10 things Marvel needs to do to save the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is at a crossroads, but it isn't beyond saving. Here is how Marvel Studios can turn things around.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL. / o
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7. Officially greenlight Moon Knight season 2

Prior to the release of his own series, Moon Knight was one of the most famous Marvel Comics characters yet to appear in the MCU. He wasn't as well-known to mainstream audiences, but Marvel fans loved him and they wanted him to make his live-action debut. That finally happened in 2022 with the release of Disney Plus' Moon Knight.

The show was a huge success, kicking off the second phase of the Marvel Studios Disney Plus shows. Fans responded to the show well, especially Oscar Isaac's nuanced performance, and it generated a lot of buzz in the weeks before, during, and after its release. It also told its own contained story, glossing over its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and focusing directly on its own mythology, opening the MCU up to a new world of Egyptian gods. It was essentially a Marvel Spotlight show before they coined the banner for Echo.

It's been almost two years since the show premiere and there still haven't been any updates on a second season. The show was so isolated from the rest of the MCU - even more so than Echo - that it's hard to believe we'll see Moon Knight show up in any other titles just yet. Let's not forget that the series technically ended on a cliffhanger.

Again with the whole notion of directionless, it just doesn't make sense that Marvel has yet to reveal what's next for the character when there was such an overwhelmingly positive response to the show and Oscar Isaac's portrayal. A second season has been rumored for almost the whole two years since the show's conclusion, so it would certainly help if there was an announcement made about its future (and the same goes for Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, which are both also rumored to have second seasons in the works).

Marc Spector, Steven Grant, Khonshu, and Jake Lockley proved to be a chaotically popular combination; it would make sense to bring them back and give the fans what they want.