1 ‘Moon Knight’ TV Series Could Have Involved Blade and Pre-Dated the MCU

Marvel’s Moon Knight on Disney+ introduced fans to Steven Grant/Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy), Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), and Anton Mogart (Gaspard Ulliel), all before episode 4. However, fans could have gotten a very different Moon Knight TV series almost two decades ago. A Moon Knight TV show could have teamed Marc Spector up with Blade, the vampire hunter. And it could have happened before Robert Downey Jr. kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man.

The Marvel 'Moon Knight' trailer
The Marvel ‘Moon Knight’ trailer | Marvel Studios

A ‘Moon Knight’ TV series could have released more than 15 years before the Disney+ show

In the 2000s, a very different Marvel Cinematic Universe was taking shape. After the success of the Wesley Snipes’ Blade movies (including Blade II and Blade: Trinity), Blade: The Series started in 2006. And in the pilot episode, they referenced Marc Spector.

At a 2006 Comic-Con, Blade: The Series producers “said they had plans to introduce Moon Knight into their series,” IGN reported at the time.

“A few months later, Marvel Studios and No Equal Entertainment announced their plans to produce a Moon Knight TV series,” BuzzFeed reported.

Moon Knight, Blade, Ghost Rider, the Black Knight, and several more heroes and antiheroes represent a darker side of Marvel Comics.

Before Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and the Avengers established a more lighthearted MCU, a darker one could have occurred.

Everything we know about the ‘Moon Knight’ TV series spinoff of ‘Blade: The Series’

The producers teased Marc Spector in the first episode of Blade: The Series Season 1. However, they did not plan to reveal Moon Knight until Season 2. Moon Knight, Blade, and possibly the Marvel Comics villain Steppin’ Razor could have all teamed up in future episodes.

Unfortunately, before they could introduce Moon Knight, the series was canceled. Not even what Moon Knight villains could appear were revealed.

No further announcements came from Marvel or No Equal Entertainment. And then, in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. brought Tony Stark to life in Iron Man. It changed the course of superhero movies forever.

However, with fans responding to nostalgic 2000s heroes like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel has a new perspective on the classic heroes and actors.

Blade and Marc Spector could meet up with Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight, in the MCU

At the end of Eternals, Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) reached for the Ebony Blade, the sword of the Black Knight in Marvel Comics, before a voice stopped him. This voice was Mahershala Ali as Blade, the vampire hunter.

With the Moon Knight TV series presenting a darker, more brutal tone among other MCU shows like WandaVision, Hawkeye, and Loki, fans have started rumors of the Midnight Sons.

In Marvel Comics, the Midnight Sons is a group of dark, supernatural heroes. The lineup often features Werewolf By Night, who has a confirmed project for Disney+. It also includes Morbius, who recently had his own solo film with Jared Leto at Sony.

The MCU could finally fulfill the meeting between Moon Knight and Blade teased all those years ago. And fans cannot wait.

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