Eternals somewhat dropped the ball on Kit Harington's Dane Whitman, and we can't help but feel like the character joining Sersi and her fellow immortals on their mission would have helped to better establish him in the MCU. On the plus side, a post-credits scene at least teased his eventual transformation into Black Knight.
After watching on helplessly while the woman he loves was taken from Earth by the Celestial Arishem, Dane contemplated picking up the Ebony Blade, only for a mysterious voice to ask whether he was ready for that.
We'd later learn it was Mahershala Ali's Blade who confronted the teacher, with the assumption being that Black Knight's story would continue in the Daywalker's planned solo movie. Since then, it's been reported that Dane will be a lead character in Blade, only for us to later learn his role has supposedly been cut down to almost nothing in the wake of multiple rewrites.
During a recent convention appearance, Harington was asked about his MCU future as its Black Knight.
"The honest answer is I think that's the intention with the character," the Game of Thrones alum responded when asked if Dane is going to eventually suit up. "I was never...I think there was some misunderstanding about whether he was going to be in the Blade movie. He was never meant to be in the Blade movie."
That's the end of that then but in terms of when and where he'll return, Harington responded, "At this stage, I don't know. I hope he gets used."
He'd go on to talk about wanting to explore Dane's mental health after he suits up as Black Knight, and Marvel Studios needs to provide some answers when it comes to why Blade would want to stop him from wielding the Ebony Blade. As things stand, both that and Harington's future as this hero is uncertain, so fingers crossed he shows up again sooner rather than later.
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