Marvel has brought so many beloved characters to life on both the big and small screens. From mainstay characters like Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk, to slightly more obscure characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones. They even brought a very successful version of the brutal vigilante, The Punisher, to Netflix. With that being said, there is one character along the same vain as Frank Castle that fans are clamoring to see come to life: Moon Knight.
The champion of the Moon God, Marc Spector is a super powered version of Batman, without the ‘code’ of no killing. He also suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, his mind split between his different personas used in his intel gathering. And, while there is no word as to whether Marvel has any plans to bring Moon Knight into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in any capacity, a fan has decided to take the matter into his own hands and create a Moon Knight short film.
Caden Butera and Paradox Studios shot this 18 minute short film on a miser’s budget. This video, for what it is, does give fans a taste of what Moon Knight could be if Marvel decided to tackle the character. But, it also shows the limitations that Marvel would have, as the character is very similar to The Punisher in tone and style.
The film isn’t great, but when you have a very minimal budget, you can only do so much. The cinematography is actually quite good, and it is edited very well. Unfortunately, the acting is subpar, but, as I learned in film school, when you get free or “minimum wage” actors, you get what you pay for. Still, this movie gives hope that we could one day see a Marvel Studios version of the character.
However, with the Netflix deal over, and with the Disney streaming service most likely avoiding the R rated stuff, he may only appear if Marvel decides to bring him to the big screen. Maybe if Marvel does indeed go through with the solo Black Widow film as R-Rated, and it’s successful, then we could see Moon Knight on the big screen! Fingers crossed…
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