Eternals star Kit Harington discussed his MCU character and Harry Styles cameo rumors.
Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Eternals is shaping up to be one of the more unique entries in the franchise. The film comes from Academy Award-winner Chloé Zhao and features one of the most impressive casts of any MCU film. One of the film’s cast members is none other than Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, who plays Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kit Harington revealed that he resonated with his Eternals role given his previous work:
“I just think it’s an aura, I think that there’s a kind of, like… you just know. No one tells you, no one says you can’t say anything. First of all, I didn’t get sent a script, I just got sent ‘This is who you’re playing.’ And so I was like ‘OK,’ so I just had to Google the character, which is a hell of a way to kind of work out who you’re playing. I Googled him, and I was like, he’s a character called Dane Whitman, and I realized he has a sword and rides a horse, and I was like ‘I know this guy! I’ve been this guy!’ But actually he’s quite different.”
Kit Harrngton also touched on rumors regarding Harry Styles appearing in Eternals, to which he playfully responded:
“No idea, unless I’ve been recast and he’s playing my part, not a clue […] No comment. I hear he’s a great guy, yeah!”
It’ll be interesting to see if Harry Styles appears in Eternals in any form. The musician began his acting career in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and will next appear in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling.
Jack Kirby created the title in 1976. In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
Chloé Zhao is directing Eternals from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Kit Harington, Harry Styles and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: The Tonight Show
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