Kit Harington has booked a major new role now that Game of Thrones is over, but he’s not straying too far from the show that made him famous.
It was announced this weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo that Harington has been cast in upcoming superhero movie The Eternals, in which he’ll star opposite a plethora of incredible stars like Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, and Salma Hayek.
But perhaps most importantly, the Marvel movie will see Harington reunite with his former Game of Thrones co-star, Richard Madden. Fans were understandably elated about seeing the two actors onscreen together once more.
The Marvel superhero movie is due for release on November 6, 2020, and follows a group of immortals with superpowers called the Eternals and their counterparts, the Deviants. Harington is set to play a character called Dane Whitman who becomes a superhero called Black Knight.
Per Just Jared, “His uncle Nathan Garrett was a villainous Black Knight who was killed by Iron Man in a battle. Before he died, he summoned Dane to restore honor to the Black Knight legacy.” Notably, Harington’s character isn’t an Eternal, but Madden’s character, Ikaris, is.
Clearly, there’s going to be some tension between the two actors, especially as it’s rumored that both could be romantically involved with the movie’s lead character, Sersi. Basically, bring it on.
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