Who is Sersi’s boyfriend in Eternals? Dane Whitman's secret explored

Darcy Rafter January 13, 2022
Who is Sersi’s boyfriend in Eternals? Dane Whitman’s secret explored
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Eternals has just been added to Disney+ and as one of the earliest movies in Marvel Universe’s Phase 4, fans can’t wait to watch it. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, a tragedy forces them to reunite with a deadly enemy. One character we meet along the way is Sersi’s boyfriend. Everyone wants to know more about Dane Whitman, so let’s explore his hidden secret.

Fans want to know more about Sersi’s (Gemma Chan) seemingly normal boyfriend who appears in Eternals. The film follows a new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Universe that tells the story of ancient aliens who have secretly been living on Earth for thousands of years.

Eternals sets up further Marvel productions in its end credit scenes and fans are getting increasingly excited to find out what could be next for the clan.

Who is Sersi’s boyfriend in Eternals?

In an early sequence of the film, it’s mentioned that Sersi has an ex who she was with for hundreds of years and can even fly. Her ex-boyfriend is later revealed to be Ikaris (Richard Madden). However, Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington), is the man that Sersi is currently dating and the end credits scene reveals he could have a major part to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Marvel audiences have got to know Dane Whitman from Eternals, as he was cast on the film as the partner of Sersi, one of the Eternals. Dane Whitman is a mortal and Sersi’s human boyfriend.

Whitman is a British character and opens up the Marvel Universe to other regions aside from the United States which it is largely restricted to.

In the 2nd post-credit scene, Whitman brought out a box and wanted to touch the sword inside. Fans became suspicious at this point as he had previously wanted to tell Sersi something about his family.

Therefore, many people think he will play The Dark Knight in the next movie and the person that told him not to touch the sword is Blade. This is practically confirmed as, let’s be honest, we all recognised House of Cards actor Mahershala Ali’s voice as Blade the Vampire Hunter.

Marvel Studios has also revealed a deleted scene from Eternals which has allowed fans to explore the relationship between Sprite and Sersi’s boyfriend Dane Whitman. Sprite corners Whitman about his intentions with Sersi and reminds him that she knows him better than he ever could. However, Whitman doesn’t let in on his secret that he knows more about the Marvel superpowers than Sprite may think.

Dane Whitman’s secret explored

Dane Whitman’s name is closely associated with the possibility of playing a bigger part in future Marvel productions. Many think he could be The Black Knight who wields the Ebony Blade, a sword passed down the Whitman family line.

The Ebony Blade can be summoned telekinetically, while also absorbing energy and cutting through almost any material. However, it is also known to gradually turn its users insane.

Blade the Vampire Hunter will get a solo film in 2023 and is confirmed to be played by Mahershala Ali. Who knows if Harington could star alongside him, but it certainly seems likely following the Eternals post-credit scene.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.