Game of Thrones last episode ‘The Spoils of War’ was leaked before its release date but that leak has no impact on the show as the leaked episode became the highest rated episode of the series.
But the episode was not the only thing that was leaked, scripts and personal information have also been leaked.
He’s arguably one of the most important characters in the whole series (books and television) yet, Rhaegar, the son of the Mad King Aerys Targaryen and older brother to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Viserys (Harry Lloyd), was killed by Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) at the ruby ford during the Battle of the Trident after abducting (or running off with) Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) and is completely absent (besides in memory) from the current timeline.
We learned via an HBO infographic last year that Rhaegar Targaryen ― the son of the Mad King Aerys, and Daenerys and Viserys’ older brother ― is Jon Snow’s father. It’s unknown if he forced himself on Lyanna Stark, Jon’s mom, or if the two ran away together (many fans believe the latter), but we know Prince Rhaegar is the baby daddy.
There are rumours that we will be seeing a flashback scene in Season 7 involving Rhaegar and Lyanna, and now fans may have discovered the actor who’ll be playing the oldest Targaryen sibling.
A Reddit user two months ago predicted that the role of Rhaegar Targaryen will be played by Wilf Scolding. He predicted that on the basis of actor’s twitter history.
Last year in late September, Lyanna’s actress Aisling Franciosi started following him on twitter. He followed her back, and he also started following the Game of Thrones twitter account and Liam Cunningham.
Now a recent post has confirmed the news, saying the casting was in the HBO leaks. Redditor tyrantting states:
It’s in the HBO leaked file, we can’t show full image because there’s personal information. But he’s on the list under ‘Rhaegar’
— Wilf Scolding (@WilfScolding) September 23, 2015
If the character does make an on-screen appearance, it could be game-changing. There are many fans who believe that Rhaegar and Lyanna were somehow married, leaving Jon with a helluva strong claim for the Iron Throne since he wouldn’t be considered a bastard anymore.
Scolding is relatively new to acting, appearing in Put Down (2014), The Passing Bells (2014) and Bees Make Honey (2017). For many of the actors in Game of Thrones the series was their big break, so it wouldn’t be surprising if GOT uses a newcomer like Scolding for this role.
The idea of Rhaegar making an appearance in Game of Thrones is also very exciting. We have heard so much about the famed prince but it would be interesting to see if the real Rhaegar matches up to the legends and tales, so let’s hope that this leak happens to be true.
Do you want Wilf Scolding to play the role of Rhaegar Targaryen? If not, In your opinion who should play the role of Rhaegar Targaryen? Comment below.
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