An Avengers: Endgame-topping war could be triggered by the introduction of Egyptian gods in episode three of Moon Knight. Khonshu and Ammit, along with their respective avatars Mark Spector/Steven Grant and Arthur Harrow, have so far been introduced to the MCU in the Disney+ series. It’s clear from episode three that the En nead will play a bigger role in future episodes than they have in the first two, even though they are the gods’ human counterparts.
The MCU’s next big villain has plenty of room in Phase 4 thanks to the power of the gods. He Who Remains, an alias of Kang the Conqueror, was first introduced in Loki’s season 1 finale. With the multiverse’s expansion, it’s possible that He Who Remains will replace Thanos as the franchise’s primary antagonist. According to some, the MCU is also preparing to introduce Galactus as the main villain in the future. Galactus, the Marvel villain first introduced in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, has yet to be properly introduced in the MCU, though the role of the Celestials in Eternals increases the likelihood of Galactus’ return.
Moon Knight’s Egyptian gods could be the only thing standing in the way of the Celestial’s world domination if the comics’ popular adversary is introduced into the MCU. When compared to a god-versus-Celestial war, the Avengers‘ battle against Thanos seems insignificant. This war could be the catalyst for a future reboot of the MCU, laying the groundwork for a battle even larger than the one in Avengers: Endgame.
The gods going to war would be a departure from their apathetic attitude displayed in Moon Knight episode 3. The Marvel series explained that the gods have changed their stance on mankind and now oversee the Earth through their avatars, rather than helping humanity in times of need. To avoid drawing attention to ourselves,” says Horus, “we rely solely on our avatars to accomplish our objectives.” This policy of inaction may have served the gods well in the past, but it would have been doomed in the face of the possibility of the entire world being wiped out.
The MCU has never seen an event like this, and Moon Knight’s gods have never had to deal with an attack like this before. Passivity by the gods in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame can be attributed to the fact that it was not a global obliteration, and their dearth of input during the birth of Tiamut in Eternals can be put down to the speed with which it occurred, not giving the gods sufficient time to react. Ennead would be forced to break their promise of inactivity if Galactus were to invade Earth.
It is possible to trace the appearance of Egyptian gods in the Marvel comics back to the MCU, even though they are only recently introduced. In the Infinity War comics, both gods and celestials fought Thanos, and a similar strategy may be used in the MCU in the future. What Moon Knight confirms, however, is that if Galactus appears in the upcoming Phases of the franchise, the gods will have no option but to intervene in the conflict.