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By ignoring Marvel, Moon Knight Season 1 makes MCU history. 

Moon Knight is the first MCU title character to appear on Disney+. This series has many of the traditional Marvel Studios components that make the Marvel Cinematic Universe what it is: compelling characters, vintage MCU aesthetic, and a heartwarming story/plot mix. However, although this program greatly emphasizes three of the four pillars that the universe is constructed on (characters, style, and heart), it falls short on probably the most important one: world-building. 

Numerous instances of seamless world-building throughout productions are what make the Marvel Cinematic Universe the most successful film series of all time. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his crew approach the synergy between this linked cinematic world in a variety of ways. 

Familiar Easter eggs on the set hint to various events and locales in the MCU as well as character integration, ranging from line references to full-fledged cameo appearances. All of this is done to give the spectator the impression that every project between the capstone event movies is a part of the same reality. While it is sometimes memed to death as homework to enjoy movies, the MCU’s connection is what every company producing blockbuster films wishes for. 

Moon Knight is the first MCU title character to appear on Disney+. This series has many of the traditional Marvel Studios components that make the Marvel Cinematic Universe what it is: compelling characters, vintage MCU aesthetic, and a heartwarming story/plot mix. However, although this program greatly emphasizes three of the four pillars that the universe is constructed on (characters, style, and heart), it falls short on probably the most important one: world-building. 

Numerous instances of seamless world-building throughout productions are what make the Marvel Cinematic Universe the most successful film series of all time. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his crew approach the synergy between this linked cinematic world in a variety of ways. 

Familiar Easter eggs on the set hint to various events and locales in the MCU as well as character integration, ranging from line references to full-fledged cameo appearances. All of this is done to give the spectator the impression that every project between the capstone event movies is a part of the same reality. While it is sometimes memed to death as homework to enjoy movies, the MCU’s connection is what every company producing blockbuster films wishes for. 

Many worried how linked everything would stay going forward in this new era of heroes after the Infinity Saga, particularly with the launch of streaming projects on Disney+. While Phase 4 has had a lot of cohesiveness, Moon Knight is the most standalone project yet; it joins Iron Man as the only movie that does not contain or reference any character or event from the rest of the MCU. 

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Moon Knight has no characters that have previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Furthermore, there are no allusions to any of the aforementioned characters or events from previous MCU productions. Despite a few callbacks to groups and locales across this cinematic world, Moon Knight may have been presented as a separate superhero series. Nobody could have told the difference. 

Except for Iron Man, every MCU production has included at least one allusion to another character or event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the first with nothing to go on. Even The Incredible Hulk, the MCU’s second film, included a post-credits appearance from Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. 

ByAnother totally unrelated MCU effort, Eternals, nonetheless referenced major Avengers like Iron Man and Captain America; Pip the Troll alluded to Harry Styles’ Eros as the “brother of Thanos.” 

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Moon Knight’s inclusion on this exclusive list alongside Iron Man is a sign of the times. After the Infinity Saga’s most historical dynasty in film history, Period 4 is a rebuilding phase for the MCU. Introducing new characters and tales, there seems to be a push inside Feige’s and his team’s offices to generate new heroes separately. Despite the high likelihood of future team-ups, Moon Knight is one of, if not the, most autonomous individuals on the squad. 

Not Completely Disconnected From the MCU

ByWhile the absence of connections to other characters and events is important and historical, Moon Knight remains linked to the larger MCU. 

There are several Easter eggs that tie Moon Knight to other projects in the universe, both on streaming and on the big screen. The most common mention in the Moon Knight trailers is a series of posters and banners referencing the Global Repatriation Council, or GRC. This is a worldwide council of world leaders in charge of the blip’s displacement and refugee resources. In 2021, this monster was established and utilized as a story device in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. 

Another Easter egg in this program distinguishes the MCU from other interconnected movie series. An “Easter egg” in a lesser cinematic universe movie is often a bold and apparent picture of a character or emblem that is right in front of the audience’s face. Moon Knight demonstrates classic MCU nuance with Steven Grant’s book collection. “What’s New Is Old Again: ASGARD” and “The History Of Wakanda” are two volumes in his collection that chronicle two of the MCU’s most renowned places. 

Another Easter egg may be found in Episode 5’s speech. One of the various afterlives mentioned by the Hippopotamus God Taweret is the Wakandan religion Ancestral Plane. Again, this is a form of connection to another place in the MCU that adds spiritual unity and continuity to the series. 

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There is one Easter egg in Moon Knight that veers between a nod and a reference to another character. An picture of Rama-Tut, an Egyptian divinity, appears on the sleeve of one of the series’ jobbers. In Marvel Comics, Rama-Tut is an ancestor of Kang the Conqueror. Another version of Kang appeared as the last boss, He Who Remains, in Loki 2021. 

