British actor Kit Harington, star of the hit series “Game of Thrones,” will star in “Eternals,” a feature film featuring superheroes from the Marvel franchise, alongside Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek, The Guardian reports.
Kit Harington joins his colleague from the famous HBO series Richard Madden. The cast of the film, slated for release in November 2020, also includes Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee.
The announcement was made at convention D23, organized by Walt Disney Co. in Anaheim, Southern California.
What Marvel’s Eternals is All About?
“Eternals” is a story created by comics artist Jack Kirby in 1976. Its action is set millions of years ago when a group of cosmic beings known as “The Celestials / The Celestials” experimented on humans to create individuals with superpowers known as “The Eternals”. Their actions triggered a war with the negative characters in the story, known as “Deviants / Deviants”.
The two camps have fought throughout history. The “Eternal” group faced gods from Greek, Roman and Northern mythology before leaving Earth for the purpose of exploring the stars.
The film will be directed by Chloe Zhao, who has worked on the films “The Rider” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”. The script is signed by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, and Marvel studio director Kevin Feige will be in charge of the production.
The 32-year-old Harington became famous in 2011 with the role of Jon Snow in the HBO epic, which ended this year. For this role, he received, among other things, two nominations for the prestigious Primetime Emmy, in 2016 and this year. Harington has also starred in films such as “Pompeii” (2014) and “Testament of Youth” (2014) and lent his voice to the Eret character in the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise.