Marvel dropped new trailers for Moon Knight spirit Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness during Super Bowl LVI. While the Disney + Moon Knight TV show had a shorter TV spot, it still packed in plenty of new details about Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), and even the Egyptian god Khonshu. The first trailer gave fans a split-second look at the moon god Khonshu from Marvel Comics, but the latest Moon Knight TV spot snuck in another glimpse.
Where does Khonshu appear in the ‘Moon Knight’ TV spot?
Early in the second Moon Knight trailer, we see Oscar Isaac’s character after the Marvel Studios logo fades. Isaac’s character has dissociative identity disorder, switching between three dominant personalities. Whether this is the Marc Spector, Steven Grant, or Jake Lockley personality in the shot is uncertain.
However, the scene jumps from Isaac holding a Rubik’s Cube to a grassy field as a figure stalks behind him.
The tattered white garb and the staff of Khonshu let fans know that the Egyptian moon god lurks behind Marc Spector in the Moon Knight TV spot.
As Marvel brings in new mythologies beyond Norse gods like Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Moon Knight looks to bring more Egyptian elements to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fans spotted Marc Spector holding an Egyptian artifact in the scene with the moon god
In the scene where Khonshu stalks up behind Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector, he holds some kind of artifact.
The object fits in the palm of Marc’s hand and looks made of gold. YouTube channel Emergency Awesome theorizes that Isaac’s character is in his mercenary persona in the scene. He even suggests that while Khonshu grants Marc his powers, the moon god could stand as more of a villain.
In Marvel Comics, Moon Knight is a hero, but Khonshu has his own, less noble, goals. While Khonshu has immense power, he cannot physically enter the Marvel universe. This is why he needs Marc Spector to be his avatar as the Moon Knight.
Khonshu often uses Moon Knight to strike against other Egyptian gods. He does not care how he gets back at the other gods, as long as Moon Knight carries out his will, that is his only concern.
Could Khonshu be more of a villain in the ‘Moon Knight’ TV show?
While Khonshu is based on the actual Egyptian god, in the Marvel Universe, he is actually a being much older than the ancient Egyptian society. If you thought the Eternals introduced incredibly old heroes, but Khonshu and the Elder Gods are around 4 billion years older.
Khonshu usually only directly interacts with Moon Knight when he wants something. The god does not have heroic ideals, just his own goals that can fall on either side of the law. Even in the Moon Knight origin story, Khonshu saves Marc Spector’s life because he needs him.
Based on how panicked Oscar Isaac plays his character in the Moon Knight TV spot, he likely will not always be on board with Khonshu’s plans.
In addition to Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow, Moon Knight might also fight himself and the very one who granted him his powers.
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