Kit Harington's Black Knight won't be a one-off character. At Disney's D23 Expo, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted that the Eternals star will return for more Marvel Cinematic Universe films down the road.
"He's a really amazing actor. This part came up in the Eternals film that we're doing. We were so happy that he agreed to join, and it is a part that could perhaps grow into something else in the future," Feige told Good Morning America with a smile.
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Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight, has a history that stretches back to the era before Marvel was even called Marvel Comics. Whitman, who is just one of several Black Knights, has also had a lengthy superhero career that's seen him lead the Avengers and travel around the Marvel Multiverse. Seeing as the MCU seems poised to explore the multiverse in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it makes sense Feige has plans for the character.
Created by Jack Kirby, the Eternals are a race of immortal, superpowered beings who were created by the Celestials. Although they've been alluded to in other MCU films, this movie will mark their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. D23 saw the reveal Game of Thrones alum Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight, while Gemma Chan will play Sersi. They're joined by Barry Keoghan as Druig, a villainous Eternal. Plot details about the film are not known at this time.
Directed by Chloé Zhao with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Gemma Chan as Sersi and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight. The film arrives in theaters on November 6, 2020.