A new device appeared in Moon Knight, hinting at time travel and Kang the Conqueror connections. Not only is this an exciting addition to the Disney+ series, but it’s set up to be one of Marvel’s most unique offerings of Phase 4. However, the first two episodes look to be quite self-contained, which is a relief; despite their use of Egyptian gods and mythology. But what does this scarab mean? Is it just for style or does it serve another purpose? This could point to some major connections between Kang and the new character in the MCU.
Moon Knight: The Story Behind The Beetle Scarab
Although the designs of certain comics often influence one another, many don’t fully understand how creators also get inspiration from bigger media. But where do they find that kind of inspiration? It could be movies or television shows or even video games or band album covers. In the case of Moon Knight, it was Ibrahim Moustafa and Cullen Bunn’s Moon Knight Annual #1. The illustration in that issue depicts Khonshu seemingly teleporting while holding a scarab-shaped gemstone in his hand just like Kang’s totems. With that being said, it now seems like the new Disney+ Marvel series is trying to depict its own version of the same device.
Marvel And Disney+ Moon Knight Will Use More Sections From The Moon Knight Annual #1
Some insights from the Moon Knight Annual #1 have been shown so far in the series, including comic covers and a relatively brief newspaper headline. This has led some fans to suggest that the new Marvel and Disney+ series will use more sections of the story than are present in just these two pages. If so, it might be determined by the past versions of Moon Knight that appear. Regardless, if past versions do appear, this could be an opportunity for the show to get creative with its setting and introduce new elements from the comic version of Moon Knight such as Kang the Conqueror’s totems and link it directly with Spector’s time-traveling scarab.
With that being said, it’s quite intriguing to see how much inter-linking Marvel could have in store for the future of the MCU. It’s even more exciting to think about what other connections the live-action properties on Disney+ may get with each other and any already existing ones. It would be interesting, to say the least, Moon Knight is actually connected to the world of Avengers and Loki, and that killer scarab has some ties to Kang the Conqueror.