ByLuke Taylor, writer at
I like movies. Superhero ones and many others. I write about them.
Luke Taylor

I have been a big fan of the Lunar Legionnaire for a couple of years or so now. I started researching him one day on a whim, and I now run an RPIG account flying his colors. So, just white. But there was a question in my mind from the beginning of my interest in him: will he ever get a live-action adaptation? Marvel Studios owns the rights, a fact which I have always known, but it has always seemed that Marc Spector is not a popular or simple enough character to being into that world. I am happy to say that this outlook has been changing in the past year. In Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, there is a scene in which S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell is being interrogated by our heroes, and he mentions a couple of interesting tidbits: "Stephen Strange" was a name explicitly stated, and it was also mentioned that they were "having some trouble with a man from Cairo." Egypt can mean one person, and one person only. Marc Spector, Moon Knight. Now, this could mean absolutely nothing. Producer and all-around mastermind Kevin Feige has always loved throwing in sweet little references to Marvel's myriad of cool characters, and this may be simply no exception. But this situation seems to carry a different set of rules. Doctor Stephen Strange is already confirmed and cast, and we will be seeing him in his very own film next November. If one of the mentioned players in this scene is definitely on the way, why wouldn't the other be? In addition, this pair of easter eggs is different in that Sitwell is saying people that EXIST and have caused trouble for people we have been seeing for years in these films. There were similar references made in Iron Man 2, though that was setting up Thor and it had already been confirmed that that film would happen. Just the same, it was essentially confirmed last year that Marc Spector has had his life-changing (-ending?) experience in Egypt and that cannot be avoided. If that's not enough evidence, Kevin Feige has been an outspoken Moon Knight fan for some time. With the increasing level of mysticism in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's becoming less and less tricky to introduce Mr. Knight. There is only one question that remains: when?

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