How Oscar Isaac’s Disney+ Series Connects To Other Characters Already In The MCU


moon knight will soon be the latest Disney+ series in an impressive lineup of Marvel shows that have already premiered just over a year ago. This time there is a bit of a change from the old guard. moon knight will be the first Phase 4 MCU show on Disney+ that isn’t led by previously established characters. Wanda, Vision, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, and others were all previously well-known due to blockbuster Marvel movies that preceded earlier phases of the MCU. moon knight will start a trend of new MCU stars, which will lead to the brand new series of Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Armor Warsand Stone heart coming soon. Without an established MCU backstory, however, it’s not easy for casual fans to learn more about these heroes until their shows premiere. In the case of Moon knightthe show is set to premiere March 30 on Disney+.

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Actor Oscar Isaac will star in the new series, playing Marc Spector, a former U.S. Marine, CIA agent, and mercenary with dissociative identity disorder. This is better known to many as multiple personality disorder. For example, in the series’ first full trailer, Marc is referred to as Steven Grant, an alternate identity that Moon Knight uses in the comics. Marc Spector (aka Moon Knight) leads a difficult life, often failing to separate his dreams from reality, and vice versa. When he is badly injured in Sudan, he comes into contact with a statue of the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu, who revives him (saving his life) and transforms him into a moon knight in the process. From this moment on, he must save and protect the innocent. Moon Knight features four major aspects of the Moon God’s nature: traveler, scout, embracer, and defender of those who travel by night. All of that aside, the question leading up to the series’ release is: how does Moon Knight relate to the other characters already in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?


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Where Does Moon Knight Fit Into The MCU Timeline?


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The character of Marc Spector (Moon Knight) was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. While Marvel is subject to changing plans in the past, it’s believed that moon knight will likely take place in modern times, possibly 2022. That would mean he should be able to interact with any other Marvel Phase 4 character at some point, if the studio decides. These interactions are something we’ll likely see happen over the next few years as more interconnected MCU stories unfold. Despite Moon Knight’s powers coming from an ancient statue, this should have no bearing on how long Moon Knight himself lives during the Disney+ show.


Who does Moon Knight line up with in the comics?


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Although he is often a loner, Moon Knight defeats anyone who deserves it because he believes he is the avatar of the Egyptian God of Vengeance. In a way, this helps him make amends with his mercenary past, which has led him to occasionally kill other people. While there’s no connection between the two (and there won’t be because they’re characters from rival companies), Moon Knight is most often compared to Batman, another well-rounded anti-hero. -loved without superpowers who has enough disposable income to be able to fight crime with . Over more than four decades (and nine volumes of Marvel comics), Moon Knight has been in many groups and interacted with virtually everyone, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, the X-Men, The Punisher, Deadpool, Daredevil and The Fantastic Four. He has previously appeared on the following Marvel Comics teams: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers, Marvel Knights, Heroes for Hire, and most notably, the Midnight Sons. This likely means he could easily fit into any future MCU plans in their future storylines and stay true to the basics the comics have already laid out for the character.


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There is no direct connection between the characters yet.


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While none of this has currently been established in the MCU, Marvel seems to be laying the groundwork for their telling of a much larger story, as they’ve done in the past. It is expected that after the new moon knight The Disney+ series is ending, he will also be part of future MCU projects – otherwise why would they feature the character now? – including upcoming movies. According to a Total Film exclusive, moon knight Head Writer Jeremy Slater said the eponymous character joining the Avengers “is the goal”. This would allow Moon Knight to interact with countless heroes and villains in the future. It’s unclear exactly what movies or shows he would potentially be a part of, aside from his own upcoming origin story. However, there are already films announced as Dead Pool 3a The Fantastic Four reboot, and another x-men project which he would certainly be a good candidate to be part of.



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