Though Marvel’s Eternals already introduced an entirely new species of superheroes to the MCU, the film went even further than that in setting up the future of the franchise. Dane Whitman, Sersi’s boyfriend with a mysterious past, has little more than a cameo appearance in this movie, but longtime readers of Marvel Comics know he’s got a lot more comic book history to explore - centuries worth, in fact!
As the Black Knight, Whitman may seem a little outdated in comparison to his fellow superheroes, but he’s actually got a lot going for him. His cursed Ebony Blade, inherited through an ancestral line stretching back to Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, grants him some remarkable abilities, but it is Dane’s honor and determination that really make him stand out. He’s been involved with the Eternals, the Avengers, the Defenders, and pretty much everyone in between, and he’s not going anywhere anytime soon, either.