Kit Harington's 'Eternals' Character Is Basically Jon Snow 2.0

"He's got a sword, so, you know."

Kit Harington’s Jon Snow was lucky enough to survive everything that went down in Game of Thrones, and after playing a character for so long it would no doubt be quite difficult to move on with other roles.

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Harington has been very lucky to find work with the people at Marvel with his new role as Dane Whitman/Black Knight in the Eternals movie, but it seems as though the character might not be quite as far from Jon Snow as he’d hoped.

While speaking at the NEXT Conference, the GoT star spoke about his next role, saying, “Now I’m going to do a Marvel movie. I’m going off to play a superhero, which is cool.

“Can’t really tell what I can say about it. […] So next year looks exciting. It’s trying to choose things… I’d say it’s trying to choose things as far from Jon Snow as possible, but I’m back to a superhero. He’s got a sword, so, you know.”

Yeah, so the Black Knight is pretty much Jon Snow 2.0.

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Harington is clearly very excited to dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it sounds like he’s expecting some comparisons between Black Knight and his GoT character.

Dane Whitman is a physicist who inherits his uncle’s castle and the Ebony Blade, a sword forged by Merlin of Camelot.

He’s not an Eternal, but he does have ties to the group in the comics. He even teams up with the Avengers at one point so it’s likely Harington will star in a number of MCU films.

He’ll also enjoy a reunion with former GoT co-star Richard Madden who stars as Ikaris in the film.

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In the comics, Dane has a romantic relationship with Eternal Sersi, who is played by Gemma Chan in the movies. Chan has previously appeared in the MCU as Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel earlier this year.

Angelina Jolie also stars in the movie as Thena and is joined by Salma Hayek as Ajak, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lia McHugh as Sprite and Lauren Ridloff as Makkari.

The Eternals are powerful cosmic beings who were created by the Celestials to protect Earth from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Eternals will hit cinemas in November, 2020.

This Honest Trailer For Spider-Man: Far From Home Makes Fun Of The Most Obvious Plot Twist All Time

Did they really think we'd believe that?!

Spider-Man: Far From Home has finally received the Honest Trailer treatment and pokes fun at the Mysterio twist and the whole Spider-Man isn’t Iron Man thing.

Let’s cut the movie some slack first, it had to follow Avengers: Endgame, the biggest movie of all time, and not only that, but Tony Stark’s death and Peter Parker’s reaction to it was a huge part of the film – because of that, they couldn’t really advertise the film properly without spoiling Endgame.

Also, critics and audiences alike were left pretty happy with Far From Home, so there is that.

Now that the movie is available to buy, the people at Screen Junkies gave the film its own Honest Trailer and the film does take some deserved hits, especially for trying to trick us into thinking Mysterio was a good guy.

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Considering the fact Mysterio is one of Spider-Man’s most famous comic book villains, most fans knew he was an untrustworthy character. And because of this, when Peter put his trust in Mysterio, only for it to be later revealed he was the film’s villain, it wasn’t really a huge surprise.

The Honest Trailer also pokes fun at just how much focus lies with Iron Man/Tony Stark, I mean, they even joke in the film that he chose the name EDITH because it stands for ‘even dead, I’m the hero’.

It does make Far From Home feel more like an MCU movie than a standalone Spidey flick, which would have made the Sony/Marvel split even more tragic had they gone through with it. How could Sony have resolved the issues in the second film if they couldn’t refer to 90 per cent of what happened?

Unsurprisingly, the trailer also makes fun of the Sony/Marvel split, which would have been devastating if it had gone through. But reports last week suggested the companies formed a new partnership because of Tom Holland himself.

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Sources told The Hollywood Reporter Tom “made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a resolution, announced Sept. 27, for Marvel to produce a third Spider-Man movie for Sony, and for the character to appear in at least one additional Disney-Marvel film.”

Tom also reportedly “leaned on Rothman to re-engage with Disney,” and mentioned the fan support for Spider-Man to remain in the MCU.

So, yeah, he’s a real-life superhero.

Watch the Honest Trailer here:

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