Kit Harrington AKA GOT’s Jon Snow is Joining MCU

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington will be joining the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel president Kevin Feige has confirmed that the dragon-riding actor will be joining the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals. He will be taking on the role of Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight.

The Eternals is a comic book by Jack Kirby set millions of years ago. In the comics, a genius alien race experiment on humans to create a team of superheroes and supervillains (“the eternals” and “the deviants”).

Angelina Jolie has also been confirmed as a cast member, along with Salma Hayek and Richard Madden. The feature will be Harrington’s first appearance since he wrapped up filming for the final season of Game of Thrones. Jon Snow’s on-screen sister, played by Sophie Turner, recently starred as Jean Grey in DC’s Dark Phoenix. After appearing on a fantasy show with dragons and White Walkers, it seems like superhero movies are the way to go.

The Eternals is due for release on November 6, 2020.