‘Moon Knight’ Writer Explains Khonshu’s Unscripted Flashback
marvel’s Moon Knight was full of twists and surprises during its six-episode run on Disney Plus and one of the biggest was the appearance of a bird skeleton during Marc Spector’s flashback scene.
The appearance of this skeleton was almost unanimously interpreted as a tease of Khonshu’s entry into Spector’s life, but in an interview with the Direct, writer Jeremy Slater said it was never intended in the scenario.
“It wasn’t in the script. I don’t know if they found this the day or if it was added at some point, but for me it’s one of those details where I’m like, I didn’t find this, so I can’t tell what that was supposed to mean. But as a storyteller, I see that and my mind immediately starts racing, and I start asking a lot of questions…”
This flashback scene is one of the biggest reveals in the series’ final episodes, providing context into Spector’s past. In the flashback, only present-day Spector looking at his memories notices the small skeleton, but he is not touched on again during the episode.
While he couldn’t provide an answer, Slater asked about what that could potentially mean.
“How long has Khonshu entered their lives? Is he manipulating things from the start? Or is it just a fun foreshadowing? Is this one of those things that makes you wonder if this is all going on in Mark’s head, and none of this is real? Or is it actually a bread crumb that leads to something bigger and more interesting down the road. I don’t know, but I think these theories are really fun.
Fans probably won’t get any conclusions about this strange addition until Moon Knight appears again in the MCU. While Moon Knight was a huge hit, the show has yet to be renewed for another season. The future of the white caped crusader is unknown within the current MCU, only time will tell if they will make a possible return.
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