GAME OF THRONES’ Miltos Yerolemou Joins STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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Those darn limeys don’t observe Labor Day, and it’s for the best since they’ve got some new Star Wars: Episode VII casting.  According to the BBC, Miltos Yerolemou, who played swordsman Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones, has joined the upcoming Star Wars sequel in an undisclosed role, although it will probably be a minor one.  Yerolemou is probably best known to American audiences for his performance on Game of Thrones, but he’s also played other roles that involve sword fighting, so don’t be surprised if you see him wielding a lightsaber.

Yeromelou is the second Game of Thrones alum to join Episode VII following the casting of Gwendoline Christie back in June, although Lucasfilm declined to comment on his casting.  In case you’ve never seen Yerolemou on Game of Thrones or just want a refresher, hit the jump.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015, and also stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, and Max von Sydow.

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  • Vulcan

    Yes! This is exciting. I’ve been wanting to see more of Yerolemou since he danced into three GOT episodes. I wanted more of him and his character, and hoped he would re-appear in a later season. So I’m excited that he will appear in this movie, perhaps as a Jedi or one of these Inquisitors we have been hearing about?

  • the king of comedy

    Awesome news, he`s really charismatic, and even tough he doesn`t have the traditional look of a great warrior, he could make you believe he was this master swordsman.

  • Tommy Boy

    When are they just going to film the damn movie and stop adding unneeded cast members? This is turning into a Batman v Superman fiasco. Any movie that adds a cast member this late in is having trouble.

    • Arthur Dent

      So full of shit … hahahaha!

      They are filming the damn movie already. Keep up, guy!

  • Radikum

    Syrio: “What do we say to the God of death?”
    Arya: “Not today, yada yada…you’re in fucking Star Wars now! Where’s my agent?”

  • One of Nine

    Syrio was awesome in Game of Thrones and I still hold out hope he lived and got away even though I highly doubt it. Good casting, hopefully he has some crazy lightsaber fighting!!

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  • Yurine

    Will he have a lightsaber?

  • GOTfan

    Considering Mr.Yerolemou’s reputation at a lot of conventions, I wonder if there is a Star Wars character that’s too friendly with young women.

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