Thor is coming to Westeros.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that Noah Syndergaard filmed a cameo on Game of Thrones in Spain back in November. The New York Mets’ star won’t play a vital role in season seven, but will appear in a cameo:
Winter is coming…to the Mets. Noah Syndergaard will be an extra in the upcoming season of his fave show Game of Thrones, per @KenDavidoff.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 3, 2017
Game of Thrones is no stranger to celebrity cameos, as metal band Mastodon played members of the Wildlings back in season five. Icelandic band Sigur Rós also filmed a cameo in season four, with king-asshole Joffrey throwing coins at them.
Syndergaard isn’t even the first baseball player to play a background character in a popular fantasy drama series. Toronto Blue Jays and former AL MVP winner Josh Donaldson filmed a cameo for Games of Thrones-lite Vikings more than a year ago. Donning full viking garb, Donaldson’s acting debut when off relatively well.
Nicknamed “Thor” for his Asgardian hairdo, Syndergaard revealed he was invited to the show, and as a fan, couldn’t decline:
“They just know that I’m a fan and they invited me to do that,” Syndergaard told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. “I couldn’t say no.”
Standing at 6’6″ and armed with luscious locks, Syndergaard has potential playing both a member of Jon Snow’s army or an insidious white walker. Personally, I’d love to see him in full makeup and getting sliced in half by a Valyrian steel sword. If I’m Syndergaard he’d dig it too.