Game of Thrones has cast a new three-eyed raven, and it’s none other than the absolutely legendary Max von Sydow.
Entertainment Weekly confirmed today that the veteran actor has officially signed on for season 6 of HBO’s hit series, and the actor is already on the set in Northern Ireland either filming or preparing for this role as the Three-Eyed Raven.
We last saw the Three-Eyed Raven all the way back in season 4, where he was played by Struan Rodger.
Just in case you’ve forgotten, the Three-eyed Raven is an important (and mystical) mentor to Bran Stark, who is still learning how to use his Warg powers and visions. Both characters haven’t been seen since season 4, as Bran’s story line was put on the sidelines for season 5 of Thrones.
Sydow is known best for The Exorcist, Minority Report and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. He even will be part of the cast for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where he will join fellow
Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth).
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