Marvel Studios currently has over 20 unannounced titles in the works, most of which will branch out to team-up movies, as we’ve seen with the mega-successful Avengers lineup within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given the sheer size of the superhero roster under Marvel’s belt, the studio is hoping to replicate the success of The Avengers franchise with team-up films based on Marvel’s Young Avengers, Dark Avengers, etc. However, we’ve recently found out that Marvel is working on a Midnight Sons movie, which is currently at its early development stage.
According to That Hashtag Show, Marvel Studios is currently developing Midnight Sons, a group of Superheroes, or more likely Supernatural heroes that fight supernatural threats. According to their article, Marvel Studios is looking to mold the Midnight Sons into a movie franchise akin to The Avengers, jokingly dubbing the project “Supernatural Avengers.” Previous reports regarding Midnight Sons were made, given how the Ghost Rider and Blade got their respective movie series. However, those reports were wildly inaccurate at the time since none of those films were explicitly developed for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite being produced by Marvel.
But the studio is well-prepared this time around, given the ongoing cinematic developments within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Blade, Moon Knight, and a Doctor Strange sequel set to release in the following years. The latter will introduce an abundance of new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, which will appear again in the Midnight Sons, much like Stark, Banner, and Thor did in The Avengers. The superhero roster for the upcoming team-up will start off small and grow as the story progresses from what we know so far.
Ghost Rider will appear alongside Doctor Strange in the upcoming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, and Scarlet Witch, which was introduced in The Avengers and expanded in WandaVision. Blade will get a spotlight of his own, introducing Hannibal King and Hellstrom. Moon Knight will also get a release of his own. It’s safe to assume that any of the aforementioned standalone releases will introduce new characters and expand the cinematic franchise before ultimately tying into a Midnight Sons movie, which could potentially spring into a massive movie franchise and another cinematic event of the decade.
Unfortunately, the Midnight Sons details are still scarce, as it is still in its early development phase, with storylines from the whiteboards translating to camera lenses. We still don’t know who the main villain is, but we suppose the movies will lead to his revelation, much like The Avengers did with Thanos. Judging by the unverified rumors, a team of supernatural heroes demands a supernatural villain, and all hands are pointing to Mephisto, an extra-dimensional demon who rules Hell. The Hell-Lord clashed with Thor, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, and Silver Surfer in Marvel’s comic universe, so it wouldn’t be so strange to see him as the arch-villain.
Someone once said that time is a cure that requires time to work. Though we’re sure they weren’t talking about Marvel’s cinematic universe, when it comes to Midnight Sons, only time will tell what will become of it and how impactful will the supposed franchise be on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each of the individual heroes has a massive fandom, but how will they perform as a team? Time will tell.