Though Marvel and Netflix’s deal were for four TV series – it looks like one more show might be added to the mix shortly.
Appearing on the Collider Heroes podcast, Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonazalez says the studio is developing a Netflix series based on the Marvel Comics character “Moon Knight”. The character has come up in a few discussions as being one of the potential ones being developed for the three mystery release dates that Marvel announced last week:
“It’s interesting you bring up Moon Knight, because that’s not being developed for film. The heroic hot rumor is that Moon Knight is actually being developed for Netflix, since he is their version of Bruce Wayne.
The way they’re backdoor piloting Punisher, making appearances in Daredevil Season 2, and if it works out, boom. It’s the same thing with Moon Knight. Again, he’s their version of Bruce Wayne, it’s one of the staples they’re developing for their Netflix strategy, and I’d rather see a Netflix version of Moon Knight than a cinematic one.”
Gonzalez did not go into detail regarding which show the character might first appear on before getting his own stand alone show. In the comics, the character is given superhuman strength, endurance, and reflexes after he was visited by Egyptian god Khonshu. He uses his powers and gadgets to fight crime.
The “Jessica Jones” series is the next cab off the rank in the Marvel-Netflix deal with it scheduled to premiere November 20th. The talk comes as stock in Netflix plunged in trading this week after U.S. subscriber growth for the year’s third quarter came in under expectations.