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[Possible Spoilers] Which Magnar will be cast? Styr or Sigorn?

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I am a bit confused. We have heard that the Magnar is being cast. But which one?

WinterIsComing states that it is Styr http://winteriscoming.net/page/2/

but

the original source, pharout on Tower of the Hand

http://towerofthehan...grrm/index.html

mentions Magnar without being specific.

Styr should be dead by the end of the season so it would make sense to me if they cast Signor!?

Or do you think Styr will survive?

What do you think and either way who would YOU cast?

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They're almost certainly being merged. They wouldn't introduce a brand new character just for Jon to kill him off ignominiously at the start of the season. Can this be taken as hope the Alys Karstark will be cast? Otherwise there's little point to either Magnar's inclusion: All Styr does is die at Castle Black and all Sigorn does is marry Alys. It would have been simpler to just have Mance send generic reinforcements but instead he sends Styr - which suggests the Thenn are going to have some importance.

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Well, 'merged' isn't right. One takes the talk of the other ;) The question is if they go for a younger wildling or an older one. (And I'd argue they'll go for the younger one that can marry random Northern noble lady aka Alys Karstark).

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I would merge them into a single character.

Yeah, I agree with all of you actually. A younger one who won't seem to old to marry Alys, would be ideal.

So who would you pick?

Personally have been thinking about a role for David Oakes since he died in the Borgias

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2845631/ or alternatively

Tom Cullen from World Without End. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3665787/

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I didn't mean to suggest that he actually got the part, only that they are auditioning older actors, re: the Styr/Sigorn discussion :)

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A casting call went out in Iceland for big naturally bald men, aren't the thenn bald in the books? Why would they need a big group of thenns for this season?

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I didn't mean to suggest that he actually got the part, only that they are auditioning older actors, re: the Styr/Sigorn discussion :)

Just asking. :blushing:

Am surprised that from that it would appear that they are going to go for Styr instead of Signor, as you suggest. (As some have suggested above, an amalgamation of the two, especially if he is to marry Alys, would appear to be more suitable.)

That being the case, I think Graham McTavish might just be the ticket. Whilst he still has ears, he is certainly bold and as you, Godmund Stark said, that's what they are looking for.

Here is his picture: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0574615/

What do you think?

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I'd be content if they cast only Sigorn. There's less reason to cast Styr now that Tormund has been the one to take him across the Wall. But, I sure nope we get to see Thenns next season. Wildlings have been amazingly bland. They seem like a single uniform force, and even under Mance, they are anything but that. I feel that out of everyone they've probably been the most misrepresented. Bringing Thenns into the picture might mend that well.

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