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Why Marvel Kept the Biggest link between Moon Knight and Eternals a Secret

The Disney+ show Moon Knight just concluded its first season recently. The show was well-liked by fans and was a breath of fresh air from Marvel. The show however was light on MCU connections and references. This was unlike other MCU shows.

However, it has recently been confirmed that four cast members from Eternals were originally planned to feature in Moon Knight. This idea was nevertheless dropped later on. We take a closer look at this potential crossover and the probable reasons why it was scrapped in this article.

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Moon Knight had originally planned for cameos from four of the MCU’s Eternals characters

the eternals were originally planned to feature in Moon Knight
The Eternals

In an interview with The Direct, head writer and series producer of the show, Jeremy Slater confirmed that four Eternals characters were originally planned to be a part of the show. However, the plan was shelved. Slater said, “I tried very hard to get the Eternals into the show, just because I’m buddies with Kumail Nanjiani… I want[ed] some Kingo. At one point, there was a flashback on the page that sort of showed one of Khonshu’s Avatars back in ancient Egypt, sort of dealing with Ammit being locked away, and Alexander the Great, and all of that stuff. You sort of saw this Avatar team-up with the Eternals. It was a really fun scene, but again, it was so massively expensive to recreate Ancient Egypt, to sort of bring in 3 or 4 of the Eternals to have this big action sequence.”

On the scrapping of this plan, Slater said, “It was one of those things where it was a very fun scene, and it would have been a great cold open to one of the episodes, but it also would have had to come out of our budget somewhere else, and probably would have hurt our finale along the way. So, that was the cameo I had to cut. It hurt, but it was also the right thing to do for the show, and I think everyone sort of collectively agreed. There’s plenty of time in the future to team this guy up with other characters in the MCU and start building these connections; let’s not force something just because the other shows have all had it.”

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Why was this plan scrapped?

the eternals were originally planned to feature in Moon Knight
The Fist of Khonshu

Well, it seems that featuring the Eternals would have been too expensive. Furthermore, it would have greatly altered the history and back story of the show. Would you have preferred their inclusion in the Disney+ series? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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Where to watch Moon Knight?

the eternals were originally planned to feature in Moon Knight
A Poster of Moon Knight

All six episodes of Moon Knight, including the season finale can be streamed on Disney+. Each episode is around 40-50 minutes long.

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Written by Angad Singh

Lawyer, news junkie and about a dozen other things.