The fourth chapter of Moon Knight is now available on Disney + and surely more than one has made his head explode and wonder who is this character and what connection does he have with Marvel comics? (Spoiler alert)
The Serie moon knight from Marvel studios presented in the third chapter several Egyptian gods along with their avatars to the UCM, Horus, Isis, Tefnut, Osiris and Hathor, and shed some light about the Ennead, her backstory and why they chose to abandon the Egyptians. humans.
The Ennead was involved at several significant moments in the episode. First, the gods were summoned by Khonshu for Arthur Harrow’s trial, which ultimately led to an unfortunate end for the Moon god, as his companions did not believe his accusation. The group then reappeared at the end of the episode to imprison Khonshu in stone due to him moving the sky to recreate the night Ammit was buried thousands of years ago. And it was also explained where the gods who missed the meeting were (the Ennead was made up of 9 gods), since we see Horus taking the statuette of Khonshu to a room where other statuettes are found, presumably the other gods who missed the meeting. meeting they were also punished at some point.
a very crazy ending
After Marc Spector was shot by Arthur Harrow, Spector woke up inside an insane asylum, suggesting that the events of the first three episodes did not happen. We also see that Harrow is actually Marc’s therapist, and Layla turned into another patient.
However, things went from crazy to intriguing when it was revealed that Steven Grant was also present at the asylum, leading to the first unexpected meeting between him and Marc Spector (and perhaps Jake Lockley), as they pass through another room where there is another person locked in another sarcophagus just like Steve, but the couple decides to ignore who is trapped there.
While the couple looks for a way out of the place, they are interrupted by the arrival of Taweret (played by Antonia Salib), an Egyptian goddess with the body of a hippopotamus, already in the first chapter we could see some stuffed animals of the deity in the museum where Steve worked, anticipating that the character would make an appearance sooner or later in the series. In ancient Egyptian culture Taweret is the goddess of childbirth and fertility, acting as protector of mothers and children.
But what connection does it have in the Marvel comics?
Actually none, since the appearance of Taweret at the end of episode 4 of Moon Knight, has marked the debut of the character in Marvel.
Antonia Salib, the actress who played Taweret, revealed in an interview that the director of moon knightMohamed Diab, and the team “They gave license to create their character”. Salib also cited that he was a “collaboration process” From the beginning:
“I think by spending time with a series, you can really explore all these different characters and the emotional journey that Steven and Marc (Isaac) are going through and really flesh it out. Personally, it felt like a great collaborative process, which was brilliant for such a large organization. From the moment I read the scenes when I was auditioning until I started working with director Mohamed Diab and the costume team for VFX, I felt like I had a license to create. my character and everyone was on board together.”
Salib’s revelation indicates that there could be more appearances by Taweret in the final episodes. The inclusion of the Egyptian hippopotamus goddess in the asylum is the first clear sign that the facility is not real, and this could be one of Arthur Harrow’s tricks to confuse Marc Spector.
Without Khonshu, Harrow is clearly aware that Spector is helpless, so the cult leader could be taking advantage of the situation. “broken mind” This gives him the freedom to include a plethora of illusions in the asylum he created for Spector, and one of them could be Taweret. Alternatively, the hippo goddess could have infiltrated this possible illusion to bring Marc back to reality.
The fact that Taweret has no history in Marvel Comics allows for many opportunities in Moon Knight’s story, and given the goddess’s sweet and calm demeanor, it’s possible that she could be the key to saving Spector and Grant within any given world. that Harrow has created. On the other hand, she could also be one of Harrow’s henchmen or even Ammit to trick Spector into the mental institute.
Despite not having any history in Marvel, the Moon Knight Marvel comics could hold the answer to Taweret’s future in the MCU.
The mental asylum concept of the episode is inspired by the stage in moon knight from screenwriter Jeff Lemire in 2016. In that story, Spector wakes up in an insane asylum with memories of being a hero, but no real powers. In the end, it is revealed that Ammit is one of Marc’s doctors, proving the asylum to be a fake.
In addition to seeing both of Spector’s personalities in person, Taweret’s appearance could be further confirmation that the asylum is indeed a fake, so it has a similar twist to Lemire’s Moon Knight run.
There is a strong possibility that the last two episodes of Moon Knight explain Taweret’s story, but this could be overshadowed by the fact that the goddess could be a villain rather than an ally. Taweret could be under the influence of Harrow and Ammit, with her mental asylum serving as a prison. With that said, a potential showdown between Spector and Taweret could be on the cards.
However, it’s also reasonable to assume that Taweret isn’t a villain and could simply be there as an illusion or as Marc’s savior. Either way, Spector and Grant will need all the help they can get in order to break out of this prison. mentally, and Taweret might be their only hope.
The first four episodes of Moon Knight are now available on Disney+.