New Moon Knight Episode Suggests He Got His Powers BEFORE Avengers: Infinity War
At the beginning of Moon Knight, the Disney+ series has provided fans with more questions than answers. The first episodes received rave reviews as the mystery surrounding Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector begins to unravel on screen. Audiences were immersed in the action as Spector’s dissociative identity disorder was on full display, showing how the mercenary-turned-vigilante shared his mind with lowly gift-buyer employee Steven Grant.
So far, fans have spent quite a bit of time figuring out who Spector is alongside Isaac’s Grant on screen. While Marc is seasoned in the world of ancient Egyptian mythology, serving as an avatar of the god Khonshu (which grants him the ability to wield the Moon Knight armor), Steven is still very new to the whole world of combat. crime.
Viewers have seen it all in Steven Moon Knight’s journey so far. But how long exactly has Marc Spector been moonlighting as a white-robed vigilante? Well, a line of Moon Knight The third episode indicates that his tenure as Moon Knight is longer than some think.
A decade of Moon Knight?
As pointed out ScreenRanta line in the first moments of Moon Knight Episode 3 hints that Marc Spector has been Khonshu’s fist for at least a decade.
At the beginning of Moon Knight third episode, May Calamawy’s Layla Abdallah El-Faouly mentions that she left Egypt “ten years” earlier, with Spector involved in the departure. Calamawy’s character is clearly based on the Marlene comics of Moon Knight, whose father dies as part of the hero’s origins. While the hero’s origin story wasn’t directly shown in the Disney+ series, that would mean he may have been in the role for over a decade at this point.
Moon Knight is believed to take place in early 2025, meaning Marc first donned the Khonshu-endowed costume in early 2015. This would mean Marc Spector/Steven Grant had been in the superhero role for longer than the MCU’s Spider-Man and he sits on the fringes of massive events like the Thanos Snap and the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Where was Marc Spector?
If that’s true, and Marc Spector has been playing superpowered dressup for over a decade, Marvel Studios has some explaining to do. As mentioned above, massive earth-shaking events occurred at the supposed moment Oscar Isaac’s hero took on an alter ego.
If he’s been working in the shadows for so long, there must be a good reason, right? And maybe the last episodes of Moon Knight will explore those years in some way (perhaps with an Avengers crossover), but for now all fans can do is theorize.
As for why the hero may have avoided any interaction with Iron Man and Captain America, he may have intentionally avoided the big names in the Marvel Universe. Marc’s moral ambiguity manifested itself very early in Moon Knightso maybe he was leaning on his mercenary roots in his early days as a hero.
Looks like Spector got involved with some shady people in his time. It could mean that he used his powers for nefarious causes, working behind the scenes to eliminate his targets. If so, it would make a lot of sense as to why he could have avoided any interaction with the rest of the MCU.
Granted, while this isn’t Moon Knight’s debut in the MCU, his future is just as bright as his theoretical past is shady.