The star of the Games of Thrones TV show Kit Harington was a nice addition to the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals set to premiere in 2020. The Kit is playing the role of Dane Whitman also known as a menacing Black Knight. When Kit was announced by the producers of the movie, the fandom was quite excited. Many MCU fans love Games of Thrones and believed that his performance was impressive and memorable.
What is really interesting is that Kit Harington starred in multiple movies and dies in 62.5% of them meaning that his movie-mortality rate is close to the numbers of the greatest ones!
There are many reasons to believe that Kit Harington is one of the bankable stars that will carry the franchise if stars align properly. However, there are also speculations that his character will be killed in the movie. There is a thing called “movie-mortality” which is a fan statistic that says how many on-screen deaths an actor has. The leader in this statistic category is Danny Trejo who dies in 65% of his movies which is not a surprise knowing that he mostly portrays bad guys.
What is really interesting is that Kit Harington starred in multiple movies and dies in 62.5% of them meaning that his movie-mortality rate is close to the numbers of the greatest ones! Another really interesting fact that Kit Harington stars in an MCU movie with an ensemble cast full of characters some of which can be really expendable if the story needs to be elevated to a high-stakes situation.
The storyline of the movie will take place after Avengers: Endgame. It means that cosmic-level events are now mostly behind in the timeline and The Eternals can come out of hiding. It is rumored that the events of the TV show will be ignored and removed from the canon. On the other hand, we must remember that the MCU will become even more crowded and expansive after the release of Wanda Vision, Loki, and other TV shows.
The cast of the universe is quite big and losing even A-listers like Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans seems like an acceptable move for the studio. The Eternals can easily kill off some of the characters played by massively valuable stars. It was certainly an issue a couple of years ago when killing off Black Panther or Shuri was out of question. Now, any character who is not one of the “carrying” actors can be killed in order to make the stakes higher for standalone movies.
The Eternals directed by a talented Chloe Zhao has an impressive list of stars including Salma Hayek, Don Lee, Brian Henry, and Angelina Jolie. With a cast packed with such big names, Kit Harington’s Black Knight definitely can feel some pressure!