“You don’t know anything, Jon Snow.” At least that’s what before game of Thrones star Kit harington says about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Harington says “nothing is certain” about his character’s future in the blockbuster movie universe. However, at least one thing is for sure. Harington will make his Marvel film debut in Marvel Eternals when the movie opens on November 5.
Harington plays Dane Whitman, who in the film is a mere human and the romantic partner of the super-powerful and immortal Sersi, played by Gemma Chan. Whitman’s comic book counterpart wields the ebony sword of medieval legend to become the Black Knight, but in Eternal, Whitman is not a knight, nor is he in possession of said cursed sword which is known to drive the wielder insane.
The Black Knight made his comic book debut in the Avengers # 47 in 1967 and although he is a lesser known hero, he has a long and bloody history as part of the Avengers.
Harington said of his character in Eternal in an interview with Variety, “If I’m totally honest, I hadn’t heard of the character. I had to read about him and try not to fall into too many black holes on the internet and just see what the basics were. But the essence of the character and his powers seem very interesting to me. God knows where he will go. So I don’t know, I can’t predict if, where, if somewhere they will take the character. But the basics of him having something that seems to be cursed, I thought, he had a lot of meat to get into. “
Eternal It may or may not leave you with a clue as to Dane’s future in the MCU, but Harington notes that “nothing is certain” due to the nature of the business.
Harington said, “That’s the first thing you learn in this industry. There’s no certainty. Going in with any kind of feeling that something is safe is setting you up for failure. I really follow the rule that this is the project, this is it. I’m doing. I take it with the information that there is a path and a future that could happen. “
Harington is very familiar with uncertainty since his time. game of Thrones, of course. The season 5 finale ended with his character, Jon Snow, having been stabbed and left for dead by his own men of the Night’s Watch. So much uncertainty fell around Jon Snow’s character after that point, both for fans and Harington himself.
Although there is uncertainty about what the future holds for Harington’s character in the MCU, the fact that Whitman is Sersi’s love interest in Eternal is a gift for fans of the Avengers comics from the 90s where the couple were a staple of the comics. Producer Nate More notes that the seeds have been planted for more, but we’ll have to wait and see where those seeds go.
Starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Angelina Jolie, and Kit Harington, Marvel’s Eternal opens only in theaters on November 5. This comes to us from Variety.