As a 31st-century scientist, He Who Remains relates the account of his travels inside the MCU upon his entrance. He discovered the existence of other worlds and his Variants inside them. Fans with keen ears assume that He Who Remains is a late descendant of Kang the Conqueror because to buzzwords like “conqueror.” Fans and the industry have all but confirmed this, with actor Jonathan Majors scheduled to play Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantamania. 

Once fan theories fill in the gaps in the relationship between He Who Remains and Rama-Tut, this may undoubtedly be seen as a reference to an already existent figure. However, Rama-Tut has never appeared in a live-action film. Only comic book fans or readers of articles like this one would be able to establish the link. As a result, it does not count in the spirit of canon, and Moon Knight remains essentially autonomous within the MCU. 

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Moon Knight is the first time in Marvel Studios’ history that a new character was introduced without depending on a public reaction to the introduction or presence of an already recognized one. That’s not to imply that all new character presented at the time required help with world-building, but it’s worth mentioning. 

The first nine Phase 4 projects, all of which were published in the same calendar year, presented new characters with the same theme: legacy. The beneficiaries of their individual mantles are presented as Yelena Belova, John Walker, and Kate Bishop. The Eternals were introduced as a cosmic watchmen organization, with the power to replace the Avengers. During a post-credits sequence, Shang-Chi is recruited and has an introduction meeting with established and high-level Avengers members. 

Almost all of these projects make reference to the events of Avengers: Endgame in some fashion. 

These characters are presented and incorporated into this world, each bringing their own unique and exceptional talents to the roster. However, they all made their debuts in ventures that made references to the MCU. As a consequence, Moon Knight was able to be unique and stand on his own in his own tale. Moon Knight may live inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe despite depending only on these characters because to the Easter eggs. 

Don’t worry, MCU fans who come purely for the world-building pillar. Ms. Marvel, a sitcom portraying a die-hard lover of the MCU’s superheroes, will premiere on June 8. While finding the allusions in Moon Knight required detective-level accuracy, missing them in Ms. Marvel would need a total lack of paying attention.

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Doctor Strange 2 : Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Deleted Fight Scene – FanArt

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stunned fans straight away by revealing that the Scarlet Witch will be the film’s principal adversary. This res

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stunned fans straight away by revealing that the Scarlet Witch will be the film’s principal adversary. This resulted in some really fantastic battle sequences between the MCU’s two most powerful magic-wielders, but there’s been a lot of talk about more of it appearing in deleted scenes.

The majority of that attention has been focused on the sequel’s abandoned opening scene, in which Wanda Maximoff would have killed Earth-616’s Baron Mordo. She would have decapitated him and gave Strange the severed head when they first met at the farm, leaving little mistake about who Strange would face during Doctor Strange 2.

Over the last several months, concept art has also hinted more deleted sequences, including a flashback to Strange losing his sister at the lake and a tease showing the wicked Nightmare in action. Fans can now see more deleted Scarlet Witch action, which would have pitted her against Strange once again early in the Multiversal sequel.

Doctor Strange 2’s Deleted Scarlet Witch Battle Illustrator David Allcock released a collection of storyboard drawings including a previously uncovered deleted sequence from Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness through Twitter user @itsjustanx. This scenario would have pitted Doctor Strange against the Scarlet Witch as Strange and America Chavez jumped across the Multiverse after leaving Kamar-Taj.

Strange uses his magic to free Chavez from the Scarlet Witch’s grasp while Chavez opens one of her star portals.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

The scene when Chavez falls through with the blue light from her portal around her in-frame seems very similar to what appeared in the final cut of the film.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

It would have had the Scarlet Witch really pursue Strange and Chavez into the star gate, employing images similar to those seen before when the villain was pushing through mirrors.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

Along with Wanda pursuing the heroic team, they would have encountered other demons while traversing the Multiverse. There was even a chance they’d run across one of the more sinister Strange Variants, akin to how Earth-616’s good doctor confronted Sinister Strange at the conclusion of the narrative.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

As the Scarlet Witch pursued Strange and Chavez, she would release more of her actual power, which she had garnered while delving into the pages of the Darkhold.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

In her chase, the villain would have seized Chavez by the wrist, however it’s uncertain whether the action would have progressed as it did in the final edit of Doctor Strange 2.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

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New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

With Doctor Strange 2 clocking in at little over two hours, it’s hardly unexpected that so many deleted scenes and concept art have been published now that the film has come and gone. This sequence would have certainly added a couple of minutes to the running length, although it’s unclear whether it would have come with the universe-jumping scene or taken its place entirely.

Furthermore, given Marvel’s vast history, this deleted battle has some resemblance to another sequence seen by fans in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, which starred Thor, Loki, and Hela. This three got into a similar brawl when Loki summoned the Bifrost to transport him and Thor to Asgard, prompting Hela to leap in and fling them over the rainbow bridge into the uncharted realms of space.

