The latest Marvel series now streaming on Disney+, “Moon Knight,” has taken the Easter egg to a whole new level.
More than just referencing characters, history, and deep cut nods from the vast realm of Marvel comics, “Moon Knight” also hides QR codes within each episode.
The QR codes aren’t just for show; eagle-eyed viewers that spot and scan them get access to that week’s digital comic book that inspired the series.
Twitter user LENNIEC0N revealed that the most recent episode (episode two) of “Moon Knight,” for example, features a QR code on the storage locker that Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) visits. That QR code leads to a Marvel page where readers can catch up on Werewolf by Night #33, which featured Moon Knight’s second comic appearance.
The premiere episode included a QR code that led to Werewolf by Night #32. Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, and was introduced in this issue.
— Len ☾ MK SPOILERS (@LENNIEC0N) April 6, 2022
More than just a neat way to get viewers more acquainted with Moon Knight’s origins, the weekly comic book Easter egg also serves as a primer for the upcoming Werewolf by Night special for Disney+. We can expect new episodes to hide more QR codes for viewers to find, but the question remains whether the remaining episodes will feature any more tie-ins to the upcoming special.
“Moon Knight” was developed by Jeremy Slater (“The Exorcist”).
Mohamed Diab (Clash) serves as director and showrunner, with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring, V/H/S: Viral, The Endless, Synchronic) directing as well. Ethan Hawke plays the series’ lead villain.
New episodes of “Moon Knight” drop every Wednesday.