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We Took ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Replaced That Cast With All Latino Actors. Here’s The Result

If you’re a “Game of Thrones” fan then you were probably very excited when Chilean actor, Pedro Pascal, was cast as Dornish Prince Oberyn Martell. But like many of us, you must have been left wanting to see more Latinx representation on the show. This is why we decided to reimagine this epic saga with an all-Latino cast. If you think you can come up with better GoT Latino casting choices let us know in the comment section below.

Daenerys Targaryen: Tessa Thompson

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Who better to play the role of Daenery than the badass Tessa Thompson. We already know that she is able to rock out as a superhero like she did in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Jon Snow: Diego Boneta

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Mexican actor, Diego Boneta, not only has some resemblance to Jon Snow but he’s also been trained in sword fighting. He did play the role of a Jewish rebel in the miniseries “The Dovekeeper.”

Sansa Stark: Bella Thorne

Credit: Game of Thrones. HBO / Bella. Digital Image. Instyle. September 2014

What better redheaded Latina than Bella, who looks more like a Season 7 Sansa. Definitely less childlike and more like a woman ready to take charge of her kingdom.

Cersei Lannister: Shakira

Credit: Game of Thrones. HBO / Shakira. Digital Image. Nueva Mujer. April 29, 2018.

Blonde wavy hair, beautiful and known all around the land.. Those are all things the Colombian superstar has in common with the Queen Cersei.

Khal Drogo: Marlon Teixeira

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There’s no denying it, Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira looks like Khal’s baby [hotter] brother. All you need to do is add some beard hair extensions and some heavy smokey eye makeup and you have an instant Dothraki.

Jamie Lannister: William Levy

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What about Cuban actor William Levy? Not only is he tall, blonde and well-built but he and Shakira would make a great couple… can you imagine how beautiful the “Baratheon“ kids would look?

Lord Varys: Juan Gabriel

Credit: Game of Thrones. HBO / Juanga. Digital Image. El Horizonte. January 21, 2016.

Flashy outfits? Loving personality? There’s no question about it, Juan Gabriel would be the perfect choice to play the role of Lord Varys. Obviously he is dead, however, they do have holograms nowadays so, there you go.

Arya Stark: Selena Gomez

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The short-haired brunette could easily become the youngest of the Stark clan. Maybe this could be Selena’s crossover to more dramatic roles on TV. Plus, she’d be able to contribute to the soundtrack.

Grey Worm: Bruno Mars

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You might be asking why are we pairing these two Afro-Caribbeans musicians but have you noticed how much they look alike? It’s like they’re actually related to one another.

Missandei: Nathalie Emmanuel

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Who better to play the role Missandei than the OG Missandei actress Nathalie Emmanuel who is also Dominican???

Catelyn Stark: Salma Hayek

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Who better to play the role of the Fierce Lady of Winterfell, who will do whatever it takes to protect her kin, than Mexican beauty Salma Hayek. Coincidentally, she has already played the part of a medieval Noblewoman in “Tale of Tales.”

Margaery Tyrell: Alexis Bledel

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When you need a Latina with big blue eyes and a porcelain-like complexion, just like Margeary, it has to be Alexis Bledel.

Joffrey Baratheon: Frankie Muniz

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There’s probably no actor that looks more like Joffrey Baratheon than “Malcolm In The Middle” star, Frankie Muniz. As such, he would make the perfect match to play this brat.

Ellaria Sand: Eva Mendes

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These beauties might not be twins but they sure have the same goddess-like poise needed for the role of strong and beautiful Ellaria Sand.

Lady Olenna Tyrell: Ivonne Coll

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Remember Jane’s abuelita from Jane The Virgin? Well, we think she would make a great (maybe a bit younger) version of bad**s Lady Olena.

Bran Stark: Tyler Alvarez

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They may not be up at the beginning of the list but Isaac and Tyler are probably one of the pairs who have the strongest resemblance. Honestly, it’s hard to tell them apart.

Melisandre: Camille Belle

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The Indie star, Camilla Belle and her piercing eyes are definitely the perfect choice for the all-powerful Red Woman. Just look at how well she would be able to pull the look off.

Hodor: Luis Guzman

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Maybe Hodor and Guzman don’t have the same height but they sure can pull that scruffy medieval look. It also helps that everyone loves Guzman.

Petyr Baelish: Raul Esparza

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Some might not know who this Littlefinger look-alike is but if you’re a fan of “Law & Order: SVU” then surely you’ll notice that Esparza is none other than ADA Rafael Barba.

