It’s been known for a few weeks now that Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the hit television drama Game of Thrones, will be taking on another leadership role other than Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and now King in the North. Harington will be playing the role of the main antagonist in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
To be specific, Harington will be playing the role of Admiral Salen Kotch, the commander of the Settlement Defense Front, as he leads them in their war against Earth over the resources of the solar system. Kotch also commands the Settlement Defense Front’s flagship, the Olympus Mons, named after the highest mountain on Mars.
Kit Harington actually jumped at the role to play Kotch when he was called, as he feels that it’s an honor to be a part of one of the largest video game franchises. He also says that he’s something of a space freak, so that was another point in his favor to play the role.
It’s also a bit of a change for him in his acting career as well. In his role as Jon Snow Harington has never played a villain before, so this will be the first time he ever plays the bad guy in a story.
In light of the role he’s playing, Kit Harington said that the angle he was going for in portraying Salen Kotch is that he’s a sort of dictator, wanting to take over an entire race of people and actually feeling entitled to do so. He’s also not afraid of death, something that makes him incredibly dangerous.
Ironically, the way that Harington describes Kotch as an entitled dictator, psychotic and unpredictable, actually brings to mind Ramsay Bolton, Jon Snow’s nemesis for much of the last season of Game of Thrones, who finally met a messy, highly cathartic end in episode 9.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be releasing this November, so you can look forward to experiencing Kit Harington in his very first villain role when that rolls around.