven— even if you care about Jake, if you come out caring about all of these characters, this ending works. No ending could possibly capture a story like this. The ending is really a to be continued.”
From the get-go, Moon Knight has been billed as a limited series, meaning the show was only planned to run for one season. This has been re-emphasized in recent weeks by people involved in making the project. Despite that, the introduction of Lockley in the Moon Knight stinger has had people convinced that, perhaps, a sophomore year may happen — if there’s enough interest for it. Considering the reception to it, there’s no doubt that people will want to see Moon Knight season 2. But that may not be the issue here as Marvel Studios may already have a clear plan as to where Moon Knight may pop up next. As Goher says, they have “only scratched the surface” of the character. The only real question here is how his story will continue moving forward.
All that being said, it’s curious if tackling Moon Knight’s future outside of a serialized format is actually a good idea for the MCU. The reason why Marvel Studios was able to properly establish the character is because it has the time to properly explore his story throughout six episodes. Aside from continuing Marc and Steven’s arcs, the next Moon Knight project also needs to incorporate Lockley into the story which adds a new layer of complexity to the narrative. Given this, perhaps Moon Knight season 2 is their best route when it comes to developing the character.
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Moon Knight season 1 now streams on Disney+.
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