First Look At The New Gregor Clegane In His Armor Will Make Your Inner Hound Howl
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First Look At The New Gregor Clegane In His Armor Will Make Your Inner Hound Howl

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | January 3, 2014 | Comments ()

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka the new Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain aka The Third Guy To Play This Part aka Keeping All Those Big Bearded White Dudes Straight Is Confusing Enough For Non Book Readers, HBO, Jeez. Here he is posing with his eensy little Cersei doll.


But this is the first time we’ve seen him in full armor. To borrow a Dothraki term I usually reserve for Khal Drogo, “hummunuahummunahummuna.”

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Björnsson is a former World’s Strongest Man competitor and measures six feet, nine inches. He also, apparently, loves taking selfies and hates having a neck. He has a bigger (enormouser, huger, massiver) role to play in the upcoming season.


Follow him on Instagram. You won’t regret it.

(via Uproxx)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • AngelenoEwok

    Big McLargeHuge

  • whitebay

    I can't see him as The Mountain because he is smiling. The Mountain never smiled.

  • Maddy

    The photo where he's smiling is weirdly super adorable. There are confusing feelings to have about the Mountain. As long as a certain scene with him is done well, that's all I really care about.

  • Pat Sponaugle

    His greatsword is as tall as Cersei. That dude's enormous. Excellent. Game of Thrones starts up again this Sunday, right? (Please, just lie to me. It's cool.)

  • Sean

    And this season will be 16 episodes, not 10. There will be extensive nudity in every episode.

  • Pat Sponaugle

    Uh oh! That'll mean more controversial opinions from the Darling Puritanical Host of A Cast of Kings!

  • Bryan

    Yes. Yes it does. And season 5 will be released before November of this year, to coincide with book 6.

  • Pat Sponaugle


  • John W

    Can. Not. Wait.

  • gnibs

    True story, my wife wouldn't even consider the name Hafþór for our second born son.


  • luthien26

    I have to admit, I think he's kind of... adorable? Which is not a word you would assign to The Mountain, so hopefully he can be menacing on camera. But in photos? ADORABLE.

  • manting

    I just hope they re-write some of his dialogue - one of my very few gripes about Martin's writing is that he makes The Mountain too stupid.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    He does?

    I don't think so. The character is mostly depicted as a monster. Martin does not show him using his brains one way or another, except for one moment that should come up next season.

  • manting

    Monsters can be smart, in fact the scariest monsters are the intelligent ones. I would say he is written as a sword come to life; brutal, remorseless, and his only purpose is violence.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yeah, but that's because he isn't shown as being more. I agree that the character is underdeveloped, but there's no indication that he's stupid.

  • Judge_Snyder


    At the end of the day all he is to Tywin is a tool to be used. I don't think a "sword come to life" is inaccurate at all.

  • HerringGull

    Hafþór is really young; we try not sexualize him.

  • BlackRabbit

    How did you type the little "o" thingy there? I must know!

  • JoannaRobinson

    25? We as in Iceland?

  • It's a Community quote :P

  • JoannaRobinson

    DAMNIT. I'm usually hep to that sh*t.

  • Carey Adams

    Weird seeing Cersei smile like that.

  • logan

    Apparently Joanna likes 'em HUGE! : )

  • JoannaRobinson

    Actually not personally but I mean objectively you have to admire that. Like, as a specimen.

  • logan

    Aww thats too bad i thought you liked the big hairy men that throw you over their shoulder and carry you off to their cave for
    uh, book club or something...

  • JoannaRobinson

    Caves are too dimly lit for book club, logan, duh.

  • BWeaves

    You're obviously not fluent in Braille.

  • BendinIntheWind

    For science!

  • PDamian

    Nope, sorry. Good looking man, but not nearly as hot as Drogo.

  • Maguita NYC

    Don't get me wrong, the Mountain looks climb worthy enough, But Kahl Drogo just makes my lions roar.

  • Uriah_Creep

    You can't blame them for roaring, you keep getting them moist!

  • Maguita NYC

    I can't help the natural state of healthy lions!

  • emmalita

    I miss you and your lions!!!!

  • BlackRabbit

    By a weird coincidence, the Dothraki word for moist lions is in fact "“hummunuahummunahummuna.” Now you know!

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