Game of Thrones "Robert's Rebellion" Fancast
This is a fancast of Robert's Rebellion, in the books set 15 years before books began and 20 years before the show by HBO. Who would they cast as Young Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Rhaeger Targaryen, Catelyn Tully(Stark), Jaime Lannister.
I am a HUGE fan of "A Song of Ice & Fire" Series and a HUGE fan of Game of Thrones by HBO, I just finished A Dance with Dragons. Good book, can't wait for the 6th book.
Since Season 1 started, many fans wondered how come so MANY parts from the books have been trimmed, especially the "Robert's Rebellion". How come their was NO flashbacks of "The Mad King", deaths of Rickard Stark and Brandon Stark (Ned Stark's father and older brother). The "kidnapping" of Robert Baratheon's bethroned, Lyanna Stark by Rhaegar Targaryen.
The image above is the battle between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen. Which I would LOVE to see in a flashback or in a Prequel Film or Season.
As a fan of the Series and Books, I would have loved to see a couple flashbacks of the Rebellion. Again as a fan, I understood why HBO didn't film the flashbacks as they'll spend too much of the budget as most of Robb Stark's battle's back in Season 1 were shown in tv the battle's just finished or about to start and skips to the next scene.
However IF, HBO managed to convince a movie company to help them film 2-3 movies of "Robert's Rebellion", who would direct the films IF gotten made. OR HBO can do a 10 Episode Prequel Season, with some of the cast members will narrate their character's POV and getting a bigger budget.
Like Sean Bean and Mark Addy can return as Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon, set during Season 1 and the two old friends will talk about "The Good Old Days", referring to The Rebellion.
Jon Arryn calling Banners to oppose "The Mad King" as he is getting out of control, due to the Targaryen tradition of "Keeping the Bloodline Pure".
While eating, Robert talks about his battle with Rhaegar Targaryen.
I will like to see when Ned Stark enters the Throne Room and see's Jaime Lannister sitting on the Iron Throne with his sword covered in blood while "The Mad King" lies on the floor dead. THAT I will love to see in tv or film
The birth of Jon Snow, Ned Stark's bastard son and again Ned will refuse to reveal his mother, like in the books and show. Instead Ned will tell Robert of how Catelyn reacted as Ned returned to Winterfell with a bastard while Catelyn had a year old Robb and he told her that Robb and Jon will grow up as brothers. We all know how that turned out, but I believe Jon is NOT Ned's son but the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.
Besides if a TV Prequel or film was made, it will focus upon those truly involved in the Rebellion.
For the Directors for a possible 3 film should be the guy who directed the most episodes of Game of Thrones, Alan Taylor.
Why would I choose Alan Taylor to direct a 3 Film Prequel of Game of Thrones or Prequel Season.
1. He directed 6 of the 20 Episodes of Game of Thrones, which is more then any other Director had did so far. He could have directed MORE of Season 2, if he wasn't chosen to Direct THOR II.
2. Directed for such shows as ROME, Mad Men, Broadwalk Empire, The West Wing, The Sopranos. Which those shows were well recieved, a shame ROME ended after 2 Seasons.
3. He is chosen to Direct THOR II, which Kenneth Branagh, director of the first THOR film even admitted, Alan will do a great job on THOR II.
For a theme song for the Movie(s) or Season Prequel.
Fire and Ice by Within Temptation.
Reason- Such a good song and suits the Game of Thrones Universe. The video as well made me believe it can be used in the Series.
I love the theme song for the show but since this is a Prequel it should be given a different theme.
Enough of that, time to bring out the cast.
Chris Hemsworth as Eddard Stark.
Reason- Before you all say "Why did you cast Thor as a young Ned Stark", for starters I was going to cast Henry Cavill as Ned Stark on here as he and Richard Madden could pull off as Siblings or Father and Son. After seeing Hemsworth on THOR and The AVENGERS, I knew right away Chris Hemsworth is the best choice for Ned Stark in The Rebellion Era.
Other choices- Henry Cavill, Jonathon Ryes Meyers
Henry Cavill as Robert Baratheon.
Reason- I originally wanted Karl Urban as Robert Baratheon in the Rebellion Era, but a couple people thought he is a bit too old for the role. Cavill is a good actor and can pull off Robert Baratheon in the Rebellion Era, he was great on The TUDORS, Count of Monte Cristo, IMMORTALS. Cavill will own as a late 20 year old Robert.
Other choices- Chris Hemsworth.
Liam Neeson as Jon Arryn.
Reason- I know what you guys are thinking WHY Liam Neeson, for starters he is a fan of the show, second he can pull off the Mentor role as he did in such films as Star Wars Episode 1, Batman Begins, Kingdom of Heaven. Liam is probably the BEST and ONLY choice for Jon Arryn.
Other choices- Liam is the ONLY Jon Arryn to me.
Garret Hedlund as Stannis Baratheon
Reason- Garret Hedlund's acting has inproved over the years, I know he can pull off a young Stannis Baratheon as he is play those type of characters. If he was given a good character delevopment he can a do a good job as a young Stannis Baratheon.
Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister
Reason- Despite Charles age, he still looks like Tywin and can do make up and a bit of special effects to make him look bit younger. I know Tywin Lannister was neutral during the Rebellion but helped The Rebel's near it's end makes me put him as an Ally.
Alexander Skarsgard as Jaime Lannister.
