Did Moon Knight’s new episode just tease Thor 4’s plot point? Most people are aware that Christian Bale was cast as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder. This means that audiences will likely see Gorr slaughtering other gods. This will be so in addition to Thor and the other Asgardian survivors.
There are a number of gods that Marvel Studios appears to be dishing out to the alien butchers in the MCU at an alarming rate. Now that the panther goddess Bast has been formally introduced, fans can look forward to Moon Knight, which centers on a war between the Gods. There is only one character that can appear in Love and Thunder and be killed by Gorr.
Khonshu may not appear with his fellow Egyptian deities in Thor: Love and Thunder due to a line of dialog from the most recent Moon Knight episode, but that could work in his favor (and health).
Khonshu, the bird-skulled Egyptian god berating Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight, is an outcast from the Egyptian pantheon. “He often throws temper tantrums, like a two-year-old,” Grant is told by Harrow, before Khonshu, the moon god, lashes out and knocks over various objects with gusts of wind seconds later. Harrow, on the other hand, claims that this is not the case “None of the gods respect him. Perhaps that’s why he’s banished.”
Khonshu, the bird-skulled Egyptian god berating Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight, is an outcast from the Egyptian pantheon. “He often throws temper tantrums, like a two-year-old,” Grant is told by Harrow, before Khonshu, the moon god, lashes out and knocks over various objects with gusts of wind seconds later. Harrow, on the other hand, claims that this is not the case “The gods have no regard for him. That could be the reason he’s been exiled.”
For centuries now, Khonshu has been exiled from the En nead and left to roam the Earth in search of “real justice,” which he sees as the only way he can make a difference in the world. In order to redeem himself in the eyes of the other gods, perhaps Khonshu does this; but he may be fortunate in being able to remain exiled.
One of Thor’s most memorable villains in comic books, Gorr required the help of three Thors from different eras to defeat. It was not always this way for Gorr, though. At first Gorr’s life was plagued by misfortune, culminating in him cursing the gods for not answering his prayers.
When fate bestowed upon Gorr a weapon of immense power, Gorr embarked on a mission of vengeance against all the gods in the universe. From killing them to making them slaves, to crucifying them in front of all the other gods, he retaliated against countless other gods for thousands of years.
Throughout the comics, Gorr had an insatiable rage against the Norn gods, and that rage will no doubt be on display when he attacks New Asgard in Love and Thunder. Despite this, there are other gods to slaughter on Earth, including entire pantheons.
Actor Russell Crowe has already confirmed that he’ll play Zeus, and actress Akosia Sabet was discovered as the Wakandan goddess Bast on a listing. That’s not to mention that Marvel Studios is clearly filling the universe with divine beings for Gorr to slaughter in Moon Knight.
Khonshu was assumedly exiled from the gods’ pocket dimension, Celestial Heliopolis, which the Egyptian gods occupied and which is home to Mount Olympus. New Asgard is therefore nothing more than a cesspool of gods for someone like Gorr to slaughter.
An all-alone Moon God using a human as an Avatar to battle street criminals? Gorr has no immediate interest in the Egyptian gods, particularly when there’s a whole house full of them to be slaughtered by the alien heretic. He should be grateful that Gorr banished him; otherwise, he might have been a victim of Gorr’s vengeance.
Khonshu may also benefit from this. Since no one else can fill Ennead’s seats, Khonshu is the only logical choice to do so. Needless to say, fans will know for sure whether or not they witnessed Thor 4’s plot point when the movie releases on 08 July 2022.