Where are the Avengers during Moon Knight?
Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series has limited ties to the MCU, but members of the Avengers are still active at the same time. Here is where they are.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Moon Knight.
The first episode of Moon Knight is finally out and fans are wondering where the Avengers are during the show’s pilot. Marvel Studios kicks off 2022 with its sixth Disney+ series. This time it features an entirely new character played by Oscar Isaac. But as the MCU is known for its interconnected storytelling, there have been questions about the whereabouts of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 schedule has been reshuffled several times. For this reason, the set up time of some projects has not been definitively revealed. Instead, there’s just an understanding that everything happens after Avengers: Endgame. In Moon Knight, despite its limited ties to the larger MCU, it appears to be the case as well. But recently Disney+ also revealed where exactly it lands in the franchise timeline, and its events appear to take place after Hawk Eye.
Once that’s established, it’s easier to decipher what the Avengers are up to while Steven Grant realizes he has multiple personalities within him, such as Marc Spector, Moon Knight, and Mr. Knight. For starters, it’s safe to say that at this point, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) is still enjoying quality time with his family or busy continuing to train Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). In the meantime, since Spider-Man: No Coming Home takes place before Hawk Eye, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) would likely be busy dealing with the ramifications of his actions by helping Peter Parker (Tom Holland). This would be more properly addressed in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In conjunction with this, Moon KnightThe events of also take place in a world that has already forgotten that Peter is Spider-Man. With that, chances are the wall-crawler is busy patrolling the streets of New York only to be disturbed by what’s going on in London where Moon Knight is defined.
Meanwhile, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) are still off-world, as revealed Spider-Man: Far From Home and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, respectively. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), on the other hand, could still be in his lab, helping his cousin, Jennifer Ann Walters/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany). Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) could either be at the end of her self-imposed exile, as seen in Wanda Vision or is already on the move Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. What’s hard to predict is Captain America’s (Anthony Mackie) current whereabouts. The events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier take place long before Moon Knight, so it’s safe to say that Sam Wilson is already operating as the new Star-Spangled Avenger at this point. But we don’t know what he did. As for War Machine (Don Cheadle), Rhodey is likely busy with government business, as his role in Secret Invasion.
With just one episode, there’s still plenty of time for one of avengers appear on Moon Knight. But between its intentional narrative and its setting, there’s a good chance that any guest character will only appear in a limited capacity – if at all. But that shouldn’t be a cause for concern because it means the show can focus on its own story and not draw ties to the larger MCU. If anything, Marc/Steven will eventually join the larger universe on the road.
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Moon Knight releases new episodes every Wednesday on Disney+.
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release Date: Jul 08, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: November 11, 2022
- Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: July 28, 2023
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