RECAP: After "Shadowland", Marc Spector had started serving Khonshu again. He was married to Marlene, living happily with her in his mansion... while still serving the violent and hungry Khonshu. God of the Moon and vengeance. Eventually, Khonshu grew tired of Marlene's positive influence. Khonshu faked a prophecy to turn Moon Knight into a better warrior. The coming of the red moon. And while this coincided with the return of several of Moon Knight's prominent enemies, it was all a lie. Marc Spector had, against his will, become violent and abusive toward Marlene. He had pushed her away and out of his life, and he had no idea why. In fact, he had no idea it was happening at all. He had become Khonshu's puppet. On the night of the red moon, Moon Knight saw his enemies attack him, along with a horde of werewolves. His mansion burned in the process. Marc killed his enemies, and he thought he saw Marlene die in his arms. So he killed himself.
But this wasn't true either.
Amnesiac and alone, Moon Knight woke up in the alleys of urban New York City, Khonshu directly controlling him now. Preparing him. The truth of the red moon eventually came to Moon Knight after he killed Bastet, Goddess of the Moon, and Khonshu's former lover. Marc rejected Khonshu, and Marlene and his friends accepted him again. Khonshu had made himself visible to them, and they knew the evil that controlled Marc before was very real.
Weeks passed. What Khonshu was preparing Marc for exactly remained uncertain. But Bastet mentioned that others hated Khonshu. And they were coming.
Two new Moon Knights rose to take Marc's place. Steven Grant and Jake Lockley.
How long they've been hiding under Khonshu's wing is unknown.
In the mean time, The Punisher had fought supernatural forces that controlled the Ghost Rider, and only survived with the assistance of Khonshu and his Moon Knights. A life debt was made, and The Punisher reluctantly agreed. He now owes Khonshu a favor.
"Marc Spector" - Rated M
A subway line.
CAPTION: YEARS AGO
A dark corner along the side of the tracks, with rats scurrying around.
Khonshu’s eyes, glaring down at a rat.
A woman with black hair huddling in the darkness, dressed in filthy rags, holding a bundle, rocking it in her arms.
A suburban neighborhood.
Two houses next to each other.
WOMAN: It’s okay.
WOMAN: Mommy’s here.
Closer up on the house on the right.
The inside of the living room of the house.
A thin, black haired woman holds her baby in a rocking chair, the blonde, bulky father next to her.
CAPTION: THE HOME OF STEVEN GRANT
A full moon over the houses.
The woman in the dark space near the subway line, cuddling with her child.
WOMAN: Everything’s going to be alright.
CAPTION: THE HOME OF JAKE LOCKLEY
Cut to an almost generic ski masked robber inside the living room of the house, a gun at the mother’s head. Their son, Steven Grant, now 15 years old, blonde and scrawny, watching with horror from the back of the room.
CAPTION: YEARS LATER
ROBBER: ALL YOUR F**KIN MONEY!
The father lies dead at the entrance of the house, and the door is broken down. He’s been shot in the head.
STEVEN: DAD-DAD IS--
Khonshu is in the living room, standing behind the mugger.
Steven is looking at Khonshu.
Khonshu’s eyes, glowing red.
KHONSHU: Listen to me very carefully.
Jake’s mother in the subway’s dark space, looking horrified.
WOMAN: S-STAY AWAY!
A man with a knife is walking toward her.
SERIAL KILLER: It’s okay.
SERIAL KILLER: It’s going to be okay.
Jake, a scrawny, black haired 15 year old in rags tackles the man.
JAKE: GET AWAY!
Jake is biting at the man’s throat.
SERIAL KILLER: AGGGHHHHH
The man, reaching his hand out.
SERIAL KILLER: GHK
The man’s face, covered in blood.
SERIAL KILLER: GHH
Jake, spitting out a piece of the would-be killer’s neck flesh.
Jake’s mother, backing up. Horrified.
Jake looks at her, wondering what’s wrong.
Khonshu is standing behind him.
JAKE: Are you okay?
Steven backing up, clearly horrified.
Khonshu gesturing towards his left leg, where a pocket would be.
KHONSHU: There’s a gun in your pocket.
Steven looking down.
KHONSHU: Don’t wonder how it got there.
KHONSHU: Take it out, and aim at the robber. Tell him to back away.
KHONSHU: Save your mother.
Khonshu’s hand on Jake’s shoulder.
KHONSHU: It was life or death… Mom…
Jake, with a glint of red in his eyes.
JAKE: It was life or death… Mom…
Jake’s mother backing up, even though she’s as far as she can go.
JAKE’S MOM: P-please…
JAKE’S MOM: S-stop…
Jake looks confused.
JAKE: Mom… why are you so scared?
Jake shouting, angrily. His eyes are pure red.
JAKE: I JUST SAVED YOU!!!
JAKE: I JUST SAVED YOUR PATHETIC, WORTHLESS ASS!
JAKE: AND THIS IS HOW YOU THANK ME?!
Jake’s mom. Crying her eyes out. Begging.
