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Where Does Moon Knight Fit Into The Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe family continues to grow with the introduction of its newest original series, "Moon Knight." The Oscar Isaac-led show features a stellar ensemble cast, including Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy. The 32nd live-action property in the MCU, "Moon Knight" lands in Phase 4, and as with most new projects, everyone is wondering where this falls in the overall timeline.

The timeline of the MCU is a messy and complicated thing these days, and it's mostly because so many events are happening alongside one another. For this reason, the MCU's movies and TV series can't be placed one after another. However, there are plenty enough clues for us to narrow it down as closely as possible. The last two properties, "Hawkeye" and "Spider-Man: No Way Home," are confirmed to occur during winter 2024, but does that mean "Moon Knight" falls within that same time frame or after? Here's what we know.

Moon Knight is set in a post-Blip world

Unfortunately, "Moon Knight" doesn't open with any clear indication of when it takes place in the main MCU timeline. Based on the weather in London, it doesn't appear to be wintertime, and there are no Christmas decorations around, so we can assume this is not in November or December. Since "Moon Knight" isn't attached to the current MCU, according to executive producer Grant Curtis (via The Direct), there aren't many things looming in the background that we can make direct correlations to that will place it at a certain point on the timeline. There could be better indications as the episodes roll out, but things are very uncertain for now.

However, and a very big however at that, there is something in one of the "Moon Knight" teasers that narrows down where we are on the timeline. In the "Secret Agent" promo for the series, we see Marc Spector/Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) morph into Moon Knight as he's pressed up against a double-decker bus. On that bus is an advertisement for the GRC. "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" fans will remember this organization well, as the acronym stands for the Global Repatriation Council. This group was formed after the Blip, and when those snapped out of existence were brought back. The GRC ad confirms that "Moon Knight" definitely takes place in a post-Blip world.

Our best guess is that "Moon Knight" is the first MCU property to take place in 2025, but it doesn't look like we'll be getting official confirmation on that anytime soon. For now, we'll keep watching, looking for any hints that might narrow things down.