***SPOILERS FOR MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 5***
Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight has been setting up the crazy twist that no fan was expecting.
Moon Knight has taken fans on a roller coaster in the last episode as Steven Grant got to learn how he was created in Marc’s mind and why this happened. After learning about how Marc’s younger brother, Randall died and seeing Marc’s mother, Wendy distance herself from her only surviving son, fans can now understand why Marc created Steven as a way to handle his trauma.
The MCU series had already made it clear that Moon Knight dealt with Dissociative Identity Disorder, but it was cool to see the series really explore what that meant. Even though Steven knows who he is, Marc and Steven struggle to get their hearts to balance on the scales and it only happens once Steven is accidentally frozen on the Field of Reeds.
Surprisingly enough, Marvel had hinted at Steven’s fate within the first few moments of him in the museum as a little school girl asks him about how it felt to be rejected at the Field of Reeds. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s a TikTok video summarizing the dialogue between the two with clips from the previous episode:
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It seems that Steven’s fate has always been teased in the series, but he does make the comment at the end of their exchange that he isn’t dead. While it may seem that Steven is dead at the moment, it does seem unlikely that he will remain that way. Marc isn’t known to lose a personality in the comics so if Marvel goes forward with this, then this is a drastic departure from the comics.
Fans already saw a tease of Jake in the episode and it’s likely that Khonshu will be saved in the finale. If this is true, it would make sense that Khonshu could save Steven and that would be a good arc between the two as Khonshu has always viewed Steven as a “parasite” or “worm” in the series.
More on Moon Knight
The show’s official synopsis is:
Moon Knight is a new globetrotting action-adventure series featuring a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt. Moon Knight is directed by Mohamed Diab and is coming to Disney+ on March 30.
The MCU is just beginning to add more superhero teams into the Marvel universe because now, the Avengers need all the help they can get. It is only a matter of time before we see the Young Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders, Midnight Sons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the Thunderbolts enter the MCU.
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Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+ you can expect more episodes of Moon Knight on March 30, Ms. Marvel on June 8, and She-Hulk to debut this year. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness comes out on May 6, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.