*SPOILERS*- Chloe Zhao Talks ‘Eternals’ Post-Credits Scenes, Confirms Major MCU Debut


With the release of Eternals this weekend, you already know to stick around through the credits. That has been embedded in our brains for more than a decade. As we know thanks to director Chloe Zhao, there will be two additional scenes, this time, and both are very important. Thanks to leaks following the world premiere, we already know one involves the MCU debut of actor Harry Styles as Eros aka Starfox. But the second one has been kept secret pretty well, and Zhao is excited to talk about it because of the fan-favorite character who makes his anticipated first appearance.

So, I’ll just say that I got a lot of questions about Eros when Eternals was over, especially from those who had no idea he is Thanos’ brother. That’s going to create some drama, for sure. But I got a lot more questions from people about the second tease, which involves Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman character. It finds Dane struggling with whether to accept the cursed Ebony Blade, a weapon passed down through his family. If he takes it, he’ll become the “hero” Black Knight, but it comes with a heavy price.

Finally, Dane says “I have to try” and reaches for the blade. But before he can touch it, an unseen voice behind him booms “Sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?”

So while I and a couple of others immediately recognized that voice, Chloe Zhao confirms once and for all to Fandom who it was:  Mahershala Ali as Blade.

“That was the voice of one of my favorite superheroes, Mr. Blade himself. Blade, Blade, Blade, yeah!” said Zhao. “You just have to wait for it. I don’t know what they’re doing with the movie, but Mahershala is a treasure. It’s going to be epic.”

Ali was introduced as Blade a few years ago at San Diego Comic-Con, and fans have been eager for his first appearance. Well, they’ve got it. Sorta. But what do the vampire-hunting daywalker and the Black Knight have in common? It’s worth noting that while Blade is known for killing bloodsuckers, he’s a figure well-versed in the darker aspects of the Marvel Universe, and the Ebony Blade definitely falls within that sphere.  My personal opinion is we are going to see some kind of Midnight Sons movie develop at some point, and maybe Black Knight will be part of that.

As for a solo Blade film? It has Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) directing and a planned start date of next summer.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.