The Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of superhero group The Eternals, Disney has announced. The British actor will join his co-star from the fantasy drama series, Richard Madden, in the film, which will also feature Angelina Jolie.
Kit Harington will star as Dane Whitman, also known as Black Knight. The Eternals will also star Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Harington’s role was announced at Disney’s fan convention D23 during a presentation unveiling their upcoming slate of films.
The Eternals, who made their first appearance in Marvel comics in 1976, are a group of superheroes created by the revered artist Jack Kirby. The film is set for release in November 2020 as part of the new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel Studios segment of the convention was presented by super-producer Kevin Feige, who introduced Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to announce the sequel’s release date. Black Panther 2 will arrive on 2 May 2022, Coogler said. He added: “We’re really hard at work trying to give you guys something special. We really want it to be special.”
Earlier, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams was joined on stage by Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy to give details of the final film in the nine-part saga.
Abrams paid tribute to Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. He confirmed that Fisher, who died in 2016, would make an appearance in The Rise of Skywalker.