'Avengers: Endgame' Fan Theory Says This Classic Character Is On His Way
After the first trailer but still a few months out from the actual film, we're in the most fertile part of the Marvel cinematic cycle for fan theories. According to one increasingly popular theory, the classic character Black Knight is going to be key to Avengers: Endgame and the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As Screenrant notes, Marvel like to tailor their annual reissues of old comics toward whatever's happening in their cinema launches that year: hence we had an old and haggard Wolverine trudging around before Logan came out, and last year was all about Infinity War.
This year's tranche of comics focus on characters likely to have a big role to play in Endgame: reprints of stories about Thanos, Ronin and Nebula are on the go, with another two issues apparently so spoilerific that they're confidential for the time being. Expert Marvel commentators are sure that Black Knight's inclusion in this year's comics is pretty significant though.
Black Knight is very prominent in a reprint of Avengers #343, which started a storyline called 'The Gatherer's Saga'. Black Knight, if you've not met him before, is a few people: it's a title which gets passed around, and the iteration most likely to turn up is considered to be Dane Whitman. He gets a magic sword, and becomes really good at using said sword as well as riding a horse, plus being a physicist and part-time magic man.
So how does he plug into the Avengers storyline? Obviously nobody knows yet, but it's a fair guess that he's got something to do with the Quantum Realm, the netherspace which Ant-Man, Scott Langdon, finds himself in at the end of Ant-Man And The Wasp but has apparently busted out of by the time of Endgame according to the trailer.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.
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