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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-05-30 12:10pm

They have a whole season to develop Edmure, so I suppose it's not all bad (Riverrun has been mentioned before). It's a pity there was no way to realistically include mention of Edmure's fuck-up* in the novel Clash of Kings, since it gives him more purpose than what he does in Book 3.

* Which was realistically Robb's fuck-up, since he never bothered to tell Edmure the outline of his strategy.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Minischoles » 2012-05-30 03:28pm

It does feel a little odd, to suddenly introduce these characters now when they've basically never been mentioned. They're going to suddenly ass pull Edmure from nowhere, this brother that's so important that Catelyn has never mentioned him or the Blackfish.

At least Thoros has been mentioned, and they've built up the Brotherhood without Banners off screen, if not actually showing anything they've done.

I do have to agree, Brian Blessed would be great - I actually imagined him as Robert at first, but as Tormund he could be fantastic.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Spoonist » 2012-05-30 05:37pm

Minor spoilers people, MINOR.
Keep the big ones in the SPOILERS topic.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-31 08:46am

The Tullys being cast this late in the game is interesting. The Blackfish as a sort of estranged uncle who hangs around Cat is one thing - I guess there could be a thousand ways to explain him being around. Edmure, however, requires shining light on House Tully and the Riverlands. Which will look incredibly random. This is the same area Tywin was stomping around in for most of Season 2 - where the HELL was House Tully?


In Season 1 Tywin mentions to Tyrion that Jaime "smashed the Riverlords at the Golden Tooth" whilst the Greatjon notes the import of having the Riverlords join them. So an attentive non-reader could just surmise they were fighting their own war.

It does feel a little odd, to suddenly introduce these characters now when they've basically never been mentioned. They're going to suddenly ass pull Edmure from nowhere, this brother that's so important that Catelyn has never mentioned him or the Blackfish.


I don't really get this complaint - why does Catelyn have to mention him? Will every non-reader just assume that Catelyn is an only daughter and has just a father because that's the only person ever mentioned? Will non-readers similarly be left floundering at the shocking notion that Loras Tyrell has other family apart from his sister?
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-06-30 11:39pm

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/06/clive ... blackfish/

Brynden "Blackfish" Tully is cast.

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/06/casti ... n-roundup/

Casting speculation roundup (new people likely/ definitely cast, no idea who they're playing yet). Mackenzie Crook (the Office UK, Pirates of the Caribbean) as a possible Vargo Hoat (or one of the Brotherhood?) is interesting.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-07-01 01:45am

Interesting that they cast the Blackfish after all.

[spoiler="A Dance with Dragons"]He must have a role of some importance in Winds of Winter.[/spoiler]
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby CaptHawkeye » 2012-07-01 09:56pm

Hopefully we will see the return of Barristan Selmy.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-07-02 07:37am

We will. The actor's on twitter.
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Postby Alferd Packer » 2012-07-02 05:32pm

Vympel wrote:We will. The actor's on twitter.


Sweet. Selmy is pretty much exactly as I pictured him. I just hope Strong Belwas lives up to the picture in my head.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Elfdart » 2012-07-06 05:29pm

The first photo from the set of the new season. I hope this stuffed wolf isn't supposed to be the one Arya turned loose. I took enough grief when Ned killed Sansa's wolf and I'm kinda hoping for a Lassie Come Home moment for Arya and her long lost pet.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-07-07 06:21am

Sweet. Selmy is pretty much exactly as I pictured him. I just hope Strong Belwas lives up to the picture in my head.


They might cut Strong Belwas out. I don't recall him doing anything that Barristan couldn't do, but who knows?

I hope this stuffed wolf isn't supposed to be the one Arya turned loose. I took enough grief when Ned killed Sansa's wolf and I'm kinda hoping for a Lassie Come Home moment for Arya and her long lost pet.


Nah, the colour makes it look like Bran's wolf, Summer. Its probably just a placeholder prop for the actors to use as a reference point during certain scenes.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Spekio » 2012-07-07 04:26pm

The Reeds are in, and so is the Blackfish

This list of confirmed new cast for Season 3 is incomplete:-

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Mance Rayder: We’ve heard about him all season. A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.
Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.
Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.
Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.
Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.
Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.
Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.
Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.
Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.
Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.
Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.


(Beric Dondarrion was seen in Season 1, but according to the comments the actor who played him was never "officially" cast, so they could recast him later on. Ok ...)


Why are they casting Daario?

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Koolaidkirby » 2012-07-07 05:14pm

for extra sex scenes obviously.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Crazedwraith » 2012-07-07 07:11pm

Why are they casting Daario?

Because he's in the third book? He doesn't do an awful lot but he's sort of important for Dany's plot line. Showing how young she is certain ways.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-07-09 10:54pm

Goddamit, just read on winter-is-coming (via a commenter who emailed his agent) that Clive Mantle (the Greatjon, Jon Umber) hasn't been asked back for Season 3. Fuck's sake.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Alferd Packer » 2012-07-13 01:35pm

Vympel wrote:
Sweet. Selmy is pretty much exactly as I pictured him. I just hope Strong Belwas lives up to the picture in my head.


They might cut Strong Belwas out. I don't recall him doing anything that Barristan couldn't do, but who knows?


He's not super important, I guess (though he did kill Meereen's champion and shat in the city's general direction), but he adds a certain flair. And unless they cut the whole deception idea (Barristan as Arstan Whitebeard), they'll need to come up with a reason for Barristan to be there other than being Belwas' squire.

Also, I want to see the scene where Belwas gets stitched up after his fight and Dany calls him a big bald baby for complaining.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-07-13 10:22pm

Further to the above video, ORGY OF CASTING (write-ups of the people in video and more)!

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/07/seaso ... more-19314

Brutus from HBO's Rome is Edmure Tully is something I didn't see coming. This is going to be great.
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Postby Meest » 2012-07-14 01:22am

Must say the Jojen Reed one strikes me as perfect, frog like features should really fit the character.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-07-14 02:28am

It looks like they aged up Missandei. She was an 11-year-old slave who also happened to be a prodigy with languages in the books.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Ultonius » 2012-07-14 09:21am

Guardsman Bass wrote:It looks like they aged up Missandei. She was an 11-year-old slave who also happened to be a prodigy with languages in the books.


It's probably to give Dany someone close to her own age to act as handmaiden, now that Irri and Doreah are gone, though she'll presumably also be a translator and herald, as in the books. I'm hoping that we'll get some High Valyrian spoken, especially since we've been introduced to it through 'Valar Morghulis'.

While it could be justified that people in Qarth spoke the Common Tongue due to trade links with Westeros, it would be less useful in Slaver's Bay, since the illegality of slavery in Westeros means there would be few if any Westerosi customers, while High Valyrian would be sufficient for communicating with customers from the Free Cities.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Lord Revan » 2012-07-14 09:55am

there also could be that said character (I've not read the books so I wouldn't know) gets involved in actions that would be hard if not impossible to depict with an actual child character (like scenes that would be illegal to film with an child actor).
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Faqa » 2012-07-14 12:54pm

[spoiler=Storm Of Swords]Given that Storm of Swords is the occasion of the Khaleesi Gone Wild scenes, and that Dany's handmaidens are all dead in the series, IIRC.... it's quite possible Missendei was cast in an aged-up fashion to fill that particular void, since I find it difficult to believe HBO will pass up those scenes. Which sort of sucks, since the whole POINT of Missendei is that she is an 11-year-old girl who is smarter and wiser than most of the adults around her, Dany included.[/spoiler]

The rest of the casting looks decent, however. Edmure's face has the right combination of innocence and bravery that the character needs.
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