“Moon Knight’ on Disney+ works without constant references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Initially, two MCU crossover scenes were even planned. The director of the series has now revealed why these were deleted.
After “WandaVision”, “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier”, “Loki”, “What If…” and “Hawkeye” is “Moon Knight’ the first MCU series Disney+, which the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t need at all. While the previous series mostly focused on characters already known from the film universe, whose stories were retold or retold in alternative realities, the latest superhero adventure on the streaming service stands on its own.
Although there are also in “Moon Knight“One of the other small references to the MCU. But instead of being constantly cross-referenced to other films and series in the franchise, for the few references in “Moon Knight“ Be very careful (this is how the hippopotamus goddess Taweret briefly addresses the ancestral plane from “Black Panther” in a subordinate clause). Detachment from other Marvel adventures wasn’t planned from the start. In typical MCU fashion, it was originally supposed to have two crossover moments in “Moon Knight” give.
“Moon Knight-Director Explains: That’s why the MCU references have been removed
Mohamed Diab, the main director of “Moon Knight” explained in an interview with Variety why he and the other series creators ultimately decided against the typical MCU crossovers:
“We had a crossover in the very first scene and the very last scene. But as the story developed and we kept changing the scripts, we thought, ‘We don’t need this.’ All together. It was a collective decision. I kept thinking: That’s a rule. There needs to be a scene at the end that connects to the MCU. But I think, [die anderen] have decided: ‘You know what: The surprise is that there aren’t any, and what will make the show unique is that it doesn’t need one.'”
And the surprise worked. The fact that MCU films and series suffer from the so-called Marvel formula, which ensures that every individual has to submit to the overarching narrative, is a criticism that is often made of the productions, including the current cinema blockbuster “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness”, in which horror cult director Sam Raimi uses his unmistakably wild style in some scenes, but can never completely break free from the shackles of the mega-franchise.
“Moon Knight” shows that series that deviate from the Marvel formula can also be successful, and at least don’t have to be accused of having squeezed unnecessary MCU cameos into the story. But that’s not the only reason Moon Knight” Refreshingly different: The strong focus on the psyche of its main character and the horror elements that crop up now and then make the series something special in the MCU (although the recently launched “Doctor Strange 2″ now also brings a decent scary factor.)
when is playing”Moon Knight” in the timeline?
As a result that “Moon Knight” With so few ties to the MCU, it’s also very difficult to enact the series in the timeline. However, we already found a hint in episode 1 that makes it clear that the Disney+ series, at least after “Avengers: Endgame“ must play.
Also, Disney Plus has a category called The Marvel Cinematic Universe In Chronological Order, and there is “Moon Knight’ at the very end.
So, the superhero adventure starring Oscar Isaac takes place after all the other MCU movies and series currently available on Disney+. If “Moon Knight’ but before or after ‘Doctor Strange 2” plays is not yet known.