Moon Knight is arguably 2022’s greatest superhero show. Oscar isaac has done wonders as Marc Spector/Steven Grant. The Fist of Khonshu may not be done with wowing us just yet. Marvel’s Moon Knight series is the perfect platform to introduce a classic X-Men villain – Apocalypse. Since the Fox-Verse is more or less over, it is time for Disney to take the necessary steps to bring in the X-Men characters to the MCU forefront. Moon Knight makes for a good case for the arrival of Apocalypse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But how could it happen, you ask? Well it turns out, Moon Knight already has all necessary ingredients needed to open the doors for Apocalypse to make his mark. Here’s how.
Who Is Apocalypse – The Feared X-Men Villain
Born as En Sabah Nur, Apocalypse was raised in a tribes of Sandstormers where the only rule was ‘survival of the fittest’. His grey skin and monstrous appearance terrified many. When he lost his tribe to General Ozymandias’ rampage, Nur vowed revenge and took the fight to the Pharaoh Rama-Tut (who was just Kang in disguise). Kang wanted to bring in Apocalypse as his newest acolyte. But Nur revolted and his mutant powers activated. His rampage forced Kang to flee and he then used advanced technology combined with his mutant abilities to roam the world, spreading the mutant gospel and taking names.
Over the thousands of years he had spent on earth, Apocalypse only grew stronger. He is in fact one of the strongest mutants to ever exist. from energy manipulation to telepathy, cellular regeneration and size manipulation, Apocalypse has access to dozens of unique abilities. His understanding of Celestial technology is also unparalleled and he can use it to enhance and enslave other mutants, who then become a member of his Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. In the comic books. Apocalypse is more than just a tyrant. He is both a freak and force of nature not to be trifled with.
How Moon Knight Sets Up Apocalypse
The first connection Moon Knight has with Apocalypse is its unique foundations based on ancient Egyptian mythology. Moon Knight is based on Egyptian lore while En Sabah Nur was born there and in around the same time period. One more point of similarity is the Ennead.
In the comic books, it was the Egyptian Gods that came to En Sabah Nur in his dreams while he was kept captive as a slave. They told him that he was prophesized to defeat the Pharaoh and save humanity from itself. Moon Knight’s powers come from Khonshu, one of the most ancient Egyptian Gods. Many other Gods of ancient Egypt have already made an appearance in the show. Making Apocalypse a part of that mythology would be a piece of cake for Marvel Studios. Considering the MCU’s magnitude and scale, this would not raise too many eyebrows.
Doctor Strange 2 Will Introduce X-Men But Moon Knight Can Introduce THE X-Men Villain
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is about to show us the debut of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. And with him, we will finally get to see the X-men in all their glory. Moon Knight on the other hand could up the ante by teasing that this fan favorite X-Men villain could already be a part of the larger Marvel multiverse.
In Moon Knight Episode 4, it is revealed that Alexander the Great – Ammit’s last avatar, was defeated and sealed in a secret tomb. Ammit’s Ushabti was hidden inside his mummified corpse. En Sabah Nur aka Apocalypse has already had a long drawn out history with tyrannic Egyptian rulers. Could it be that it was Apocalypse who defeated Ammit’s avatar and set the stage for Moon Knight? This is a golden opportunity for Marvel Studios.
The Fox movies did Apocalypse dirty. But in a peculiar and ironic twist, Oscar Isaac may be able to redeem himself. You either die as a Marvel supervillain or live long enough to redeem your past Marvel role by playing a Marvel superhero.