Following in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, who played the baddie in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Harington plays the “embodiment” of the Settlement Defense Front and this certainly explains why the actor shaved his beard. So settle down, Game of Thrones fans. Baby-faced Kit Harington doesn’t mean a thing, asfilming for Season 7 doesn’t begin until the end of next month—plenty of time for beard-growing..
The story of the 14th installment in the Call of Duty series takes place in the very distant future, as the nations of Earth have united together to form the “United Nations Space Alliance” with the goal of colonizing new planets.
Activision enlisted director Guy Ritchie to direct Harington’s motion-capture scenes and aid in bringing his character to life, with the Sherlock Holmes director having helmed the live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.