Actvision revealed today that Kit Harington, best known for his role in the Hollywood blockbuster, Pompeii, (oh and Game of Thrones), would be donning a mo-cap suit and lending his talents to help bring a villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to life.
It’s unclear who exactly Harington will be playing, except that it’s a villain, or what the character will know – probably more than nothing. Guy Ritchie, who previously directed a live action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, will help bring the character to life.
It’ll be interesting to see what Harington will do with the role. He hasn’t exactly be known for his expressiveness, but that stems primarily from one role in one TV show. I still hold firm to my belief that getting familiar faces for video games is more marketing than it is story telling. It’s why Bethesda feels the need to wave around the cast list for half of the games it makes and publishers, but I’m also an optimist. I’d never have expected Susan Sarandon to knock it out of the ballpark as well as she did in Dishonored, so you never know. Gary Oldman was also awesome as Resnov in World at World and Black Ops. Harington’s got a long way to go (roughly 30 years) before he can be listed alongside Gary Oldman and Susan Sarandon.
Activision also released a sneak peak of Kit Harington donning the mo-cop suit and looking quite excited to be there, but I can’t imagine there are many people who’d be happy to sit perfectly still in a skin-tight suit covered in balls.