Marvel to bring several Disney+ characters together for Midnight Suns project

It seems Marvel will soon bring together many MCU characters from the Disney+ Marvel Studios series for a Midnight Suns project.
Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Forget about the Avengers, rumor has it that Marvel might be finally preparing to bring yet another iconic group from the pages of Marvel Comics to the big screen and it’s a group that many fans have long hoped to see come together for a live-action project within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

I’m referring to Marvel’s Midnight Suns, who might finally be coming to the MCU via their own project – one that will bring together several familiar faces from the Disney+ MCU set shows as well as a few new characters who have yet to make their official debut within the ever-expanding MCU. 

Who are the Midnight Suns? 

Before we get into the rumored Marvel Studios project, let me first provide a quick overview of who exactly the Midnight Suns are for those who aren’t familiar with the group from the comics. While there have been a few iterations of the characters, let’s focus on the current modern-day group as it’s this group that is most likely to come together on the big screen – or small screen should the project evolve into a Disney+ series.

In recent years, the Midnight Suns are a group of heroes assembled by Doctor Strange who all have mythical powers. They once fought under the title of the Nine, but are known now as the Midnight Suns and are a group of heroes who “serve as mankind’s first line of defense against the Mother of Demons, Lilith, and her children, the Lilin.” 

The current roster of heroes on the Midnight Suns team includes Blade, Doctor Strange, Elsa Bloodstone, Doctor Voodoo, Wong, and Moon Knight, but the team has had various members over the years similar to other iconic Marvel groups such as the Avengers. They’ve also recently been renamed the Midnight Suns, so if you see variances between the titles referring to the group as Midnight Sons that is why. 

Marvel is developing a Midnight Suns project

While Marvel has yet to officially announce the project, trusted insider Daniel RPK reports that Marvel is developing a Midnight Suns project. It’s unclear whether the project is a movie or a show, but rumors suggest Marvel is planning a film rather than a series, but this is the new MCU and things are always changing so we’ll have to wait to see. 

According to the reports, Marvel will begin filming the project once Blade wraps. That’s an interesting rumor for certain given that Blade is expected to be delayed again and hasn’t begun filming just yet. At this point, we honestly have to wonder whether the film will still be made or if Marvel might perhaps drop the origin movie in favor of just bringing Blade into the mix via a Midnight Suns project. That hasn’t been discussed or reported, but given the struggle Marvel Studios has had with Blade one has to wonder if they might change their mind. 

There are currently no plot details about the project, but it has been rumored that the Midnight Suns project will bring together several key characters including several fan favorites who made their debuts in the MCU’s Disney+ originals and haven’t been seen since including Moon Knight, Elsa Bloodstone and Werewolf by Night. 

Also expected to be involved with the project are Clea and the assumption is that Doctor Strange will be featured as well, though at this time only Clea’s name has been tossed out as being a part of the rumored roster. The group would also include Blade, which is why Marvel is looking to film the project after Blade as it seems they want the character to be introduced in a solo film before bringing him into the fold with the Midnight Suns ensemble. 

As for the last character rumored to be in the mix? Well, it turns out Ghost Rider could soon be riding again in the MCU as the character is expected to be a part of the Midnight Suns project, which makes sense given he is a former member of the group. We don’t yet know which version of the character might appear in the film, nor do we know who might play him – though Ryan Gosling has been quite vocal in expressing a desire to bring the character to the big screen! 

With Marvel Studios expected to present at both SDCC and D-23, we should get some exciting announcements about the studio’s upcoming projects and it’ll be interesting to see just what rumored projects they choose to confirm are in development!

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