UPDATE: It was announced yesterday that Kit will be playing “Dane Whitman” in Marvel’s upcoming Eternals movie starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek. Dane’s normally a hero called The Black Knight so look for swords and not Wolverine claws.
Even you horny hos who hate superhero movies probably aren’t going to turn your boners (lady or otherwise) up at Jon Snow in a lycra bodysuit. Deadline reports that Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington is going to be in an upcoming Marvel movie. Which character he’s playing hasn’t been specified yet but chances are it’s not Spider-Man.
This weekend is Disney’s D23 Expo where they announce all of their upcoming superhero fare. Marvel revealed some additional series that are going to be streaming on Disney+ yesterday. That’s their upcoming streaming service looking to kill Netflix/Prime/Hulu. The news about Kit broke at the same time and sources say there might be more info on who he’s playing today.
Word on the nerd streets is that he might be playing Wolverine now that the MCU has the X-Men and Hugh Jackman retired his claws. This could work – Wolverine’s officially not that tall and Kit is 5’8. They’re both hairy. Wolverine is from Canada and Kit Harrington is from the UK and doesn’t Queen Elizabeth rule the land of Allison and delicious poutine? It all fits.
As for the additional Marvel series coming our way, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and SHE-HULK (!!!) will be joining Hawkeye, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision (I still can’t with that name), and Loki.
In the comics, Moon Knight is a former mercenary with multiple personalities who becomes possessed by an Egyptian god to fight crime. Think Batman but in white which is ridic cuz’ how do you fight crime in a big white suit? Can’t the crooks see you coming? It’s a mess.
Ms. Marvel is about a Muslim teenager in New Jersey who gets superpowers letting her stretch, grow, and shrink and she’s a fan-favorite because there ain’t many Muslim teenage girl superheroes flying around out there.
And, most importantly, SHE-HULK! There’s going to be a She-Hulk show! The Hulk’s cousin Jennifer got a transfusion of his blood and can turn into a big green monster herself. AND she’s a lawyer! This alone would make me order this stupid streaming service. And they had better get the incomparable Brigitte Nielsen to play her! She almost did in the 80s, in a movie that never was but would have surely been on the cutting edge of special effects, make-up, and costumery. You can tell from this truly glamorous promotional still she shot in advance.
She should have taken that pic with an armload of Oscars! In addition, some new info was released about the other Marvel series they’ve already announced. Emily Van Camp is reprising her role as Captain America’s side piece Sharon Carter in The Falcon and the Winer Soldier. And WandaVision is going to be a sort of takeoff of early 1960s sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show.
With a witch and an android. Well, Bewitched was a thing. *shrugs*
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