“Games of Thrones” star Kit Harington will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his next on-screen role, an insider with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.
Details about which Marvel project Harington will join is not currently known. Disney is holding its annual D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend, where it is expected to announce new Marvel projects, possibly including Harington’s.
Harington, best known for playing Jon Snow on the show, would follow his fellow “Game of Thrones” co-star Ricard Madden into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Madden will play Icarus opposite Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani in “The Eternals,” which focuses on an ancient evolutionary offshoot of humanity whose long lives and colorful adventures inspired legends and myths over millennia.
“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao will direct the film. Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”) are writing the script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. TheWrap also first reported South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in the film.
Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of ancient human beings created a million years ago by the cosmic entities known as the Celestials.
The HBO documentary “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” documents some of Harington’s experiences making the show’s final season. One particularly emotional moment occurs during a table read, when cameras captured Harington visibly tearing up as he learned that his character, Jon Snow, would ultimately murder Queen Daenerys in the finale episode.
Harington later told Jimmy Fallon: “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”
Harington is repped by CAA.
Deadline first reported the news.
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