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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Keisha Castle-Hughes Cast as a Sand Snake?

Game of Thrones Season 5 Sand Snake Keisha Castle Hughes Nymeria
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Late last week ‘Game of Thrones‘ solidified its panel plans for Comic-Con 2014, but as we’ve said before, don’t expect terribly much in the way of previews for season 5. HBO has yet to formally confirm many details or castings of the hotly-anticipated 2015 return, but a new report suggests Oscar-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes may play a pivotal part in a season 5 role with ties to our beloved Prince Oberyn.

Keep this one in mind as tentative for now, but the New Zealand Herald reports that the ‘Whale Rider’ star has secured a role (or at least told her friends as much) in season 5 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ very likely one of Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters, the “Sand Snakes.” Apart from HBO likely shearing down the number of daughters present in George R.R. Martin‘s books, the role is speculated to be that of Nymeria Sand, described as “beautiful, of mixed race, emotional and strong.”

Alternately, Vanity Fair speculates that Hughes could likely prove a better fit for Obara Sand, who has been speculated to have a fight scene with a regular character she never encountered from the books. It seems like a lot of speculation on either side, so in the meantime we’ve provided you with a GIF exclusively confirming that Ser Pounce remains the best.

Game of Thrones Ser Pounce GIF
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While we begin the long watch of waiting for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5, we at least know of a multitude of other new characters being cast, including those that confirm we’ll be visiting the oft-mentioned kingdom of Dorne, for which Spain location shoots will double. That said, we’ll meet fewer new characters in season 5 than in prior years, as the next cycle will prove to be something of a midpoint for the series’ run. As expected, the story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin‘s fourth and fifth novels, ‘A Feast for Crows’ and ‘A Dance with Dragons.’

We’ll learn more from the panel at Comic-Con 2014, but in the meantime, tell us in the comments what you think of Keisha Castle-Hughes playing one of the Sand Snakes, and your predictions for 2015′s ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5!

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