Next up on the list is Alexander Skarsgård. Just like Momoa, there’s no doubt the actor can play a powerful ruler. He’s tall, he’s muscular, and he’s played characters like this before, for example in The Legend of Tarzan and The Northman. But is he too obvious of a pick? I don’t know, this casting just wouldn’t be interesting to me. And I absolutely love Skarsgård, for the record!
Well, let’s see what ChatGPT thinks. Here’s the AI’s explanation:
"“This Swedish actor has already proven his mettle in the historical genre with his portrayal of Tarzan. He’s also got the looks and charisma to bring the dragonlord to life.”"
Okay, true. But is that enough to play Aegon the Conqueror? Again, Skarsgård is on the older side at 46 years old. I definitely wouldn’t buy him playing a 25-year-old at this point, especially because he’s so recognizable. I think it’d be cool for Skarsgård to play a supporting character in the story, such as Harren Hoare or someone older than Aegon.
There’s no doubt the actor would shine in the Game of Thrones universe, as he’s incredibly talented and versatile. But for the starring role as Aegon? I believe his time has come and gone for that one.
You might be surprised by the next actor on this list that ChatGPT believes could make a great Aegon the Conqueror. I certainly was.