Ivar the Boneless Battles Heahmund in New Vikings Clip

Really, you're NOT ready for the amount of butt kicking that's gonna happen in season 5 of Vikings on HISTORY. Audiences got a small taste of it when the series returned last week for a two part premiere, but episode 3 titled "Homeland" sets the tone.

Vikings Alex Hogh Andersen
Photo by Jonathan Hession
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Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) son of the late King Ragnar Lothbrok and his equally late second wife Queen Aslaug has a Midgard sized chip on his shoulder.  His personal motivations seem to be to truly follow in his father's footsteps no matter what physical hindrances his body may have. At the end of s5e2, we saw Ivar stand with the help of iron leg braces and crutches.  This will of course have an impact on how he fights now, upright on three legs (the crutch) rather than from the propped up chariot position.

Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers)
Photo by Jonathan Hession
Copyright 2017

In a scene just released this morning (thanks HISTORY!) we get a taste of the battle between Ivar and his capable nemesis this season, Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers):

Get ready for the continuing raids when Vikings airs on HISTORY on Wednesday nights.

And, check out the newest historical drama right after it, Knightfall, which premieres this Wednesday.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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