Marvel Studios President and Producer Kevin Feige says that Game of Thrones Kit Harington's Black Knight won't be a one-off character and could grow in to something else in the future.
“He’s a really amazing actor, and this part came up in The Eternals film that we’re doing,” Feige told Good Morning America at D23 Expo over the weekend, where Harington was revealed as the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “We were so happy when he agreed to join, and it is a part that could perhaps grow into something else in the future.”
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The Eternals are superpowered beings and a race of immortal who were created by the Celestials. Kit Harington will play as Dane Whitman/Black Knight, Barry Keoghan as Druig and Gemma Chan as Sersi.
Feige also revealed additional shows coming to streaming service at D23. She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight for Phase 4.
“We’ll be taking advantage of that creative freedom that Disney+ offers exploring the MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with our favorite characters over multiple episodes ,” Feige said during a Disney+ presentation in April. “These will be both new and continuing stories, and one of the things we’re most excited about, is that these will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we’re producing and our features on the big screen.”
Feige teased a series that could span tens of thousands of years for Enternals.
“Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing,” Feige said in an interview earlier this year. Most recently, Harington’s co-star Kumail Nanjiani told ET Marvel will tell a story that is “a lot more cosmic” and one that is “going to be way, way, way back, so it really [is] going to be the building blocks of the MCU.”
The Eternals will be released in theaters on November 6, 2020.
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