With Game of Thrones possibly ending in two seasons, HBO might just decide to make a movie or miniseries about the infamous civil war known as Robert's Rebellion.
The war took place about 17 years before the events in Game of Thrones, and lasted about a year. It a year after the Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen won the Tourney at Harrenhal and crowned Lyanna Stark the queen of love and beauty rather than his wife Elia Martell. A year after that, he abducted Lyanna thus inadvertently starting a revolt that concluded with House Targaryen's fall.
Now, who doesn't want to see that as a film or a miniseries!? It sounds cool right? Anyways, I've compiled a list of cast that would be perfect for Robert's Rebellion. Take a look below...
Chris Hemsworth As Young Robert Baratheon!
King Robert Baratheon was not always the bearded fat shorty we've all come to known. In his youth, he was 6'6 in height and had broad shoulders and a body that existed only in women's fantasies.
Due to Robert having black hair, Chris will need to dye his for the role. But, other than that, he's pretty much perfect for the role — he's as handsome as a Greek God, definitely tall (standing at 6'3) and is built like a brick s***house.
As for the man's acting talent, he's leading man material with charisma and the perfect blend of shakespearean gravitas, humour and wit needed for this charming, gregarious yet lustful of a rebel. His role as Thor has shown us that he can be a charming and sociable character while his role in Rush shows that he can definitely play a man of unquenchable lust. Need I say more?
Aaron Tveit As Rhaegar Targaryen
Finding an actor who was not Orlando Bloom to play the handsome Targaryen prince was a hurdle indeed. However, I came upon this actor who might just be a good enough choice: Aaron Tveit. Those who saw the 2012 adaptation of Les Miserables know him as Enjolras, leader of the French Revolution.
Appearance-wise, Rhaegar was tall and beautiful with a long silver hair (signature features of House Targaryen). Simply placing a silver long haired wig on Aaron and you've got Rhaegar Targaryen.
Physical appearances aside, Rhaegar was known to be quiet, private, bookish and melancholic at times. Aaron KIND OF displayed all that in the film Les Miserables as he played a rather reserved but smart guy. Also, this dude can sure sing very well.
Adelaide Kane As Lyanna Stark
Although Lyanna had already been cast in the sixth season of GOT and the actress was passable as the character, one can't help but think Adelaide Kane would have been the better choice. Pale, slim, beautiful and black of hair like the character, Adelaide Kane IS Lyanna Stark.
Personality-wise, Lyanna was headstrong, courageous and hot-tempered. All of which the actress has proven she can portray as she played the headstrong, brave and short-tempered Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots in the TV series, Reign.
Robert Aramayo As Young Eddard Stark
This man had already been cast as the young Ned Stark and upon watching the third episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, Oathbreaker, all I thought was... Damn! He really is a young Ned Stark.
Aiysha Hart As Elia Martell
Elia Martell was said to be beautiful, slender, with olive skin, black eyes, and a flat chest. Just looking at this actress and you already know she looks much like the character (unless of course you're blind).
Elia was a gentle, kind, clever and gracious lady with a sweet wit and an unfortunate frailty about her due to her delicate health. The actress is most famous for playing kind, but feisty princess Ariadne in BBC's Atlantis.
Bringing to life the Dornish princess would be quite the challenge for actress Aiysha Hart but I believe she can overcome it given the right direction.
Jason Isaacs As “The Mad King” Aerys Targaryen
If you've seen the last two Harry Potter films, you get this sense that Lucius Malfoy (played by Jason Isaacs) was not all that right in the head as fear and anxiety ever plagued him.
Portraying the Mad King's sadism won't be a problem at all for this veteran actor as he has played a rather sadistic Colonel William Tavington in the 2000 film, The Patriot.
All in all, Jason is a rather great choice to play Aerys the Mad King.
Charlize Theron As Queen Rhaella Targaryen
Oscar Winner Charlize Theron is one of the most versatile actresses in hollywood, she can play ANYONE (I mean, this IS the chick who played Aileen Wuornos in the 2004 film Monster) so I'm pretty sure she can easily portray the Mad King's wife in her sleep!
Jeremy Irons As Young Lord Jon Arryn
Jeremy Irons is a diverse veteran actor with a number of theatrical endeavours. Hence, I firmly believe this great thespian is capable of portraying the wise, prudent Lord of the Vale with relative ease.
Hugh Laurie As Young Lord Hoster Tully
If you've seen House, M.D. then you know just how great of an actor this guy is, and how perfect he is to play the loving father and Lord of the Riverlands Hoster Tully.
Sophie Cookson As Young Catelyn Tully
Rising star Sophie Cookson is what comes to (my) mind when I think of a young Catelyn Tully: beautiful with fair skin and long auburn hair.
Catelyn is also proud, strong, kind, generous, protective (of her family), honourable and upright. Sophie Cookson is an up-and-comer so she may need to work really hard for the role. But, I'm very certain she's right for the role.
Isolda Dychauk As Young Lysa Tully
Isolda's performance in 2011 TV Series, Borgia, as Lucrezia Borgia really impressed me. Physically, she somewhat resembled Kate Dickie (if she was younger) but it was her performance that really sealed it.
