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Eternals Producer Finally Breaks His Silence About The Black Knight

"Eternals" is set to debut in theaters in November, and it's bringing a whole new cast of characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Eternals are a cosmic race of beings with unimaginable power, and many of the characters that the movie brings in will likely be staples of the MCU as it moves into Phase 4 and beyond. From Ikaris (Richard Madden) to Sersi (Gemma Chan) to Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) and so forth, "Eternals" will see the superhero stable for the live-action franchise grow exponentially.

Beyond the actual Eternals, however, the film will see the introduction of Dane Whitman (Kit Harington), otherwise known as the Black Knight in the Marvel comics. Other than the fact that he's dating Sersi in the film, Harington's role and exactly how his character will play into the events of "Eternals" has been something of a mystery. Will he become the Black Knight by the time the credits roll? What is Harington's future beyond "Eternals?" These are all valid questions, but now, thanks to one of the film's producers, fans may finally have a clearer picture of Black Knight's future in the MCU.

Eternals likely won't feature Black Knight suiting up

During an interview with Screen Rant, "Eternals" producer Nate Moore discussed Harington's role and the future of the Black Knight in the MCU. While he definitely played coy with his answers, he did offer up some interesting tidbits of information regarding his role in the film. "We think he's interesting and a great character and actually Kit Harington, who just wrapped yesterday, was fantastic, but we very much explore the relationship between Dane Whitman and Sersi, which is again something for comic readers," Moore explained to the publication during principal photography. It seems as if Harington's role in "Eternals" is more as a supporting character and love interest for Sersi rather than coming into his own role as a superhero.

However, Moore did add that the future of the character is bright indeed. "He's not going to be a Black Knight necessarily, but that is something that we get to play with down the road," he hinted. So assuming that all goes well and "Eternals" is the hit that many Marvel fans expect it to be, it's likely that viewers will see more of Harington's Whitman character in future Marvel films or television shows. Whether that's as a side character for another superhero's show or the main attraction in his own is unclear, but with the MCU, anything is truly possible.