How cool would it be to see Moon Knight fighting alongside the Avengers against Thanos, right? The Marvel Cinematic Universe is all interconnected and his abilities could have been useful in the battle but he’s nowhere to be seen in Endgame, however, the producer of the show just revealed that he survived the blip, so, where is he, exactly, when the snap happened?
The Blip has been one of the most defining events in the whole timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the franchise built it for more than a decade, enough to set up the biggest battle that the mightiest heroes on Earth will ever face but with such a fractured world, where is Moon Knight all this time?
In a chat with The Direct, Jeremy Slater, the executive producer and head writer of Moon Knight revealed that Marc Spector survived the snap, ““We definitely, in the writers room, we all collectively thought he survived the Blip, that he wasn’t blipped away. Because I don’t know how you—I think if he had been blipped and come back, it would be something that you would have to address.”
Slater added, “It’s something you would have to deal with, especially as a character who is trying to find his place in the world, and has a lot of questions about his past. To not touch on the Blip of it all, felt weird. So we all kind of collectively assumed that he was part of the 50% that survived."
Slater further explained where Marc Spector is during the five years where half of the universe is nowhere to be found, “But as to what was actually happening during that period, I mean, I think that they say in the show that Steven basically woke up about two years ago. That was the first time that they started living separate lives, and it was following the death of Marc’s mother.”
Slater compared Marc Spector to Hawkeye’s Ronin, “So that’s been the last two years, and we assume the three years before that was sort of Marc, just, there was probably, in the same way, that Hawkeye had his hands full as Ronin because the criminal underworld was running rampant during the Blip time, I assume Moon Knight was keeping very busy. But it was all being sort of done in the shadows, and he was sort of taking out a lot of threats that never surfaced or saw the light of day.”
It’s a point to be discussed, possibly sometime in the future of the character in the franchise, but given that Moon Knight’s series introduced the hero first and there is only a limited time to showcase his story with only six episodes, it’s a story to be told in the future, one which, if included in the show, would be out of place.
With the narrative of Moon Knight focused on Marc's psyche, dealing with dissociative identity disorder, and on the origins of him being Khonshu’s Fist of Vengeance, putting in what happened during the Blip would be off the topic. At least, with that part of his life being set aside, there is more to tell, possibly a good one for a possible second season.
Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney Plus.