Avengers’ Kang Easter Egg Found In Moon Knight Episode 3

Moon Knight

Marvel Studios is now directed toward the final three episodes of Moon Knight, giving fans a look into Marc Spector and the numerous personalities in his head. While fans wait for the Avengers to make their comeback after Avengers: EndgameMoon Knight delivers a new experience with a professional fighter who’s tied to the MCU’s take on Ancient Egyptian mythology.

Although Moon Knight starts off the year for the MCU’s Phase 4, next up is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, bringing in two powerful players who at least have ties to the Avengers. As the 5th movie for Marvel’s top-tier team waits in the wings, fans have started indicating what’s coming down the road for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including their next antagonist.

One of those antagonists will most likely be Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conquerer, whose Variant showed up in 2021’s Loki ahead of his theatrical appearance in 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. As the wait continues to see Majors completely embrace the extremely powerful villain, viewers actually got a small nod to him in the newest episode of Marvel TV from Moon Knight.

As indicated by Erik Voss from New Rockstars, Episode 3 of Moon Knight contains an Easter egg that links back to Marvel supervillain Kang the Conqueror.

Voss drew attention to a design on the jacket sported by a thug that Marc Spector chased down in Egypt. The follower of Arthur Harrow wound up killing himself after slicing the part of his scarf that Marc was using to hold him up on the edge of a cliff.

Moon Knight, Episode 3
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During Marc’s fights with this thug, fans can see a design on the back of his jacket that looks to resemble a pharaoh’s head without a face on the front of it, surrounded by teal and purple color spots. These colors are reminiscent of the ones worn by Kang the Conqueror, but the pharaoh’s head also ties back to this new MCU villain.

Moon Knight, Kang Easter Egg
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In the comics, 31st-century scientist Nathaniel Richards, better known as Kang, utilized robots and time travel to go back to Ancient Egypt, taking a new place in that civilization as Pharaoh Rama-Tut. The design on the back of the Moon Knight jacket is made to resemble Rama-Tut, including a headpiece that’s identical to the one that Richards wears in Avengers (Vol. 7) #4.

Rama-tut, Moon Knight
Marvel Comics

Voss and the team at New Rockstars confirmed with crew members from Moon Knight that this was an intentional choice by the team designing this jacket for the show.

Voss also noted that, in Episode 1, Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow reminisced on the goddess Ammit’s first Avatar that betrayed her. The popular YouTuber speculates this Avatar could have been Kang if he traveled back in time the way he does in the comics.

Rama-Tut, Moon Knight
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What Does This Mean for MCU’s Kang?

Even though it’s a mystery if Kang will tie in heavily with Moon Knight, it’s clear that the team behind the show is well aware of the villain’s ties to Marvel’s use of Egyptian mythology.

Kang has a comprehensive history in the comics due to his time-traveling capabilities, leaving his mark on thousands of years of history throughout his interactions with Earthly and cosmic heroes alike. While Jonathan Majors won’t make his full debut as Kang-prime for more than a year, Easter eggs like this set the stage for just how much history he’ll already have built up before that time.

The nod to Rama-Tut may not mean that Kang is on the way in this series, but there is no doubt that his power will make him that much more powerful of an antagonist when he starts his reign of terror.

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