Moon Knight writer Beau DeMayo reveals whether Egyptian gods like Khonshu will appear in the god-centric film Thor: Love and Thunder.
Moon Knight writer Beau DeMayo shares details on if there will be any connection between the series and the film Thor: Love and Thunder. The latest entry into the MCU, Moon Knight has introduced the Egyptian gods into the franchise, with the most notable being Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon. He uses Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) as his avatar on Earth. In the MCU, audiences have already met the Norse gods through Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and Odin (Anthony Hopkins), and the upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder is set to introduce even more with Russell Crowe signing on as Zeus, head of the Greek Gods.
However, with Thor: Love and Thunder also comes the introduction of the villain Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale. The trailer for the latest Thor movie has showcased some of the death and destruction Gorr will bring in his wake, and with New Asgard and the Greek Gods in danger, many audience members have begun to wonder if the Egyptian gods from Moon Knight will have a part in the upcoming film. With Moon Knight premiering just a few months before Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters, the opportunity for some kind of crossover appears to be there.
In an interview with The Direct, Moon Knight writer Beau DeMayo discusses the possibility of the Egyptian gods from Moon Knight appearing in Thor: Love and Thunder, or if there will be a reference to the film in the final episode. The writer reveals he has no idea what is going on in Thor: Love and Thunder, but he has thought about it. He also adds he prefers not knowing what will happen in the film, as he likes to enjoy the experience as a fan.
“You know, I don’t know what they are doing in [Thor: Love and Thunder]. My honest answer is ‘I don’t know’… You do have to wonder. I’m really excited to see it. You know, it’s a question on my mind. I’m like curious when I see Thor, like, ‘Is there going to be something? Is there not?’ That’s kind of like—well, that’s the thing at Marvel when you’re writing for them is that they’re very, very creatively collaborative, but you are kind of in your silo, your show. What I kind of like about that is, the moment I start knowing how the sausage is made on Thor, or something, I can’t enjoy that movie as a fan, you know? And I came out here to write Marvel stuff, honestly. So, I kind of like that I don’t know. I’m like trying to avoid spoilers myself [laughs]… It’s like the moment you learn how Starbucks coffee is made because you work there, suddenly Starbucks coffee is far less fancy to you.”
Currently, Moon Knight’s future status in the MCU remains unclear. The series has featured minimal references to the broader MCU in favor of telling a stand-alone story, and at the moment, Isaac is only signed on for Moon Knight, so it is unclear when or where the character will appear next. Many suspect he will be involved in the supernatural elements being introduced into the MCU, like the upcoming Blade film or the Werewolf by Night Halloween special. Yet figures like Khonshu open up the Moon Knight stories to connect to the cosmic side of the MCU represented by the Thor franchise and Eternals.
Marvel Studios’ release schedule is always in fluid motion, as they are adding and subtracting elements from films depending on when they are released. Bruce Campbell recently revealed how Marvel insisted sequences be inserted into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness because of other projects coming. Given that Khonshu and another other Egyptian god from the series, Taweret, are brought to life with CGI and voice acting work from F. Murray Abraham and Antonia Salib respectively, Marvel Studios could easily insert the characters introduced in Moon Knight into a sequence of Thor: Love and Thunder to connect the two.
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Moon Knight releases new episodes Wednesdays on Disney+.
Source: The Direct
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