Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare narrative director Taylor Kurosaki confirms that Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is in the game as its primary antagonist.
The past few entries in the Call of Duty franchise has seen the addition of various celebrities to the cast. From Kevin Spacey in Advanced Warfare to Jeff Goldblum in Black Ops III, there seems to be no shortage of Hollywood stars to play characters in Call of Duty games. The upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be no different in that regard, as it’s been confirmed that Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has joined the cast as the game’s primary antagonist.
Harington, best known for his role as Jon Snow on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, was confirmed to be the main villain earlier today by narrative director of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Taylor Kurosaki. Kurosaki had this to say about Harington’s role in Infinite Warfare:
“Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can’t wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.”
As some may know, this won’t be Harington’s first video game role. He previously returned to the role of Jon Snow in Telltale’s episodic Game of Thrones series, though his performance in that game garnered mixed reviews, with some critics accusing him of sounding disinterested compared to the other voice actors. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a much higher profile project than Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, though, so hopefully Harington puts forth his best effort when portraying the game’s antagonist.
In the meantime, Harington isn’t the only celebrity influence present in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. In fact, film director Guy Ritchie is also involved in the project, in a production support role. Ritchie’s exact duties or the amount of creative control he has is unknown, but he may be able to call on his experience in Hollywood to refine Infinite Warfare‘s story and cut-scenes.
With more details on Infinite Warfare‘s campaign coming at E3, perhaps Kit Harington and Guy Ritchie will appear at E3 to present the game. Regardless, it will still be interesting to learn more about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s story and characters, and if the game’s E3 presentation is impressive enough, perhaps some of the hate for the title will subside.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be available on November 4th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer