MCU Leak: Expect Some Steam Between Kit Harington and Gemma Chan’s Characters in ‘The Eternals’

The Eternals — one of the most highly-anticipated MCU installments contributing to Phase 4 — will feature an all-star cast, including Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, and more. The Eternals is destined to weave a narrative spanning civilizations, as the tale centers on a race of immortal beings who come to protect the earth and shape its history across time. 

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‘The Eternals’ (L-R) Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, and Barry Keoghan | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

The Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be the only two phase 4 films featuring a line-up comprised of all-new characters; thus, the pressure to succeed is on and, as always, the expectations are high.

A recent 4chan leak, later shared on Reddit, has spoiled a few major plotlines for the film, most of which are in accordance with comic book history. If you do not want to read any potential spoilers for the upcoming film, do not continue reading. 

*Possible spoilers for ‘The Eternals’ ahead

Narrative plans for Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman and Gemma Chan’s Sersi in ‘The Eternals’

According to the recent leak, The Eternals will feature a complex narrative that will show viewers “flashbacks to the past,” as moviegoers witness “ancient civilizations both on earth and in space” mold across centuries. Apparently, we will even see young versions of Thanos and Odin. However, the steamiest part of the story involves the Black Knight (Kit Harington) and Sersi (Gemma Chan). The leak stated:

The Eternals receive[sic] news about the activities of Earth from a Black Knight, a servant who wields the Ebony Blade and guards humanity from the Deviants when the Eternals are occupied. The Black Knight of this generation is Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington). Him and Sersi fall in love. Ajak forbids the relationship. Sersi enlists the help of Sprite (Lia McHugh) for wisdom. Sprite says that there is an ancient gravesite called the Tomb of the Gods that is enchanted with Asgardian magic that can grant the wish of anyone who wishes for it, as long as they deliver the Ebony Blade. Sersi steals it from Dane and wishes for her to become human.

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If you want to know how the whole story is likely to progress, follow the Reddit leak above for more potential plot spoilers.

Sersi and Dane Whitman’s relationship in MCU’s ‘The Eternals’

While Marvel tends to be modest with its steamy plotlines, the relationship between Sersi and Dane Whitman will likely prove integral to the story’s developing narrative, and the fallout of events in the battle between The Eternals and The Deviants. 

While Kit Harington will not star as one of the immortal beings, it should come as no surprise that his role, off the back of Game of Thrones, will greatly shape the film, and will likely play into future installments.  The Black Knight and Sersi have a long — and sometimes dubious — romantic history, fraught with danger and deceit. Maybe Harington likes roles of this sort?

Kit Harington and Gemma Chan may play two parts of a complicated romance for quite some time; it looks like Harington may have jumped from one Knight with an intoxicating love story straight to another. Likely satisfying Game of Thrones fans, it looks like Kit Harington’s hero days are far from over; GOT was likely just the beginning of this actor’s work within major franchises.