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Moon Knight Writer Expands on Scrapped Black Knight Crossover Pitch

Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater fleshes out the previously discussed planned cameo in the series from Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman/Black Knight.

Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater delved more into the Disney+ limited series’ planned cameo from the Fist of Khonshu’s fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe character, Dane Whitman/Black Knight (Kit Harington) from Eternals.

Slater brought up the cameo while speaking to Discussing Film, saying that there were moments where Moon Knight‘s writers discussed cameos in the show. “What happens if we try to get Chris Evans back as old Captain America?” he added. “You know, you sit there and play that ‘what if’ game among your writers. The only two that we seriously discussed? Dane Whitman from Eternals of course, because at the time Steven Grant was going to be working at the same museum. But there was never any logical reason for him to be in the show.”

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Slater went on to say that as a Marvel fan, he would have been frustrated if Dane’s cameo didn’t “progress his story or give [the audience] any teasers for the Black Knight.” Afterward, Slater revealed that there plans to feature the Eternals Kingo and Makkari, concluding, “We were originally planning to show the original fall of Ammit and the death of Alexander the Great in a flashback sequence, and that seemed like it could naturally dovetail with an appearance from the Eternals.”

The planned cameo from Dane was mentioned by Slater earlier this year. The writer noted at the time that the appearance could be “a natural interaction” due to both Dane and one of Moon Knight’s alter egos, Steven Grant, working in London-based museums. “If I see [Dane] show up I want to see him go full Black Knight,” remarked Slater. “Just seeing an interaction where he walks past and goes ‘Oh hey Steven,’ who responds ‘Oh, hey Professor Whitman!’ It felt like that would be a waste of the money it would cost Kit Harington in there.”

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While there were plans to have cameos in the series, it was Moon Knight‘s detachment from the MCU that caught the eyes of its lead actors, Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, with Isaac comparing this relationship to the first Iron Man movie. As for Harington actually becoming Black Knight, Eternals producer Nate Moore cryptically said last year, “[Harington’s] not going to be Black Knight necessarily, but that is something that we get to play with down the road.” Harington himself also cast doubt on his MCU future, noting that he has “no idea whether [Dane] goes on or not.”

Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.

Source: Discussing Film

Colin Hickson has been a writer for CBR since July 2018 following a brief stint with Heroic Hollywood. A fan of superheroes since he was a child, he mostly writes TV and movie-based articles. However, he has branched out to other fields such as anime. Among his interests, his favorite superheroes are Baman and Spider-Man, and he has a love for obscure TV shows. Although he does not post on it very often, he can be followed on Instagram at scarletspectre1990.

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