Credit: Fandango (L-R): Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Richard Madden and Kit Harington Have A Sweet “Game of Thrones” Moment During Marvel’s “Eternals” Press Tour

Marvel fans and Disney fans have been having a great time observing the “Eternals” press tour that’s underway for the new Marvel Studios movie, and even though most of the attention has been on the women’s red carpet appearances, we’ve also seen some cute or charming moments from the cast members that are men! Many fans of Games of Thrones, the popular HBO fantasy series that was based on the George R. R. Martin book series, will recognize actors Richard Madden and Kit Harington during the red carpet events. The two men played close brothers in Game of Thrones, with Richard playing Robb Stark, the oldest brother and heir to their father’s noble position, while Kit played Jon Snow, Robb’s illegitimate brother. Even though that particular show is filled with violence and far too much tragedy to suit many Disney fans, the two actors clearly had a strong bond–both between their characters and on set.

Kit Harington. Credit: Marvel Entertainment Twitter

Richard Madden. Credit: Marvel Entertainment Twitter

From the Eternals trailers, it doesn’t look like Kit’s character Dane will be getting as much attention as Richard’s (particularly since Richard’s character Ikaris is the true love of Gemma Chan’s character Sersi) but it’s still exciting to see these two male actors working together again. We can see from the clip shown in the Tweet below that the two men were also happy to see each other!

We love when actors who are genuinely friends get to work together, especially when it’s actors who got to literally grow up together in the industry. The “Game of Thrones” show started when several of its actors were still very young, so viewers really did see Richard and Kit grow from ‘teenagers’ into well-rounded men! We also, of course, know Richard for the Scottish actor’s role as Prince Charming (aka Kit, which is a great coincidence) in Cinderella opposite Lily James. “Eternals” also presents another interesting coincidence in this regard, because Gemma Chan and Richard Madden have been close friends for many years too!

Richard with Gemma Chan. Credit: Marvel Entertainment Twitter

Richard and Gemma. Credit: Marvel Entertainment Twitter

Are you excited to see “Eternals” in theaters on November 5th, and to see how these actors’ real-life relationships transition into their roles onscreen?

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Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!