'Moon Knight': How the Marvel Series Could Tie Into 'Thor: Love and Thunder'
If someone were to watch Moon Knight without knowing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they wouldn’t be confused. The first four episodes have not featured any connection to the MCU, although fans know it takes place in the same universe. But after watching the first trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, we think Moon Knight will reveal a connection to the fourth Thor film.
Marvel releases the first ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ trailer
The first trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder doesn’t reveal much about the film’s plot. Fans knew that Thor would travel with the Guardians through the galaxy and that Valkyrie is now the king of New Asgard. However, glimpses of specific characters in the teaser did give fans a lot to talk about.
The trailer showed a younger Thor in his classic comics costume, Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor, and Russell Crowe as Zeus.
Thor: Love and Thunder will introduce more gods to the MCU, including those from Greek mythology. However, the reason why Zeus and other gods are in the film is not a happy one.
Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale, is the villain for the fourth Thor movie, and his plan includes killing all of the gods. So perhaps before he makes his way to Olympus in Thor: Love and Thunder, Gorr will seek out the Egyptian gods in Moon Knight.
Both ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ feature gods
In Moon Knight, Marc Spector serves as the Avatar of Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god. And as a last-ditch effort to try to stop Arthur Harrow from freeing Ammit, Marc and Khonshu appeal to the other Egyptian gods in the Great Pyramid of Giza. However, Arthur convinces the gods that he is innocent, and they disregard Marc and Khonshu.
Later, at the end of Moon Knight Episode 3, Khonshu angers the other gods when he turns back the night sky. As a punishment, the gods imprison Khonshu in an ushabti. And at the beginning of Moon Knight Episode 4, one of the Egyptian gods places Khonshu’s ushabti among other statues that assumingly are prisons for other gods.
It’s entirely possible that this holding room in Moon Knight could tie into Thor: Love and Thunder. Gorr wants to make the gods extinct, and that includes Egyptian gods. But only time will tell if Gorr makes an appearance in the final two episodes of Moon Knight or if that’s just a fever dream.
Were Thor’s goats in ‘Moon Knight’?
However, Gorr might not be the only alleged connection between Moon Knight and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Two goats, Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder (aka Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr), drive Thor’s flying chariot in the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer. According to ComicBook.com, the goats, originally from the comics, were supposed to appear in the first Thor film. However, Kevin Feige and the rest of the Marvel Studios heads rejected the idea. Now, the goats might serve as an important connection between Thor: Love and Thunder and Moon Knight.
In Moon Knight Episode 4, Steven and Layla see a goat standing above them while searching for Ammit’s tomb. Of course, this goat could have been a random goat and not either Toothgnasher or Toothgrinder. But anything is possible in the MCU.
Moon Knight airs Wednesdays on Disney+. Thor: Love and Thunder premieres exclusively in theaters on July 8.
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