See How Moon Knight Just Revealed Ties To The Marvel Universe’s Biggest Villain

By Britta DeVore | 3 weeks ago

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The most recent hidden Marvel reference appeared in the third episode of Moon Knight, and it promises big things for Marvel’s next major villain. The moment fans can’t stop talking about happens quickly on the screen, but we have the screenshots, and the confirmation from Marvel, to show that it was important for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.

Spoilers for Moon Knight episode 3 are in the rest of this article. During the first half of the episode, Marc Spector is facing off against three opponents. When one of his split personalities takes the wheel, they demolish two of their attackers, leaving Marc to handle the last of the trio who also happens to be the youngest. If viewers look closely, they’ll spot the gone-in-the-blink-of-an-eye Kang the Conqueror Easter egg that appears in Moon Knight.

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Very quickly, we see the comic version of Kang aka Pharaoh Rama-Tut on the back of the final assaulter’s jacket. The image on the jacket reveals the Kang variant’s headpiece and beard, as well as the same colors – purple and green – that Rama-Tut is known for. Think we’re overthinking this? Typically we’d agree with you as we’re always looking at the tiny details, but this time Marvel confirmed our suspicions! You can rewatch the scene with the moments slowed down in the video below.

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So, what does this mean for the world of Moon Knight and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole? That’s one question we can’t answer. If you watched Loki, you’ll know that Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) killed good-guy Kang (Jonathan Majors) which unlocked the key to the future of the Kang variants we can expect to see in both Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as well as Loki Season 2. With Majors signed on to reprise his role as the good-willed Kang the Conqueror, this leaves the character’s future wide open. One thing is for sure, and that’s that Marvel is being more generous with their Moon Knight Easter eggs than we were all led to believe, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the season to see if you can spot anymore secrets hidden within the world of Mr. Knight.

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While the powers that be at Marvel initially said their new Disney+ series, Moon Knight, would be largely free of Easter eggs surrounding the other stories in the universe, the show is already proving that that isn’t fully the case. Between the Wakanda book that can be seen in Steven Grant’s (Oscar Isaac) apartment in the show’s premiere episode, to the way the series explained where it was at on the Marvel timeline (more on that in a minute), Easter eggs are being dropped almost everywhere you look.

Before the events of Moon Knight, during the 2021 first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, viewers were introduced to the GRC, or the Global Repatriation Council. The function of this agency was to aid those who were lost, confused, and displaced after being snapped back to life following the events of Avengers: Endgame, when Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) donned the Infinity Gauntlet and brought half of the world’s population back. In episode two of Moon Knight, fans can spot the GRC logo on the side of a bus during a fight scene. With this knowledge at hand, we now know that the events of the new series take place following Endgame. We’ll hopefully learn more about what’s happening at this time in the wider Marvel universe as the series continues.