“Game of Thrones” is bringing in the big gun for Bran’s upcoming storyline. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed veteran actor Max von Sydow has joined the HBO hit as the mysterious three-eyed raven.
The character was last seen in the season four finale, when Bran and his pals met the mysterious and powerful character, played in that episode by Struan Rodger. Von Sydow’s lengthy screen resume dates back to 1949, with him earning Oscar nominations for 1987’s Pelle erobreren and 2011’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Von Sydow’s casting follows that of Deadwood alum Ian McShane, who is playing a mystery role.