Now that Game of Thrones is done and dusted, the big question is what will the actors do next. For Kit Harington, he’s going from one massively popular universe with a rabid fanbase to another because he’s joining the MCU.
According to Deadline, the former Commander of the Night’s Watch who knows nothing and slayed “mah Queen” is joining Marvel’s sprawling universe. As for who he’ll play, no word has come out just yet, which isn’t too surprising given how tightlipped the studio is when it comes to announcements like this.
But look, this is great news nonetheless!
Since no one has a clue who the Bastard of Winterfell will be in the MCU just yet, let’s play the speculation game shall we?
Now it’s likely Kit won’t be in Marvel’s early Phase 4 films as they’re pretty far in development, though having a Stark family reunion in Eternals would be pretty cool. He could be on one of the Disney+ shows though he might not want to commit to another series after having finished doing the exact same thing for eight years.
But realistically, if we take into account what Kit is good at, his physical attributes, and his ability to pull off facial hair, then there’s really only one character he can – and should – play in the MCU: Wolverine.
There’s a pretty good case to made as to why Kit is perfect to play the adamantium-fused mutant. He’s short like the character, he’s great at action scene and can do the dramatic stuff when needed, and he’s got the sad, brooding thing Wolverine’s known for completely nailed.
Marvel have said that an MCU X-Men film is a while away but that just gives Kit time to get the physique and mutton chops to play Logan. Now there’s the whole “Hugh Jackman and Deadpool crossover” thing they need to figure out but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
One thing’s for sure, Marvel are having no problems plugging that Spider-Man shaped gap in the MCU with other quality stars. But hey, if losing Tom Holland meant gaining another Game of Thrones alumni in the form of Kit Harington, that’s not too bad of a trade.