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Here’s Where MCU’s Kang Easter Egg Has Been Discovered In Moon Knight

By Mabel Judith Andrady
April 18,2022

What does the MCU’s Kang Easter Egg look like in episode 3? In the final three episodes of Moon Knight, Marvel Studios will give fans a glimpse into Marc Spector’s multiple personalities. For those who haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, Moon Knight introduces a new character who is tied to the MCU version of Ancient Egyptian mythology while they wait.

However, this year marks the beginning of MCU’s Phase 4 with Moon Knight. The introduces two powerful characters who have at least some ties to the Avengers. Fan speculation has begun about the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and their next adversary as Marvel’s top-tier team prepares to release their fifth film.

Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conquerer, whose Variant first appeared in 2021’s Loki before making his theatrical debut in 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, will almost certainly be one of those antagonists at some point. Even as fans wait for Majors to fully embrace the colossal villain, they got a small nod to him from Moon Knight in the most recent Marvel TV episode.

A Tribute to Kang the Conqueror

Kang - Good or Evil?

Kang

In Episode 3 of Moon Knight, a reference to MCU’s Kang Conqueror Easter Egg can be found thanks to Erik Voss of New Rockstars.

Marc Spector was chased down in Egypt by Voss, who pointed out the design on the thug’s jacket. After slicing the piece of his scarf that Marc was using to hold him up on the edge of a cliff, Arthur Harrow’s young follower ended up killing himself.

In Marc’s fights with this thug, the back of his jacket shows a design that resembles the head of an Egyptian Pharaoh, but without a face on the front. It’s hard not to think of Kang the Conqueror when looking at these colors, but the pharaoh’s head also serves as a nod to this new MCU villain.

Rama-Tut

Rama-Tut

Comic book character Kang, better known as Nathaniel “Kang,” reimagined Ancient Egypt’s Pharaoh Rama-Tut with the aid of robots and time travel. Rama-headpiece Tut’s is featured on the back of Moon Knight’s jacket, just like the one worn by Richards in Avengers (Vol. 7) #4.

Rama-Tut illustration is depicted on a shirt

Rama-Tut illustration is depicted on a shirt

In a conversation with Moon Knight crew members, New Rockstars confirmed that this was a deliberate decision by the show’s costume designers.

He also pointed out that Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow reminisced about the goddess Ammit’s first Avatar, which betrayed her in Episode 1. According to the popular YouTuber, if Kang had traveled back in time as he does in the comics, this Avatar could have been him.

In terms of MCU’s Kang, what does this mean?

Kang-The-Conqueror

Kang

Marvel has a long history of tying various properties together through Easter eggs, even ones that hint at future plot points that will be important in future films or shows. It’s not clear if Kang will have a significant connection to Moon Knight. However, it’s clear that the show’s producers are aware of the villain’s Egyptian mythological ties.

It is because of Kang’s ability to travel back and forth in time that he has left his mark on thousands of years of comic book history, both on Earth and in the cosmos. Jonathan Majors’ full Kang-prime debut is over a year away, but little nods like this one hint at just how much history he’ll have accumulated before then. Rama-Tut may or may not be a character in this series. However, his influence will make Kang a much more formidable foe when he begins his reign of terror.

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