We are all excited for Eternals to come and woo us. The fact that they have been here with us ever since only allows us to think that they are connected to the bigger picture. As the trailer suggested, they come to Earth, nurtured mankind, and possibly even helped us evolve. Kit Harington’s Black Knight is set to be a huge part of the film. I should tell you right off the bat that lack of attention to Kit Harrington in Eternals trailer should not lead you wrong. But one Eternals theory could prove how Black Knight was created in the MCU.
Here’s How Black Knight Was Created
One Eternals theory could prove that it was in fact them only who created Black Knight. In the comics, the first Black Knight was Sir Percy of Scandia. He was a man who was recruited by the wizard Merlin in order to defend Camelot. He was given the Ebony Blade, a magical weapon that made him almost invincible in battle. But Marvel is known to change the comic origins so that they fit better in the Cinematic Universe.
I think that this Eternals theory might hold weight. It’s very much possible that it was the Eternals themselves who created Black Knight. It’s possible the MCU’s version of the Black Knight was granted a cosmic weapon by the Eternal Thena. However, the Eternals claim never to have interfered in human affairs. But the trailer itself proves that it was only a half-truth.
I mean, the trailer had many nods proving that had in fact interacted with humans on a first-hand basis. They were shown revealing their spaceship to one group of humans in ancient Mesopotamia and a number of them appear to have assembled in defense of Babylon. Hence, there is no way that the Eternals have not interacted or interfered with human life.
Eternals Connection With Camelot
We might have a clear int at an Arthurian connection, courtesy of the sword wielded by the warrior Thena. It’s a shimmering golden weapon briefly seen in the trailers. It’s presumably created through her manipulation of cosmic energy. Arthurian legends suggest Excalibur was a unique sword that shone as bright as the sun. So in the MCU, those myths may simply be pointing to a sword created by Thena, hinting she is the one who gave Arthur his famous weapon. So I say that this makes her the Lady of the Lake.
Another hint at the Arthurian legend is the existence of the Holy Grail. The super-speedster Makkari is shown in a room packed with mementos from societies across the world. Also from the ancient Egyptians to the Roman Empire. We also see what appears to be the Holy Grail. It features prominently in Arthurian legends, with the Knights of the Round Table going on a quest to find it. The reason why I mention this quirky detail is that it is really often mentioned in the Arthurian legends.
Eternals May Need The Ebony Blade To Succeed
If the Eternals theory proves how Black Knight was created in the MCU, then his welcoming means that the team needs him in order to win. Thena could have been heavily involved in Camelot. Hence, creating the Ebony Blade and binding it to the bloodline of Sir Percy of Scandia. Plus, the Eternals have been in vogue for way too long now. So what I propose is that whosoever the threat is, the Eternals know that they might need the Ebony Blade in order to defeat them.
There could be another suitable way for turning things around. It could be that Arthur would return himself to save England in its time of trial. So if the MCU makes Dane Whitman an ancestor of Arthur himself, then he would embody that prophecy when he draws the Ebony Blade in the Earth’s defense. Tragically, the Black Knight was actually the one who had doomed Camelot, for his decision to claim the Ebony Blade set the kingdom down a path of violence and war.
Eternals features Salma Hayek as Ajak, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Barry Keoghan as Druig, and Kit Harrington as Dane Whitman.
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