Among the many novelties that Disney’s D23 Expo has provided this year, there is a bombshell that everyone is talking about and that has particularly surprised: Kevin Feige, director of Marvel studios, has announced that Kit Harrington is joining the cast of the factory’s next movie, ‘The Eternals’ , and that he will do it in the skin of the Black Knight (Black Knight). We tell you all the details.
Kit Harrington joins the cast of ‘The Eternals’
The cast of the movie ‘The Eternals’ with which Marvel intends to relieve the superheroes of The Avengers in the new phase 4, is giving people a lot of talk since names like Angelina Jolie were announced , Richard Madden, Selma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani.The last thing was the incorporation of Hemma Chan and Barry Keough , but the last signing is the one that is really making people talk.
It was within the framework of the Disney D23 Expo, held this weekend , where the director of Marvel studios, Kevin Feige, appeared with a real bombshell: Kit Harrington will play the Black Knight in ‘The Eternals’. This is the actor’s first role after playing Jon Snow in ‘Game of Thrones’, the worldwide hit series that ended on May 19.
Although the incorporation of him to the Marvel universe had been a widespread rumor, the confirmation has not ceased to be surprising and is being the most commented. The actor will meet in the series with his shooting partner in ‘Game of Thrones’, Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark.
For the rest, with the confirmation of his participation, the cast of ‘The Eternals’ is completed , which is configured as follows: Kit Harrington will be the Black Knight, while Richard Madden will play Ikaris, a superhero with psychic abilities. Angelina Jolie will play Thena, Thanos’ cousin who can manipulate cosmic energy, and Salma Hayek will play Ajak, who flies and teleports.
The cast is completed by Kumail Nanjiani in the skin of Kingo Sunen , who with his samurai sword can cut any material; Gemma Chan as Sersi, one of the Eternals who, in addition to being immortal, can modify matter; Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos.
‘The Eternals’ will be directed by Chloe Zhao and is based on Jack Kirby’s comics about the Eternals generation of superheroes, beings endowed with extraordinary powers and enormous resistance that makes them almost immortal. The Eternals are celestial beings created by aliens and are, for the most part, good, although there is a branch of evil beings called Deviants.
How is Kit Harrington’s superhero in ‘The Eternals’?
Kit Harrington will play the role of Dane Whitman in ‘The Eternals’, the third Marvel character to take on the identity of the Black Knight.. This is the descendant of the original Black Knight, who inherited Ebano’s sword, although he did not know its fate until he found some notes about it. He is also a direct relative of the supervillain Nathan Garrett.
Thus, Dane Whitman inherits the magic sword that contains a curse and assumes the identity of the Black Knight to restore the honor of his ancestor. On the other hand, in the comics the Black Knight has been a member of several groups of superheroes: The Avengers, the Defenders, Ultraforce, Heroes for Hire and MI:13 .
An image of the Black Knight, a character played by Kit Harrington | Marvel
Originally, the Black Knight was a human being without powers but with great athletic ability. These abilities were enhanced by sharing the gann josin link with Sersi, in addition to acquiring some mystical abilities such as seeing beyond the world .
Whitman is also a good swordsman, an expert horseman and an excellent fighter, as well as having a background as a scientist. However, the conversion of him into a true superhero upon discovering his belonging to the lineage of the Eternals and assuming his destiny in the world . As such, he has been able to lead several superhero teams.
There is still no release date for ‘The Eternals’, if we know that its filming is already underwayAnd although it is the most anticipated movie of this new phase 4, fans will be able to see other UCM movies like ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ beforehand.
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