By the old gods and the new, what has Qyburn wrought this time? Not only did he bring Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane back to life and turned him into a hulking zombie, but now he has the villainous Game of Thrones giant selling chicken for KFC.
KFC's odd game of rotating random celebrities to play Colonel Sanders continues, with the actor behind the Mountain, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, being the latest to take on the part. The Icelandic Björnsson, a strongman and former pro basketball player, is just as strong as his Game of Thrones character — he won the title of World’s Strongest Man this year.
He's certainly big on strength and short on words, and Björnsson conveys all he needs to in this snippet of a KFC ad shared via instagram:
The gigantic man, more than capable of squeezing our heads in with one twitch of his hand, mostly just screams the words "It's a perfect sandwich" in the ad. Oddly enough, that's all that the ad needs. We've watched it quite a few times now, and we're too scared to not go right out and buy whatever sandwich this is. As far as KFC sandwiches go, it can be three full breasts of triple-fried chicken wrapped in bacon and seven types of cheese — we'll buy it anyway.
If you need further proof, here's the full advertisement, which features Björnsson's Colonel pulling what looks like a cardboard coffin full of boulder-sized chicken sandwiches across a finish line. The event is a part of something called "The Double Colonel World-Record Sandwich Pull," which could possibly be followed by a joust or a melee. (Robert Baratheon famously held the original record for the Sandwich Pull, except he didn't. We just made that up.)
Is eating KFC sandwiches of this kind the key to Björnsson's size and strength? How many of these things has the actor actually eaten? Will taking one simple bite of this thing make us as strong as he is?
The world of Westeros is getting darker all the time, but when the Mountain himself starts selling Qyburn-esque chicken creations, there's still some light left. Come to think of it, a fondness for chicken seems to run in the Clegane family — what would the Hound, his brother, think of the Mountain's new job? We're already picturing him going to the nearest KFC he can find and threatening to "eat every f**king chicken in the room."
Game of Thrones will return for its final season in 2019. KFC is a chicken store that is probably open right now. Valar Morcluckis.
(Via Comic Book Resource)