UPDATE: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju Turned Down ‘Justice League’ Role

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UPDATE: Well, it looks like Warner Bros. has denied the report. As it turns out, Hivju was indeed up for the role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which he passed on because it wasn’t a big part. Here’s hoping that he’ll have a change of heart.


We recently found out that Willem Dafoe will be playing Vulko in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but it looks like he and Aquaman won’t be the only Atlanteans who will be making an appearance in the movie. According to IGN, Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju is the latest addition to the cast of Justice League as another Atlantean character.

As you probably already know, a number of outlets had the chance to visit the set of the movie in London last week, where they were shown some footage and concept art from the movie. The folks over at IGN spotted one piece of concept art for a character that was labeled “Ancient Atlantean King,” who will be played by Hivju.

Hivju is most notably known for his role as Tormund Giantsbane on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The actor will soon be seen in Fast 8, which is currently filming in Cuba. I think that if there was ever an actor born to play an Atlantean King, it’s this guy. I mean, just look at that glorious beard. What do you guys think?

You can check out the video below to get more details on his role:

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Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe. The movie hits theaters on November 17, 2017. You can read Heroic Hollywood’s set visit report by clicking right here.

Source: IGN

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • flavortang

    YES! Awesome news! This guy is one of my favorite actors on Game of Thrones and I’m so happy to see him cast in Justice League! Hyped!

  • Foreign Geek

    I say YAAASS!
    Welcome to DCNation Kristofer!

  • Jamie Joberns

    He’d be better as Aquaman. He’d be a perfect Aquaman.

    • Ben Harland

      Dude, Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman for ages, you been living under a rock or something?

      • Jamie Joberns

        Yeah. I’m aware we have an aquaman who looks like he got rejected from Black Veil Brides for being too edgy. Excuse me for wanting a better actor to play the role.

        • Peter James

          So is it that he doesn’t have the right look (according to you) or that he can’t act “as well as this guy” (Again according to you)?

          Whining just for the sake of whining, is neither and admirable nor desirable quality in an adult and grown-up human being.

          • 39steps

            No, he’s right. Mamoa is not a good actor. This guy Hivju can not only act, he looks exactly like a cinematic Aquaman. Mamoa is a stiff.

  • Peter James

    Hopefully he brings enough Wyndham rewards for everyone.

    It’s a big cast and crew.

  • Joey Wabi-Sabi

    Love this guy. I’m so glad Tormund survived the Battle of the B’s on GoT last week! I think I would have cried if they killed him off. Welcome to the DCEU Tormund Giantsbane!

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Give that man more money and a bigger role.

  • mohammed