Wayne Foskett As Lord Rickard Stark
HBO casted this (relatively unknown) actor for the role of the honourable Lord Rickard Stark in GOT, hence I shan't pick another.
Ben Barnes As Brandon Stark
Brandon was the tall, handsome, excellent jouster and swordsman older brother of Ned, Lyanna and Benjen who died trying to save his burning father. My choice for the actor to play him is Ben Barnes, who's obviously tall and handsome with enough acting chops to portray the arrogant and short-tempered heir to Winterfell.
Toby Jones As Young Lord Mace Tyrell
Compare this guy's looks to Roger Ashton-Griffiths' and you can definitely see the resemblance. The jolly "oaf" Lord of Highgarden is enough to portray, especially for this veteran actor, who's had quite the distinguished career himself.
Kevin McKidd As Lord Jon Connington
Lord Jon Connington was the proud, bold, energetic and reckless fiery-haired Hand of the King who failed to kill Robert at the Stony Sept during the war (due to his thirst for glory), which led to the royal army's defeat. Kevin McKidd can surely portray all of these as he's played a number of roles and he certainly has the fiery-red hair.
Michael McElhatton As Young Tywin Lannister
Google this guy's image next to a younger Charles Dance and you know he's perfect for the role. His character on GOT (Roose Bolton) was even A LOT like Tywin Lannister in the show.
Taron Egerton As Young Jaime Lannister “The Kingslayer”
Taron Egerton as a young Jaime Lannister is an obvious choice for me. I mean, I don't know about you but he REALLY looks like a younger Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to me. As for his acting, he can pretty easily pull off the smug handsome incestuous talented swordsman that Jaime used to be when he was a teenager.
Imogen Poots As Young Cersei Lannister
Imogen Poots as Cersei Lannister... Are you kidding me, me? This is probably a nigh perfect casting on my part (not to brag). Cersei is a strikingly beautiful woman, with blonde hair, fair skin, and a slender, graceful figure — which the actress possesses.
Cersei is wilful, ambitious, incompetent, impatient, quick-tempered, prideful, rash, oblivious and self-centred woman greedy for power. Although, Imogen Poots hasn't portrayed a character who's all those things (as far as I know, that is), she has played characters who exhibit certain characteristics of Cersei's.
Torrance Coombs As Young Stannis Baratheon
Watching Reign on Netflix (due primarily to my mother and little sister) made me think: "Wow! This guy's like a younger Stannis." He kinda is, all things considered... In the show, he plays the overlooked (half) brother to the heir of the King of France and despite his impressive accomplishments, they still give him sh!t.
Kerr Logan As Young Davos Seaworth
No offence to this actor, but he was pretty forgettable. He was kinda just there, know what I mean? But, physically, he looks like a younger Davos (his father in the show).
Luke Roberts As Ser Arthur Dayne
This dude as Arthur Dayne "The Sword of the Morning" was pretty epic. He was capping fools left and right with two swords whilst surrounded all at once! When it came down to just him and Ned, he owned him!
Sadly, he got a knife in the back of the throat before being put out of his misery by Ned... Sigh... This actor played Arthur perfectly. He should definitely play him again.
Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey As Ashara Dayne
Ashara was the tall beautiful Lady-in-waiting to Princess Elia Martell with long dark hair and violet eyes. French-Spanish actress and model, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, greatly resembles Ashara Dayne (granted, she doesn't have the purple eyes but that can be rectified I'm sure).
Ewan McGregor As Young Barristan Selmy
Casting this guy as a young Ser Barristan is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Ewan is an Oscar nominated actor so I'm confident he'll be able to pull it off. Besides, he's already proven himself a great swordsman - he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. No matter how crap the prequels were, Obi-Wan was still a favourite of mine to watch.
Eddie Eyre As Gerold Hightower
Personally, I thought this casting by HBO was pretty spot-on. And the fact that D.B. Weiss and David Benioff chose to cast this guy for the role, kind of speaks for itself.
Iddo Goldberg As Ser Lewyn Martell
Doesn't he look like he's a younger brother of Alexander Siddig the man who portrayed Doran Martell, the older brother of Lewyn and Oberyn? Acting-wise, I'm sure he'll be fine as Lewyn (with the right direction of course).
Liam McIntyre As Ser Oswell Whent
Although HBO decided to merge Ser Oswell Whent with Ser Gerold Hightower for GOT, I still think Liam McIntyre could have been a good choice to cast for the role.
Sean Maguire As Ser Jonothor Darry
Not much is known about Ser Jonothor Darry but that he was an earnest man and a capable swordsman due to having been part of King Aerys' Kingsguard. Choosing Robin Hood from Once Upon a Time was an easy choice to make as the fabled heroic outlaw was known to be an honest competent warrior (though more Archer than a Swordsman).
Leo Woodruff as Young Howland Reed
Last but not least... Howland Reed, the father of Meera and Jojen Reed. Since the Creators had already casted the character, I won't go for an alternative (again).