Kit Harington of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Joining the Marvel Universe In ‘The Eternals’

The King in the North will soon be joining the Marvel Universe. Kit Harington, known for his role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, will be starring in an all-new Marvel movie. The actor will be joining a group of accomplished actors, including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kumail Nanjiani for the new The Eternals movie. So which character will Harrington play?

Kit Harington joins the MCU

Kit Harington
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Disney’s D23 Expo is where the news was revealed of Harington’s new role. Revolving around Phase 4 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Eternals features ancient humans who must defend the Earth. Harington will play Dane Whitman, the third character to have the name of Black Knight. He has a powerful and mystical sword. His character isn’t technically a member of The Eternals, so it will be interesting to see how he ties into everything.

Harington will reunite with his on-screen Stark brother

Partial Game of Thrones cast
Richard Madden, John Bradley, and Kit Harington | David M. Benett/Getty Images for Coach

Harington isn’t the first Game of Thrones alumni to join the cast of The Eternals. Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark, is already a member of the cast. The Stark family will reunite so to speak in this new film. Harington wasn’t in attendance at D23, but his on-screen brother was. Madden was announced as part of the cast at San Diego Comic-Con.

‘The Eternals’ will be a very different movie

Gemma Chan, of Crazy Rich Asians, will also be joining the cast as a character by the name of Sersi. The Eternals is being directed by Chloe Zhao. The movie focuses on The Eternals who were created by the Celestials, or godlike creatures. Since they were first created, their purpose has been to watch over the Earth.

This movie will bring something new to the table in the Marvel Universe, since this is the first time we’ve seen a story following characters through the centuries. It will be a unique take on the world and involve new characters. The new movie will head to theaters on November 6, 2020.

The final scene of ‘Game of Thrones’ made Harington cry

In other Kit Harington news, he is nominated for an Emmy Award for this work on Game of Thrones. He is up specifically for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter how he felt about the final scene of the series that was such a huge part of his life.

“I loved it. When I read it, that bit really made me cry. What really made me cry was on the paper: ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ But as far as an ending for Jon Snow, this character that I loved for so many years and had grown so close to, and had meant so much to me … seeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free,” explained Harington. “Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free. It was a really sweet ending. As much as he had done a horrible thing [in killing Daenerys], as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released.” Fans can rest assured that Harington will be back on the screen very soon in The Eternals.