Eternals director confirms the rumour about that post-credits character appearance 9 months ago

Eternals director confirms the rumour about that post-credits character appearance

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Spoilers, but the MCU's coolest character has officially joined the party...

Spoilers.

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Spoilers! Spoilers! SPOILERS!

Still here? Okay.

All eyes on the box office results for Eternals following on from the fact that it has the lowest score for any MCU movie to date - 51% at the time of writing. The second lowest? Thor: The Dark World with 66%.

As per our review, we certainly don't think it deserves that kind of critical slamming, with the biggest issue being that the whole thing feels like a long, expensive set-up to a more-fun sequel.

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And by the end of the movie, Eternals has certainly set-up A LOT of forthcoming content.

Putting aside the actual plot points for a direct Eternals sequel, the post-credits scenes also put in a lot of heavy work, and this is your final SPOILERS warning...

We're not going to get into the first post-credits sequence, because (A) it has already been spoiled elsewhere on the internet, and (B) it doesn't really add much to the MCU by itself right now.

But the second post-credits sequence sees Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington) opening an ancient chest, containing the Ebony Sword, revealing that he is the Black Knight. But then someone off-screen asks him "Are you sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?"

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There had been many guesses as to who that might be - Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Daredevil (maybe Charlie Cox), etc. - but director and co-writer of the movie Chloe Zhao confirmed the identity an interview with Fandom:

"That was the voice of one of my favourite superheroes, Mr. Blade himself. Blade, Blade, Blade, yeah!"

Yep, that was Mahershala Ali's first appearance in the MCU as the daywalking vampire-hunter Blade. There is still very little known about the upcoming Blade movie: no release date, no confirmed director, no plot details. At the moment, aside from Ali's role, all that is known for sure is that the script is written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour, one of the writer's on HBO's fantastic Watchmen series in 2019.

So even this little nugget of Ali as Blade should be enough to get MCU fans very, very excited.

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Eternals is in Irish cinemas from today (Friday, 5 November), and ahead of the movie's release, we chatted to Barry Keoghan about his role as Druig in the superhero epic. Check out that interview in full right here:

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