Moon Knight is generating a lot of buzz ahead of its release on Disney+ later this month, and fans have begun theorizing about how the hero’s mythos could affect the MCU as a whole. Although both the Moon Knight character and the Egyptian God Khonshu can be linked to the same world’s history, executive producer Grant Curtis has stated that the series would mostly be independent.
Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis’s comments:
Moon Knight’s producer Grant Curtis says the series has “no attachment to the current MCU. He’s brand-new, and he is going on a brand-new adventure. We really think the fans are going to enjoy it”.
“There are multiple aspects of Moon Knight that get us internally jazzed at Marvel Studios. But one of the unique aspects of this character is it’s taking Marvel Studios to its Iron Man and Tony Stark roots,” Curtis shared. “That was a character that was obviously built from the ground up, and it is the same with Marc Spector.”
“We’re absolutely embracing the supernatural aspects of what was in publishing, the Egyptian gods, this ruthless Egyptian god Khonshu that manipulates Marc to do his bidding,” he added. “We’re embracing all that. We love stuff that goes bump in the night.”
What does all this mean?
All of this does not translate into the fact that Moon Knight isn’t a part of this system. Oscar Isaac‘s hero, rather, isn’t expanding on the Phase 1 characters. He may share the same world as them, but the MCU’s supernatural branch starts from a very distant context. Steven Grant/Marc Spector will almost certainly not be linked to any other characters also. However, we’re confident that by the end of the film, the hero will have established himself as an important figure. Not only that, but even his narrative will somehow intertwine with that of The Avengers.
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