Theon Greyjoy: Diego Luna

Credit: Game of Thrones. HBO / Diego. Digital Image. The Hollywood Reporter. March 26, 2018.


The Mexican actor may not be a dirty blonde with super pale skin but he sure would make a great Theon.


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These Brazilian Artists Reimagined ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters as Disney Ones And People Are Losing It

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These Brazilian Artists Reimagined ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters as Disney Ones And People Are Losing It

Anderson Mahanski / Fernando Meondonça / Combo Estudio

It’s been almost three months since the Game of Thrones series finale, and if you’re one of the millions of fans of the cult HBO series, then it’s likely you’re hankering for more tales from Westeros. While the prospect of remaking the final season is unlikely, despite a petition garnering a massive 1.7 million signatures, perhaps this Disney-inspired version of the fantasy drama will temporarily satisfy your hunger for more.

Yup, it’s true. Your favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ characters are now Disney illustration.

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Brazilian artists Fernando Mendonça and Anderson Mahanski have reimagined characters and scenes from Game of Thrones as if they were in an alternate Disney World Studios setting. The animators, who work for the South American country’s Combo Studio, not only turn the characters into cartoons but also insert some of the beloved — and despised — personalities into scenes from our favorite childhood classics.

In the illustrations, we see Jamie Lannister and Brienne of Tarth dancing romantically and resembling Belle and the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast.” We also spot Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen riding on a dragon that bears semblance to Jasmine and Aladdin flying on a magic carpet in “Aladdin.” Then there’s a night walker gleefully twirling in a winter-blue setting, appearing as a blend of Cinderella and Elsa.

“Look I’ll show you … How I burn this world,” reads the caption of Combo Studio’s post about the illustrations from April, when the animation house released the images. The quote, which is presented with Aladdin-inspired art of Jon and Daeny, merge the two fantastical worlds together.

OK…so maybe to some a mashup of the often violent and sexual GOT with Disney is kind of weird.

While some might find the Rated R violence and sexual activity of Game of Thrones too obscene for a Disney makeover, the mash-up is more fitting than you might first believe. Disney’s greatest animated films are filled with monarchs, dragons, witches and mythical journeys. Princesses realize their might as evil foes, ahem Cersei, try to capture them. It almost feels like Disney sagas were inspo for some of the gory scenarios that make up the eight-season series — albeit with less blood and nudity.

But, for the most part, fans of the series are into it.

“Man, this is wonderful,” one commenter said in Portuguese on Instagram. “Love it,” added another.

This isn’t the first time the the Brazilian team have taken characters and turned them into illustrations.

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The Rio de Janeiro-based illustrators, who are behind animated Brazilian series like Super Drags and GadgetGang in Outer Space as well as the documentary “Luz, Anima, Ação,” have turned esteemed characters and celebrities into illustrations before. Mendonça, for instance, has also cartoonized Daryl Dixon from AMC’s horror drama series The Walking Dead, Captain Jack Sparrow from the fantasy films “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Fiona Goode from the anthology horror series American Horror Story, and Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder from the crime drama series The Killing as well as celebrities like Beyoncé and Elvis, among many more.

Mendonça isn’t the only pop culture buff in the duo, though. His partner Mahanski has also animated famed TV characters and artists, including Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, the “Sound of Music’s” Maria von Trapp as well as a few illustrations of the pop icon Madonna.

The team is also not the first to merge ‘Game of Thrones’ with Disney films.

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Back in 2014, artist Sam Tsui, also known as DjeDjehuti on DeviantArt, meshed the “Magical World of Disney” with the “Wonderful World of Westeros” to create 13 illustrations of the series’ women characters as Disney princesses.

In the project, Cersei Lannister took on the role of Aurora; Daenerys became Elsa, Catelyn Stark reemerged as Cinderella; Olenna Tyrell was reimagined as Grandma Fa; Sansa Stark became Rapunzel; Margaery Tyrell starred as Belle; Shae transformed into Snow White; Meera Reed was depicted as Tiana; Ellaria Sand was represented as Jasmine; Brienne of Tarth was illustrated as Mulan; Arya Stark was drawn as Lilo; Melisandre became Ariel; and Ygritte was portrayed as Merida.

If you’ve already re-watched Game of Thrones for the third time and have gone through all your mental rewrites of the final season, thinking through this kid-friendly version might be more indulging than you think. Sure, the battles wouldn’t be as gruesome and the brothels will likely have to be swapped for a more PG activity, but think about how delightful, rather than harrowing, the phrase “winter is coming” could be. The possibilities are endless — after all, both worlds are fantasy. 

