Friday evening's Disney + panel at the D23 The Marvel Cinematic Universe. But while "Ms. Marvel "and" She-Hulk "might be the biggest attention from MCU fans, the least intriguing announcement, at least to us, what" Moon Knight. "
No disrespect to Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk as characters, of course – but they are logical choices to add to the MCU. This is a great way to describe the world in which we live. Marvel. Moon Knight, on the other hand.
Moon Knight is a fascinated character, because while on the surface he comes off like Marvel's attempt to rip off Batman, his powers are actually magical, weird mystical abilities tied to an ancient Egyptian god and the moon ̵
Created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin in 1975, Moon Knight debuted in Marvel's "Werewolf by Night," where he's introduced hunting the title character before teaming up with him instead (the two have generally been allies ever since). Moon Knight's story goes like this: his real name is Marc Spector, and he's the Jewish son of a rabbi who fled to the United States from Czechoslovakia during World War II. Spector grew up in Chicago and joined the Marines, then became a CIA operative
While in Egypt on one of his mercenary gigs, Marc ran afoul of his employer and was killed – he just survived when his companions dropped his body in a tomb in front of an idol of Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god. Moonlight Knockers Suffering from the Moon's Mental Illness.
But that's not all Moon Knight suffers from dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personalities, and he's got a pile of alter egos, including at one point Captain America (!) and Wolverine (!!!!!!). Khonshu is actually real, and that has often been part of the hook for his character.
But whether or not Khonshu is fake, as established during writer Charlie Huston's "Moon Knight" vol. 3 (in 2006), Moon Knight's powers are definitely real, and they're definitely magical. Khonshu is real or because Spector's belief in Khonshu is so intense that he manifested himself.
Now, Doctor Strange and his wizard pals. But guess what: Being a magic superhero, Moon Knight has had some run in the comics, most recently being recruited by Doctor Strange's ghost (long story) into the Midnight Sons – a group of magic or supernatural heroes assembled by Strange to battle supernatural threats. Which to make a prime candidate to be introduced to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" ahead of his Disney + series.
But that's just part of why we think Moon Knight wants to get involved in the next "Doctor Strange "Movie. Khonshu would have to work in a universe where there is some kind of explanation. Arthur C. Clark's "any sufficient advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" axiom.
But from his first movie, Doctor Strange has always been portrayed as straight up dealing with literal magic. "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" would be an easy place to introduce something as weird as Khonshu; Dormmamu in the previous film. Knight's supernaturalness.
And just from a synergy perspective, doing so would create an easy feedback loop between Disney + and movie theaters. We already know that the upcoming WandaVision wants to lead directly into the event of "Multiverse of Madness," after all. Having "Multiverse" then connect back to "Moon Knight" makes a lot of sense.
But of course, we ' re just speculating. It's gonna be a long time before we meet the screen version of Marc Spector, as the "Moon Knight" show has no launch date yet, which is probably at least three years from Disney on Disney +, and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness "is still two years out, hitting theaters in May 2021.
Whatever happens, we just hope the MCU is getting some werewolves in the bargain.
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