SPOILERS AHEAD) Is there ever really a time of the year when fans aren’t freaking out about Game of Thrones possibilities? What has become the most talked about and popular show on television, Game of Thrones has kept viewers on the edge of their seats ever since the epic scene of season one/episode one where the Starks stumble upon basically the cutest group of puppies ever shown on television.
For the show’s seventh season, which won’t arrive until sometime mid-summer 2017, rumors have begun to swirl that fans will finally get to meet Jon Snow’s father through the weird time traveling flashbacks that Bran continues to have.
On Monday, it was reported that one potential suitor to play what still may or may not be Rhargar Targaryen as Jon’s old man, could be I See Stars singer Devin Oliver. Oliver gave fans a little tease on his Instagram about a week ago but all this seems to just be celebrity gossip at the moment.
Westeros fans who are familiar with the incredibly detailed history and backstory of the show, know that Rhaegar wanting to hook up with Ned Stark’s sister set the table for an epic war, but in actuality, Rhaegar was a very kind and gentle person, who even loved to sing. So at this point can we blame Lyanna Stark for leaving that womanizing drunk Robert Baratheon to be with the hopelessly romantic and handsome singer with those golden locks?
This makes us wonder however, if there were any actual singers out there who could possibly play Jon Snow’s father in the upcoming season, who would it be?
Justin Bieber is flying higher than Daenerys on one of her dragons at the moment. He’s really made a big comeback with Purpose and is currently over in Europe for a while on his world tour. Why not take a few days off from the tour to film a couple scenes with that young, Neil Patrick Harris-looking version of Ned Stark? He’s got the blonde hair, the voice, and the ability to do things that make people mad. This one would be great.
Former OneDirection member Zayn Malik may be the most popular male singer on the planet with blonde hair, aside from Bieber of course. Having him on the show would put the ratings through the stratosphere. Girls love him, guys don’t really want to be him, but understand why women love him, so he’d make perfect sense to play someone who starts a war over jealousy. This one is a high possibility.
Admit it – You’ve thought about it at least once.
The high-pitched singer of Maroon 5 turned reality television star has no problem getting women to like him, just look at that face. Oddly enough, he went blonde recently, thus paving the way for him to potentially pull off the blond Targaryen look easily. Plus, when you think about it, his lines of “I won’t go home without you,” are a pretty direct way of saying, “no, see you don’t have a choice- we’re leaving together one way or another Lyanna.”
Dee Snider may not be as handsome as some of the other choices on this list, but with those golden locks and his all-or-nothing rebellious attitude, we could see where Jon gets his ferocity. After all it would make a lot of sense if Jon’s bastard-life theme song were Snider’s famously sung “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
This casting may actually make sense, considering that Plant often wrote/sung about far off lands, dragons, and all that cool Lord of the Rings stuff. His set of golden locks may be the most popular in the history of rock music, and who wouldn’t want to leave their man to be with Robert Plant circa 1975? Most women probably wouldn’t have a problem with their fiancés starting a war for in exchange for a few romantic weeks alone with Mr. Plant. Is he a bit older, maybe, but that’s what they pay the makeup artists for.