Moon Knight Finale Finally Presents [SPOILER] to the MCU
Moon Knight’s latest episode, “Gods and Monsters,” marks the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of a character who has long been rumored to appear on the show.
The following contains spoilers for Moon Knight Episode 6, “Gods and Monsters,” available now on Disney+.
The sixth and final episode of moon knight just brought a key comic book character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The finale, “Gods and Monsters,” includes one of Marvel Studios‘ post-credit scenes. The brief clip shows series villain Arthur Harrow being shot by none other than Jake Lockley, Moon Knight’s unreleased third civilian Quirk. As in the comics, Lockley is depicted as a driver for hire with a penchant for flat caps, though in moon knight he is depicted in a limo, not a taxi.
Fans have previously speculated that moon knight would feature Quirk Jake Lockley, after picking up several possible clues scattered throughout the Disney+ series. These hints included a brief moment in episode 4, “The Tomb”, where Marc Spector’s personality changed subtly to become uncharacteristically quick, something that happened again at the start of episode 5, “Asylum “. The penultimate episode also featured a yellow cab prominently in several shots, which fans interpreted as a nod to Lockley’s profession in the comics.
Despite rumors surrounding Jake Lockley’s involvement in moon knight, Marvel Studios managed to keep the character’s involvement a secret until Episode 6 finally aired. It wasn’t the only MCU debut that surprised fans over the course of the series. The fourth episode ended with the unexpected arrival of the hippo-headed goddess Taweret, a head writer of the mystical entity that Jeremy Slater insisted on adding to the series. “I interrupted whatever we were talking about and was like, ‘Guys, we have something much more important, which is how do I get this hippo on the show?
A character who does not appear in moon knight is Hawk Eyeof Maya Lopez/Echo, who was originally set to appear as Marc Spector’s love interest instead of May Calamawy’s Layla El-Faouly. “At the time, Echo was going to be our love, based solely on the fact that [the writers] knew that Marvel loved the character of Echo and was trying to find a show to put her in,” Slater explained. The scribe added that that ultimately didn’t happen after Marvel Studios decided Echo was a better fit for him. Hawk Eye that moon knight.
The Disney+ series also doesn’t feature comic book nemesis Fist of Khonshu Bushman, though star Oscar Isaac is eager to see Moon Knight’s nemesis portrayed in live-action. “Yeah, I mean look, the Bushman saga, it was all pretty amazing,” he said. “You can’t do better than cut someone’s face and survive. I mean, it’s a really good villain story. Yeah, it’s amazing.”
The six episodes of moon knight are now streaming on Disney+.
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