Marvel reveals that Kang the Conqueror owns a strong weapon usually utilized by Dane Whitman, AKA the Black Knight.
Written by Jed MacKay and illustrated by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Patch Zircher and Salvador Larroca, 2022’s Timeless one-shot revolves round Kang and units up the way forward for the Marvel Universe in 2023. In the particular challenge, Kang faces off towards Marvel newcomer Myrddin and the members of the rival’s Twilight Court. While dueling with the Court’s Bedivere, or the “Engineer,” Kang summons the Ebony Blade, Black Knight’s signature weapon that grants the wielder enhanced energy, protection from magical assaults and the power to be resurrected if killed, however at the price of slowly being corrupted and gaining a terrific bloodlust.
Kang the Conqueror and Black Knight within the MCU
After besting Bedivere with the Ebony Blade, Kang explains that this model of the weapon is from the long run, saying, “I found it a thousand years into the future on a dead planet. Its unknown bearer had been driven mad, had butchered every living person on that planet before dying themselves.” Because of the Blade’s potential to drive somebody insane, Kang doesn’t use it typically, and notes that he solely breaks it out for “special occasions.”
The Ebony Blade was created by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely again in 1955, first showing in Black Knight #1. Whitman was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema over a decade later in 1967, making his debut in Avengers #47. In live-action, each Whitman and the Blade seem within the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Eternals (2021), with Whitman (Kit Harington) debating whether or not to select the sword up within the movie’s post-credits scene.
Kang the Conqueror shall be becoming a member of the MCU quickly as effectively. He is portrayed by actor Jonathan Majors within the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is slated to launch in theaters on Feb. 17, 2023. Majors has already appeared as a variant of Kang in Disney+’s Loki sequence, and based mostly on a future Avengers movie being titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, the villain appears poised to grow to be a significant participant within the MCU shifting ahead.