How To Find Marvel’s Secret Messages In Moon Knight

By Michileen Martin | 3 days ago

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s movies and TV series are well known for their wealth of Easter eggs, but Moon Knight took things to a whole new level. It turns out the series hides secret messages in plain sight for eagle-eyed fans to find,. Thankfully, one of the show’s creative team spilled on where you can find them and how.

Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis recently spoke to Variety about the secret messages, which come in the form of QR codes in three of Moon Knight‘s 6 episodes. Scanning one of the codes on the screen with a phone or mobile device will bring the viewer to a digital comic featuring Moon Knight. Curtis said they only put the codes in places where they would fit “organically,” so you’ll only find such codes in episode 1 “The Goldfish Problem,” episode 2 “Summon the Suit,” episode 5 “Asylum,” and episode 6 “Gods and Monsters.” None were added to episodes 3 or 4 because those chapters were set mostly in the kinds of environments — e.g. ancient tombs or desert exteriors — where you wouldn’t normally find QR codes. You can see some examples below.

From Moon Knight Episode 1, “The Goldfish Problem”
From Moon Knight Episode 2, “Summon the Suit”
From Moon Knight Episode 5, “Asylum”

Curtis said he came up with the idea for the codes from two wildly different sources — the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers and the House of Terror museum in Budapest. The latter has QR codes which let visitors read captions in different languages, while Bob’s Burgers is known for the series’ weekly gags in its credits sequences. Considering the MCU’s well-known penchant for Easter eggs, it’s not surprising Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios responded well to the idea.

The EP warned fans not to read too much into the choices for the digital comics chosen in each episode. He said while there are thematic ties between the episodes and the comics — for example episode 1’s QR code will bring you to a digital copy of 1975’s Werewolf By Night #32, Moon Knight’s very first appearance in the comics — there are no secret messages about future projects. Specifically he references the final comic revealed by the scans. A digital copy of 2019’s Moon Knight Annual #1 can be read if you scan a QR code found in the finale’s post-credits scene, which features a story with the highly-anticipated Kang the Conqueror. Curtis warned this is not a hint that Moon Knight will be showing up in future MCU projects featuring Jonathan Majors as Kang, like next year’s Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania.

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Moon Knight Annual #1, Marvel Comics 2019

Whether or not Oscar Isaac will continue to play Moon Knight in the MCU seems to be a big question mark. In a Radio Times interview published earlier this week, Isaac confirmed there are no plans for a second season of Moon Knight. However, he didn’t completely discount the possibility. “I think it would depend on what the story is,” Isaac said. He also added, “That being said, I love being Steven. I just love it. It’s just like, physically, it’s so much fun to be him. So, you know, if there was a story that really made sense, I’d be happy to be part of it.” So hopefully that story that makes sense is on the way.