Marvel may have just delivered its best episode of television since X-Men: The Animated Series. Moon Knight Episode 5 featured a powerful interrogation of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), explaining the origin story of both Steven Grant and the Moon Knight persona in the process. But with lots of plot left to unravel and a major cliffhanger left hanging over our heads, you’re probably wondering: How many episodes of Moon Knight are there going to be? And how many are left?
Don’t worry, we’re here to answer your questions.
How many episodes of Moon Knight are there going to be?
Moon Knight features a grand total of six episodes, which is pretty much the standard for these Marvel miniseries shows. Some, like WandaVision, have run a bit longer, but six seems to be the MCU’s streaming sweet spot, for better or for worse.
Unfortunately, that does in fact mean Moon Knight Episode 5 was the penultimate one, with Episode 6 set to wrap up not just this season, but potentially Moon Knight’s entire story.
How many episodes are left of Moon Knight?
As stated above, only one episode of Moon Knight remains. The season finale, Episode 6, airs on Wednesday, May 4. After that, Marvel fans will need to wait for Ms. Marvel on June 8 (though Disney+ will also begin releasing episodes of its Star Wars miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 25).
On the plus side, we can pretty much assume the final episode of Moon Knight will be at least 50 minutes long in keeping with the five episodes before it. Maybe we’ll get something even longer if we’re really lucky.
Will there be a Moon Knight Season 2?
As far as we know, the answer is no. So far, most of Marvel’s Disney+ shows have been one-time miniseries setting up future MCU events (WandaVision will lead into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, for example) with Loki being the one exception so far. Reports also claim that, unlike most Marvel actors, Oscar Isaac’s contract only covers these six episodes, so there’s no legal guarantee we’ll see his MCU character again either in a Moon Knight Season 2 or any other Marvel property.
Of course, those reports could be wrong. Or Isaac could sign a new contract. But for now, it looks like this is the end for Moon Knight.
Is Moon Knight part of the MCU?
Yes, but you might not know it from watching the show. Moon Knight may be the least interconnected MCU entry since 2008’s Iron Man. Aside from a few very subtle Easter eggs, the series takes place on its own terms, with almost zero mentions of the wider Marvel universe. However, Moon Knight does indeed exist within that universe — did you catch the reference to Black Panther’s “ancestral plane” in Episode 5? — which means future crossovers are theoretically possible.
The Inverse Analysis — Moon Knight has accomplished a lot in five episodes, but there’s still plenty left for it to do in its finale. Not only does Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) have to worry about reaching the heart of Ammit’s tomb before Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) does, but now he also has to find a way to free Khonshu from his imprisonment.
Fortunately, with only one episode left to go, Moon Knight fans won’t have to wait much longer to see how Marvel plans on wrapping up Marc Spector’s first MCU adventure.
Moon Knight is streaming now on Disney+.
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