Game of Thrones followers (largely) do NOT need Matt Smith in prequel present


A latest rumor that Matt Smith might play Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon set off fairly the dialogue! Let’s hit some of the highlights:

Yesterday, we reported on a rumor (and it’s necessary to emphasize that that’s all it’s at this level) that Doctor Who and The Crown veteran Matt Smith was being thought-about for the function of Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon, HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel present. A pair of our tweets on the matter blew up proper and correct, and followers had so much to say about it.

This is hardly scientific, however we thought it’d be enjoyable to focus on some of them. What do followers assume of the concept of Matt Smith becoming a member of the Targaryen crew?

Good however not good for this

Daemon Targaryen is a swaggering, simply angered, sex-and-violence-loving member of House Targaryen who performs a key half within the Dance of the Dragons, the civil warfare on the heart of HBO’s sequence. Frankly, I don’t see Smith on this function. I don’t assume he actually has the look — too lanky, not sufficient edge — and it’s simply laborious to see him as intimidating after watching him because the Eleventh Doctor and as Prince Philip on The Crown. Yes, Philip is sort of a jerk, however a genteel one, nothing just like the wild, unpredictable Daemon.

There had been lots of people who kind of took this attitude: Smith is an effective actor, however in all probability not good for this half.

And this one I simply discovered humorous:

Others had been a bit extra adamant that he’s not an excellent match for the function:

And that brings us into the overwhelming majority of responses we got: individuals who hate this (attainable) casting alternative.

“I don’t want it.”

Most folks didn’t need to see Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen and made no bones about it, even foreseeing an early doom for the sequence:

Sometimes all it’s essential categorical your displeasure is Jon Snow’s depressing face:

Jon’s phrases will do, too:

2020 strikes once more?

And now for a surprisingly well-liked criticism:

Matt Smith isn’t handsome sufficient?

I’ve to confess: I used to be stunned what number of followers ragged on Smith’s appears to be like. I don’t assume he’s bodily proper for the half, however I dunno if I’d go this far:

Some of the criticisms had been pretty summary:

And so on:

These are backhanded compliments at greatest:

Shifting away from negatively for a second, a number of followers identified that whereas he might not have the best look, appearing chops will in the end be extra necessary:

So if not Smith for the half, than who? Actors from History’s Vikings had been well-liked decisions:

Okay, to finish this on a happier be aware, there have been some followers who had been into the concept:

Go Matt Smith Go

Some constructive takes on Smith on Daemon:

A Song of Ice and Fire luminary SerHunts made comparisons to a different member of the Targaryen household:

For some followers, his inclusions would even make the sequence for them:

What do you all assume? Is Matt Smith a sensible choice? Okay alternative? Terrible alternative?

Honestly, I type of doubt they’ll find yourself going with Smith. Whoever they select, it’s very attainable we’ll understand it quickly:

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