“I didn’t like the role”: Kit Harington Turned Down His First Superhero Offer Only to Star With Angelina Jolie in $402M Marvel Movie That Set Worst MCU Record in History

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Kit Harington Turned Down His First Superhero Offer Only to Star With Angelina Jolie in $402M Marvel Movie That Set Worst MCU Record in History

Kit Harington is at the pinnacle of his career. Harington shot to global stardom for convincingly playing the role of Jon Snow in the fantasy epic Game of Thrones. Since then, he has played many intriguing roles and starred in dozens of iconic movies. 

In a previous interview, the 36-year-old actor once revealed that while filming his highly-rated television show Game of Throneshe got the offer to play an undisclosed role in a superhero movie, which he ultimately turned down, claiming, “I didn’t like the role and the part.” 

The actor reportedly found that role uninteresting and refused to disclose the name of the project, which he rejected. According to reports, he dropped the unnamed superhero film project before he secured to play the significant role in Angelina Jolie-led 2021 superhero film Eternals.

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Kit Harington Reveals Why He Turned Down an Undisclosed Superhero Movie Role

Kit Harington
Kit Harington

In a candid interview with Total Film, Kit Harington revealed that before he teamed up to star in Angelina Jolie’s 2021 American superhero film Eternals, he turned down an offer to play a role in another superhero film project. While discussing the role he rejected, the actor told the outlet,

“I won’t mention what it was, but yeah, there was one other [superhero movie] that I did turn down a while ago. It was a while ago, as well – just because it didn’t feel like the right thing at the right time. And I think I was right to. My head was very in the Jon Snow world then.”

He continued,

“You know, the comic book and superhero world has called once before, and I didn’t like the role and the part and the time to do it. So I turned it down. And then this one [in Eternals] felt right to me. I liked that the character they were offering was not necessarily an Eternal. He was human. I did like that. I felt that I could do something with that, that he came with all these human faults. So it was the character that drew me to it, as well as it being the MCU, and how exciting.”

Kit Harington claimed he rejected the offer to play a role in an undisclosed superhero film because he didn’t like the part and was, at the time, devoted to playing his role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. His excellent depiction in the show helped him land another significant role in the Jolie-led film Eternals. The actor portrayed the character of Dane Whitman in the movie, which he found fascinating.

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Kit Harington’s Film Eternals Has Lowest Ratings on Rotten Tomatoes

Kit Harington & Gemma Chan in Eternals
Kit Harington & Gemma Chan in Eternals.

After gaining the attention of Hollywood heavyweights and receiving critical acclaim with his remarkable portrayal of Jon Snow in the hit HBO fantasy drama series, Kit Harington appeared in the 2021 superhero film Eternals, playing the role of Dane Whitman, a human who works at the Natural History Museum in London. Despite the power-packed performances delivered by its stellar ensemble cast, the film reportedly became one of the first MCU projects that failed to receive positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.

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Kit Harington as Dane Whitman in Eternals
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman in Eternals.

According to reports, this commercially successful Marvel Cinematic Universe project, which grossed $402 million at the global box office, received the lowest ratings and reviews on Rotten Tomatoes upon its release. Regardless of its intriguing plot and fascinating characters, the flick reportedly became the lowest-scored MCU project, securing only a 47% rating on the Tomatometer. 

Chloé Zhao’s 2021 superhero directorial film boasts a star-studded cast ensemble featuring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.

Eternals is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Source: Total Film, Rotten Tomatoes

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