Jeremy Slater, head writer and producer for Marvel Studios’ Disney + series Moon Knighthas addressed how the events of Avengers: Infinity War spirit Avengers: Endgame affected Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector.
Infinity War famously ended with “the Snap” in which the arch-villain Thanos eliminated half of all life in the universe. As chronicled in Endgame, the fallen returned five years later in an event known as “the Blip.” When asked by The Direct whether or not Marc had been blipped, Slater revealed that he and the other Moon Knight writers decided that he had not. “I think if he had been blipped and come back, it would be something that you would have to address,” he explained. “It’s something you would have to deal with, especially as a character who is trying to find his place in the world, and has a lot of questions about his past. To not touch on the Blip of it all, felt weird. So we all kind of collectively assumed that he was part of the 50 percent that survived. “
As to what Marc was doing during the timeskip, Slater said, “I think they say in the show that Steven basically woke up about two years ago. That was the first time that they started living separate lives, and it was following the death of Marc’s mother. So that’s been the last two years, and we assume the three years before that was sort of Marc, just, there was probably, in the same way, that Hawkeye had his hands full as Ronin because the criminal underworld was running rampant during the Blip time, I assume Moon Knight was keeping very busy. But it was all being sort of done in the shadows, and he was sort of taking out a lot of threats that never surfaced or saw the light of day. “
While there are background details referencing the Blip, Moon Knight differentiates itself from other Marvel Cinematic Universe projects by being a more standalone story, focusing on establishing its hero more than tying it to a broader continuity. Slater has stated that early drafts of the scripts made reference to Gorr the God Butcher, an antagonist in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. “We had versions of the story that sort of teased Gorr’s arrival, and [ones] that were sort of taking place in the aftermath of that movie, “he said.” Ultimately, at some point, Marvel just made the creative decision, ‘You know what, we do not necessarily need this’ … I think Marvel is getting very smart about how they sort of work in those references and cameos, and they’ll do it if it makes sense. “
It’s unknown at this time what the future holds for Moon Knight, but consulting producer Sarah Goher has all but confirmed audiences have not seen the last of the Fist of Khonshu. “If you come out feeling more about the idea, more about Moon Knight and Marc Spector, and you care about him, and you care about Steven – even if you care about Jake, if you come out caring about all of these characters, this ending works, “she explained. “No ending could possibly capture a story like this. The ending is really a ‘To be continued.’”
All six episodes of Moon Knight are available to stream on Disney +.
Source: The Direct
Moon Knight’s Marc Spector Wasn’t Blipped… But Was Steven?
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