Kit Harington Confirmed To Play ‘Black Knight’ in Marvel’s ‘Eternals’. Rumors began swirling about Harington’s involvement in the MCU over the last few days and we happily did not have to wait long for confirmation from Marvel Studios about the casting.
Fans speculated that Kit Harington could possibly be the choice actor to pick up the claws and become the next Wolverine, but those rumors were proven untrue when Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, announced that Harington would play Dane Whitman, aka Black Night, in the new Marvel film, Eternals. The announcement was made during the D23 Expo movie panel on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke of the upcoming film, “The Eternals,” inviting cast members from the much-anticipated film to the stage: Richard Madden, who portrays the all-powerful Ikaris; Kumail Nanjiani, who plays cosmic-powered Kingo; Lauren Ridloff, who portrays the super-fast Makkari, the first deaf hero in the MCU; Brian Tyree Henry, who plays the intelligent inventor Phastos; Salma Hayek, who plays the wise and spiritual leader Ajak; Lia McHugh, who portrays the eternally young, old-soul Sprite; Don Lee, who plays the powerful Gilgamesh; and Angelina Jolie, who stars as the fierce warrior Thena.
Feige revealed concept art images of each character, and announced three new cast members and their characters: Gemma Chan, who plays humankind-loving Sersi; Kit Harington, who was cast as non-Eternal Dane Whitman, and Barry Keoghan, who portrays aloof loner Druig, and was on hand for the event. Directed by Chloé Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film “The Rider.
Kit Harington will be reunited with fellow Game of Thrones star, Richard Madden for the film, though Kit did not make an appearance during the formal announcement by Feige.
Eternals opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 6, 2020.
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