You know, for a series as intricate and continuity-dependent as HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' the acclaimed adaptation of writer George R.R. Martin's work doesn't mind making a few major recasts along the way. Most notably, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is set to take up the role of Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in season 4, inherited from Ian Whyte and in turn Conan Stevens. While we wait, check out a first look at Björnsson in character!
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Last week we were shocked to learn that 'Game of Thrones' season 4 had tapped 'Treme' star Michiel Huisman' to replace Ed Skrein in the prominent role of Daario Naharis, though it seems the George R.R. Martin-adapted HBO drama has made a mountain of another replacement. Icelandic actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson will take over the role of Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, a role that had itself already once been recast, so why all the change?