By Jocelyn Buhlman
After spending weeks in the world of Moon Knight and following the adventures of Steven Grant and Marc Spector, it can be hard to say goodbye. What is there to do when you’re possessed with the urge to watch the series? (And hopefully not possessed with the spirit of Khonshu!)
Have you considered… that now is the perfect time for a rewatch?! Not that you need an excuse—but if you do, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Easter eggs and details hidden in Moon Knight that every fan should spot, including a way to download free Moon Knight comics. (Plus, a Star Wars shout-out!) Read on to discover what you need to keep an eye out for when you push “play” on your next expedition through Moon Knight on Disney+.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for ALL episodes of Moon Knight.
Episode 1, “The Goldfish Problem”
- QR Code: After binging all of Moon Knight, you might be interested in learning more about the character’s comic book origins. Not sure where to start? Watching the show can actually help you out—certain episodes have hidden QR codes that link to digital downloads of Moon Knight comics! In episode 1, you can spot a QR code at 05:03 in the episode, on the wall of the museum while Steven is talking to a schoolgirl. If you scan the QR code with your phone, you’ll get access to a free download of Werewolf by Night #32, which features the debut of Moon Knight as a character!
- Foreshadowing: Speaking of that schoolgirl, her conversation with Steven hints at his fate in a future episode—she asks him, “Did it suck for you, getting rejected from the Field of Reeds?” In episode 5 of Moon Knight, Steven faces that very same fate—although, thanks to Marc, it’s not for very long!
- Foreshadowing (Goldfish edition): Besides being an absolutely adorable pet, Gus the goldfish is important for another reason—his tank contains decorations that foreshadow events to come in the series. Due to Steven’s love of Egyptology, the tank features items like a pyramid and Taweret’s boat, both which show up in later episodes as the story’s adventure leads our heroes (and villains) to Egypt.
Episode 2, “Summon the Suit”
- QR Code: This episode provides another free digital comic download for sharp-eyed viewers, this time from a QR code on the outside of Marc Spector’s storage unit. If you catch the code at the 08:26 timestamp, you’ll be able to download Werewolf by Night #33, which features the second appearance of Moon Knight.
- Cast Shout-out: One of the things Steven discovers in the mysterious storage unit is Marc Spector’s passport. It’s easy to miss, but if you’re paying attention to the details on the passport, you’ll notice that Marc’s birthday is listed as March 9—the same day as Oscar Isaac’s birthday!
- Marvel History: When Steven is first taken into custody by Billy and Bobbie, we get a peek at Marc Spector’s case file, which happens to be number 1975. That’s the year Moon Knight first appeared in a Marvel comic—the aforementioned issue #32 of Werewolf By Night.
- Marvel History: Not enough shout-outs to Werewolf By Night? Good news! When Steven and Marc are fighting in the street, you can spot a 32 on a double decker bus, once again referencing Moon Knight’s debut in Marvel Comics.
- MCU Connections: Keep an eye on that bus! The double decker bus also features an ad for the Global Repatriation Council (GRC), the council introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Solider that’s responsible for reuniting victims of Thanos’ snap with their families.
Episode 3, “The Friendly Type”
- Cast Shout-Out: Much like Marc’s passport revealed that he shares a birthday with the actor, Layla’s passport reveals that Layla and the actress who portrays her, May Calamawy, share the same day of birth (but not year): October 28.
Episode 4, “The Tomb”
- Hidden Details: The hospital in which Marc awakens after being shot by Harrow is chock full of hidden details shouting-out to the rest of the series, but the biggest detail is all the characters who appear. You can spot Crawley, Donna, Billy, Bobbi, Layla, Harrow, and even Gus the goldfish in new roles in this mysterious hospital.
- Foreshadowing: Blink and you’ll miss it, but Layla’s appearance in the hospital holds a clue to her superpowered future—the bandage on her thumb features a tiny, red doodle of a scarab… perhaps you could even call it a Scarlet Scarab, which is the name of Layla’s persona when she acts as the avatar of Taweret.
Episode 5, “Asylum”
- QR Code: After being absent for two episodes, the QR codes return! At 12:00 in the episode, you can spot a QR code next to Steven as he looks through one of the hospital doors. Scan the code and you can read Moon Knight #1, which is the first solo series for the character.
- Cast Shout-Out: When revisiting Marc’s childhood memories, we can spot some fun shout-outs hidden in his bedroom. You might notice a Star Wars: A New Hope poster by the door—this references both Marc’s childhood room in the comics and serves as a reference to Oscar Isaac’s role as Poe Dameron in recent Star Wars films.
- Marvel History: Don’t just fixate on the Star Wars poster! If you examine the Tomb Buster poster, you’ll notice the name Doug Perlin. This name is a double reference, to Doug Moench and Don Perlin, the creators of Moon Knight! Also on the poster is a mention of “Timely Atlas Studios,” which is another double reference—this time to Timely and Atlas, two early names for the comic book company that would one day become Marvel Comics.
Episode 6, “Gods and Monsters”
- QR Code: Time for a Marvel fan test! Did you stay through the end credits? If you did, you’ll find the final QR code hidden in the scene featured after the credits roll. Around 38:00 into the episode, you can spot a health poster with a QR code in the corner, which links to a free copy of Moon Knight Annual #1, featuring a battle against Kang the Conqueror.
- Marvel History: The end credits scene doesn’t just hold the final QR code—you can also spot a shout-out to another influential figure in Moon Knight’s history. The hospital Arthur leaves is called the Sienkiewicz Psychiatric Hospital; comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz developed the signature look and tone of Moon Knight during the character’s first comic book series.