One thing Marvel Studios fans love to do is speculate on the future of their favorite IP. What’s next for their favorite character? What comic book story will be adapted? In the case of Moon Knight, fans might want to breathe a little bit before they start dreaming about the next big thing.
Just as fans are introduced to Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Moon Knight (and some more personalities are certainly on the way), comes word that the star has bucked one of Marvel Studios’ more well-known trends. According to Variety, Isaac does not have a contractual obligation for any further appearances as the Fist of Khonshu.
According to Isaac, he and the creatives behind the streaming series wanted to keep their focus on the here and now and not get caught up in what might come next. And so, rather than be pinned down for a handful of future appearances, the actor is rolling the dice on the reception of the character:
I had heard of the golden handcuffs. That was something that I was reticent about. And luckily, we all agreed that this [show] is what we’re going to focus on. This is the story. And if there’s any kind of future, I think it just depends on if people like it, if people want to see more, and if we find a story that’s worth telling.Oscar Isaac
So far, Moon Knight has been received warmly by fans, even if they’re not quite sure what exactly is going on or what to expect over the course of the next 5 episodes. Between that warm reception and the encouraging comments about the future of the character from showrunner Jeremy Slater and Marvel Studios’ brass, it seems incredibly likely that we’ll be seeing more of Isaac and the many different personalities of Moon Knight down the road.