One in every of the unfamiliar aspects of Moon Knight is how it introduces great extra mythological deities to the MCU. There was as soon as even practically a reference to an upcoming mythological MCU film, Thor: Look after and Sigh, that was as soon as in a roundabout device scrapped.
In an interview with The Divulge, Moon Knight head author Jeremy Slater published that at one level, the Disney Plus sequence would own referred to events in Thor: Look after and Sigh. Namely a line about Gorr the God Butcher, a villain performed by Christian Bale within the fourth Thor film.
Alternatively, the paradox over the commence timing for Moon Knight in a roundabout device ended in taking the reference out.
“As soon as we started working on [Moon Knight], we didn’t know when we own been debuting. We always form of assumed it shall be later down the freeway, and we’d form of be popping out in descend of 2022, and we opinion we would doubtlessly be following Thor [Love and Thunder]. But at that time, Thor didn’t necessarily own a concrete commence date either, all the pieces was as soon as form of up within the air, and it’s adore we would possibly well well maybe be ahead of Thor, or we would possibly well well maybe be winding up,” Slater published.
This meant that some references to Thor own been decrease on condition that Moon Knight premiered ahead of the upcoming film. “So there own been various versions of the script the put the Gods would form of focus on about, ‘This component with Gorr the God Butcher loyal took put, and now we’ve got this novel obtain 22 situation.’ And then there own been other versions of the script the put they form of talked about, ‘We’re hearing rumors [that] Gods are dying, right here’s no longer the lovely time to catch entangled.’ Look after we tried to own our cake and be pleased it too.”
Moon Knight expands the MCU’s pantheon of gods by introducing the Egyptian Gods of Khonshu, Ammit, Taweret, and the Ennead. The MCU already aspects some very prominent Norse mythology figures all the device thru its a bunch of Thor movies, gods and goddesses equivalent to Odin, Thor, and Loki, and is obtain 22 situation to introduce the Greek gods in Look after and Sigh with the introduction of Zeus, performed by Russell Crowe.
Thor: Look after and Sigh is impressed by the 2012 comedian by Jason Aaron and Esaid Ribic, and would possibly well well simply encompass the comedian’s villain Gorr, The God Butcher. As implied in his namesake, the personality holds a single-purpose grudge in opposition to all Gods within the tailored comedian and is dedicated to eradicating them all.
Moon Knight additionally nearly featured a cameo by The Eternals, namely Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo but alas that too did no longer work out, making Moon Knight one among the most standalone reveals within the MCU. Check up on IGN’s overview of Moon Knight season 1 for our purchase on the plump season.
Christian Angeles is a Freelance Author for IGN.