New Details About Conor McGregor’s Role on Game of Thrones!

Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 6

Earlier this week, casting news of the strangest kind broke. Reports claim that well-known mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will be joining the cast of Game of Thrones for season 7.  It seemed a little dubious but Belfast Live was confident of their source, saying that “one of the GoT directors is a huge UFC fan” and thus had offered McGregor a part on the show.

Today, we unexpectedly received more news of the casting: one from our sources, and the other from McGregor’s boss. Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White appeared on Fox Sports Live, and TMZ picked up on a remark of White’s concerning McGregor and GoT.

“I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show,” White says in the interview, adding “And I’m glad he did it. It’ll be great.”

In addition to White’s confirmation, we’ve also received more info about McGregor’s specific role on the show.

A WotW source tells us that Conor McGregor will be playing a pirate belonging to Euron Greyjoy’s crew, on the ship Silence. The part is a fairly small one, a cameo, so fans who are worried about his acting ability, don’t sweat it. There is no speaking involved with this part, and it’s definitely a short-term gig.

Sue the Fury
Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com

48 Comments

  1. Fucking Awesome, I thought he would make a pretty bad ass pirate for Euron 🙂
    should be bloody awesome.

  2. I think recall a few tatted up crewmen on The Silence in various AOIAF art pieces or trading cards… Hmmm. Yep.

    Cragorn
    Euron’s Enforcers

    I have not had issue with any of the stunt casting cameos thus far, and Conor certainly looks the part more than some of the other musicians cast in recent years!

  3. Perfect role really (as I’d expect it to be a short cameo I rather this than say a Northern rando or something), exactly who I would assume Euron would have as a deckhand.

  4. I hope show Euron has some interesting stuff to do in season 7 and maybe in season 8.

    But if leaks are true it seems they should have cut him out. Just waisted…

  5. Wasn’t Benioff talking in one interview about a martial artist he knew who was a big fan of the show and had these really OTT predictions? Maybe it’s this guy lol.

  6. Ledoux,

    From all the filming details, I don’t think the dragon horn is in the show. I don’t think Dany or her dragons even go against Euron in battle.

  7. Please no Dragonbinder! It’s too late to introduce it now (and it’s a lame plot device anyway). If it was going to be on the show then Euro should have mentioned it during his Kingsmoot speech at the latest.

    Conor’s part will end up being about like the other cameos. That being, unless one really knows what the person looks like as a fan, his appearance will probably go unnoticed until pointed out afterward.

  8. Aryamad,

    It’s a driftwood crown, a book-accurate detail about the Iron Islands. A lot of people complained about it not being cool enough, but like, this is one of the times they actually used something from the books.

    Though it sounds like Euron will have a much cooler iron/shark crown in The Winds of Winter.
  9. orange,

    I assume you also had a problem with the previous band cameos that nobody really would notice unless pointed out,i think you are looking to complain for the sake of complaining .

  10. He has to talk and his usual “I don’t give a fook.” That would fit with Ironborn. Glad Conor is getting small role.

  11. Well, if he is a pirate aboard the ‘Silence’, it kind of figures that he has no lines whatsoever….

  12. Sue the Fury,

    Even being canon I feel they could have found some more interesting looking pieces of driftwood though. 😉 Ah well, as I said, it’s a small issue that doesn’t matter much. I am really looking forward to seeing what they do with Euron and his crew!

  13. I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that his character is somehow involved in a fight with …….

    Davos!!!!!

    Liam Cunningham was in Dublin in Conor’s gym 4/5 months ago doing some “training”, could this have been the 1st rehearsal??

  14. orange,

    Why we probably won’t even know he is in the scenes he is in. Same with other guest stars who just wanted to be on the show. I don’t think hiring Connor Mcgregor to beat up a few Dornish is bad. He has no lines and is probably only in one episode maybe only one scene.

  15. NEWS: Cragorn was actually introduced in this year’s Histories & Lore – I found him in it while I was screencapping/researching it. I just made up the Cragorn article over on GoTWiki:

    http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Cragorn

    Maybe stick the Cragorn screencap I made into this article?

    Was this the artist just going by the books…or foreshadowing?

    On top of this, Pilou strongly hinted in a post-episode article that they simply pushed dragonbinder back to next season (for pacing reasons I guess). Linked in wiki article.

  16. thorne garnet:
    GoT jumping the shark?

    How is it jumping shark? If they can cast average Joe nobody from around the corner to play an extra and hold a damn sword they can have Conor Mcgregor do the same. $100 says when it airs you won’t even catch him in the pirate ship

  17. Ed,

    There is also a YouTube video him sparring with Thor “The Mountain” . If they didn’t already do away with the trial by combat against him for the faith that could of been an interesting possibility. However they already said he’s going to just be a small cameo as one of Euro’s silence crew, who by all rights shouldnt have a speaking part since they all had their tongues ripped out, thank God lol.

  18. Paul,

    I’m not sure if show canon has the crew of the silence as having their tongues ripped out. I don’t think they even mentioned the name of his ship iirc. But by all rights if they want to be true to the books at all his part wouldn’t be a speaking part at all, which would be fitting for him since I think we would all cringe at his trying to perform any meaningful lines

  19. paul:
    Paul,

    I’m not sure if show canon has the crew of the silence as having their tongues ripped out. I don’t think they even mentioned the name of his ship iirc. But by all rights if they want to be true to the books at all his part wouldn’t be a speaking part at all, which would be fitting for him since I think we would all cringe at his trying to perform any meaningful lines

    In 602 when Balon and Euron have their scene on the bridge, Balon says he had heard that Euron lost his senses during a storm and had to be tied down, and that after the storm died down, Euron cut out their tongues. Euron then replies that he needed silence. So while the name of his ship isn’t mentioned, there is a reference to that, and to his mute crew, on the show.

  20. Wulfrache,

    Yeah I saw that, the Mountain was there because Conor is a training partner of Iceland’s best mixed martial artist Gunnar Nelson, I think he & Haftor are buddies

  21. genius fancast…iconic fighter, conor mcgregor as iron born mute pirate. Perfect match. My prediction was house mormont fighter, since show hyped them up…or brotherhood without banners fighter. But i love this too!

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