IGN just posted that Mark Gatiss will be joining Game of Thrones, though they’re being pretty hush hush about who he will be playing. We already know that Oberyn Martell will be playing by Pedro Pascal. Personally, I thought the Red Viper would have been hotter but I think his attitude will be what really makes him attractive. Since the one Dorne character we know about is actually Chilean, I think it’s safe to say that Gatiss will not be playing Doran Martell. IGN is speculating that he’ll be Margery’s dad, Mace Tyrell. However, seems to me that Mace is meant to have been once attractive but has let himself go. Now, I don’t have perfect vision… but it seems to me that Gatiss isn’t exactly overweight. Since GoT Season 4 will be continuing with A Storm of Swords there aren’t many characters left to speculate about. My thoughts are below the photo and there will be, in the words of River Song, spoilers (book spooOOoooilerssss)!
If you’ve read the A Song of Ice and Fire series, then you know what’s happening next with our Westeros friends if the show stays close to the books. Arya will soon be traveling to Braavos, which gives a possibility to the Kindly Man at the House of Black and White. Though, I don’t think they would announce an actor for the end of the season.
Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch will soon be under attack from wildlings and Stannis will be swooping in to save the day. This means we’ll be seeing more of who we believe is Rattleshirt. He’s currently played by Edward Dogliani but it wouldn’t be the first time the recasted someone. Plus, us to this point, we haven’t seen him without his skull mask. There is also a potential that Gatiss will play one of the Queen’s Guards but I doubt it since they’re not exactly pivotal characters.
Joffrey and Margery will be married soon and the events that unfold will lead to Sansa leaving with Littlefinger. It’s possible that Gatiss will be someone they encounter. I think it’d be great if he was Marillion. He’s a bit too old for that part but I think he could play on the creep factor pretty well.
Balon Greyjoy will be passing away soon which means we’ll be spending a lot of time with Vicatorian and Euron Greyjoy. I’m not sure which I would rather him as.
My least favorite theory is that he will play Coldhands. If this ends up being true, then it will mean that Benjen is not, in fact, Coldhands and my whole visualization of him will be ruined.
So what do you think? Who do you think Gatiss will play?