Before Signing The Film, Kit Harington Had Never Heard Of Eternals’ Black Knight

Kit Harington, who plays Dane Whitman/Black Knight in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film ‘Eternals,’ says he didn’t know much about his alter ego when he auditioned for the role but was drawn to it because of the “essence of the character.”

When asked if he knew who the character was before the movie, Harington told Variety: “No, it’s not true. To be honest, I had never heard of the character before.

I had to do some research on him and learn the basics. However, I find the character’s essence and powers to be incredibly fascinating.”

According to, he adds he has no idea where Marvel would take the character but is grateful for a superhero with “meat to get into.”

The film is his first major production since his role as Jon Snow on ‘Game of Thrones ended, and the actor has no concerns about transferring from one massive property to another.

“I don’t believe you have a say in when these things happen. Would you be interested in being in this movie if Marvel called and said, “We’ve got this interesting character for you…”?