As you may’ve heard by now, Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame is set to appear in an upcoming MCU movie, and while that’s pretty much all we know about the situation at the moment, the news has proven more than enough to send the internet into a frenzy of excitement.
As it stands, we’ve yet to find out which comic book character is being brought to the big screen by the Jon Snow actor, or for that matter, which film or films he’s scheduled to appear in. For all we know, Harington could be just another one-movie villain, though Marvel fans have already started speculating that he might be filling Hugh Jackman’s shoes as the next Wolverine. But regardless of who Harington ends up playing, it seems that the mere idea of him becoming an official member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is sufficient cause for celebration over on Twitter:
KIT HARRINGTON IS IN THE MCU NOW pic.twitter.com/rJJDnhPamA
— ????? (@peakysoIomons) August 23, 2019
we got angelina jolie, david harbour, mahershala ali, richard madden, kit harrington and so many others joining the mcu, this is what i call winning pic.twitter.com/fiJfPDeZkR
— bell uh (@hawkinsmcu) August 23, 2019
Kit Harrington in the MCU.
The Lord taketh, the Lord giveth.
— Lord Richter ??♂️ (@CapnFilly) August 23, 2019
Kit Harrington in mcu AND Ms. Marvel show?!?! The excellence
— meg ✨ (@parkerdanvers) August 23, 2019
so apparently kit harrington is joining the mcu and i’m pic.twitter.com/iAnZ7biifr
— " (@starkfalcons) August 23, 2019
Kit Harrington AND Richard Madden in the MCU…eeeeek ?? pic.twitter.com/Frd6bSg0kr
— Licenia Pantaleon (@licenia) August 23, 2019
— Noah (@StrawHatN0ah) August 23, 2019
Between news of Harington’s casting and this weekend’s D23 Expo, it’s been a busy couple of days for MCU stories. At yesterday’s panel, for instance, we received confirmation on the recent reports that She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight all have Disney Plus shows on the way.
What’s more, the weekend is far from over, and you can expect plenty more Marvel news later today. Though the MCU’s Phase 4 was officially announced at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans are still waiting to hear about the inevitable Captain Marvel and Black Panther sequels, among other highly anticipated projects. It’s quite possible that Kevin Feige and his team will even clarify who Harington is playing within the next few hours, but either way, stay tuned for what’s sure to be an eventful day.