*** SPOILERS FOR MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 3 ***
Oscar Isaac‘s performance as the different personalities of Moon Knight has been fantastic.
Fans have been enjoying the MCU series as it blends mystery, espionage, thriller, horror, and adventure all into one show. One of the reasons why Moon Knight isn’t easy to watch is because the character struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder meaning that the hero has several personalities. Fans have already met Steven Grant the gift shop clerk, and also Marc Spector the mercenary with Marvel teasing that a third personality is present.
Spector made a deal with the Moon god, Khonshu to have a new chance at life and in exchange, he becomes the god’s avatar — his personal servant. Fans quickly learn that Khonshu is trying to stop Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) from awakening Ammit, one of the other Egyptian gods and that means that Spector is sent to stop Harrow from doing this.
The end of the episode ends with Khonshu shockingly sacrificing himself to give Spector and Layla the knowledge of where Ammit’s tomb is. The other gods trap Khonshu in a stone figure where the god is now powerless. This means that Marc’s powers as Moon Knight are now gone. So fans have just gotten to see Moon Knight in action and now it seems that the hero won’t be able to use his abilities anymore.
Fans may think this will only be the case for one episode, but do remember that the series has already given fans very little time with seeing the hero in the suit. The first episode only gave fans a small brief scene. The second episode gave fans a lot more action, but it has only been a fraction of the screen time. Now it seems that Episode 4 won’t have any Moon Knight as the only way to get his abilities back would be to free Khonshu which won’t be easy to do.
With the gods securing Khonshu in the pyramid of Giza, it seems that Spector will have to use his mercenary skills to save the day. While some fans may be fine with this, it will be a bummer to not see more of the suit. While other iterations of the character have Moon Knight use his abilities even if Khonshu is imprisoned or trapped, it seems that the MCU is making it clear that the god must be free in order for his powers to work.
Fans can expect that next week will focus a lot more on Marc’s backstory and perhaps gives fans a better look at what the future of Moon Knight will look like as it seems that the superhero abilities are suddenly no longer part of 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, 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.