Read: We Recast 9 Disney Princesses As Latinas And The Results Are Beautiful

Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie Becomes Marvel’s First Bisexual Superhero And It’s About Damn Time

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Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie Becomes Marvel’s First Bisexual Superhero And It’s About Damn Time

Over the weekend, at Comic-Con in San Diego, our queen Tessa Thompson dropped some huge news about Valkyrie –– the character she plays in the Thor films. Are you ready?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will get its first LGBTQ superhero in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder

“First of all, as new King  [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen,” Thompson said during a panel at Comic-Con. “So that will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted.”

Thompson alluding to the LGBTQ storyline was met with roaring applause and left many MCU fans wondering about her role as Valkyrie. Marvel president confirmed Thompson’s statement, making Valkyrie the first openly LGBTQ superhero in MCU history. 

“The answer is yes,” Feige told io9 of the LGBTQ character and storyline. “How that impacts the story remains to be seen with that level of representation you’ll see across our films, not in just Thor 4.” 

For diehard MCU fans, this should come as no surprise because the comic books depict Valkyrie as bisexual.

However, the films were notorious for only glossing over this backstory and simply flirting with the fact that Thompson’s Valkyrie is bisexual. 

“In the canon, [Valkyrie] is bisexual. You see her with women and men, so that was my intention in playing her,” Thompson told Variety earlier this year. “Obviously, at the forefront of most of these stories is not typically their romantic life. They have big stakes, like saving the world, so that tends to sort of trump.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, it’s also important to emphasize the fact that Valkyrie is the first “openly” LGBTQ superhero

“The ‘openly’ matters when it comes to visibility. Valkyrie in the comics is bisexual and Thompson has been vocal about that fact on social media. However, when it came to Thor: Ragnarok, a scene was cut in which a woman would’ve been seen sneaking out of Valkyrie’s bedroom and the film, instead, flirted with sexual tension between Valkyrie and Hemsworth’s Thor,” writes Nick Romano for Entertainment Weekly

Aside from Thompson’s Valkyrie becoming MCU’s first openly bisexual superhero, Marvel made other important announcements showing the latest efforts to diversify their films a lot more.

52-year-old Salma Hayek becomes the first Arab and Mexican actress with a main role in the MCU. It was also announced this weekend at Comic-Con that she’s set to star as Ajak in The Eternals. The Lebanese-Mexican actress will star alongside Angelina Jolie talk about a dynamic duo. 

She announced her latest role in the new Marvel film on Instagram, saying: “I’m so excited to join the Marvel family as Ajak, the mother of all Eternals. It used to be the father of all Eternals, but girls… this is OUR time!!!!!” The film is set to release on November 6, 2020.  

Basically, Lena Waithe summed it up for us. “Captain America is black. Thor is a woman. the new Blade got two Oscars. 007 is a black woman. And The Little Mermaid bout to have locs. Shit. Just. Got. Real,” she tweeted. 

In case you missed it, in Avengers: Endgame, Thor passed down the mantle of King of New Asgard to Valkyrie. Now, in Marvel’s Phase Four lineup, we’ll follow her journey as King in Thor: Love and Thunder. The latest Thor installment will also see the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster to wield Mjolnir. Although it won’t hit theaters until November 2021, these latest teases and updates are enough to hold us over. 

Of course, Twitter went wild with the news that Thompson becomes the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Last year in a profile from Net-a-Porter, published toward the end of Pride Month, Thompson also subtly came out and put rumors to rest surrounding her sexuality. “I can take things for granted because of my family –– it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have a discussion.” 

And don’t think for a minute that any of us missed the big MCU switch up.

The new movies are set to be packed with a whole lot of women.

And literally, everyone has an idea of who Valkyrie’s queen will be.

Literally, we’ve been stanning this relationship for too long.

We can’t wait to see Thompson’s Valkyrie also have that type of freedom in the upcoming Thor movie –– especially given the fact that there’s been a lack of LGBTQ representation in comic book movies. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, Joe Russo portrayed the first openly gay character in the MCU with his appearance in Endgame and Zach Barack became the first trans actor to appear in a Marvel movie (Spider-Man: Far From Home). 

It’s about time for this long-overdue representation.

Oh, and who will play Thompson’s queen? We can’t wait to find out. 

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