Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead reveal that Moon Knight episode 4 will have consequences that ripple out, as well as an unknown animal.
Two of the directors behind Moon Knight tease that episode 4 will have massively important consequences. Moon Knight is the first entry in Phase 4 of the MCU to come in 2022, and also the first of their live-action Disney+ series to introduce a brand new lead hero. The show will star Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant, an unassuming British man who works at a museum gift shop and discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder. One of his identities is that of hardened American assassin Marc Spector, but quickly he begins to develop a new one: that of Moon Knight, a nocturnal hero who channels the power of the Egyptian God Khonshu.
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Moon Knight, which comes to Disney+ on March 30, 2022, was created by Jeremy Slater, who also wrote the first episode. Four episodes of the six-episode series will be directed by Mohamed Diab, and the other two (namely episodes 2 and 4) will be directed by the duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The pair have previously collaborated on the well-received indie genre pictures Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. They have now fully hopped on the Marvel train, as they will also be helming episodes of the upcoming Loki season 2.
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Speaking with Deseret News, directing duo Benson and Moorhead revealed an important detail about an upcoming episode of Moon Knight. During the interview, they discussed their episodes, sharing that there is an animal that appears in both episodes that they were worried might be cut out before Marvel insisted they keep it in. However, even more importantly, Moorhead revealed that “episode 4 has something in it that’s extremely exciting for us.” In typical Marvel crew member fashion, he followed that up by saying “we can’t say a whole lot more because that’s gonna ruin all the fun, [but] the thing that happens [will have] consequences [that] ripple out.”
It has long been speculated that Moon Knight will be setting the table for elements of many upcoming MCU projects. It could possibly operate much in the same way that Loki’s introduction of the multiverse has impacted many later titles including the animated series What If?, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and – of course – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Moon Knight’s power source could have additional ramifications on the villain in Doctor Strange, but it will likely also lead into Ms. Marvel and how that upcoming Disney+ hero develops her own powers as well.
This quote from the Moon Knight directors more or less confirms that theory. Unfortunately, they have done nothing to quell the flames of speculation that have surrounded the hotly anticipated series. While fans will have to wait until episode 4 premieres (on April 20, 2022) to get answers, it is reassuring to learn that Moon Knight will continue these series’ tight continuity with the entire MCU.
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Source: Deseret News
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