Next book might be released in 2014, martin has said thats a very positive possibility, more likely to be 2015 though.
Holy cow, Mark Gatiss has been cast!!!
Since they won't be saying which role he'll play until SDCC, what are your guesses? I can't really think of anything right now (just got up from bed), since the only cast I've been anticipating for next season was the Red Viper.
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Make Cumberbatch happen next, D&D!
Randyll Tarly or Mace Tyrell....
....or maybe a Greyjoy? Definitely not Victarion, but maybe Aeron or Euron?
I'm quessing: Doran Martell - make-up artists will do the job for his skin, and while those who read ASoIaF know, without spoilers, how long we will see Oberyn I'm quessing W&B will continue Martell stuff <so that ppl wouldn't have problems with knowing who's who> and we will see Doran in the latter half of season 4.
@ xi0, Aeron wasn't shown already in season 2?
No, there was that random Drowned Priest who baptized Theon, but he was never named. Just an extra I guess.
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Since he mostly plays villains, I think he'd fit Aeron most, but the age doesn't really fit.
If he is someone from the North, I'm not sure who he would be.
Randyll Tarly fits sort of well, but Mayce Tyrell not so much.
Someone else mentioned
^ No way they can condense the red viper with Doran, I mean they let the Reeds stay two people and they are just as important, so they wont let the martells be one person.
@xi0, I don't think they will mix Oberyn and Doran into one person, hell no <it seems that Doran's plot after all that shit which will happen in season 4 - without spoilers - is quite important to the story, so no no>. If anything, Oberyn's bastard daughters, Sand Snakes, will be limited
Aside from that, next season will also include some parts from AFfC and ADwD, there's Martell introduction through Oberyn so I will give it to Doran - that makes sense for me that creators would put it that way so ppl who only watch tv series wouldn't be put off-track due to new ppl appearing.
IF Gatiss will be Mace Tyrell, I don't think I will be happy at the beginning..
Brown Ben Plumm maybe?
It was just some random speculation on Westeros.org, that was mentioned before they announced Oberyn was cast. So that changes things,