Activision has confirmed in a press release that Kit Harington, Game of Thrones star, will play as the villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s campaign.

“Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro,” said Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director, Infinity Ward. “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.”

In addition, Activision has revealed that Guy Ritchie, director of Snatch and Man from U.N.C.L.E., is working closely with Infinity Ward in an unannounced production role.

“Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington’s character to life in Infinite Warfare,” added Dave Stohl, studio head, Infinity Ward. “It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We’re excited about the performance Kit delivered and can’t wait to get it out to the public. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”

“Gathering this level of talent together for this role speaks to our studio partner’s drive to deliver a powerful narrative in Call of Duty,” said Tim Ellis, chief marketing officer, Activision. “We challenge ourselves to constantly be fresh and expansive in creating gripping, immersive experiences that are exciting to play for our fans every year.”

Call of Duty on Facebook went live momentarily to show behind the scenes of the motion capture stage.

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  • CoDforever

    Holy shit I was right!

    • BradyAlucard

      Ye

    • Mick

      Nice! Good call.

    • Frag Wall

      You win this time!

  • lunator100hd .

    Kit Harington as a vilain?

  • BradyAlucard

    Get ready for him to die and come back.

    • Rorke File

      And get a cliffhanger and never see the sequel of the game right?

      • BradyAlucard

        Will we know who he killed? Will we have to dissect the lineup to see who got Lucilled?

  • CyberWolf

    What the fuck!? But…but…the teasers… That was Peter Weller in the first teaser. I thought he was gonna be the main antagonist of the game. How cool it would’ve been if we had Robocop as the main villain… Oh, well… I hope we get some pics with his character soon.

    • CoDforever

      He’s still in the game

      • CyberWolf

        You and 8-BIT Gorilla do have a point. Anyways, the game does have a pretty nice cast so far. This really is gonna be interesting.

    • He’s probably Harington’s character’s right hand man or something like that.

    • DeadZombieGaming 12

      he is probably gonna be with SDF

  • Gamerazor247

    Annnndddd, talent wasted.

    • Dávid Mészáros

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaanddd packets wasted on this comment.^

    • Aidan

      The only thing that’s been wasted are 3000 of my brain cells after reading your comments

    • RdJokr

      Oh, have you traveled to the future and played the campaign already???

      If not, then sit the fuck down. Can’t believe people are even upvoting mindless hate comments like these.

      • Dávid Mészáros

        I dont know what did you expect from ci this site is more cancerous than r/callofduty if thats even possible

        • CoDforever

          yes dont even go to r/callofduty, its just a place for people to talk shit about the recent cods

      • BradyAlucard

        I upvoted it because of past experiences. I didn’t like Ghosts and Advanced Warfare’s Campaigns. But I forgot about the Naughty Dog devs.

      • Gamerazor247

        It’s not mindless hate. Were all the actors from AW and the guy who played Taylor really, well, in a good role that tested their abilities? No, not really, some barely has screen time or interesting dialogue . I’m just being honest. It’s people like you who are taking great offense to what I’m saying, lol.

        • RdJokr

          Why are you even using Sledgehammer and Treyarch’s games as examples, when this is Infinity Ward we’re talking about? Makes no sense at all.

          • Gamerazor247

            Because they all hyped mofos thinking they were in for something great and spectacular, when they were wasted. Mr.Irons and Taylor rarely appeared and their performances were weak.
            Also if you want mindless hate please take yourself back to the Infinite Warfare Reveal trailer, better yet, search every newly announced game trailer and you’ll see something along the lines “Still better than CoD, lolol”

          • BradyAlucard

            Weren’t you just complaining about a performance from Ghosts?

          • ScOott

            An opinion based on the game he HAS played.. The other dude is just giving a pointless opinion based on nothing, he hasn’t played the game so he should sit down and chill and maybe gather his own informed opinion when the game is out.

          • BradyAlucard

            He has a point because history repeats itself, especially in Call of Duty.

          • ScOott

            Hmm doesn’t sound like the greatest of logic, but what ever u say..

          • BradyAlucard

            It’s the best logic we have over riding the game’s dick acting like a fanboy. We know what to expect with CoD, so you should expect such a reaction, and I don’t blame him.

