The newest Marvel series to hit Disney Plus, Moon Knight, has had its place in the MCU’s timeline officially confirmed.
Over the course of their many movies, TV series and other tie-in media, Marvel Studios have created a vast interconnected universe. While the release order of MCU projects broadly corresponds to the chronology of the stories, there are exceptions to the rule. Some are obvious, such as Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain Marvel, which are set during World War II and the 1990s respectively. Other exceptions are less obvious, such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which canonically takes place before the four MCU films that released just before it.
Given the long, complicated nature of the MCU’s timeline, some fans had questions about where Moon Knight sits within the official chronology. The first episode of the new Oscar Isaac-led Disney Plus series gave little away, as the series largely stands on its own, telling the isolated story of a new character with no prior connection to the Avengers. This, combined with the fact that Isaac’s Steven Grant (A.K.A. Marc Spector, A.K.A. Moon Knight) currently lives in London, well removed from the events of other Marvel releases, meant the series’ first episode was lacking any connections to the wider MCU that could signal its place on the timeline.
Disney Plus have now added Moon Knight to the MCU timeline that can be found on the streaming service, confirming that the series does indeed take place after Hawkeye. This means Moon Knight is set after everything fans have seen from the MCU so far, including the devastation wrought by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Whether the fallout of such major events will have an impact on the new series is yet to be seen.
Starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel and May Calamawy, Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the new Disney Plus series and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Disney Plus (via The Illuminerdi)