This Game Of Thrones Prophecy Will Finally Come True When Kit Harington Joins The MCU

It's about time!

When Game of Thrones came to an end earlier this year there were many things left unresolved, but it seems like one of those things may finally be coming true, just not in Westeros.

One of the prophecies that was never resolved was The Prince That Was Promised.

Melisandre, who was gifted by The Lord of Light with the ability to see the future when looking into flames, first brought up the prophecy in GoT season two.

She believed Stannis Baratheon was the chosen one and had him pull a sword from a burning fire to prove it as the prophecy stated the legendary hero would do the same.

The sword, known as Lightbringer was forged by the original Azor Ahai centuries before.

However, she soon turned her attention to Jon Snow because she only saw a blanket of snow in her visions and thus thought it would be Jon, not Stannis, who was destined to use Lightbringer and put an end to all evil threats looming over the land.

Because she thought Jon was The Prince That Was Promised, she brought him back to life when he was murdered by the Night’s Watch members.

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In the end, it was actually Arya Stark who killed the Night King and ended the battle with the White Walkers, and it seemed as though the prophecy was forgotten.

But, according to ScreenRant, it looks like it may actually be fulfilled in the MCU’s The Eternals, Kit Harington’s newest project.

It was announced at the D23 Expo in August that Harington would take on the role of Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight in The Eternals.

Like Azor Ahai, the Black Knight title has existed for more than one generation. In the comics, it is both a gift and a curse that has been passed down through the Whitman family and has been since the days of King Arthur and Merlin.

So, the character is the chosen one who will fight alongside the Eternals and, down the line, maybe the Avengers. The character’s signature weapon is the Ebony Blade, but he often uses another – The Sword of Light. While this sword was acquired from a lake rather than a fire, it does have a strong resemblance to Azor Ahai’s Lightbringer.

Of course, the two characters aren’t actually connected, but it’s pretty cool that in a very weird way Harington will get to act out the prophecy that we thought we’d see on Game of Thrones.

Avengers: Endgame Writer Addresses A Serious Captain America Time Travel Plot Hole

"That's not why we sent him back."

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, we find out that Captain America has gone back in time to live out his days with the love of his life, Peggy Carter.

However, that happy ending has created a lot of confusion for people when it comes to the whole time travel part of it – even the film’s writers and directors can’t really agree on how it all works.

Anthony and Joe Russo, co-directors of the film, believe that when Steve Rogers went back in time he’s living in a similar but different timeline. The film’s writers, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, however, believe Cap was always Peggy’s husband and there were two Steve’s living at the same time.

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But one thing that fans are questioning now, is if Steve went back in time, how did he leave history as is and not change a few things?

If Steve lived through the MCU twice, the second time as an observer, how did he not, for example, stop his best friend Bucky Barnes from being tortured and used as a weapon for Hydra. It also means he allowed Bucky to kill people like Howard and Maria Stark.

He allowed every horrible thing he already knew happened to happen again and didn’t try to change it.

Many fans find it difficult to believe Steve would be able to resist helping, because it’s just in his character to do so.

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Well, we now have an answer.

According to ScreenRant, Christopher Markus revealed during a panel at SDCC 2019, that Cap was retired and the idea that he would want to change everything he knew was going to happen isn’t what they wanted for him.

“Stephen and I are just so taken with the idea that Steve went back and somehow, therefore, has always been back. And he got to live his life. Because you get Captain America loyalists who say that if Cap goes back in time, he is honour-bound to fix everything he knows is going to happen. So he has to go save Bucky, he has to prevent the Kennedy assassination… he’s a very busy man.

“But that’s not why we sent him back. We sent him back so that he could become a whole person, and finally come home from the war. We didn’t want him to go back and just keep adventuring, we wanted him to rest. And the only way we could come to that solution is if there are two Caps. Which I’m okay with.”

Also, Steve was told by Bruce Banner that he could not change the past when they first went back in time. So, it’s likely he lived his life without the burden of having to change history.

Plus, everything did work out in the end, and while some tragedies did occur, they were necessary sacrifices.

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