With only a few weeks away from Moon Knight's digital release in Disney+, the hype for Oscar Isaac's debut in the MCU keeps on getting bigger. Moon Knight will be the MCU's introduction to the supernatural Egyptian gods and mystical creatures. The Disney+ series is reported to be the MCU's darkest entry in the history of Marvel while also exploring Marc Spector's disassociative identity disorder that gives him multiple complex identities.
With the MCU finally done with the infinity saga, Phase 4 seems to be a great opportunity to introduce new characters in the franchise, especially after some of our favorite Avengers have retired. We were introduced to new heroes with the likes of Kate Bishop in Hawkeye, the twins in Wandavision, Shang-chi in The Legend of Ten Rings, America Chavez in the upcoming Dr. Strange Multiverse of Madness, and now, Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight.
While it's safe to assume that Moon Knight will be a new addition to the new group of heroes being set up by the MCU, producer Grant Curtis drops some disappointing updates with the upcoming series.
In Disney's press release, Moon Knight producer Grant Curtis revealed that the series won't have a connection to the current MCU. Curtis explained, "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. 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. We’re embracing all that. We love stuff that goes bump in the night.”
The producer reveals, “There’s 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.”
Curtis' comment on the upcoming series is very confusing, especially with how Moon Knight won't have any connection with the MCU. However, the producer might be misleading fans. It is either the series won't have any interconnected stories that would include MCU heroes or the timeline that Moon Knight happened doesn't connect with the current MCU timeline.
Understandably, Moon Knight is Marc Spector's origin story, and the focus will be entirely on him and how he developed as the Moon Knight. The side characters may not include any current MCU heroes and focus solely on the supernatural Egyptian Gods and the mystical creatures. However, recent leaks claim that Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner will be joining the series which makes the fans really confused.
Moon Knight will premiere on Disney+ on March 30.