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22 March 2012 @ 06:18 pm
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SPOILER BEHIND THE CUT REGARDING EVERYONE'S FAVORITE VILLAIN.

MORDRED HAS BEEN RECAST AS A 23 YEAR OLD WELSH DUDE BY THE NAME OF ALEXANDER VLAHOS.

VIA TWITTER:  
@ruther2 Merlin fans - @vlavla's playing Mordred in the new series
@vlavla is actor Alexander Vlahos, a 23 year old actor from South Wales.

ty to gealach-ros.livejournal.com

Here is his face in case you are curious:


SO HAPPY MORDRED IS BACK.  I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM BEING ALL BAMF WITH MAGIC AND STUFF.  (and totally being more awesome than morgana)  Super sad it's not Asa though, because he was brilliant, but maybe this means we get Mordred/Morgana being an awesome team and Morgana FINALLY finding out who Emrys is.  Yeah, shit's about to get real everyone.

And it hasn't been 12 or 10 years since the last time we saw Mordred, has it?  Unless the time jump between seasons 4 and 5 is really big.


ALSO, mods can we have like a "mordred and his green cape of doom" tag or something.  the best villain ever is seriously being neglected.
 
 
 
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accio_bradleyaccio_bradley on March 22nd, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
I've read something about it here earlier today.
puppy grahamcsi_wizard on March 22nd, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
ty! I edited it into the post. :)
Amandastereosymbiosis on March 22nd, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
when was the last time we saw mordred? maybe they're having this guy play teenager-mordred or something
puppy grahamcsi_wizard on March 22nd, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
we last saw him during season 2 I think... so I don't think it's been THAT long.
Amandastereosymbiosis on March 22nd, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
right, so there's only been a gap of like 2 years. maybe the gap will be longer this season? idk this doesn't make any sense to me!
puppy grahamcsi_wizard on March 22nd, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
lol ikr. plot holes like this are to be expected from this show, but damn they're annoying!

I would hope that the gap is long, but then the reveal would get all screwed up/would be really unbelievable. so idk.
dalek-loving h0r.floydsastar on March 22nd, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
i think he would be like 4 years older since there was a year gap between s2&3 and s3&4 but who knows
severalstoriesseveralstories on March 22nd, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
Well let's assume each season covers about a year. So there were two one-year gaps and two one-year seasons, that gives us four years since his last appearance. And if Mordred was, say, 12 at that point, maybe this dude's 23 irl but will be playing Mordred as about 16-18, depending on how long passes between s4 and s5?
The Bollocks Whisperer: Mitchellsnapiphany on March 22nd, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Did Aithusa fart on him and age him a decade? If so, we need to do something about that damn dragon.
severalstoriesseveralstories on March 22nd, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh hell, now Morgana's going to bang him and that'll just be awkward.
angelqueen04: actor - colin bradley facebookangelqueen04 on March 23rd, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
*snorts* OMG, that would be awkward, wouldn't it? *giggles*

Though, we might be spared that since the writers are still writing for the kids. It might not go any further than what they did with Morgause telling Cenred to "please" her. ;)
Kristynicenicegirl on March 23rd, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
they could still kiss tho.....still awkward
severalstoriesseveralstories on March 23rd, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
I'm just wondering how many Anakin/Padme references the writers would squeeze in.
Amelieiichristinll on March 22nd, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah idk how I feel about this, I guess I have to seem him in action. :|

Oooh, we don't have a Mordred tag, do we? ::fixes::
puppy grahamcsi_wizard on March 22nd, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
omg TY! :D
dalek-loving h0r.: merlin » gaius's eyebrow is judging youfloydsastar on March 22nd, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Alanna: [albion1919]; merlin (bbc) - gwencb_eaglemaniac on March 23rd, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
MTE, Gaius.
angelqueen04: merlin - merlin blueangelqueen04 on March 23rd, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Hm, on the one hand: UBER EXCITED! CREEPIEST KID EVER IS COMING BACK AND IS ALL GROWN UP AND IS PROBABLY GOING TO FUCK SOME SERIOUS SHIT UP!!!!!! OMG! *FLAILS HUGELY*

On the other hand: am unsure how I feel about someone other than Asa playing Mordred, but this guy has that kind of eerie-elflin-I-am-psycho-and-will-cut-you-if-you-piss-me-off look, so I'll try to keep an open mind.

As for the age gap... Hm, well, this guy may be twenty-three, but I think he could pass for someone in his late teens. So if Mordred was twelve at the end of the second series, a year passed before the third series started, then there was at least six months happening over the course of the third series, another year before series four, then six months of series four (it started with Samhain (October) and ended pretty much with Beltane (April)). That would mean... *counts* at least three years, though you could stretch that into four if you wanted. Then add another gap between the fourth and fifth series of at least one year and that would make five, so... seventeen. *looks at pic* Yeah, he could probably pull that off.

Oh God, I hope Mordred doesn't tell Morgana that Merlin is Emrys. I'm still holding out hope that Morgana will get to figure out that much for herself at least. Let her figure it out for herself, then she and Mordred can have their alliance of evil against Merlin and have hugeass magical battles with each other and be utterly awesome.
Kristynicenicegirl on March 23rd, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
maybe he ages differently?

or maybe it's some sort of spell?

idk...i'm just trying to figure it out. i don't want it to be a 10 year gap or something, that would be awful
Peak in Darien: Merlin - gwaine whip my hairpeak_in_darien on March 23rd, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
YES. So much yes. Kid!Mordred was perfect, but I can't wait for updated Mordred.
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