Kit Harington confirmed to play the Black Knight in Marvel’s ‘Eternals’

Another brother from House Stark joins Marvel’s Phase 4.


Eilish O'Sullivan


Posted on Aug 24, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 5:37 am CDT

Update 10.08 CT, Aug. 26: Disney confirmed at the D23 expo this weekend that Kit Harington will play Dane Whitman, aka the Marvel hero known as the Black Knight. He will co-star in The Eternals, but this is a human character, not one of the quasi-immortal Eternals.

Game of Thrones may be over, but its cast is far from done dominating your big screen. Kit Harington a.k.a Jon Snow is slated to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it moves into Phase 4, according to Deadline.

Even though it hasn’t been announced exactly which movie or series Harington will be starring in–and there’s a lot of possibilities–people are nevertheless excited about the news.

Many are having fun speculating which character Harington should or should not embody.

One Twitter user wants to see Harington play a villain, a change of pace from the good-natured character he is known for playing on GOT. But, many–and I mean many–think Harington will be the wolverine. Harington becoming the next wolverine may be too on the nose, considering the direwolf represents all things House Stark.

Harington isn’t the first member of House Stark that marvel has snagged up. Harington’s onscreen sisters, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), also play characters in the MCU. The Eternals–a film slated to launch on Disney+ in 2020–is jam-packed with a star-studded cast, including Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in the series.

And people are excited to see a possible reunification of the onscreen bros.

An announcement as to which character Harington will be playing is expected to be made at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, over the weekend.


H/T Deadline 

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*First Published: Aug 24, 2019, 8:48 am CDT