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Why Marvel Dropped Kang’s Cameo From Moon Knight’s Original Script

Kang already left a mark after his first appearance in Loki. Kang was played by Jonathan Majors and his performance easily impressed audiences. While the series only featured a variant of the character, known as He Who Remains. Another variant of the character will return in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Kang - He Who Remains - Moon Knight
Kang – He Who Remains – Moon Knight Connection

But what is the connection of him with Marc Spector’s story? This question leaves plenty of other questions. The biggest connection lies with the Egyptian ties that the titular hero has. Kang also has those links, because, if we follow the comics storyline, he becomes the Pharaoh Rama-Tut.

The Cut Kang Connection

Moon Knight and Kang the Conqueror
Moon Knight and Kang the Conqueror

Rama-Tut was the first version of Kang to appear in the show, before expanding his connection to his later introduced version. But, Why would Kang decide to go from the future to the past to become a Pharaoh? Well, it all became lust for power.

In a recent interview with The Direct’s Russ Milheim, Moon Knight head writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater revealed that Rama-Tut, a variant of Kang the Conqueror himself, was once referenced in one of the series episodes.

Slater points how there “was a line in the script” where someone, he thinks Steven, was “sort of rattling off some Egyptian history… and he did mention Rama-Tut.”

“There was a line in the script, and I don’t know if it survived. I can’t remember. But there was a line where, I think Steven, is sort of rattling off some Egyptian history that he has locked away in his brain, and he did mention Rama-Tut. I don’t remember if that scene, if that line is still in the show or not. But it was that small, it was him mentioning a list of famous pharaohs or something like that. But that was Nick Pepin, one of our executives at Marvel, that was his idea to sort of slip that in there as a fun Easter egg.”

Who Is Rama-Tut? Kang Variant Explained

Kang teaser in Moon Knight's script
Kang teaser in Moon Knight’s script

Rama-Tut most was the Earth’s most powerful Heroes in Avengers (Vol. 7) #4which inspired the previous Moon Knight Easter egg. The ancient villain wears an a big pharaoh headdress, which can be seen on the back of a character’s jacket in the Disney+ series third episode.

However, they showed a slight visual of the villain by a piece of graffiti artwork featuring Rama-Tut.  It was seen on the back of a character’s jacket. There was also a random theory that says Alexander the Great was actually Rama-Tut. But, according to the producer, doesn’t seem like the case.

Written by Shreeparna Das