          • ScOott

            Riding a dick becuse I’m not basing an opinion on something I know nothing about? U haven’t got a clue till u play it.. Il bash a game if it deserves it.. U can’t bash something u know nothing about, o yes u can ur one of the kewwl hipsters, what was I thinking, I’m off to suck some activison dick any way, Im not being dragged into ur stupidity..

          • BradyAlucard

            I never said that you were the one riding dick, so calm the fuck down, it was a general statement.

          • ScOott

            U tell me this after I went and sucked some Activision dick? Fuck u :-/

          • BradyAlucard

            RIP

          • RdJokr

            I’ll quote myself here: “That was before IW got new faces to handle the campaign. We have two
            Naughty Dog devs leading the campaign development now. Surely that’s
            gotta be better than whoever the writer for Ghosts was. Gaghan or
            whatever his name was. Some Hollywood writer…”

          • BradyAlucard

            I know, I was just saying… Most of the Ghosts team is making this game, and Ghosts was mentioned. But I’m not making a big deal out of it. I hope the performances are entertaining.

          • Kill Denied

            You literally just said that they wasted Stephen Lang. This is marketing, 80 percent bullshit. Especially the team behind IW.

          • RdJokr

            That was before IW got new faces to handle the campaign. We have two Naughty Dog devs leading the campaign development now. Surely that’s gotta be better than whoever the writer for Ghosts was. Gaghan or whatever his name was. Some Hollywood writer…

    • jordanxbrookes

      Goon detected.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Honestly I have a lot more faith in the Campaign now I know Guy Ritchie is involved. Absolutely loved The Man From U.N.C.L.E so I’m expecting some quality stuff. I just wish Kit wasn’t the villain. How could anyone hate Jon Snow? :'(

    • RdJokr

      Hopefully the scriptwriting is better this time around. I’m still kinda pissed at IW with Ghosts. They wasted Stephen Lang so bad, it wasn’t even funny.

      • Yeah that was a terrible way to go.

      • Jay Evan

        Meh, ghosts’ campaign is pretty much similar to the Modern Warfare trilogy. Rather than simple though, it comes off as lazy.

    • Greg Gaugler

      I didn’t even know Guy Ritchie was behind the new The Man From UNCLE.

      When I think Guy Ritchie I think Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, or even RocknRolla… Not The Man From UNCLE.

      Not to say The Man From UNCLE was bad. Just wasn’t the kind of movie I associate with Guy Ritchie.. (But yes, I thought it was less enjoyable than the other mentioned Guy Ritchie movies)

      • jordanxbrookes

        I remember last year seeing a trailer for it and it looked good, so me and some mates watched it and we really enjoyed it. Guy Ritchie is just great!

        • Ushio

          I loved the ending where they dealt with the villain in a smart way rather than the lone heroes against impossible odds James Bond way. If you have a nation state or several backing you USE THEM.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Indeed.

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    • Acadius Alexander

      Same here. I’m anxious for the campaign as well.

      • BradyAlucard

        I just want replayability and more focus on fun.

    • I think it was a good choice. The problem with AW was that I watched House of cards so I didn’t buy for a second that Irons was a good guy and was just waiting for the villain part to come out. With Kit I think it will be unexpected.

      • jordanxbrookes

        I know, but I could never imagine Kit being a bad guy. He’ll always be the Bastard of Winterfell that everyone loves.

  • Schwartz

    IW makes the best campaigns imo, looking forward to it.

  • Element115Will

    Being hyped over 1 actor? Really? Im pretty sure you guys will complain more as more info comes out. #CoDCommunity

    • Dickmissle’s Son

      Tbh, I’m excited for what Brian Bloom will deliver. He’s a veteran of the CoD franchise – acting as Yuri (MW3), and Keegan (Ghosts), as well as additional voices in pretty much every single CoD post-MW2. His acting never ceases to amaze me …

      • Element115Will

        When you put it that way, except for Ghosts honestly, it may have some potential! His acting as Yuri was awesome!

    • Frag Wall

      Nope, I had hope the campaign will be better than Ghosts.

  • W1LL1AM04
  • Maybe he will actual have something to do with the story you like how Marshawn Lynch was the main villain and everything….. oh wait a minute

  • ALex

    Who cares Some english fagit .. How about stop paying for these over hyped actors and put the money into to dedicated servers a real FPS with boots on the fvking ground