Marvel is focusing on more teams like the Avengers. With the welcoming of teams such as Fantastic Four, Eternals, and Young Avengers, we can vouch for it. I am talking about the Midnight Sons in this particular context. Marvel has put a Midnight Sons movie in development. This was further supported by the report of That Hashtag Show claiming that Ghost Rider is coming to the MCU in Doctor Strange 2. But it seems like Marvel already has a few members of Midnight Sons in the MCU.
Existing Members Of Midnight Sons
Make talk about the elephant in the room first. Yes, I’m talking about Doctor Strange. In the comics, he was the one who had secretly assembled and assisted the team from behind the scenes from the start. But he did not join them until the “Seige of Darkness” storyline. Originally, he is the only one at the moment in the MCU to foresee events. Hence, it would make sense if the remains the one to assemble the team. We will now see Strange in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Let’s scout for other existing members in Marvel. Various members of the Midnight Sons have already appeared in live-action Marvel properties. A few members of the Midnight Sons team also appeared in the Marvel Netflix shows Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in The Punisher and Finn Jones as Danny Rand in Iron Fist. Lastly, Daimon Hellstrom was already introduced in Helstrom, the very last Marvel TV series before Marvel Television got folded into Marvel Studios.
Members of Midnight Sons Coming To The MCU
Let’s talk about one of the most vital members of Midnight Sons who’s coming to the MCU, Blade. The character will be soon be played by Mahershala Ali. The release date for the Blade reboot has not yet been made official yet. But Marvel has tapped Watchmen writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour to pen the script earlier this year. Hence, it is safe to believe that Blade is coming, and he’s coming soon. Moreover, Hannibal King and Hellstrom will be introduced in Blade. Earlier, KC Walsh from Geeks Worldwide reported that the fourth member joining the team would be Elsa Bloodstone. She could be seen in the Blade movie or the Moon Knight TV series.
Another member of Midnight Sons who is set to make his live-action debut early next year is Morbius, the Living Vampire, played by Jared Leto. One must know why he is important to the history of Midnight Sons. On many occasions, he has helped to lead the team and even assembling his own iteration of it at various points. Directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jared Leto as the main role, Morbius follows Michael Morbius, a doctor who becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease. The character was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101.
Technically, Morbius is in the domain of Sony. But the growing relationship between the two titans might just result in a deal where MCU and Sony might share Morbius. The same will be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home. We will find a number of Spider-Man adjacent characters previously held by Sony (Doctor Octopus and Electro).
What Can Midnight Sons Bring To The MCU
Midnight Sons is a group within Marvel consisting of superheroes that fight supernatural threats. Marvel Studios is wanting to build Midnight Sons to be the ‘Supernatural Avengers’ more or less. The team will start with Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, Blade, Hannibal King, Hellstrom, Ghost Rider, and Scarlet Witch. The latter will also be seen in Doctor Strange 2. All this proves that Midnight Sons can very easily be seen in the MCU, with no issue to the continuity.
The Midnight Sons would be the perfect way to embrace the supernatural genre and horror elements while still maintaining a PG-13 rating. It is being said that Doctor Strange 2 will lean more towards the horror genre. After the departure of original director Scott Derrickson, Marvel tapped Sam Raimi to direct. This suggests that the movie will still at least be heavily influenced by the genre because of Raimi’s past experience in the same field.
Marvel has tried the horror genre in past but has failed. Mainly because of the mergers happening every now and then, like Marvel Television and Marvel Studios merger. Fox’s New Mutants was a victim of production hell and the Fox-Disney merger. Moreover, Hulu’s Helstrom series was also, unfortunately, the victim of the Marvel Television-Marvel Studios merger. Midnight Sons could be of the same genre and truly bring out the genre in the MCU. Marvel finally doing horror would tap into an enormous demographic.