The subtle but definitive connection between ‘Moon Knight and ‘Doctor Strange 4’

As advertised, Moon Knight) became the open door to much of Marvel’s supernatural world. Also in the connection between future projects that include the most mysterious layer of La casa de las ideas. But not everything is about a perception in the medium and long term. According to the most recent promotion of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness there is a link between the film and Marc Spector’s story. One that could unite not only both stories, but ensure that Marvel productions begin to weave a new thread of stories.

It is a subtle but definitive connection. Several new scenes can be seen in the latest promo for the Doctor Strange sequel that relate to Moon Knight. Among them, one that very clearly shows Defender Strange as he shares a short dialogue with América Chávez.

What is particular is not the phrases that the characters share, but something more subtle. Analyzing the scene, it can be seen that the magical manifestation surrounding Strange is white. A tonality that until now had not been shown in any of the previous advances and in which the most recent one makes a curious emphasis. Specifically, to make it clear that it is not an aesthetic decision, nor is it due to some secondary effect in the sequence.

Curious as it may seem, in the third chapter of Moon Knight (Moon Night) the same manifestation of magic could be seen and with exact chromatic tonality. And it does not seem to have been the result of chance, much less a kind of random artistic decision. In the series, during the sequence that shows the avatars of different gods meeting, you can see that the one of Osiris uses magic.

Selim (Khalid Abdalla) subdues Khonshu when the moon god attempts to attack Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) at Moon Knight’s Ennead audience. As curious as it may seem, it has the same color tone (and in fact, the visual effect is identical), as seen in the clip Doc Strange 2. A detail that opened the debate among fans about the connections that could occur between the film and the series. Beyond, between both things and medium-term projects involving magical creatures.

Magic in Marvel, a well-kept secret

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Until now, the magical world in Marvel has been shown unevenly and in very specific aspects. But it is clear that the study tries to create connections, whether visual or plot, between the different layers of a new plot space. Until now, green magic was considered as part of everything related to time and its functioning. As you will remember, it is the color of the stone that controls the flow of time and also, the one that produces the diagrams of the Eye of Agamotto.

At the same time, purple magic like the one used by Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) in WandaVision. And at least on the show he did relate to the darker, more complicated side of Marvel’s supernatural world. Of course, The scarlet red hue of chaos magic used by Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda is already known. And also, some versions in gold and orange color as defensive magic of the magicians of the Sanctum Sanctorum.