One of Marvel’s biggest announcements at D23 this year was the addition of Game of Thrones star Kit Harington to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that Harington will play Dane Whitman in Eternals, Marvel’s fall 2020 blockbuster.

But who the heck is Dane Whitman?

Marvel fans know him best as “Black Knight” — and in the video below by ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey, we tell you everything you need to know about the long, strange, and convoluted history of this Marvel hero. From his tortured past (he comes from a family of black knights!) to his time with the Ebony Blade (it’s cursed!) to his building an actual lightsaber (no, for real), Dane Whiteman has lived a life. And this video will get you up to speed — and take some guesses how he will fit into Eternals and the MCU.

If you liked this video explaining the cinematic origins of Dane Whiteman, and how he might fit into the MCU, check out some more of our videos below, including our video explaining Marvel Phase 4 star Shang-Chi, our breakdown of every Avengers: Endgame deleted scene, and our essay on the Eternals and how they may connect to Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Eternals opens in theaters on November 6, 2020.

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