Monday, September 1, 2014

Rumor: Miltos Yerolemou Cast in Star Wars Episode VII

By: Dominic Jones

Here's something we haven't had in a while, a good old fashion Star Wars Episode VII casting rumor!  The BBC is reporting that actor Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones) has been cast in a minor role in the JJ Abrams directed Episode VII. 

According to the BBC:

He played expert and athletic swordsman Syrio Forel in Thrones and has taken on several other parts which involve sword fighting during his career. 

His extensive experience will inevitably lead to speculation that he may use a lightsabre in the film.

However, his character in Star Wars is not thought to be a major one.

Yerolemou would be the second Game of Thrones actor to be cast in Episode VII.  Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the series, was announced as part of the cast back in June.  It certainly is tantalizing to think about what the casting of an expert swordsman in Episode VII could mean for the story....

As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

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