Who are the children of midnight?

Jared Leto, Benedict Cumberbatch Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures, Disney Plus Remix By Keane Eacobellis

Over the past twenty years, marvel Movies, and more recently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced many superheroes, super villains, and superhero squads that were previously unknown to mainstream audiences. As Marvel’s successful properties proliferate, the MCU continues to offer more and less well-known properties, such as Guardians of the GalaxyAnd eternityAnd moon knight.

One team on the cusp of being known by mainstream audiences is the superstar team, Midnight Sons. In fact, Midnight Sons will have at least two chances to gain popularity, the first is that Marvel has featured a number of its members in several films and TV shows, and the second is that Firaxis Games is working on a tactical role-playing game called Midnight from Marvel With the new Midnight Sons team, slated for release in 2022.

But who are the Midnight Sons? Why were they formed, what was their goal, and which Marvel characters were on the team? It all started in 1992 with the comic book Ghost rider Volume 3 #28the first part of The Rise of the Midnight Sons Cross, written by Howard Mackey and penned by Andy Kubert. In the book, ghost riders unite to defeat the evil demon Lilith, nicknamed “Mother of All Demons”. During the crossover, more characters unite to form the team, so let’s take a look at who came together to form the original Sons of Midnight.

Ghost rider

The main character in the first Midnight Sons movie is Ghost Rider, The Spirit of Vengence, a character that had two films in 2007 and 2011. At the time, in the comic books, the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, had moved on and had Danny Keach take up his mantle instead. . Danny Kitsch took charge for the first time in the same round of Ghost rider It is where Midnight Sons is first introduced and the character was created by Howard Mackie and Javier Saltares. Ketch becomes the Ghost Rider after finding a glowing fuel cap on a motorbike and uses force to take revenge on a gang that injured his sister. Played Kitsch by Fergus Riordan in the 2011 movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Directed by Mark Nevelden and Brian Taylor. The Ghost Rider is usually found on a blazing motorcycle, carrying chains, blasting enemies with hellfire, and performing a total stare at enemies.

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Johnny Blaze, the original ghost, first appeared in Marvel Spotlight Edition #5, published August 1972. The character was created by Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich, and Mike Ploog. Johnny Blaze played Nicolas Cage in the two Ghost rider Movies, she made her debut as a character in the 2007 movie Ghost riderDirected by Mark Stephen Johnson. Blaze becomes reckless after getting rid of the fires of Hell that have consumed him and returns to help Ketch in his fight against Lilith, joining the Midnight Sons.

Morbius

The latest character to have a movie and be a part of the Midnight Sons, Morbius the Living Vampire created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in The Amazing Spider-Man #101released in October 1971. Jared Leto recently played Dr. Michael Morbius in the lousy movie, Morbius, released this year in 2022, and directed by Daniel Espinosa. Morbius is a pseudo-vampire, possessing superhuman speed and strength. It is also capable of using echolocation and can see in the dark. He does not have the same weaknesses as vampires and can walk in sunlight without dying.

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Best known for the movie series starring Wesley Snipes, Blade was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan in Dracula’s grave # 10released in July 1973. Wesley Snipes starred in the 1998 film code Directed by Stephen Norrington. It has been announced that Mahershala Ali will be playing the character in the Blade Marvel Cinematic Universe project. Blade’s name is Eric Cross Brooks and he is often known as The Daywalker. Blade is a vampire hunter with many vampire powers without any of the weaknesses because he is the son of a human and a vampire. He is also a skilled martial artist and swordsman.

Dr. Gharib

Dr. Gharib
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Doctor Strange was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963, and first appeared in Weird Tales #110. Dr. Stephen Strange appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, a former surgeon who became the Earth’s Supreme Wizard, an extremely powerful magical being who fights dark magical threats, particularly from other worlds. Doctor Strange didn’t actually join the Midnight Sons until after they were formed, but he formed the group, convincing and transporting the characters to fight against Lilith. Cumberbatch as Strange first appeared in Dr. Gharib, 2016 film directed by Scott Derrickson. He will replay his role Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madnessIt is directed by Sam Raimi, and will be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.

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Caretaker has had live iterations before, most notably played by Sam Elliott in Ghost riderBut his comic version is very different from his onscreen version. Created in the comics along with the Midnight Sons of Ghost rider Volume 3 #28. He was a member of the Ancient Blood Organization and oversaw a cemetery in New York. The graveyard is where he was drawn to in the fight against Lilith, which encouraged Danny Keach to fight against Lilith’s forces.

Victoria Montessi

It was the first appearance of Victoria Montessi in The Rise of the Midnight Sons Crossing, Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins #1 It was created by Chris Cooper and Richard Case. Montessori manages to resist the power of Darkhold but is also born from it so that she can feel the magic book. Montessori forms the Darkhold Redeemers and joins the Midnight Sons to battle Lilith. She was also the first openly gay Marvel character.

Louise Hastings

Louise Hastings also debuted in Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins #1. She joined the Darkhold Redeemers with Victoria Montesi due to her knowledge of magic. She was later killed in the same series by Morbius in issue #15.

Sam Buchanan

Sam Buchanan was also a member of the Darkhold Redeemers and debuted in Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins #1. Think of him as a SHIELD agent because he was a character that could be disposed of with a gun.

Frank Drake

Frank Drake’s first appearance was in the same Blade series, but in the first issue, Dracula’s grave #1. It was created by Jane Colan and Jerry Conway and was a descendant of Dracula. Drake realized this after his inheritance dried up and the only inheritance he had left that was repairable was the castle that belonged to Dracula. Drake teams up with Blade and Hannibal King, and all three of them join the Midnight Sons to fight Lilith.

King Hannibal

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Hannibal King is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ryan Reynolds in the 2004 film triple bladeDirected by David S. Gower. The king appeared for the first time in Dracula’s grave # 25 It was created by Jane Colan and Marv Wolfman. In the comic books, Hannibal was a vampire but vowed to never drink new blood and bought blood from blood banks instead. Along with two other Nightstalkers, Frank Drake and Blade, King joins the Sons of Midnight to fight Lilith.

This is the same team that appeared in The Rise of the Midnight Sons They’ve been included in a few different books over the years. After this team, there were two more teams created, as in marvel zombies. at Marvel Zombie 4Morbius has assembled a new set of characters for his sons in the middle of the night to try to contain the spread of zombies. This set includes Damon Hellstrom, Jennifer Keel, Man-Thing and the Wolf in the Night.

The next time the Midnight Sons appear, it will be in condemnation Limited comic book series written by Donnie Keats and Nick Spencer with art by Ron Reese. Compiled by Wong – played by Benedict Wong in the MCU – and Doctor Strange’s ghost-dog Bats. Gathered to battle the forces of Mephisto, this squad consists of Man-Thing, Doctor Voodoo, Elsa Bloodstone, Moon Knight and Iron Fist, as well as the original Midnight Sons members, Blade and Ghost Rider.

As for the video game set to be released this year, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, The lineup of heroes is quite different and includes the most popular Marvel characters, as well as some of the lesser known. The game is set to include Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Magik and Marvel’s Nico Minoru. Fugitives. The game will also include alumni of Midnight Sons, Doctor Strange, Blade and Ghost Rider, however, Ghost Rider will be Robbie Reyes and not Ketch or Blaze. Midnight from Marvel Loosely inspired by the original comic book crossover that founded the group, The Rise of the Midnight SonsLilith represents the main antagonist.

These are all iterations of Midnight Sons and the history of the Super Team. Now that more than a few of these characters are set to be in the MCU, we may see a live version of the team soon.

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