Miltos Yerolemou, an actor best known for swinging a sword around in Game Of Thrones, has reportedly joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII – Return Of The Swords Being Swung Around. Though the BBC has no details on what role Yerolemou might play, exactly, his past performance as Arya’s sword-fighting instructor Syrio Forel suggests he may be called upon to do some more swinging around of swords—in this case, laser swords, as these are the sort of swords Star Wars characters use, because they are in space. The BBC adds that, whatever it might be, his part is “not thought to be a major one,” simply requiring Yerolemou to show up and swing around any laser swords that happen to be on the periphery and aren’t currently in use. No big deal.
Should this report prove true, Yerolemou would be the second actor known for swinging swords around on Game Of Thrones to join Star Wars, as Gwendoline Christie was previously cast in a similarly as-yet-unrevealed role. It would also confirm our suspicions that J.J. Abrams is just doing his casting by looking at “Game Of Thrones lightsaber” videos on YouTube.