Don’t you die Kit, Don’t you dare die!
Kit Harington traded one sword for another when he joined Marvel Studio’s superhero saga after being a Game of Throne alum. He might most likely die in the Eternals movies but he’ll surely reunite with his new blade in Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness.
To Harington franchise working and wielding a sword comes naturally after spending a decade as Jon Snow at the HBO’s hit fantasy drama. But furthermore, he inherited his on-screen father Sean Pean’s (Ned Stark) penchant for dying in a role. According to a study, Harington is the most likely male actor of all time to die in a scene.
But then why to bring Kit Harrington’s Black Knight to the MCU and kill him off!
Heads Up! Kit Harington’s Black Knight has Multiverse ties
- From Jon Snow to Black Knight
- From Longclaw to Ebony Blade
From Jon Snow to Black Knight
Kit Harington’s Black Knight in The Eternals movie is the only character that’s not an Eternal. Black Knight aka Dane Whitman. Harington’s Black Knight is the only human confirmed character casting announcement in the MCU.
Daniel Whitman’s character brings in an Arthurian element that’s not been seen before. He belongs to a legacy that belongs to a Knight from King Arthur’s Round Table. The first Black Knight, Sir Percy of Scandia, was a champion chosen by Merlin himself.
Whitman, a physicist, in the MCU is an ordinary human being. The movie is set in the post blip 2023 timeline and will go back and forth between present-day and the Eternals origin story set thousands of years ago. However, the Black Knight is no stranger to multiple realities. His strongest comic story arc is his connection with the Eternal Sersi played by Gemma Chan in the MCU.
When Sersi becomes infected with an Eternal’s disease to stop her from losing her mind; the rest of the Eternals physically bonded her to her object of affection, Black Knight. In an alternate timeline, this bond affects Danes psyche and this version of Black Knight rises as villain Proctor.
In leaked set photos from the shoot of The Eternals, Kit Harington is seen romancing actor Gemma Chan who is playing Sersi.
Marvel Studio’s The Eternals also stars Harington’s Game of Thrones costar Richard Madden as Ikaris. Salma Hayek is playing Ajak, leader of the Eternals. Angelina Jolie is cast as Thena, Lia McHugh as Sprite along with actor Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Durig, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari and, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos.
Based on artist Jack Kirby’s characters Marvel Studio is keeping the marketing of the film under tight wrap with no information whatsoever about any of the character’s fate post Eternals. The movie is directed by Chloé Zhao. In the new Marvel phase 4 schedule, the movie is now set to release in February 2021.
From Longclaw to Ebony Blade
Between wielding Longclaw to mighty Ebony Blade – Harington’s transition is something the fans look forward to. Black Knight’s choice of weapon is the magical Ebony Blade. Merlin presented this enchanted sword to Sir Percy of Scandia later passed down from generation to generation.
The magical property of the blade enables Black Knight’s soul to drift through various time streams. His soul then, can travel across the various timeline. The timelines are protected by Doctor Strange, sorcerer supreme.
Given both Harington’s Black Knight and Benedict Cumnerbatch’s Stephen Strange has magic and multiverse ties. It can very well be the case that the Ebony Blade is somewhere among other artefacts Doctor Strange’s Sanctorum!
A Doctor Strange Black Knight crossover is not an ‘if but when’ kind of question.
In fact, Marvel Studios had planned to leave the Ebony Blade as an Easter egg in original Doctor Strange Movie but the scene ended up on the editing floor. Since Studio had a better plan for Kit Harington’s Black Knight and his blade.
Or maybe, now is the time to use it!