‘Moon Knight’ Writers Considered Bringing Back Chris Evans As Old Steve Rogers

Moon Knight nearly met old Steve!

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The writers of Marvel Studios’ Disney Plus series Moon Knight have revealed that at one point they considered featuring Chris Evans in a cameo role as Avengers: Endgame‘s aged Steve Rogers.

Moon Knight was broadly well received, with many fans and critics praising the Marvel series for succeeding as a truly standalone story. Whereas most Marvel Studios films and series lean heavily into crossovers with and references to characters from other corners of the MCU, Moon Knight featured no MCU cameos and very few (and very minor) Easter eggs. However, this almost wasn’t the case.

The creators of the Disney Plus series have previously talked about various cameos they considered for Moon Knight and have recently revealed one more character who was under consideration: Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers.

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A number of names appear to have been on the Moon Knight writer’s room’s Marvel character wishlist at various times in the series’ development. While head writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater had already revealed that the Eternals nearly made it into Moon Knight, he recently went into more detail on the topic of possible cameos that were discussed.

Speaking to Discussing Film, Jeremy Slater revealed that over the course of a lengthy creative process, several Marvel characters were considered for roles in the series, including Steve Rogers, before the team decided to let the story stand on its own. The Moon Knight head writer said:

“There were definitely different times in the writing process where we talked about cameos because cameos are one of the most fun things to discuss in a writer’s room. What happens if we try to get Chris Evans back as old Captain America? You know, you sit there and play that “what if” game among your writers. The only two that we seriously discussed? Dane Whitman from Eternals of course, because at the time Steven Grant was going to be working at the same museum. But there was never any logical reason for him to be in the show. As a Marvel fan, I would be frustrated if Dane showed up for another cameo and it didn’t progress his story or give us any teasers for the Black Knight. Then we also talked about including the Eternals, specifically Kingo and Makkari. We were originally planning to show the original fall of Ammit and the death of Alexander the Great in a flashback sequence, and that seemed like it could naturally dovetail with an appearance from the Eternals.”

While it is not clear how a cameo from Chris Evans as an older Captain America, following his travels through time in Avengers: Endgame, would have figured into the events of Moon Knight, it is fun to imagine the different avenues the series could have explored. Ultimately though, most fans will likely agree that Moon Knight benefited from the decision to keep its focus squarely on Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector and Steven Grant.

Here is the synopsis for Moon Knight:

The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Created by Jeremy Slater, the Disney Plus series stars Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, Ann Akinjirin, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas, Sofia Danu, and Saba Mubarak.

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Source: Discussing Film