In the end, it looks that this confrontation between Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch was never even pre-visualized, since this is the first time fans have seen this scene shown in public. While it would have undoubtedly provided another fantastic combat scene to the already packed film, leaving it out maintained some of the emphasis on Strange and America as they began their first journey across the Multiverse.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available to watch on Disney+.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Cut Trailer Is Now Available

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-highest-grossing MCU film ever, is poised to return to cinemas across the globe in the coming weeks. Sony and Marvel are

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-highest-grossing MCU film ever, is poised to return to cinemas across the globe in the coming weeks. Sony and Marvel are preparing to send fans back to the MCU’s first real Multiversal event, “The More Fun Stuff Version,” when Tom Holland’s third and largest solo Spidey trip takes a second run on the big screen.

The extended edit of No Way Home will feature 11 minutes of material that did not make the initial theatrical release in December 2021, according to reports. More material starring Charlie Cox’s “very smart lawyer,” Matt Murdock, as well as other exchanges with Holland and the two other Spider-Men, portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, are possible.

The advertising tour for the new No Way Home extended cut began with a new poster that included all three Spider-Men, as well as all five villains and a scattering of supporting characters. This promotional tour now continues with a new trailer for the film, however it doesn’t exactly include any…new stuff.

New Trailer for No Way Home Extended Cut

Watch: Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Cut Trailer Released

Sony Pictures has published a 30-second clip for Spider-Man: No Way Home’s theatrical re-release, which begins on August 31 in Indonesia.

Surprisingly, despite the promise that fresh material would be added in this edit, this teaser has no new footage.

The commercial focuses mostly on Peter’s struggles with the film’s five Multiversal antagonists, including Happy Hogan’s phone conversation in which he asks Peter who they are all. The closing scene of the teaser depicts Peter leaping into fight against the criminals, with the other two Spider-Men cut out, but the Lizard is still hit by the air, exactly as he was in the second trailer.

The whole trailer is available below:

Sony is back with another Spider-Man trailer.

Sony Pictures rocketed to the top of the entertainment business with the original release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, despite a difficult couple of years of releases. The studio had its most successful film ever, shattering box office records and generating over $2 billion in its first run.

Despite the hype for the “More Fun Stuff Version,” Sony made no attempt to tease anything new that would be presented in this new edit of the threequel. The studio didn’t even bother to replace the scene of all three Spider-Men leaping into fight on the Statue of Liberty, instead settling for the error-filled picture in which the Lizard is assaulted by a secret figure.

Regardless of these gaffes, anticipation is growing for what Sony and Marvel have in store with material not included in the initial December 2021 edit. And, if nothing else, the threequel is still one of the most popular superhero films in history, which should be plenty to entice fans to return to the big screen a few more times.

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Marvel’s Biggest Multiverse Reveal Is Wasted

This article contains Edge of Spider-Verse #2 spoilers.Marvel Comics squandered their most significant multiverse disclosure. Multiverses may be trendy rig

This article contains Edge of Spider-Verse #2 spoilers.

Marvel Comics squandered their most significant multiverse disclosure. Multiverses may be trendy right now, but Marvel Comics has been using the notion for decades. The finest multiverse tales allow you to ponder the question “What If…?” – to picture universes where heroes were beaten instead of triumphing, planets were broken, or entire new champions created. Sometimes these “What If…?” tales help to establish concepts that will ultimately make their way into the regular comic book narrative, and maybe even into the movies themselves. In the comics, Jane Foster initially appeared as Thor.

Edge of Spider-Verse #2 features “A Single Thread,” a short narrative by Dan Slott and Paco Medina that has just been used to change the history and nature of the entire Marvel world. The universe started untold billions of years ago, long after the ancient Elder Gods were expelled, according to Edge of Spider-Verse #2. Gaea and Oshtur started producing new gods and demigods, and they entrusted the construction of the universe to the early spider-goddess Neith. She fashioned the Web of Life and Destiny, which is centered on Earth-001. Finally, the Spider-hidden Verse’s genesis has been exposed.

Marvel has just rewritten the structure of the whole multiverse.

It’s odd, though, that Marvel practically squandered such a big disclosure. The real nature of the universe is introduced in what seems to be a tangent or side-story to the main event, rather than in a large ” event ” issue with a great amount of hype behind it. This choice is even more astounding considering the importance of multiverses in popular culture, and Marvel Comics’ own multiverse is now serving as inspiration for the MCU’s. Spider-Man: No Way Home, like the comics, has established spider-characters as prominent players in the universe.

Marvel Wastes Its Biggest Multiverse Reveal

To be fair to Marvel, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 does have some backstory. The first Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries debuted with the original Spider-Verse storyline in 2014, and its second issue featured the famous Spider-Gwen. Marvel may have decided to make the second issue of this new Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries seem just as important – but if so, the comic book publisher could have pushed it more aggressively.

It’s enthralling to discover the real genesis and nature of the MCU’s cosmos. The important issue is whether it will survive much longer; this tie-in is tied with the End of the Spider-Verse event, implying that the multiverse’s laws are going to be altered. Marvel’s universe has been defined, but it may not last.

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