In an unexpected turn of events, Eternals has become a mini Game of Thrones reunion for actors Richard Madden and Kit Harington. The pair previously played brothers Robb Stark and Jon Snow on the famed HBO show. In Eternals, Richard Madden plays an Eternal named Ikaris, but who is Kit Harington playing?
What little Kit could reveal about his character’s destiny has already been said: His character’s name is Dane Whitman, and in the comics, he is known by the alias Black Knight. His character is the descendant of the original Black Knight, who was peers with King Arthur and carried a legendary sword with a curse.
Dane’s uncle becomes Black Knight II, a supervillain, but confesses to his crimes on his deathbed and asks his nephew, Dane, to restore the family’s honor.
It’s interesting to note that in the comics, Dane assisted the Avengers against both Kang the Conqueror and the Grandmaster — both characters who are set to show up in the rest of Marvel’s Phase 4. Could this be hinting at his future with the Avengers? We will never say no to more Kit Harington.
Eternals arrives in theaters on Nov. 5, 2021.