🚨 Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Moon Knight Episode 3 on Disney+! 🚨
1.First, when Layla is getting a passport made, you can see that her date of birth is "28/10/1994." May Calamawy's birthday in real life is also Oct. 28, except she was born in 1986.
2.OK, we haven't had much connection between Moon Knight and other MCU projects — except for the GRC ad in Episode 2 — but Layla's identification says it was issued in 2021, meaning she would've gotten it three years into The Blip. The Blip occurred in 2018, while everyone returned in 2023. So, does this mean Layla wasn't dusted by Thanos's snap? I need answers.
3.In the opening minutes of Episode 3, we also learn that Layla's father was a notable archeologist who let Layla tag along on his digs. This connects with Layla being a re-imagined version of the Moon Knight comics character Marlene Alraune, whose father, Dr. Peter Alraune, was also an archaeologist.
4.Also, Layla hints at something bad happening to her father while talking about him. This would also line up with Dr. Peter Alraune's comic book story. In the comics, Peter is tragically killed after discovering Khonshu's lost tomb.
5.When Marc wakes up in a cab in Cairo after losing control of his body, the song playing on the radio in the cab matches the song that plays during the Moon Knight closing credits.
6.At one point, Marc takes control of his body again and finds himself covered in blood and having killed some people. He yells at Steven for doing it, but Steven also claims to not have done anything. I'm guessing this is a nod to another personality living alongside Marc and Steven. In the comics, Jake Lockley, who is a cab driver, is another notable personality.
7.During the meeting of the gods, Marc meets the avatars for Hathor, Horus, Isis, Tefnut, and Osiris. In Ancient Egyptian mythology, Hathor is the goddess of music and love, Horus is the god of war and the sky, Isis is the goddess of healing and magic, Tefnut is the goddess of rainfall, and Osiris is the god of the deceased.
8.Also, some of these gods have appeared in Marvel comics. Horus, Isis, and Osiris all appeared in Thor comics, most notably ThorIssue #239 from 1966, which saw Thor and Jane watching as Orrin meets with several Egyptian gods.
9.When Khonshu is speaking through Marc to the other gods, he mentions the "Overvoid," which is a place that has been mentioned in the Marvel comics, namely in a run of Moon Knight comics. Similar to how Thor, Loki, Odin, and more are from Asgard, Overvoid is a similar god-filled place for the Egyptian gods.
10.OK...I don't know if my brain is just seeing things because of all my details hunting, but does Marc's hat here look like it mirrors Mr. Knight's signature crescent moon from his suit?! Also, like...could this actually be Marc's third personality here? His accent slightly changes.
12.If you need a refreshing, Madripoor is a notable city from the X-Men comics. Just like in the MCU, Madripoor is split into Lowtown and Hightown, which is meant to represent how Madripoor is a city for both the very rich and very poor. Now, I'm going to head canon that Layla and Sharon have met because I would love to see that happen.
13.Eventually, Layla and Marc meet Anton Mogart, an antiquities collector who Layla has apparently worked with a lot. In the comics, Anton Mogart is a jewel and art thief, and he was given the name Midnight Man. He first appeared in Moon KnightIssue #3 in 1981. Honestly, it's sounding like Mogart, Sharon Carter, and Layla could've all worked together, so I'll be looking out for more Easter eggs that could connect them in future Moon Knight episodes.
14.Arthur mentions Layla's father's murder, which is just another hint that Layla's story in Moon Knight is an adaptation of Marlene Alraune's notable comic book backstory. As I said above, Marlene's father is killed in the comics, and Marc is there to witness it, and it leads to him turning into Moon Knight.
15.OK, not a hidden detail, but I absolutely ADORE that we get our first real look at Moon Knight's iconic cape from the comic books here. It's literally so perfect, and just know I'm flailing over it.
16.When Layla and Marc leave after fighting Mogart's men, you'll notice that Khonshu is standing above a clock that reads 12 a.m. As I mentioned above, in the comics, Mogart goes by Midnight Man because he often steals antiquities at midnight. I hope this is a conscious nod to that comic book character.
17.And finally, this episode is dedicated to Gaspard Ulliel, who plays Anton Mogart. Gaspard died in Jan. 2022, following a skiing accident.
Did you catch any other Easter eggs or cool details? Have a better theory for one mentioned above? Tell me everything in the comments below!
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