Kit Harington (whose original name is actually Christopher Catesby Harington), born on December 26, 1986, is one of those versatile actors that you can fall in love with or hate, although it is true that many have liked him, especially after his role in the ‘Game of Thrones’ saga playing Jon Snow. And, as we have recently learned, it seems that we will have it even in the soup. And all this from the hand of Marvel .
As we already advanced a few weeks ago, the long-awaited D-23 was recently held, the Disney Expo in which a wide variety of projects in which the company is currently working (and others) were presented and announced. so many for the future).
Thus, Kevin Feige (American film producer and president of Marvel Studios since 2007), was quite clear when talking about the British-born actor: “Kit Harington is an incredible actor. We are very happy that he agreed to join our family, and the role that he plays in ‘The Eternals’, who he knows, maybe could be expanded and be something more in the future ”.
Indeed, it seems that Marvel is already studying different possibilities for Harington to play more characters in the coming years, with a certainly important role in the different phases of the company.
Who is Kit Harington going to play in ‘The Eternals?
‘Harington will play the role of Dane Whitman, known in Marvel fiction as the Black Knight .
Officially created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, the Black Knight first appeared in 1967 , thus becoming the third Black Knight, descended from the original Black Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia), after inheriting the Ebony Sword from the original Knight. , which stands out for being a mystical sword that carries a powerful curse.
Dane Whitman is the nephew of Nathan Garrett , a supervillain who was once also known as the Black Knight, and whom he took his name from in order to help restore his honor.
Dane Whitman in a Marvel comic | Marvel Studios
What can we expect in ‘The Eternals’
Although we have to wait until November 6, 2020 to see the movie in theaters , more details about the film are already being known.
And it is that although nothing has yet been published about the official plot of the film, we do know that the history of The Eternals will take place millions of years ago , when the Celestials begin to experiment with the first humans, creating a series of superpowered individuals and also supervillains, known as the Deviants.
These two groups will fight throughout history to see which of the two races is superior. And, in addition, we will attend the romance between Ikaris, a man who carries cosmic energy inside him, and Sersi, a character who is a direct descendant of The Eternals.
All these characters were originally created in 1976 by Jack Kirby exclusively for Marvel. In the comics, in fact, this saga begins millions of years ago, when the Celestials (some cosmic beings) began to experiment genetically with human beings, creating super-powerful beings -and almost immortal- and also a more monstrous species, known under the name of the Deviants.
In fact, originally in the comics you can also see the struggle that both races have for power throughout history. Something that, as you can imagine, we can also see in the long-awaited movie.
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