Kit Harington joins Game of Thrones brother Richard Madden in The Eternals

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has joined the all-star cast of Marvel’s The Eternals.
The British actor shot to fame playing Jon Snow in the hugely successful HBO series, which ended in May (19), and now he’ll be teaming up with former co-star Richard Madden in the superhero blockbuster, which will also feature Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.
The casting news was revealed at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Saturday (24Aug19).
Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed Harington will play Dane Whitman in the film, which is scheduled for release in November, 2020.
Feige also told fans that Rich Crazy Asians star Gemma Chan, another Brit, will play Sersi in the film.
Madden will portray Ikaris, Hayek has been cast as spiritual leader Ajak, and Jolie will tackle warrior Thena.
Director Chloe Zhao has already started work on the film adaptation of the Jack Kirby comic in London. Feige is producing.
Disney’s biennial D23 Expo continues on Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The Black Panther sequel was also making headlines at the event on Saturday, with director Ryan Coogler and Feige revealing the film will hit cinemas on 6 May, 2022, and there were also major previews and teasers for Black Widow, animated Pixar musical Soul, Cruella, Mulan, and the next Star Wars movie, Rise of Skywalker. Meanwhile, newlywed Dwayne Johnson and co-star Emily Blunt wowed fans when they appeared and introduced clips from their new comedy Jungle Cruise, which will open in July, 2020.
There was also a big reaction when Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production president Sean Bailey brought out Angelina Jolie as part of a Maleficent: Mistress of Evil segment.
“I missed her and I love playing her,” the actress told fans. “In the first film we brought two people, two creatures, who were very different and historic enemies in many ways, but they are family and we brought them together.”
Jolie then introduced co-stars Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer.
But the best was left until last as Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown took to the stage to introduce the Frozen 2 part of the event, with actress Wood revealing she will be playing Elsa and Anna’s mother in the film. After a brief preview, the much-anticipated sequel’s stars, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, and Kristen Bell, hit the stage to perform new song Some Things Never Change as confetti rained down on them.