Yet another role has been recast for the fourth season of Game of Thrones.
We previously told you about the role of Daario Naharis, but it is now Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain that Rides, who has been recast for what will now be the THIRD time.
If you recall, Ser Gregor was played by Conan Stevens (the big dude with the sword in the pic above) in the first season of HBO’s hit fantasy series, but was promptly replaced by Ian Whyte—to most fans’ unhappiness; Whyte’s got the height, but totally lacked the very important sheer massiveness Conan Stevens brought to the role—during season two, where he appeared in a handful of episodes.
The character, who happens to be Sandor Clegane aka The Hound's (Rory McCann) big bad brother, was completely MIA during season three, but will make his dramatic return for the upcoming fourth season.
Icelandic athlete and strongman Hafthor "Thor" Julius Bjornsson has now been cast in the role (heck, they say three time’s the charm so cross your fingers and toes, you all) of Ser Gregor, and the character will have an expanded role in season four.
Here’s our main man's tweet:
For all my fans! I am happy to tell you that I will be THE MOUNTAIN In season 4 In Game Of Thrones :)— Hafþór J Björnsson (@ThorBjornsson_) September 3, 2013
Here's another look at the 6'9'' man:
Are you happy with this new recast?
(via Digital Spy)