Every Wednesday since March 30, Disney+ has released an episode of “Moon Knight”. If the show is well anchored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the connections with the rest of the Marvel universe are practically non-existent. Here’s when the series takes place.
Moon Knight: a show disconnected from the MCU
For now, two episodes of Moon Knight were unveiled on Disney+. Created by Jeremy Slater, the show tells the adventures of a brand new vigilante: Steven Grant. The latter, a discreet employee of a gift shop, suffers from recurring memory loss, visions of horror, and dissociative identity disorder. He shares his body with Marc Spector an extremely dangerous mercenary who possesses the power of Moon Knight, a masked vigilante protected by the Egyptian god Khonshu.
Worn by Oscar Isaac the show is for the moment a real success. A dark, researched, brilliantly written series that seems to veer away from the MCU. Indeed, currently, the series has no connection with the rest of the Marvel universe. However, she’s well-grounded in the MCU and we even know when it happens.
Where is the time series located?
Already in the comics, Moon Knight is a loner. A nocturnal vigilante who interacts very little with the other superheroes of the House of Ideas. Faced with this lack of connection, it is quite difficult to know when the show takes place within the Marvel universe. Disney answered this question.
According to Disney, the program takes place shortly after the events of Hawkeye. Since the series on the archer takes place during the Christmas holidays in 2024, logically, this new show takes place during 2025. As a reminder, this jump in time occurs between Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2023). Indeed, five years separate the two films, to give humanity time to get used to Thanos’ snap before the Avengers react and choose to go back in time. Inevitably, some of the films and series post Avengers: Endgame take place in the near future. This is for example the case of Spider-Man: No Way Home which also takes place at the end of the year 2024. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness should logically take place during the year 2025. As Moon Knight so.