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How Kit Harington’s Black Knight Fits Into Mahershala Ali’s ‘Blade’


Kit Harington as Dane Whitman and Gemma Chan as Sersi in Disney’s ‘Eternals’
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman and Gemma Chan as Sersi | Marvel Studios/Disney

Who is Kit Harington’s Marvel character Dane Whitman, aka The Black Knight?

Dane Whitman first appeared in the

Kit Harington made his Marvel debut in Eternals, but he wasn’t part of the titular god-like group of immortals. Instead, Harington’s character was a human named Dane Whitman, the alter ego of a superhero known as the Black Knight.

It wasn’t until the post-credits scene that Dane’s other identity was actually acknowledged, teasing that the character would come into play in a future MCU project. The indication was that Harington would be showing up in the upcoming Blade film starring Mahershala Ali. But how would the Black Knight fit in?

Kit Harington as Dane Whitman and Gemma Chan as Sersi | Marvel Studios/Disney

Who is Kit Harington’s Marvel character Dane Whitman, aka The Black Knight?

Dane Whitman first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the nice, human museum guy that Sersi (Gemma Chan) — one of the Eternals — was dating. He didn’t get a lot of screen time, and mostly stayed put in England while Sersi went around the world with her team. 

But Dane and his family have quite the extensive history in the Marvel comics, as he is the descendant of an Arthurian knight. At the end of the film, Dane finally alludes to this when he hints to Sersi that he has uncovered an old, complicated family secret. 

They never truly revealed his superhero status, but the post-credits scene did introduce the Black Knight’s iconic weapon — his ancestor’s cursed sword, the Ebony Blade.

Who was the voice in the post-credits scene?

Dane is conflicted when it comes to opening the long, ornate wooden box that could tell him more about his family’s legacy. When he does finally decide to open it at the end of Eternals, whispering voices emerge among a whoosh of air as he reads the Latin words carved in the box. 

“Mors mihi lucrum,” the box reads. Which translates to “Death is my reward.”

Inside is the Ebony Blade, a long, black sword with a blade that gravitates towards Dane’s hand. As he reaches for the powerful weapon he says, “I’m sorry, I have to try.” But just before he can touch it, viewers can hear a voice off-screen that says, “Sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?” before the screen quickly cuts to black.

Eternals director Chloe Zhao later confirmed that the off-screen voice was Mahershala Ali. She said, per Cosmic Book News, “That was the voice of one of my favorite superheroes, Mr. Blade himself. Blade, Blade, Blade, yeah!”

How would Kit Harington’s Black Knight fit into ‘Blade’?

Once Zhao confirmed that the voice was indeed Ali’s, rumors started swirling that Harington’s Dane Whitman/Black Knight would appear in the upcoming Blade film. According to YouTuber Grace Randolph, Blade will take place “within multiple time periods.” And one of those time periods is the present day, which will include The Black Knight.

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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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