Marvel Casts Another Game Of Thrones Actor In The MCU


In a thrilling turn of events, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has recently added another Game of Thrones actor to its ever-expanding roster.

The renowned actor Richard Dormer, who played the character Beric Dondarrion in the Game of Thrones series, has officially been cast as Agent Prescott in the Secret Invasion series on Disney Plus (via The Direct).

The Game of Thrones and MCU Connection


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This isn’t the first time the two powerhouse franchises have overlapped. Game of Thrones, an acclaimed high-budget HBO series, boasts one of the largest casts ever assembled on screen, with many of its actors going on to become household names in Hollywood. Dormer, now stepping into the MCU, marks the 18th actor from the Game of Thrones series to join the Marvel ranks.

The Game of Thrones Actors in the MCU


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The line-up of actors who have been part of both Game of Thrones and the MCU is impressive indeed. It includes Natalie Dormer who, before becoming the cunning Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, played Private Lorraine in Captain America: The First Avenger.

David Bradley, known for his chilling portrayal of Lord Walder Frey in Game of Thrones, made a brief appearance as a church keeper in The First Avenger. Joseph Gatt, who played the Thenn warg in Game of Thrones, also appeared as the Frost Giant warrior Grundroth in Thor.

We also have Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who took on the role of a slave ship captain, Malko, in Game of Thrones and played the secondary villain Kurse in Thor: The Dark World. Clive Russell, known in Game of Thrones as the noble Brynden Tully, played the Asgardian God of War, Tyr, in the same Thor sequel.

Richard Brake, the first actor to play the Night King in Game of Thrones, had a small role in Thor: The Dark World as an Einherjar Lieutenant. Enzo Cilenti, a Yunkai slave trader in Game of Thrones, appeared as a watchtower guard in Guardians of the Galaxy. Similarly, Ralph Ineson, who played Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones, was a background Ravager pilot in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Hannah John-Kamen, who played the Dothraki Ornela in Game of Thrones, joined the MCU as Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peter Dinklage, who needs no introduction for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, was cast as Eitri, the King of the Dwarves, in Avengers: Infinity War.

Richard E. Grant, a playwright in Game of Thrones, joined the MCU as the Classic Loki Variant in Loki. And lastly, the breakout star Richard Madden, known as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, took on the role of Ikaris in Eternals.

The Impact of the Game of Thrones/MCU Crossover


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The continued crossover of actors between Game of Thrones and the MCU is a testament to the high-calibre talent these franchises attract and foster. It’s exciting for fans of both series to see familiar faces in new and unexpected roles. Furthermore, it underscores the expansive nature of both universes and their ability to continually reinvent and expand their narratives with dynamic characters.

In the case of Richard Dormer, fans who appreciated his portrayal of Beric Dondarrion in the HBO super mega hit series can look forward to seeing how he brings the character of Agent Prescott to life in Secret Invasion.

This crossover phenomenon, often seen in the film industry, enriches the viewing experience and creates a sense of continuity for fans who follow actors across different franchises. As the MCU continues to grow and evolve, it will be interesting to see if more Game of Thrones alumni join the Marvel universe in the future.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching Secret Wars when it finally premieres on Disney Plus on June 21st? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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