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Kit Harrington Would Love To Play Sirius Black In Harry Potter Prequel

Kit Harrington Would Love To Play Sirius Black In Harry Potter Prequel

It's been a while now since the dust settled following the Game of Thrones finale and it looks like Kit Harington is starting to think about his next move.

In a recent interview, he revealed that there are two roles he'd like to play, and they're both in a Harry Potter prequel film.

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When he appeared at Ace Comic Con in Illinois, he was asked who he'd want to play in a 'Marauders' prequel film in the Harry Potter films. The prequel would focus on Harry's dad James and his mates. Kit said he'd definitely consider playing Harry's occasional nemesis.

Speaking at the event, Kit said: "Snape is the best character, ever. The storyline of Snape. Severus Snape is the most tragic, wonderful, brilliant...

"He's a character you hate, but you end up loving. He's just phenomenal. I don't think I'm right for him, so I'll play Sirius [Black]. But, whoever gets to play Snape, that's a great character."

Kit Harington has expressed interest in playing either Severus Snape or Sirius Black in a Harry Potter prequel. Credit: Warner Bros.
Kit Harington has expressed interest in playing either Severus Snape or Sirius Black in a Harry Potter prequel. Credit: Warner Bros.

For now though, he's a bit pre-occupied with new film The Eternals. The new movie from Marvel Studios is set for release in November 2020 and will be playing Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight.

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Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the comic book is set millions of years in the past, when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals, along with the villainous Deviants.

The two groups battled each other throughout history. The Eternals also warred with Greek, Roman and Norse deities before leaving Earth to explore the stars.

The Eternals is set for release in November 2020. Credit: PA
The Eternals is set for release in November 2020. Credit: PA

Despite sounding like a 90s pop group, this supergroup has some kick-ass powers, they're able to live for a millennia and are immune to disease and poison. Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden have already signed up to take part in the film, with Gemma Chan of Crazy Rich Asians reportedly in talks to take a role too. It would be her second role in a Marvel film as she previously played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel.

At the moment, it's not clear whether Chan will continue to play the Minn-Erva once again or whether she'd place a completely different character.

It wouldn't be the first time an actor has played two different roles in the Marvel Universe with Chris Evans playing both Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies before becoming the iconic Captain America.

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Topics: TV and Film

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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