POTENTIAL GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS FOLLOW
In George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, the Tower of Joy flashback is an important piece of the Game of Thrones storyline, especially as it pertains to a certain major character's lineage. With Castillo de Zafra in Campillo de Dueñas, Spain, more or less confirmed as standing in for the Tower of Joy sequence, fans are no doubt excited to see the HBO series finally undertake this key scene.
That, coupled with the casting call for a "Legendary Fighter" that is most likely Ser Arthur Dayne (who is rumored to be played by relative unknown Eddie Eyre), known as The Sword of the Morning in the books (the actor certainly looks the part), makes the whole thing even more thrilling. I personally can’t wait to see that sequence. But according to Watchers on the Wall, the show may be putting its own twist on the event and the flashback may not exactly be a flashback.
According to an extensive report by Los Siete Reinos from the Castillo de Zafra area and the nearby town of Teruel, Spain (where production is currently staying), Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark on the series, is actually there, which may mean that the Tower of Joy will probably be seen as part of one of Bran’s visions instead of a flashback. Makes sense since it’s all about House Stark — particularly Eddard “Ned” Stark and his sister, Lyanna.
L7R has also found out that two actresses will be involved in the filming, but they’ve not yet sussed out who will be playing Lyanna. This gives rise to another question: Who could be the second female character? LR7 speculate it could either be Ashara Dayne (sister of Ser Arthur Dayne) or Ellaria Sand, while Watchers on the Wall posit it could be Wylla, the woman that's supposedly Jon Snow’s mother on the show.
Also, fourteen horses have apparently been retained for this scene, and several fighters and/or stunt performers are also currently in the hotel in Teruel.
Los Siete Reinos also say that Lost and Under the Dome director Jack Bender may be the director for that (he is listed for Episodes 5 and 6 on iMDb), and that a younger Barristan Selmy might be part of the scene. Nothing's confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt.
Do you think it's a good idea for Game of Thrones to tackle the Tower of Joy sequence as part of Bran’s visions instead of a flashback?
(via Watchers on the Wall)