Marvel was so interested in working with Kit Harington, Kevin Feige met with him a year before he was cast in ‘Eternals’. The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow both on television and the big screen, and the latest project to emerge from the behemoth franchise is Chloé Zhao's ‘Eternals’. Scheduled to arrive in theaters next week, the movie focuses on the titular group of cosmic beings both in the past, when they first arrived on Earth, and in the present. Tasked with protecting humanity from the Deviants, the Eternals have spent thousands of years living among the shadows
‘Eternals’ boasts an incredible cast filled with big-name actors like Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. Most are playing a member of the titular team, but Harington is one of the few human characters featured in Eternals' story. He plays Dane Whitman, who Marvel Comics fans will know eventually becomes a hero known as Black Knight. Dane's not quite there yet in ‘Eternals’, but it already seems like Marvel has some major plans for him. This marks Harington's biggest role yet since wrapping on ‘Game of Thrones’, where he memorably played Jon Snow for 8 seasons.
In a recent interview with ‘The Playlist’, Harington opened up about how he scored his ‘Eternals’ role. While some actors aren't approached until a particular project arrives, he revealed he actually spoke to Marvel boss Kevin Feige a good while before Eternals rolled around. Clearly, Marvel wanted to do business with the onetime King in the North.