Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been confirmed to star in Marvel’s The Eternals, a day after Deadline broke the news he was headed for the MCU. Marvel boss Kevin Feige said Harington will play non-Eternal Dane Whitman in the pic, which now marks Harington’s next film.
The news came during Marvel’s movie portion of the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim. The studio’s Gods vs. Gods movie has a November 6, 2020 release date.
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— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 24, 2019
Harington, who played Jon Snow on GoT for eight seasons, now joins an Eternals cast that includes Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Gemma Chan. See the key art teaser below.
Feige also used the occasion to reveal concept art images of each character, and and said that Chan will play humankind-loving Sersi, and Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig. They join Madden, who portrays the all-powerful Ikaris; Nanjiani, who plays cosmic-powered Kingo; Ridloff, who portrays the super-fast Makkari, the first deaf hero in the MCU; Henry, who plays the intelligent inventor Phastos; Hayek, who plays the wise and spiritual leader Ajak; McHugh, who portrays the eternally young, old-soul Sprite; Lee, who plays the powerful Gilgamesh; and Jolie, who stars as the fierce warrior Thena.
Here is the announcement (swtarts at 1:00 mark):
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 25, 2019
The Rider director Chloe Zhao is directing the feature adaptation of the Jack Kirby-created comic, which debuted in July 1976 and centers on the superpowered near-god beings The Celestials and their villainous adversaries The Deviants in a war set millions of years ago. The Celestials experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spinoffs.
Matthew and Ryan Firpo wrote the script, and Kevin Feige is producing. The film is currently shooting in London.
Disney’s biennial D23 Expo continues today and Sunday at the Disneyland-adjacent Anaheim Convention Center.