Is the third time really a charm?
Game of Thrones, has recast Ser Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain That Rides, for the THIRD time. The character now be portrayed by Icelandic athlete Hafthor “Thor” Julius Bjornsson:
Ser Gregor was originally played by Conan Stevens in Season One, who was later replaced by Ian Whyte in Season Two. The character was kept out of Season 3 completely.
Over the past month, Mark Gatiss, Joseph Gatt, and Michael Huisman have all been cast in unspecified roles for Game of Thrones Season 4.
We’ve seen a lot of speculation on the issue, but The Mary Sue has some interesting theories:
It’s a fair bet that Gatt will play Styr, Magnar of Thenn, since we know he’s definitely showing up in season four and Gatt looks, well, Styr-y. My guess for Gatiss is Merrett Frey; if you haven’t read the books, do not Google him, as pretty much everything about his character constitutes a major spoiler. Mace Tyrell and Oberyn Martell have already been cast …
If we are getting book four characters one of the Martells is also a possibility, though the show has cast persons of color for the two of them we know we’re getting so far (Oberyn and Ellaria Sand). Might we be seeing Ser Arys Oakheart, the Kingsguard member who protects Myrcella in Dorne? Huisman visually matches Oakheart for me more than any other character, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.
HBO has officially released the Season 3 deleted scene shown at Comic-Con! The scene shows a tense talk between Tywin Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle after the latter loses his seat on the council.
Thanks, Winter is Coming!
Games of Thrones‘ 4th season has found its Mace Tyrell, father of Maegaery and Loras Tyrell and the Lord of Highgarden, in actor Roger Ashton-Griffiths! Mace Tyrell will become a player in the plot surrounding Maegaery and Joffrey’s upcoming nuptials.
Ashton-Griffiths is best known for his roles in Gangs of New York, The Tudors, and Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant.
Season 4 of Game of Thrones may not be gracing our television sets until Spring 2014, but HBO has found a way to make the wait a little sweeter.
HBO has partnered with Eleni’s New York Bakery to create five Game of Thrones sigil cookies that are now available for shipment worldwide!
The cookies are now available for purchase on the HBO Store website. Sugary frosted comfort comes with a price, of course!
FIVE LARGE COOKIES – $55
FOUR LARGE COOKIES (SANS HOUSE TYRELL) – $45
FIVE MINI COOKIES – $16
Entertainment Weekly exclusively announced that Indira Varma of HBO’s Rome has been cast as Ellaria Sand in Season 4 of Game of Thrones!
Actress Indira Varma has been cast in season four. Varma will play Ellaria Sand on the show, the sexually adventurous paramour of a key new character, Prince Oberyn Martell “The Red Viper” (played by Pedro Pascal).
Since playing Niobe on HBO’s Rome, Varma has had roles on Fox’s Human Target along with UK dramas Silk and Hunted. Last year, the production added fellow Rome actor Ciarán Hinds.