Moon Knight Almost Featured Kit Harington’s Black Knight


It’s been revealed that the Disney Plus series, Moon Knight, almost featured Kit Harington’s Black Knight which would have been a great addition to the series.

Thie news was revealed by Moon Knight’s head writer, Jeremy Slater during an interview with

It would have made quite a bit of sense to have Black Knight in Moon Knight given that both characters occupy Marvel’s supernatural space.

Kit Harington was last seen in the MCU in Eternals and the movie’s post-credits scene teased both Black Knight’s Ebony blade and Mahershala Ali’s version of Blade.

I’m a huge Black Knight fan and I can’t wait to see what Marvel has in store for the character in the MCU.

Black Knight was almost included in Moon Knight


Credit: Marvel Studios

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Here’s what Slater had to say about almost bringing Harington’s Black Knight into the Moon Knight series:

We talked about Dane Whitman a little bit just because he works in a history museum and that could be a natural interaction. My feeling was if we got Kit Harington to show up and he doesn’t suit up and he doesn’t kick ass, as a fan I’m pissed off.

Slater then added that it was very important for him to have Harington suit up as Black Knight in the series should they decide to use him.

However, he revealed that there just wasn’t any room to make that happen in the series.

If I see him show up I want to see him go full Black Knight. 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.

There was just no room to have Black Knight in the Moon Knight series

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So, the character ended up getting cut from the series, which is such a great shame.

Slater finished off by stating:

Also, there’s only so much you can do to tease those reveals before people get frustrated. There was no space in those first two episodes to have him suit up and play Black Knight in the storyline, so we ultimately decided that it didn’t make sense to make this connection. But it was something we definitely talked about a couple days in the room.

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Are you looking forward to seeing more of Kit Harington’s Black Knight in the MCU?

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