Now that Moon Knight officially stepped out of the spotlight as Disney+'s first Marvel series slated for 2022, Oscar Isaac's titular hero is at the top of every Marvel fan's mind. Alongside Isaac's Steven Grant and Marc Spector, fans were extremely amused when the long-awaited Jake Lockley was finally featured in the series’ post-credits scene.
However, in a recent interview with Comicbook.com (via Phase Zero), Moon Knight producer Grant Curtis revealed that Jake Lockley was already present in the series' first episode, and clearly fans have missed it.
"Well, I don't want to alter anyone's experience of the show cause I do know there's a lot of theories out there," Curtis said. "But I will say this: You guys are smart. We have the best fans in the world. Jake appearing in episode six at the very end was not the first time Jake appeared in our narrative, and I'll let people take that for whatever it means. But that was not his introduction. He was in the show from episode one."
While the producer didn't disclose exactly in which scene Jake Lockley appeared, fans theorized that in Episode 1, Lockley took over the body when he was asking Grant's gift shop co-worker on a date.
Jake Lockley is one of the highly-anticipated estranged Moon Knight personas. Just when the fans almost gave up waiting for the character's arrival, everyone was met with satisfaction when the post-credit scene finally confirms Jake Lockley as the third Moon Knight persona.
While the series didn't fully disclose who is Jake Lockley and why he matters in the series, Lockley is one of the Moon Knight personas that serves as the bridge for the criminal underworld. And as evidenced by the series, it looks like Lockley is Khonshu's new avatar after Spector and Grant quit.
For now, it's safe to assume that Jake Lockley will be the focal point of the show's second season or the next Moon Knight-related projects. Sadly, fans have to wait for the meantime as Marvel Studios hasn't yet announced anything regarding Moon Knight's MCU future.
All episodes of Moon Knight are streaming on Disney+.