‘Moon Knight’ is the First MCU Series Without Marvel Guest Stars
A long-running theme of the various Disney+ series is the appearances and crossovers from other titles, a trend that was broken as Moon Knight is the first MCU series without a single Marvel guest star.
Moon Knight stands as one of the MCU’s best series yet, and it also truly stands alone as a single, self-contained story, in an ever-expanding Marvel universe.
Focused on the character of Marc Spector, Moon Knight commits to truthfully exploring his struggle against dissociative identity disorder, and his manipulation at the hands of a vengeful Egyptian deity named Khonshu.
With Marvels Phase Four being some of the entire studio’s most emotionally charged works yet, Moon Knight transcends that, and explores mature themes like child abuse and mental illness, in a series that pulls no punches, and presents pain and suffering in its purest form.
However, these thematic differences separating the newest Disney+ series from nearly every MCU project ever made isn’t the only discernable quality, as Moon Knight is the first MCU series to not have a single Marvel guest star.
What has become par for the course in any Marvel project is the reality that any MCU character could make an appearance; it is the allure of the cinematic universe as an entity.
It is this potential that has continued to make every MCU title must watch, as seeing when certain characters could appear in certain stories has become a driving force in why the Marvel Universe is so popular.
Moon Knight, however, provides a refreshing approach, as fans were able to enjoy and dissect what is maybe the best series yet, without the need for any of the characters to connect to various and developing franchises within the same universe.
Although it certainly would’ve been cool for Marc to interact with a character from within the same MCU, it was refreshing to be able to invest in a series that didn’t feel the need to rely on other characters and trusted the brevity and impact of the story they where presently telling.