JAKE’S MOM: Y-your father… is dead…
JAKE’S MOM: Jake… please stop…
Jake looking down at the man. Still furious. Khonshu has moved back from Jake, no longer with his hand on his shoulder.
JAKE: My FATHER?
JAKE: You STUPID B*TCH!
Jake shouting at his terrified mother. Khonshu watches.
JAKE: HE DIED YEARS AGO!
Steven holding the gun, aiming at the robber.
STEVEN: BACK THE F**K AWAY FROM MY MOM!!!
The robber looking at Steven. He still has the gun to his mother’s head.
ROBBER: You really think that’s gonna scare me?
STEVEN’S MOM: I-I-I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!!
Steven, shaking, scared out of his mind.
STEVEN’S MOM: WHAT DO YOU WANT?!?!
The robber, smiling.
STEVEN’S MOM: I-I LOVE YOU—STEVEN I—I LOVE YOU--
STEVEN’S MOM: PLEASE!!!
The robber shoots Steven’s mother through the head.
Steven screaming, firing the gun.
SFX: BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM
The robber flailing backward, bursting with blood.
SFX: BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM
Steven at his mother’s side. Her brains are leaking into his lap as he holds her.
Jake’s mother clutches her own throat.
JAKE’S MOM: J-J-
Jake looks down with shock.
Jake’s mother’s eyes.
JAKE’S MOM: S-STOP--
JAKE’S MOM: P-L-PL-
Jake at his mother’s side. She looks like she’s having some kind of seizure.
JAKE’S MOM: Ghhhkk
Jake sitting there, next to his dead mother.
Jake’s lowered his head.
Jake running from his mother’s body.
Steven looking toward the front door. The colors of police car sirens are visible through various windows.
Steven looking at Khonshu.
KHONSHU: You failed her.
KHONSHU: But, don’t give up just yet.
Steven looking at his dad.
KHONSHU: Don’t give up.
KHONSHU: Follow my instruction.
KNONSHU: This robber was an ASSASSIN.
KHONSHU: He was going to kill your parents anyway, money or not.
Steven running out the back door. Covered in blood.
KHONSHU: When the time comes, I will tell you who sent him.
Steven jumping a neighbor’s fence.
STEVEN: When is the time?
The full moon over the houses.
Police swarming the area.
KHONSHU: Accept me, and you will know soon enough.
Jake sitting in a subway car.
Khonshu is sitting next to Jake.
KHONSHU: Your mother’s dead.
KHONSHU: Died of a stroke, heart attack, something.
KHONSHU: The exact cause… is hard to determine.
Jake looks up at Khonshu.
JAKE: Who are you?
Khonshu looking down at Jake.
KHONSHU: Someone who’s gonna make everything alright.
KHONSHU: If you’ll follow me. I can make you strong.
KHONSHU: I can make every one you hate hurt. A lot.
KHONSHU: I know you’re too much in shock to process it. Even my appearance doesn’t matter right now.
KHONSHU: But, through it all… ask yourself this.
KHONSHU: Do you really have anything ELSE?
Jake looking down.
KHONSHU: Say it.
KHONSHU: Say what you feel. Right now.
JAKE: I’ll follow you.
JAKE: I’ve got nothing else to do anyway.
Khonshu putting an arm around Jake.
KHONSHU: Good boy.
Jake as a Moon Knight, slamming a thug into a wall, face first. They’re in an alley.
His cape is a bit torn and his costume is Moon Knight in name only, he has kneepads and very “realistic” gear, along with the crescent symbol on his chest, and the cowl over his head.
CAPTION: JANUARY 2, 2012
Jake Moon Knight slamming the thug down into the ground.
JAKE MOON KNIGHT: You saw her walking. You saw her. You thought you’d raise your knife, try to STEAL?
Jake Moon Knight holding up the thug by the throat.
JAKE MOON KNIGHT: Filth.
Steven Grant as Moon Knight, jumping down from a rooftop.
He’s the visual opposite of Jake as Moon Knight. He has on an armored costume, but still with the cloak and cape. He’s a high tech version.
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: Leave some for me.
Steven Moon Knight slamming the thug head first into a wall behind him.
Steven Moon Knight holding up a crescent dart.
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: Oh, how I love dragging these things out.
Jake Moon Knight looking behind Steven Moon Knight.
JAKE MOON KNIGHT: Behind you.
Steven Moon Knight turning around, as he slits the throat of the thug with the crescent dart.
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: Khonshu!
Khonshu standing in the alley.
KHONSHU: The new year is here.
KHONSHU: This is the year of WAR.
KHONSHU: This is why you were chosen.
KHONSHU: An ambush was planned to destroy us, but it’s been deflected. Another agent in my service will handle it.
Khonshu looking toward the two of them.
KHONSHU: We must strike at them before they can counter-attack.
KHONSHU: And for that… you two will have to help me.
KHONSHU: We must bring him back.
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KHONSHU: MARC SPECTOR MUST BECOME MOON KNIGHT AGAIN!
NEXT TIME: Bastet - Moon Knight: Cult Of Khonshu #2 - (Script)
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