TheNewYorkTimes spoke with Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in an in-depth and spoiler-filled interview. They previously mentioned they wanted to use The Living Tribunal in Avengers: Infinity War during the Titan fight sequence against Thanos, but didn’t make the film and confirmed they weren’t legally allowed to add X-Men/Fantastic Four in Endgame.
Another cool thing they talked about is when Christopher Markus revealed they’d like to tackle a smaller origin story if they were writing another film for Marvel Studios, mentioning vigilante Moon Knight as potential superhero they’d want to focus on.
“Were we to take another one on, you can’t increase the scope or the stakes from where we are at the moment. We’d have to shrink it back down, do an origin story. There are deep-bench characters where I’m like, if you roll that guy out, I couldn’t resist. There is a great Moon Knight movie to be made, but I don’t know what is.”
Marc Spector aka Moon Knight is one of the more interesting characters given his multiple personalities and his ties to the supernatural.
Moon Knight, Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and Jake Lockley: four different aspects of the same man who was resurrected by Khonshu, the Egyptian Lunar-God of Vengeance and Justice to serve as his “avatar”.
It’s interesting they’re mentioning Moon Knight after Kevin Feige suggested a full year ago while speaking with ScreenRant he’s one of many characters they could consider adapting in the distant future.
“Yes. Does that mean five years from now, 10 years from now, 15 years from now? There are stacks of character cards that we have in our, in our development offices, which we look at. Which we pull for him, which we discussed.”
Markus and McFeely are certainly at the level at Marvel Studios to ask for projects as they’ve helped give the studio some of their biggest hits such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and now with Avengers: Endgame. I think if they want to write a Moon Knight movie they’ll be allowed to at least attempt an outline/treatment as the studio seems to be open to these smaller action-focused films with Black Widow and Shang-Chi on the horizon in Phase 4.
SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES