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Casting the Greyjoy Brothers


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After season 3 ended Asha was heading for the Dreadfort and Balon was still alive.

I was expecting Balon to die in the beginning of season 4. Asha would receive the news and return to the Iron Islands for the Kingsmoot.

Now it looks like neither Euron nor Victarion will be cast in the upcoming season which leads me to believe they might drag out the Asha storyline. Hopefully I´m wrong. I don´t like a suggested merger of Victarion and Aeron just as I don´t see how Gatiss could be anything like Victarion. Not the dumb brute kind of guy.

Guess we´ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

I prefer waiting one more Season for Euron and Victarion than having this guy combined both :/ Let's wait, maybe there will be more confirmed within the next weeks

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Here's my choices.

Euron: Mads Mikkelsen would be perfect, but it won't happen since he's too busy with Hannibal. My next choices would be Richard Armitage or Jason Isaacs. Both are pretty likely, since Richard is now done with The Hobbit and Jason's show Awake has been cancelled.

Victarion: David O'Hara or Ray Stevenson.

Euron: My theory is that he's the character Mark Gatiss is playing.

Looking towards the Greyjoy storyline in season 4, Balon will definitely die before Joffrey. Since GRRM is writing episode 2 of this season, I'd say that will be the Purple Wedding. So my bet is that Balon will die in the season premiere. The Kingmoot will still happen, and Yara doesn't really need to be there since most people won't take her claim seriously anyway because she's a woman. She'll probably reach the Dreadfort and find it abandoned, the Bolton's having already moved to Winterfell. Then she'll probably be captured by Stannis on his way to the Wall.

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I've just read a casting call for Northern Ireland for a 7f male, could this maybe be our Victarion?

I'd say more likely a giant for the battle at the wall. Or a White Walker. Or Coldhands. I don't think Victarion's height is gonna be the main attribute to look for with him.

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I'd say more likely a giant for the battle at the wall. Or a White Walker. Or Coldhands. I don't think Victarion's height is gonna be the main attribute to look for with him.

Well in the book he's described as taller than everyone else. Maybe, I h´just have some hopes that Mark Gatiss isn't Euron or Voctarion (or both xD)

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Well in the book he's described as taller than everyone else. Maybe, I h´just have some hopes that Mark Gatiss isn't Euron or Voctarion (or both xD)

Same here. My disappointment will be palpable if that happens.

If only Richard Armitage would come forward and confirm ;)

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Really? I thought they shoot the KL scenses somewhere else and not in Northern Ireland?

not to mention that Gregor is played by a stuntman, and Oberyn really doesn't want to be played by a 7'er, and probably won't be wearing a hlm
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I've just read a casting call for Northern Ireland for a 7f male, could this maybe be our Victarion?

With the battle for the Wall coming up, I would think it would be for a giant. There will possibly be a scene with a couple of giants, so Ian Whyte would need someone to pair with him.

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With the battle for the Wall coming up, I would think it would be for a giant. There will possibly be a scene with a couple of giants, so Ian Whyte would need someone to pair with him.

It looked for me like they search just one person, but who knows... it could be a giant or maybe really Vic. Maybe we get a new confirmation soon :)

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It looked for me like they search just one person, but who knows... it could be a giant or maybe really Vic. Maybe we get a new confirmation soon :)

I always pictured Vic as being tall but not seven feet tall. I would say someone around Rory McCann's height(six and a half feet) would work just fine. It would be an odd way for D&D and Nina Gold to look for an actor when they seem to aim more for acting skill then appearance, but I could be wrong.

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I always pictured Vic as being tall but not seven feet tall. I would say someone around Rory McCann's height(six and a half feet) would work just fine. It would be an odd way for D&D and Nina Gold to look for an actor when they seem to aim more for acting skill then appearance, but I could be wrong.

Ah, yes you're right. Maybe we have bad luck and he won't even appear this Season :(

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Tommy Flanagan would make a perfect Euron. No specific actor comes to mind for Victarion. I imagined him as an older man in his 40's or 50's with a grizzled face and a permanent frown. In my head, he has long, wet, scraggly hair that's balding and a captain's voice, booming and low.

Edit: Well, when I think about amazing voices I've heard, the voice actor for Alduin from Skyrim comes to mind. I looked him up and apparently he's a stage actor. Name's Daniel Riordan. He's got kind of a soft face but he's a big enough guy.

It's a meh suggestion but just listen to what he's capable of:

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I hope they stick with the Damphair that was briefly in Season 2. He looked completely believable. Also, they probably won't have much of Balon in the next season, just his death most likely, which will have to filmed very strategically, or not at all. Victarion Greyjoy should Clive Standen http://fr.web.img5.acsta.net/r_640_600/b_1_d6d6d6/medias/nmedia/18/95/52/44/20457837.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/106953a798cdf81342dc4424d7cf473b/tumblr_mq9d7btoPT1r3i2gwo2_250.gif and Euron Greyjoy should be Manu Bennett http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTA0NDgzNDk3MDJeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDc5NDg4Nzg@._V1._SX640_SY960_.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/2996fe7f4a33a433743bc9c0cd9b7a13/tumblr_mjdf6rdI731r3zsf6o1_500.gif

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I hope they stick with the Damphair that was briefly in Season 2. He looked completely believable. Also, they probably won't have much of Balon in the next season, just his death most likely, which will have to filmed very strategically, or not at all. Victarion Greyjoy should Clive Standen http://fr.web.img5.a...44/20457837.jpg http://24.media.tumb...3i2gwo2_250.gif and Euron Greyjoy should be Manu Bennett http://ia.media-imdb...X640_SY960_.jpg http://24.media.tumb...3zsf6o1_500.gif

I would agree with Clive Standen if not for the fact that he is bust with Vikings. As for Manu: he is a great actor but he is nothing like Euron.

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Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal was fantastic as he was in Casino Royal and he pulled off the dodgy eye well in that film so an Eye patch should be a piece of cake!

Victorian would be a hard one but I think Gerard Butler would be good even though he is a bit big in Hollywood or Viggo Mortensen (Aragon from LOTR)

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