Grant Curtis, producer of Marvel’s Moon Knight for Disney Plus, has responded to theories that the version of Alexander the Great featured in the show was actually a variant of Kang the Conqueror.
In the comics, one of Kang’s various identities was the Pharaoh Rama-Tut, who ruled over Ancient Egypt. Following the introduction of the MCU’s first Kang variant, He Who Remains, in Loki, MCU fans are now awaiting more appearances from the time-traveling tyrant. Moon Knight included an earlier hint of Rama-Tut in the form of a design echoing the character on the jacket of one of Arthur Harrow’s henchmen, leading fans to believe there could be further connections between Kang and the tomb of Alexander the Great.
Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector and Steven Grant discover the lost tomb of Alexander in Episode 4 of Moon Knight. Given the fact that Alexander the Great became a pharaoh of Egypt and his tomb is depicted as that of a pharaoh, many fans wondered whether the MCU’s version of Rama-Tut and Alexander could in fact be one and the same. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Grant Curtis was asked about the theory and while he refused to give anything away, he did comment on the infinitely interconnected nature of the Marvel universe:
“No spoilers, but what I can tell you is hopefully one of the things that the people who wrote that interconnectivity [the source material] over the decades, what I do hope they do is they look at our six episodes and they see the narrative that they brought to the table because this narrative is a journey that does span the decades…
“It takes decades of writers to make the Moon Knight Disney+ series. And I hope everybody who’s worked on this IP over the years watches this show and has a smile on their face, because they see their contributions. It took all those artists and writers that came before us to make this show.”
While it doesn’t sound like there were any plans to incorporate Rama-Tut or Kang into Moon Knight, Curtis clearly acknowledges that the series stands on the shoulders of decades of interconnected storytelling and the door remains very much open to new stories being built out of Moon Knight‘s contributions to the MCU.
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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