Did the MCU just include a bizarre Atlantis reference in Episode 1 of Moon Knight ahead of Namor’s expected Phase 4 debut in Black Panther 2?
Marvel Studios Introduces New Characters To The Marvel Cinematic Universe In Phase 4, But Did It moon knight episode 1 includes a weird reference to Atlantis and Namor? Oscar Isaac’s debut as Moon Knight has arrived on Disney+ after much anticipation for the actor and character to join the MCU. moon knight episode 1 might surprise some viewers how disconnected it is from the rest of the shared universe. However, there could be a really bizarre reference to the mythology of Namor and the underwater city of Atlantis.
It’s widely expected that Namor the Submarine will make his MCU debut at some point in Phase 4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The Underwater King is said to be the main villain of Shuri, Okoye, Nakia, and M’Baku. Namor is expected to be played by Tenoch Huerta, as other rumors indicate that other Atlanteans will be involved in the Atlantis vs. Wakanda conflict reported by the film. Marvel Studios has not confirmed Namor’s role in black panther 2but it is now possible that moon knight episode 1 included a surprising tease of her world.
At the beginning of moon knight episode 1, Steven Grant is shown leaving his apartment on his way to work. He quickly spots the bus he needs to pass and starts running down the street to catch up with the vehicle. This is when a store named Atlantis can be seen in moon knight episode 1. Although London has a business known as The Atlantis Bookshop, the logo does not match what is included in the MCU series. This indicates that the mysterious Atlantis signage was placed there by Marvel Studios, which would inevitably draw all eyes to Namor.
If this Atlantis easter egg in moon knight episode 1 is meant to tease Namor, it won’t be the first time the MCU has included a weird reference to the submarine. iron man 2 included a spot on SHIELD’s radar that many speculate was Atlantis, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Lemurian Starship is a reference to Atlantis’ rival. There are even theories Avengers: Endgame hinted at the underwater nation in front of Namor black panther 2 appearance. Now it is at least possible that moon knight The Atlantis Store from Episode 1 is the latest Namor MCU Easter egg.
While the Atlantis store in moon knight Episode 1 could be a coincidence, with the potential Namor reference coming before black panther 2 this is what sets it apart even more. The show doesn’t specify what this Atlantis store is for, but it’s possible it’s the legendary underwater city. Maybe the MCU will reveal that someone has found an older version of Atlantis – which has had many locations in the comics – and it sells artifacts from there. It would be an intriguing way to build the legend of Atlantis and Namor before Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverif moon knight intended this teasing.
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