Is Disney+'s Moon Knight considered to be Canon to the MCU or other Disney Marvel productions?

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Has the status of Moon Knight's canon to the prime MCU universe (The one in which end game is depicted) been discussed in any official material, including interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries, convention panel events\AMA, or official promotional material?

Can we, therefore, confirm or refute its canonical status and its implications, for example, were the characters affected by the Snap from the Avenger's movies, and does this mean that there is canonically an afterlife for characters in the MCU movies?


Best Answer

As per official wording yes it's canon to MCU

“Moon Knight is very much in the MCU,” executive producer Grant Curtis tells Inverse. “The observant viewer is going to hear and see those Easter eggs we drop that do explain that and confirm that.”

According to Curtis, the lack of overt connective tissue between the series and other MCU projects simply follows what the source material inspires. More often than not, the source kept Moon Knight away from the superheroic heart of the Marvel comic book universe.

“We looked at the very first comics he appeared in, in 1975, and we looked over the years of storytelling, over the decades of Moon Knight stories, [and asked] what are the themes and tones that we’re gravitating towards as storytellers?” Curtis says. “We never intentionally tried to make this standalone.” - Inverse

And the afterlife existed already in MCU and was mentioned in Black Panther, which is indirectly connected to Moon Knight:

The name-drop occurred when Steven and Marc boarded Taweret's boat after being shot by Arthur Harrow, going across the sands of the Duat to see if they could gain passage into the celestial Field of Reeds. As they spoke about being dead with the hippo-goddess, Taweret, she confirmed this was no illusion -- these realms exist for folks who die, but they're seen in different ways in various cultures.

She then spoke of the gateway from Black Panther, name-dropping the Ancestral Plane. Taweret was clearly in awe of it, calling it "gorgeous," which fans did witness in the first film. There, King T'Challa took the Heart-Shaped Herb, allowing him to transcend to the ethereal field where he spoke to his dead father, T'Chaka. - CBR

So the afterlife exists in marvel and it will be visualized based on that person's culture.




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