Moon Knight Producer Explains The Disconnect Of The MCU And The Multiverse
marvel studios‘ Moon Knight promised to be different from other content in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it managed to be mostly disconnected. Executive Producer and Head Writer Jeremy Slater has now explained why the show eschews the plotlines of the most popular MCU projects and eschews the Avengers and the Multiverse, which has been the main focus of Phase 4.
Moon Knight focused on the titular character of Oscar Isaac and his multiple alter egos, including Marc Spector, Steven Grant and Jake Lockley, as he suffered from dissociative identity disorder. There have been many instances where Marvel Studios could have referenced other projects or heroes, but the studio opted to keep the latest Disney Plus series completely self-contained. It was no coincidence that there was never a mention of the Blip, rather it was a conscious decision, Slater confirmed.
During an interview with The Direct, Slater revealed that there were “certain territories and topics” that the team was asked to “avoid”. The studio didn’t want to repeat the same concepts and terms in another of their projects, and instead wanted to find “new corners of the universe to explore”. The Blip, for example, has been mentioned in numerous MCU projects, including the Disney Plus series. Wanda Vision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldierand Hawk Eye. So, Moon Knight avoided it entirely.
The Multiverse has been the focus of Phase 4 of the MCU. It all started when Wanda Vision created in January 2021, but it became a much bigger reality in Loki in the summer of the same year. Since the Multiverse’s inception, fans have seen multiple variations of their favorite heroes, with Marvel Studios’ latest offering Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness revolving around its existence. Moon Knight the creators were told to avoid discussing the multiverse in the series’ plot and instead focus on different areas. Slater said they were asked to “keep [their] very separate little nook than that, so it doesn’t start to feel like it’s all a multiverse story.
Moon Knight actually felt like it was set in an entirely different universe. It was the first MCU Phase 4 project that didn’t feature a crossover of any of the other Avengers members or make detailed reference to any of them. It was true to the comics, where Spector’s story revolves around him, his alter egos, and Khonshu.
Moon Knight is streaming on Disney Plus.
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Source: The Direct