It surely seems like Kit Harington has discovered the right role to follow after his unforgettable Game of Thrones legacy of Jon Snow.
Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a superhero, Kit will star alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, and fellow GoT alum Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark) in The Eternals film.
Playing Dane Whitman, who’s the third character within the Marvel comicbooks to turn into the superhero Black Knight, he’ll as soon as once more be wielding a sword.
And his love interest in the movie bears a really related title to a different Game of Thrones character: Sersi (pronounced the identical as Cersei). Played by Gemma Chan, Sersi is a fourth-generation member of the Eternals.
But instead of playing the hero, this time Kit’s character could have a darkish aspect.
According to 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.”
At least Kit has some prior expertise carrying weight of his household’s destiny on his sword.
“I’m trying to choose things as far away from Jon Snow as possible, but I’m playing a superhero and he’s got a sword,” Kit joked throughout a press convention.
Despite the similarities, Kit says his new character could have clear variations. “Without saying too much at all, on the surface, [Black Knight] can look like Jon Snow in the comics but there is actually a lot to be done that is different,” he instructed Comicbook.com.
Talking in regards to the film, which he’s at the moment filming, he added,
“I went from a brilliant play which sort of kickstarted my career and Game of Thrones came along and that lasted ten years. As Game of Thrones finished, Marvel came along and so what I’m really excited about is getting involved in a new world and in a new universe.”
“Coming here, I can see just how passionate people are about this world. This is the first time I’ve met people on that level about Marvel and I’m just thrilled. It’s a whole new chapter and a whole new character to start thinking about.”