As a nearly 14-year-old franchise that has included 27 feature films and six TV shows during that time, not to mention over 30 additional projects that are currently in various stages of development and/or production, the Marvel Cinematic Universe succumbed to the odd trope or two on occasion.
Whether it’s the climactic third-act action sequence turning into a mess of pixels to the detriment of plot and character, the fake trust death, the heroes with daddy issues, or the villain being a twisted mirror image of the protagonist, there are certain beats the MCU hits a little too often for some people’s tastes.
However, moon knight featured the return of a more misunderstood MCU standard-bearer, after a viral tweet highlighted the moment’s return “ominously staring at grainy black-and-white security footage.”
Since the post-credits scenes of Morbius desperately trying to attach himself to the MCU in every way possible, you could technically include the breaded Sony blockbuster as another recent addition to the equation given that Matt Smith’s Milo is also filmed shortly after exsanguinating his latest victim. .
It’s not the most offensive recurring feature of shared superhero mythology, but it’s nonetheless interesting to see Marvel once again fall back on the familiar. At least it made perfect sense in the context of moon knightbecause it’s certainly not the mild-mannered Steven Grant staring at the museum’s security cameras, but the altogether more capable and dangerous Marc Spector.