Where is Wolverine’s location? The third full episode of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, is now available for viewing. Episode 3 provided a thrilling new round of action and drama, building on Isaac’s Marc Spector, while also featuring more story and action for Arthur Harrow, played by Ethan Hawke, and Layla, played by May Calamawy.
For the first time in a long time, the MCU project Moon Knight has largely told its own self-contained story rather than trying to connect Marc and his crew to the larger expanding universe. It’s possible that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk may show up later, but this character hasn’t yet found himself in the crosshairs of any other characters from the Marvel Universe.
However, Moon Knight is not a completely separate universe, as Episode 2 featured an ad for the GRC, which was introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Another nod to that show can be found in this week’s follow-up episode, which refers to the same location that was featured in an earlier episode.
An allusion to the Madripoor location from Wolverine’s comics appeared in Moon Knight episode 3. Bek makes reference to Layla’s time working with Gaspard Ulliel’s Anton in Madripoor when Layla and Marc Spector meet him in Cairo.
“After Madripoor, I’m sure you two will have a lot to talk about.”
Besides its connection to Wolverine, Madripoor also featured prominently in the third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios. After learning more about the Super-Soldier Serum the Flag Smashers had been using, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes met up with Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter once again.
The mention of Madripoor, even in a single line of dialog, is sure to delight fans as the story progresses. There are many lawless criminals in the country’s vast criminal underworld, and this Southeast Asian locale is no exception in comics or the MCU.
Before Sharon Carter was revealed as the Power Broker, much of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s third episode was spent laying out the first hints of her identity. In addition, in the comics, Wolverine was a frequent visitor to Madripoor, most notably at the Princess bar, which was briefly glimpsed in the same MCU episode.
When it comes to Layla and Marc’s time in Madripoor, it’s not clear what they were doing or when they were actually there. Even without these specifics, it should come as no surprise that Marc and his now-ex-wife came into contact with Madripoor ‘s local lawlessness while working as mercenaries.
In light of Anton’s art-thieving career, it’s possible that the Power Broker and Layla were involved in her shady black market art dealings. Perhaps the two helped Sharon Carter amass the art collection that was seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier by working with the former SHIELD agent.
It is possible that the two worked together to deceive the Power Broker, convincing Carter to hand over valuable items. Even if and when Madripoor makes another appearance in the MCU, it will likely play a significant role in the darker side of Marvel’s story.