The Dark Knight of Eternals will play a role in the Secret Invasion
After Eternal, Kit Harrington’s Dane Whitman may return to fight the Skrulls in Marvel’s Secret invasion show. In the comics, Dane Whitman is the Dark Knight, a superhero who has a reputation for being the greatest swordsman in the Marvel Universe.
Dane, who has fought alongside the Avengers since the late 1960s, set to make his big screen debut in Marvel’s Eternal, a film about a race of overpowered immortals who have lived on Earth for thousands of years. It’s worth noting that Black Knight is the only confirmed character from the film to be human in the comics, which raises questions about how he fits into the story. Played by Kit Harrington, Black Knight is expected to be connected to Gemma Chan’s Sersi, one of the most powerful members of the Eternals. The two shared a romance in the pages of The Avengers in the early 1990s, and it looks like their romance is about to be adapted for the MCU. Beyond that, it’s not entirely clear what Marvel Studios has in store for Dane Whitman.
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It’s quite possible that Marvel’s plan for the Avenger sword fight involves him appearing in other projects, such as Secret invasion. Based on the comic book event of the same name, the upcoming Disney + series will revolve around Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), who will take on the shape-shifting Skrulls. Here’s why Kit Harrington’s MCU character could be an ally to their cause in Phase 4.
Black Knight’s role in Marvel Comics’ secret invasion explained
Secret invasion was a story that encompassed dozens of superheroes from all over the Marvel Universe. At the time, that was one of the biggest crossovers they ever made, given that characters on a long list of running titles had their stories affected. The number of characters involved reflected the scale of the problem posed by the Skrulls. Due to their ability to change their physical appearance, the Skrulls have successfully infiltrated multiple levels of government and the superhero community.
When the Skrulls emerged from their hiding place and launched their attack, England had to rely on heroes like Black Knight, who had been in the spotlight for years. Armed with the ebony blade, Dane single-handedly fought multiple waves of Skrulls. During this time, he crossed paths with a doctor named Faiza Hussain, who became a new sweetheart and an apprentice of the character. With Faiza by his side, Black Knight has teamed up with Captain Britain to fight Super Skrull, who is arguably the most powerful and well-known member of his species. The classic villain, who possesses the combined abilities of the Fantastic Four, was more than a match for Black Knight and Captain Britain, but he was ultimately defeated. As a result, England was saved.
Secret Invasion Needs MCU Superheroes
As it stands, there are currently no confirmed superheroes to appear in the MCU adaptation of Secret invasion, but that could change soon. He could win one in Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to a Skrull in the WandaVision first post-credits scene from the season finale. Others could follow. While comments from Marvel Studios director Kevin Feige suggest he won’t be as packed with heroes as the comic book version, he needs them to capture the high-stakes feel of the original story. It wouldn’t give the impression Secret invasion so Nick Fury relies only on spies and SWORD agents to uproot and defeat the Skrulls. For this reason, it’s important that Marvel brings in established MCU heroes (and possibly introduces new ones). Characters who make headlines in their own films, such as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) may not be on the table, but the MCU has reached a point where they may not be. required. As of Phase 4, there are many powerful heroes that Earth can turn to when needed. One option is Dane Whitman, who should be fresh out of his role in Eternal by the time Secret invasion released in 2022.
Why Black Knight is likely to return after Eternals
Dane Whitman is the Eternal character who has the best chance of making MCU appearances outside of the movie and any potential sequel. After all, he’s not a member of the Eternals, nor is he deeply connected to their history in Marvel Comics. Above all, Black Knight is a Avengers character. This classic member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has been helping them save the world for decades now. In the early 1990s, he was even the face of the team (and its leader), having featured prominently on several of their comic book covers. He was the most important character in comics at the time. As someone who has led the Avengers through multiple battles, it’s hard to imagine someone like him being limited to Eternal movies. It seems much more likely that his Eternal The role is meant to prepare him for something much bigger. It makes sense that after his introduction, Black Knight could become a key hero in the MCU. Based on his history, he would also be an excellent candidate for the position of team leader in Avengers 5.
What could be the role of Black Knight’s secret invasion
When Kit Harrington was first cast Eternal, it was said that the character he would play was Dane Whitman – not Black Knight. That means he might not be the Marvel Comics swordsman right away. While he may already be a seasoned sword fighter, he may not get his hands on the Ebony Blade until after he begins his journey with the Eternals. If so, he might not become the Dark Knight until the end of the movie or later. His first role as a full-fledged superhero can only come after Eternal press releases. Secret invasion, which is set to hit less Disney + less than a year after the film’s debut, could very well be the first time audiences will see Kit Harrington’s character perfectly suited as Marvel Comics’ Black Knight.
With all of his skills, Dane can contribute in multiple ways to the fight against the Skrulls by Secret invasion. A lesser known fact about the hero is that he has a background in physics. If Marvel brings this aspect to the character on the big screen in Eternal, this could be a factor Secret invasion as well as. SWORD may call him for his scientific expertise. If so, it can be an asset to SWORD’s efforts in more than one way. In Black Knight, they would have a skilled scientist and a superhero with the skills to physically challenge the most powerful warriors of the Skrulls.
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