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Kit Harrington Joins the Cast of Marvel’s ‘Eternals’!

 

Kit Harington may be done with his role as Jon Snow but he isn’t taking a break from working anytime soon. The actor will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as revealed as Disney Expo this weekend. In addition to some major announcements, it was revealed that Kit Harington has joined the cast for Marvel’s upcoming Eternals film, which is slotted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4. Rumors of Harington’s enjoyment were propagating for sometime but it was confirmed when Harrington joined his fellow cast and crew on stage August 24th.

 

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Kit Harington has been announced to play the role of Dane Whitman, better known as the Black Knight in the comics. The character is a swashbuckling swordsman, with the title and role passed down through the generations since Arthurian time. Each Knight is different but each wields the Ebony Blade, a magic sword that was forged by Merlin himself. Dane Whitman became one of the Avengers, fighting alongside Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America against the world’s greatest threats. The Black Knight doesn’t have much relation to the Eternals, so its likely his origin will be tweaked to better fit the cosmic nature of the characters. Still, we’re sure the MCU will stay true to the character and showcase his knightly visage in all his glory.

 

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Other Game of Thrones actors are joining the Eternals cast, including Richard Madden announced in the role of Icarus, alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani. Harington has not commented on his role yet, nor as Marvel given away many plot details but based on the source material and the cosmic nature of the MCU, we expect it to be a big superhero epic.

Are you excited to see Kit again on the big screen? How about the Eternals themselves? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

 

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Previously Undiscovered Arthurian Manuscript Found In Bristol

King Arthur, The Knights of the Round Table, Genevieve, Lancelot, Merlin, Yonec, Lanval, the dead nightingale from Laüstic—some of the most beloved characters have been derived from Medieval literature. We’ve all come to know and love the kind of chivalry and courtly fraternity found in classic tales like The Story of the Holy GrailLancelot: The Knight of the Cart, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Death of King Arthur/Le Morte d’Arthur (thanks Lancelot, you backstabbing womanizer), and films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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We may feel like we know these tales well, but a surprise twist in the didactic narrative that is life may prove otherwise. Seven pages of original, never-before-seen medieval manuscript were discovered in a Bristol Library. A librarian was acting on pure book-loving, under-appreciated occupational instinct when he noticed the names of characters like Merlin and King Arthur right off the bat on pages found within a 16th-century book. The pages are thought to have come from a 14th-century Old French sequence of texts known as the Vulgate Cycle or Lancelot-Grail Cycle—the Lancelot-Grail Cycle being used by Sir Thomas Malory as inspiration for The Death of King Arthur.  The story discovered is thought to be a version of Estoire de Merlin, a Merlin-centric tale. As of now, experts believe it outlines some classic plot points with some subtle and dramatic differences…

In an interview, Dr. Leath Tehther, leader of the research team, explained:

We cant put two and two together but we saw that in general battle sequences theres more detail, they’re more extended and the way in which a character dies is different.

 

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In the discovered text, Merlin rallies Arthur’s troops for an epic battle before running off with a flaming sword (Lightbringer *cough* GoT reference *cough*). Experts have not yet fully translated the text but will use #smarts and #science to do so. This sequence is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what could be discovered in these new pages; it could potentially change the way Arthurian Romance classes are taught—not just in Bristol, but around the world. Maybe.

 

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Dr. Tehther Added:

“These fragments of the Story of Merlin are a wonderfully exciting find, which may have implications for the study not just of this text but also of other related and later texts that have shaped our modern understanding of the Arthurian legend.

Time and research will reveal what further secrets about the legends of Arthur, Merlin and the Holy Grail these fragments might hold.”

 

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