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Who exactly is Jake Lockley? Moon Knight’s third appearance in Marvel comics is explained. 

While we won’t disclose all the facts here (you can read on for more), the clues the series has been planting all along come to fruition in the show’s conclusion.  And it seems that many of the fans’ worst worries about how Lockley would fit into Marc Spector’s life have been realized, which is a shift from Lockley’s comic book characteristics.  Jake Lockley plays a special role in how Moon Knight functions in Marvel comics, and we’ve got all the answers to your concerns about what this may imply for the Moon Knight finale and the character’s future in the MCU. 

Jake Lockley – What distinguishes Moon Knight’s other character from Marc Spector and Steven Grant in comic books? 

Who exactly is Jake Lockley? 

While we won’t disclose all the facts here (you can read on for more), the clues the series has been planting all along come to fruition in the show’s conclusion. 

And it seems that many of the fans’ worst worries about how Lockley would fit into Marc Spector’s life have been realized, which is a shift from Lockley’s comic book characteristics. 

Jake Lockley plays a special role in how Moon Knight functions in Marvel comics, and we’ve got all the answers to your concerns about what this may imply for the Moon Knight finale and the character’s future in the MCU. 

Who exactly is Jake Lockley? 

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Moon Knight’s contrasting personas were originally portrayed as disguises worn by Marc Spector in order to accomplish his own aims as a crimefighter (you can read all about how Marc Spector became the avatar of Khonshu and what that means here). 

While mercenary Marc Spector’s basic identity remained Moon Knight’s customary hidden identity, he took on the guise of affluent billionaire Steven Grant to mingle with the white-collar criminals at the top of society’s ladder (a significant change from Grant’s relatively timid depiction in the MCU). 

On the other hand, Spector assumed the persona of Jake Lockley, a rough-and-tumble taxi driver with a finger on the pulse of the dark underground and a slew of criminal contacts (much like Batman’s alter ego Matches Malone). 

WhoMoon Knight created a network of informants and spies while undercover as Jake Lockley, allowing him to keep one step ahead of his opponents and criminal targets. At the same time, Lockley’s accession to Spector’s arsenal of disguises signalled the beginning of his deeper issues with his identity. 

Maintaining the continued lives of Moon Knight, Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, and, of course, his fundamental identity causes Marc Spector to become mentally frail, with Khonshu’s magical influence complicated matters even further. 

Though Moon Knight’s multiple personalities were initially depicted as disguises and alter egos rather than full-fledged dissociative identities, he eventually succumbed to his dormant Dissociative Identity Disorder, fracturing his mind into separate personalities with their own interior lives, memories, and awareness. 

Moon Knight continues to employ the skillsets of his numerous alters as part of his goal, much as he has established other forms of his superhero identity, such as the ‘Mr. Knight’ persona – but their relationships with one another are always shifting, sometimes contentiously. 

Spoilers for Moon Knight episode 6 for Jake Lockley in the MCU 

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Moon Knight episode 6 concludes the conflict between Khonshu and Ammit’s beliefs, with Moon Knight and Arthur Harrow (their respective Avatars) eventually clashing in a superhero-sized battle. 

Finally, it seems that Marc Spector is done with Khonshu. And, although Spector first thinks that Khonshu would take Layla as his new Avatar, something much worse occurs: Jake Lockley comes. 

Waiting until the end of the episode, Harrow (with the spirit of Ammit imprisoned within him as a result of the villain’s defeat) is brought into a vehicle in which Khonshu is seated. As Harrow warns Khonshu that he cannot tamper with or murder Ammit, Khonshu signals the car’s driver, who turns around to expose Marc Spector’s face but presents himself as “Jake Lockley.” 

Khonshu claims that Marc Spector was far more damaged than even Marc understood, enabling Khonshu to take on Lockley as his Avatar’s most brutal element – a role he seems to have completely embraced now that the war against Ammit has concluded. 

 

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Lockley then shoots and kills Harrow, and likely Ammit as well, and that’s the end of the Moon Knight streaming series… at least for the first season. 

In this one act, it seems that all of Marc Spector’s violent outbursts and secret killings, which were indicated to be the work of a hidden, third identity, are shown to be the work of Jake Lockley, as predicted. 

Lockley’s appearance might spell disaster for the greater MCU, particularly if Khonshu’s murderous techniques are heightened by his terrible new Avatar. The comic book narrative Avengers: Age of Khonshu may provide some insight on the worst-case scenario for Lockley as Khonshu’s Avatar. 

In that scenario, Khonshu enables Moon Knight to take on the whole Avengers team in order to avert the advent of the diabolical enemy Mephisto. Could Jake Lockley’s entrance pave the way for Moon Knight to become a true MCU villain in his next outing? 

We’ll have to wait and see where it takes us. Season 2 of Moon Knight? A cameo in a feature film? 

Marvel hasn’t said where Oscar Isaac, Moon Knight, and Jake Lockley will next appear, but the closing scene makes it plain he’ll be back, maybe to the harm of the whole MCU.

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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

Marvel Parallels Avoided With Deleted Scene?

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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