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Its spectacular, culturally diverse cast may have made jaws drop when they appeared at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, but Marvel Studios has been relatively quiet about Eternals. Nevertheless, there are ambitious plans for one of its colorfully costumed heroes.
Based on the ’70s comic written and drawn by Jack “King” Kirby, the co-creator of the Marvel Universe, it is certainly among the least known of MCU properties. After all, its initial run, beginning in 1976, only lasted 19 issues and one annual before it was cancelled.
It was certainly a weird book as Kirby’s astounding visuals and epic stories of gods and monsters were absent of frequent partner Stan “The Man” Lee’s heartfelt characterization. Suddenly, his odd ideas were no longer grounded in humanity.
The Eternals movie will apparently not make this mistake, especially with the inclusion of Kit Harrington’s the Black Knight. Marvel Studios has high hopes for the former Game of Thrones star and are already planning a trilogy of solo movies for the character.
To Marvel Studios, the Black Knight films will represent a genre of movies they haven’t yet touched upon: fantasy. While the Thor pictures came close with their hybrid of Norse mythology and science-fiction, the Black Knight will embrace it completely, fully delving into sword and sorcery, especially rooted in British fantasy.
The U.K. connection will expand, too, as the Black Knight will cross over into other English-set MCU properties like the X-Men spin-off Excalibur and Captain Britain.