“She needs to play Queen Rhaenys”: HBO Better Listen to Fans Who Are Begging For Anya Taylor-Joy’s Casting After She Confesses Her Love For House of the Dragon

Hot off her House of the Dragon hype, fans are fan-casting Anya Taylor-Joy to conquer Aegon's Conquest.

Anya Taylor-Joy, House of the Dragon

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  • Anya Taylor-Joy seems like she would be a perfect fit for a role in an upcoming GoT spin off show.
  • In a recent interview, she couldn't hide her excitement for the upcoming season of House of the Dragon, just like many other eager fans.
  • Now that she's gotten into House of the Dragon, people are wondering which character would suit her best from the GoT universe, sparking lots of speculation among fans.
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Well, there is something about Anya Taylor-Joy that seems completely tailor-made for a role in the acclaimed HBO’s Game of Thrones world. As anticipation builds for the forthcoming second season, of House of the Dragon, Taylor-Joy’s enthusiasm for the show only fuels the excitement among fans, who are now eagerly brainstorming potential roles for her in the GoT lore.

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Anya Taylor-Joy in The Northman | Focus Features

The character of Queen Rhaenys from the upcoming GoT spin-off centering around Aegon’s Conquest has emerged as the prime contender for this casting speculation. With fans voicing their hopes and desires, HBO has the golden opportunity to pay attention to their passionate pleas and orchestrate a perfect union of the actress and the franchise, more specifically, the upcoming spin-off about Aegon’s Conquest!

Fans Eagerly Push for Anya Taylor-Joy as Queen Rhaenys

As anticipation mounts for the second season of House of the Dragon, fans eagerly await its arrival. Among them is none other than the acclaimed actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, who enthusiastically awaits the show’s return.

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During a recent interview with BuzzFeed Celeb on The Puppy Interview segment on YouTube, Taylor-Joy couldn’t contain her excitement for the upcoming season, joining the avid fans who are eagerly anticipating the next chapter of the series. She said,

I really love dragons and House of the Dragon is Game Of Thrones with more dragons. I’m very anxiously awaiting the next season.

A scene from the HBO Show House of the Dragon
A scene from the HBO Show House of the Dragon | Max

Having recently immersed herself in House of the Dragon, the actress is now captivated by the series, sparking intense speculation among fans about which character from that universe would best suit her. Here’s a glimpse into the fan reactions,

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HBO is currently building on the success of House of the Dragon with another Targaryen story, Aegon’s Conquest. Announced in 2023, the project is still in its early stages. However, fans are already suggesting Anya Taylor-Joy for the role of Queen Rhaenys, Not to be confused with Princess Rhaenys from House of the Dragon, this Rhaenys was known for her kindness, and was all about playful conquest and ruling the skies on her dragon, Meraxes.

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What To Expect From the Highly Anticipated House of the Dragon Season 2!

During Brazil’s CCXP (via Collider), HBO thrilled fans by revealing the long-awaited trailer for Season 2 of House of the Dragon. Excitement peaked as the viewers were treated to a sneak peek of exclusive first-look images, offering glimpses into the return of beloved characters.

Alongside this exciting reveal, the network also introduced a slew of new faces set to join the cast, adding fresh intrigue to the upcoming episodes.

House of the Dragon. | Credit: Max.
House of the Dragon | Max

Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the new season of the Game of Thrones prequel delves into the Targaryen civil war. Cast members, including Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy, are expected to return, alongside younger cast such as Harry Collett and Bethany Antonia.

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House of the Dragon is streaming on Max.

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Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.