Reason- I originally wanted Alexander Skarsgard as Rhaegar Targaryen but I felt he was more suited for a young Jaime Lannister because he is a good actor and can easily pull off Jaime Lannister is given a chance. If you are a True Blood fan, imagine Alexander as Jaime in that Kings Guard Armor sitting on the Iron Throne with "The Mad King's" blood on his sword, while "The Mad King" lies on the floor dead.
Other choices- Jared Padalecki.
Eva Green as Cersei Lannister.
Reason- Eva Green is a great actress in such films Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale, Golden Compass, she was really good in CAMELOT. After watching DARK SHADOWS with my grandfather (mother's side), I knew right away IF Game of Thrones was given a Prequel Season or film. Eva Green MUST be a young Cersei Lannister as I believe she can do a great job, not as a good job Lena Headley does in the show but can still do a good job.
Bryce Dallas Howard as Catelyn Tully
Reason- Bryce is such a good actress, she was good on As You Like It, Hereafter, The Help which she did a reall good job on. She has red hair already and is only a year older then Chris Hemsworth, but can do a goof job as a Robert's Rebellion Era Catelyn Tully.
Other choices- Yvonne Strahovski.
Christopher Plummer as Hoster Tully
Reason- Christopher Plummer is legendary actor and is one of the remaining few who can do great job on the roles their given at his age. If he gained a few pounds he will be a great Hoster Tully, father of Catelyn, Lysa and Edmure Tully. Chrisopher Plummer can easily pull off the role and is around the same age Hoster is in the Books.
Sam Clarfin as Petyr Baelish aka "Little Finger".
Reason- I do not know much of the guy, but on the "Song of Ice & Firce" Wikipedia. A few people made a fancast of a "Robert's Rebellion" Prequel Film. His name is put up on most of the 6, I read and was always chosen as a young Petyr Baelish. A few people said he can probably pull off the role. I would like to see the scene between Little Finger and Brandon dueling for Catelyn's hand but Brandon won and left a "gift" for Little Finger a long scar for him, to not again fight Brandon.
Viggo Mortenson as Rickard Stark.
Reason- I heard a rumor that Viggo was offered the role of Ned Stark but turned it down as he felt he wasn't right for the part. Not being rude but good, because Sean Bean will ALWAYS be Ned Stark to me and ALL of the fans of Game of Thrones. Doesn't mean he is a good choice to play Rickard Stark, father of Brandon, Eddard, Lyanna and Benjen Stark.
Jonathon Ryes-Myers as Brandon Stark
Reason- I wanted Jonathan Ryes Meyers as a younger Ned Stark but knew he was a bit too old for the role. However it didn't mean he was cut and Ned had an older brother Brandon Stark, who was originally suppose to marry Catelyn Tully but got killed before the Wedding could have started. IF given a Prequel, I will like to see the scene where Little Finger tries to fight for Catelyn's hand in marriage but Brandon wins.
Other choices- Tom Hiddleston.
Gemma Arterton and Orlando Bloom.
Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen.
Reason for Gemma Arterton- I can see Gemma Arterton as Lyanna Stark, she is good actress in such films Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, The Dissapperance of Alice Creed, Prince of Persia Sands of Time. After seeing her on those films, I knew she has to be Lyanna Stark as she is 3 years younger then Chris Hemsworth and she is the ONLY person I can imagine playing Lyanna. Gemma is perfect for the "Promise me Ned" scene as her voice keeps popping in my head when I think of that part.
Reason for Orlando Bloom- I originally wanted Alexander Skasgard as Rhaegar but knew right away. After having a Lord of the Rings Marathon (Blu-Ray extended cuts) with my siblings and cousin whom I consider a brother, told me "Doesn't Legolas look just like how George R.R Martin described Rhaegar Targaryen". Which made me choose Bloom as Rhaegar Targaryen, if you remember his hair on LOTOR, he looks like Rhaegar. If he was given a chance in a Movie or Prequel Season he will be a good Rhaegar Targaryen. He was good on Kingdom of Heaven, Pirates of the Carribbean Series, and ofcourse Lord of the Rings.
I have a hunch that Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen are the true parents of Jon Snow NOT Ned Stark. If you remember how Lyanna died in a "Bed of Blood" possibly meaning after giving birth and losing too much blood during the birthing. Ned Stark must have lied the first time in his life to protect his nephew from Robert's wrath as Robert would want infant Jon dead for being Rhager's son and would take it more personal if Lyanna was the mother.
I will try post an article on the site on my belief of Jon Snow being a Stark/Targaryen.
Last but not least.
Jeremy Irons as King Aerys II Targaryen aka "Aerys The Mad or The Mad King".
Reason- I love Jeremy Irons (not in that way), he is a great actor, awesome as Scar on The Lion King, Athos on Man in the Iron Mask, Brom on Eragon (not a good film but thought he was good on it). He is awesome on The Borgias, after watching Season 1, I knew he is perfect for "The Mad King". He even has that voice that can easily pull off "The Mad King".
THAT'S ALL FOLKS !!!
I hope you guys like my Fancast, I know it is not the best out there but it might encourage those on the site to make a "Robert's Rebellion" Era fancast.
On Friday evening, I will post my project I have been working on lately. It is a bit complicated story, I wrote 5 LONG stories to which I am trying to write into books.
For a little laugh here is a Game of Thrones meme.
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