3 things want to see in Moon Knight season 2 (and 2 things we don't want)

If there's going to be a second season of Moon Knight on Disney Plus, these dos and don'ts will improve the show.

Rise | Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight | Disney+
Rise | Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight | Disney+ / Marvel Entertainment
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Marvel Comics fans were patiently waiting for a Moon Knight show or movie. The announcement of its arrival was shocking for two reasons. First, Oscar Isaac wasn’t someone people guessed would play him. Thankfully (and shocking to no one) he was great. Second, Disney Plus isn’t the landing spot fans expected.

Disney Plus isn’t known for having characters like Moon Knight. Since his return to stardom (Moon Knight: The Bottom) the Lunar Legionnaire has been one of the most violent characters in Marvel Comics. He doesn’t just get into fights. They’re bloody and brutal battles. It's something the previous season lacked and needs in season 2.

A more violent season isn’t the only thing needed to make Moon Knight’s sophomore season successful. There are three dos and two don’ts that will make the show more successful than before.

Want: Explain Jake Lockley

Where was Jake Lockley the entire first season? Was he created after a traumatic incident with his mother or something as an adult? Is he willfully working with Khonshu or is he being blackmailed? These are only some of the questions that need answering. 

Jake Lockley can’t pop in at the end of the season with Khonshu and shoot someone without an explanation. That’s bad writing. The answers shouldn’t take long either. Waiting until the latter end of the season will annoy fans. We already waited six episodes to confirm he existed.

Don't: A villain who can’t fight

Cerebral villains are great. They force a fighter to do more than punch their problems away. That shouldn’t be Moon Knight’s main antagonist. That’s not to say they shouldn’t be smart. The recent Black Spectre is an example of this. He carefully planned his moves and wasn’t afraid to get in a fight.

Moon Knight is supposed to be violent. He can’t beat on someone who’s all brains. He’ll look like a bully instead of a hero. That only works for him in the comics.

Want: More Taweret

Taweret was unlike the other gods. The other deities tolerated humans because they were needed. Taweret had a positive attitude towards them. For example, instead of using Layla El-Faouly like Khonshu, she made a deal with her to help stop Ammit.

Even in a show that balances violence, humor, and seriousness, Taweret is needed. She brings the positivity and happiness that the series needs. More of that won’t hurt. Plus, she’s a gateway to the dead.

Don't: Time switches between personalities

During the season finale fight, Marc Spector and Steven Grant switched without the weird time shift. Now that the two of them have come together, this shouldn’t happen again. Even with Jake Lockley being in the picture, it’s not needed. Marc and Steven can remain confused without the fans suffering. Seeing the personality switch will make Moon Knight flow smoother. It'll also be a reminder of how great of an actor Oscar Isaac is.

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May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Want: More Layla El-Faouly

Moon Knight was the star, but Layla El-Faouly was the best character on the show. She was a new addition to Marvel (both in the MCU and later in the comics). Despite that, she was loved from the beginning.

When Layla debuted, no one complained that she wasn't Marlene Alraune. Layla had some of Marlene's attributes but remained someone original. Layla needed to hold Marc accountable when he was out of line (something Marlene did), but do it in her own way.

Being unknown helped. No expectations gave her an advantage over Khonshu and Marc/Steven. Now that fans know who she is, use her more. In fact, give her a bigger role.

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Are there other things you do and don't want to see in season 2? Were the ones mentioned here accurate?