Moon Knight season 1 finally came to a close on Wednesday (4th May), as the sixth episode of the MCU series hit Disney Plus.


As Disney Plus/ Marvel series conclude their first seasons, there’s usually some form of news of either a spin-off or a second season on the horizon, with Loki making it known immediately that we’d be getting a season 2 in its final season 1 episode.

In Moon Knight's finale, a cheeky end credits scene offered plenty of twists and turns and left the door open for future adventures featuring the show’s characters, generating plenty of discussion about a potential season 2.

However, episodic director and EP Mohamed Diab has made clear that season 2 of Moon Knight remains up in the air.

“We don’t know if there’s a next season,” Diab told Deadline yesterday (4th May).

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“Marvel doesn’t go with a conventional way, so even if they like the character and want to extend the world, it could be season 2, it could be a standalone film, or he can join another superhero’s journey,” he added.

“I’m kept in the dark, just like the fans,” Diab added. “We never discussed it being a season 2, but one day there’s going to be an expansion, but I don’t know how it’s going to look like.”

Moon Knight EP grant Curtis echoed Diab’s sentiments on season 2.

“Where Moon Knight lands in MCU after this, I actually don’t know,” he said. “As a fan, I want to know, because Oscar created such an engaging, emotional performance that people want to see more of the Steven-Marc-Jake story.”

The fate of the series has been a subject of speculation ever since Variety reported in April that Marvel Studios planned to submit Moon Knight in the category of Limited Series at the Emmys, just like Hawkeye, suggesting that there wouldn't be a second season of the show.

However, after an official tweet promoting the trailer for season one’s finale used the phrase “series finale” before replacing it with “season finale”, rumours of a second season took social media by storm.

So, will Marvel’s Moon Knight rise again? Here’s everything you need to know about a potential Moon Knight season 2.

**Spoiler warning for Moon Knight episode 6**

Will Moon Knight be back for season 2?

As it stands, Disney has officially only commissioned Moon Knight as a limited series, which would suggest no second season.

A clip on TikTok showing star Oscar Isaac and director Mohamed Diab in Cairo, Egypt, seemed to suggest the sequel run was moving forward.

When asked by a TikTok user in person if the series was returning, Isaac replied: "Why else would we be in Cairo?"

In a previously interview with, Moon Knight actor Oscar Isaac had said that there were no solid sequel plans.

“You know, I think we approached it as ‘this is the story’,” Isaac said.

“And let's just put everything out on the table on this story. There’s definitely no official plans to continue it. I think it would depend on what the story is."

However, Moon Knight’s post-credits scene introduced us to Jake Lockley – the third major Moon Knight personality – so it’s clear Marvel intends to develop the character of Moon Knight’s story in some way going forward.

But whether this is in the form of a follow-up Disney Plus series, or whether the character may just appear in another MCU project going forward remains to be seen.

As detailed above, Moon Knight’s director, Mohamed Diab, was also unsure on this point.

He previously told Collider: “[Marvel] keep expressing every day, how much they love the show, but it's not like any other show, meaning on the other show, outside the Marvel universe.

"Meaning any TV series, if it's good, you know that you're going to get a second season – but WandaVision was great and you didn't get a second season, you went to something else. So what I'm absolutely sure of is that Moon Knight is staying for a long time, in my opinion."

In a universe where Marvel can bring together three generations of Spider-Men, we can certainly keep our fingers crossed for a return.

ay Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly and Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT.
May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly and Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant in Moon Knight Photo by Gabor Kotschy

If we do get a second-season renewal, then the next instalment would likely take at least a couple of years to appear.

We’ve yet to see a second season of a Marvel original release on Disney Plus, meaning it’s hard to estimate a timeline.

Loki was renewed for a second season on 14th July 2021 and filming is only just gearing up to begin this summer, with the series not expected to arrive until 2023.

Given that Moon Knight hasn’t been renewed yet, the earliest we could see the second season of Moon Knight would likely be 2024, but even that is probably wishful thinking...

Which of the Moon Knight cast could return for season 2?

Potential returning Moon Knight cast members include:

  • Oscar Issac as Moon Knight/Mr Knight/Marc Spector/Steven Grant/Jake Lockley
  • May Calamawy as Scarlet Scarab/Layla El-Faouly
  • F Murray Abraham as Khonshu

Oscar Isaac previously told Variety that his MCU contract ends after the six-episode run of Moon Knight, meaning he is not obligated to come back for future Marvel projects.

However, speaking recently to about how there are no solid sequel plans, Isaac said he’d definitely be open to playing the role again.

“I love being Steven,” he said. “I just love it. It's just like, physically, it's so much fun to be him.

“So, you know, if there was a story that really made sense, I'd be happy to be part of it.”

May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+.
May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gabor Kotschy.

Isaac’s castmates echoed his sentiments, with Ethan Hawke, who plays the villainous Arthur Harrow, and May Calamawy, who portrays Layla El-Faouly, refusing to rule out a return.

“I've not heard anything,” Calamawy said. “So if there [are plans], I'm yet to hear.

“If there were, I would, yeah, I'd consider returning. Of course.”

Hawke added: “Do you want to play the same character for long periods of time? Most actors don't. But if you're making audiences happy, your opinion changes.”

However, given that Harrow is killed-off in the post-credits scene we doubt he will return - but can't rule it out.

Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart in Moon Knight
Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart in Moon Knight Marvel Studios

One cast member who sadly won’t be returning is Gaspard Ulliel, who filmed his role in 2021 but then tragically died in a skiing accident in January 2022.

It remains to be seen whether Marvel will bring back his character, ‘collector’ and antagonist Anton Mogart.

What could happen in Moon Knight season 2? Plot speculation

Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT
Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Moon Knight Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

There’s no word yet on plot details for a second season of Moon Knight.

However, we imagine that Jake Lockley, the third major Moon Knight personality, could play an important role in future episodes.

After all, it seems like it would be an odd choice to debut a third personality in the season finale and then not explore it further.

If a second season doesn't materialise, and Moon Knight just appears in other MCU stories moving forward, we can definitely picture some big MCU crossovers.

During an interview with IndieWire back in March 2022, Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab envisaged conversations between the series' leading hero and other characters in the MCU.

“I could see Marc and Steven driving the characters of the MCU crazy," Diab said. "Marc’s speaking to someone with complete seriousness, and suddenly he turns into Steven, or Moon Knight turns into Mr Knight. I think it would be amazing.”

Is there a Moon Knight season 2 trailer?

Hold your horses! The show hasn’t even been renewed yet, so it’s far too early to expect new footage for Moon Knight yet.

But watch this space!

Moon Knight episodes 1-6 are available to stream now on Disney Plus –sign up for Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year.

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