Moon Knight Director Mohamed Diab Says Two Major MCU Cameos Were Cut From The Show

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The final episode for Moon Knight received a mixed reaction, talking about whether it was a great one or it smashed our expectations is a tough job. And what really shocked us is the news that the series originally planned two cameos from the MCU which were cut from the finale and premiere. There were no cameos from other MCU characters in the series, which starred Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant, and just a few instances tied it to the larger Marvel universe. Even the post-credits scene in Moon Knight was devoid of cameos.

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Moon Knight

Marvel mostly let Moon Knight tell its own tale, with the program avoiding big MCU crossovers on several occasions. The cast of the program shared this viewpoint, as there were no recognized MCU characters to appear. Moon Knight was confirmed by Marvel Studios in 2019 and gained even more hype as Oscar Isaac was cast as Marc Spector/Steven Grant.

“We don’t need that” – Mohamed Diab

Director Mohamed Diab revealed to Variety that the original draft of the show’s script had two significant crossovers that were later eliminated for the benefit of the overall story and that one of the finest comments he’s heard about Moon Knight is that it doesn’t seem like a story set within the MCU.

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Director Mohamed Diab

“We had the freedom to place it whenever. I want to tell you the very first scene, there was a crossover, and in the very end scene, there was a crossover. But as the story developed and we kept changing the scripts, we felt like, “We don’t need that.” All of us. It was a collective decision. And then I kept thinking: It’s a rule. There has to be a scene at the end that connects us to the MCU. But I think they decided, “You know what, the surprise is that there isn’t, and what’s going to make this show unique is it doesn’t need anything else.” The best compliment we get on the show is when people tell us, “This doesn’t feel like a Marvel show. It feels like a standalone show that feels more dramatic, more dark, grounded.” I feel like we succeeded in bringing Marvel more to our corner. So, so proud and happy.”

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Oscar Isaac

The Moon Knight Theories Claim Everything Is Connected

Despite the fact that Moon Knight producer Grant Curtis stated specifically that the program will not be connected to the larger MCU, theories circulated that the show would have numerous important appearances. Despite the fact that neither Thor nor Black Panther feature in Moon Knight, some fans believe the program is somehow connected to the impending Thor: Love and Thunder. Many feel that the blockbuster’s principal adversary, Gorr, the God Butcher, might answer some unanswered mysteries about Moon Knight’s powerful Egyptian deities. In response to the speculations, series writer Beau DeMayo stated that he is unaware of Marvel Studios’ future plans.

Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.


Source: Variety


Written by Varshit Sharma

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