Game of Thrones Swordsman Joins the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

The BBC brings word that former “Game of Thrones” actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played the role of swordsman Syrio Forel in the series, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Though they are unsure about what role Yerolemou’s character will play in the series, or if he will be wielding a lightsaber, they do report that his character will not play a major role.

Yerolemou joins another “Game of Thrones” actress, Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in the HBO series.

Also starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson, Star Wars: Episode VII will land in theaters on December 18, 2015.