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Game of Thrones' Syrio Forel Joins Star Wars: Episode VII

| 2 Sep 2014 19:40

Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou will be appearing in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Probably one of the niftiest pieces of news to come out of the ongoing production of Star Wars: Episode VII was the reveal that Gwendoline Christie, a.k.a. Game of Thrones' Brienne of Tarth, would be joining the cast. Setting aside the fact that it was just nice to see the film's cast adding more women to its ranks, Christie's strong performance on the HBO fantasy series left many Star Wars fans excited about the prospect of her involvement.

That being the case, it now seems that Christie won't be the only Thrones alum who will appear in Episode VII. If recent rumors can be believed, actor Miltos Yerolemou has also joined the cast of the much anticipated film. Yerolemou, of course, played water swordplay extraordinaire Syrio Forel in the series' first season. Since performing on the show, he's been involved in a handful of other films playing similarly sword-centric roles. We're willing to bet, in turn, that his Episode VII appearance will involve a bit of lightsaber action.

Speaking personally, I have to say that his addition is a definite win for the new film. While there's no telling yet how large his role in Episode VII will be, if he's able to bring to it even a fraction of the gravitas he projected on Game of Thrones, he'll do great.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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