The exciting twists-and-turns of Marvel Studios’ Phase Four continue as it’s diving into the more mystical supernatural corner of the MCU with Moon Knight, Blade, and the rumored Werewolf By Night project. Apart from the introduction to a whole new set of characters, taking on the supernatural angle comes with many creative routes, one of which includes characters from the aforementioned MCU projects—the Midnight Sons.
It’s hard to overlook this possibility, considering many of the Midnight Sons have been introduced to us in the MCU (and some who are most likely to make their first appearance very soon in the MCU). As far as characters that have already made themselves known, we have Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, and Morbius (yes, he’s from the Sonyverse, but there might be a potential crossover by way of the MCU’s Vulture).
Although characters such as the Punisher and Ghost Rider are not technically canon in the MCU, the Punisher’s Netflix show has been integrated into the Disney+, and a Ghost Rider project has always been a hot topic of discussion at Marvel Studios. Lastly, Blade is slated to officially make a visual appearance (with Moonlight actor, Mahershala Ali, taking on the role) in his very own debut film.
In the comics, the Midnight Sons are formed to fight demons, specifically Lilith and her children. The Lilin, her children, are with the team being made up of supernatural and street-level heroes. While it seems only natural to appoint Doctor Strange as the leader of the group (just as he is in the Marvel Comics series), there’s a lot up in the air before we see his fate in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Another potential leader could be Blade. The last we (literally) heard from Blade was in the Eternals post-credit scene, when he warns Dane Whitman (played by Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington) of the dangers that come along with the cursed Ebony Blade.
With the darker tone that the MCU seems to be adopting, this leaves a lot of possibilities open to the imagination of the Marvel fanbase. Personally, I think that a lot more will be answered after a few events. The end of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, the season finale of Moon Knight, and the confirmation of Daredevil and the Punisher being MCU canon.
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