Exclusive: Moon Knight Appearing In Captain America 4

Our trusted and proven sources tell us that a protector of travelers in the night is going to show up in the next Captain America movie.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a transitional period in a way that it never has been before. Whereas previous phases relied on building the first crop of Avengers like Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, and the guy with the arrows, and then putting them together in different interesting combinations and situations, the MCU now has the task of introducing brand new characters into an established world. On top of that, Marvel Studios has gone in the direction of replacing established characters with new versions and hoping audiences. All this is to say, our trusted and proven sources have told us that Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight will be appearing in the upcoming Captain America 4

To back up a little, Moon Knight is the exact kind of brand new character that Kevin Feige and Disney are betting we will stick around for despite lack of name recognition and some wild tonal changes. As charming as Oscar Isaac(s) can be (which is a lot), it makes a lot of sense to attach the character to some more established property, Hence, Moon Knight in Captain America 4

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But there comes the other potentially tricky prong of the new Marvel approach. Moon Knight may be in Captain America 4, but not the Cap that most audiences have gotten used to. After Chris Evans’ contract expired with Avengers: Endgame as his presumed final appearance as Steve Rogers, Marvel Studios used the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to transition Anthony Mackie from his established role as Falcon into Captain America Version 2.0 (if you don’t count Wyatt Russell’s John Walker, which we don’t). So this could potentially be a Moon Knight-Captain America 4 that involves both a new character and a new version of one. 

This all depends on how much of a role Moon Knight may have in Captain America 4. Oscar Isaac’s troubled protector of travelers of the night could have a small part in the film, a la Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Alternately, he could essentially be a co-lead of the movie, like Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. While that movie basically functioned as a de facto Avengers movie, there is a precedent in the MCU to pair up comparatively less-popular characters to enormous success. 

When Marvel Studios teamed up Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk for Thor: Ragnarok, their preceding solo movies had been the lowest-grossing films of the MCU up till then. Putting them together in a film made them a blockbuster duo, so we can speculate that Marvel is trying to pull the same trick with Moon Knight in Captain America 4

The studio would also have the advantage of Oscar Isaac’s current massive box office appeal (coming off Star War and dune) and the name recognition of Captain America. It will be interesting to see how the MCU integrates Moon Knight into Captain America 4 as part of the announced plan to make the character part of the larger shared world. We will keep you updated.