Game of ThronesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Kit Harington is planning for a "short-short" haircut: "I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow"
“I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” the Game of Thrones star tells EW of his plans when he's done with the HBO series. “Short-short. The beard will be harder to get rid of—I quite like the beard. I like having the long hair and beard both, but it will be like a ritualistic thing. I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Emilia Clarke says goodbye to Game of Thrones
The actress apparently wrapped up filming her role as Daenerys Targaryen, writing on Instagram Sunday: “Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade,” she writes. “It’s been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing."
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
Game of Thrones and Westworld are skipping Comic-Con in a blow to the annual event
HBO said in a statement that “due to production schedules and air dates for Game of Thrones and Westworld, these series will not be presented at San Diego Comic-Con this summer." According to Deadline, HBO will have no presence at this year's Comic-Con. Game of Thrones' absence is the latest high-profile defection after Starz's Outlander decided to go to New York Comic-Con instead of San Diego Comic-Con. This will be the first time Game of Thrones' has been absent from Comic-Con since the show premiered in 2011. According to EW's James Hibberd, "there are a few issues at play. First, the show is not airing in 2018, taking a year off for the first time as it films its hugely ambitious final season. With season 8 not airing until 2019, it’s a bit early to begin promoting the new episodes. Granted many other movies and shows go to Comic-Con months ahead of their release to start building buzz, but the difference with GoT is the wildly popular fantasy hit simply doesn’t need any promotional help. Another factor is the show is still in production on its final season, so many of the actors are rather busy." In Westworld's case, he adds, the second season will be over by the time Comic-Con starts -- though that hasn't stopped the Game of Thrones cast from appearing in previous years following the conclusion of the season in the spring.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Sophie Turner got a Game of Thrones-themed tattoo
Turner got a tattoo of House Stark's sigil, a direwolf, with the saying, "The pack survives." The actress got the tattoo in Australia, where her fiance Joe Jonas is judging the local edition of The Voice.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
George R.R. Martin says one of five Game of Thrones prequel ideas has been shelved, expects HBO to work "Game of Thrones" into prequel titles
Martin wrote on his blog that of the five prequels that HBO considered, "one of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film," referring to the Jane Goldman prequel that HBO picked up to pilot on Friday. Martin also wrote on his blog that he preferred to call the first prequel from Goldman The Long Night. But that title will probably be rejected, he explains, because, “HBO will want to work the phrase ‘Game of Thrones’ in there somewhere.” Martin says he's met with all the writers for the proposed prequel, and he was really impressed with Goldman. "Really, the accolades here should go to Jane. She has been an absolute thrill to work with… and my god, what a talent," he wrote. ALSO: Explaining "Age of Heroes."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 4:42PM EDT
HBO orders a Game of Thrones prequel pilot set thousands of years in Westeros' past
British screenwriter and producer Jane Goldman will helm the prequel series, which she co-created with George R.R. Martin based on her teleplay. It's one of the five Game of Thrones spinoff projects in the works, but the first to go into production. According to HBO's logline, “the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
Game of Thrones fans can bet on who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne
Oddsmaker Bovada has listed which characters stand the best chance of ruling Westeros, with Daenarys Targaryen and Jon Snow each having 2-to-1 odds.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 2:49PM EDT
Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa recreate Dirty Dancing at Game of Thrones wrap party
“FYI … This is the closest you’ll ever get to me attempting ‘that lift’ from dirty dancing,” Clarke captioned an Instagram image of Momoa holding her up in front of an Iron Throne. Kit Harington was also photographed carrying Momoa, Dirty Dancing-style.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 11:47PM EDT
Game of Thrones apparently used self-erasing scripts for its final season
That is, if Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is to be believed. As he explains to Elite Daily, "they’re very, very strict. It’s reached a crazy level this year. We actually get the scripts, and then when we’ve shot the scene—and we only have it digitally—and then when you’ve done the scene, it just vanishes. It’s like Mission: Impossible. ‘This will self-destruct.’" ALSO: HBO sues over bootleg Game of Thrones merchandise.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 11:47PM EDT
Westworld characters seem to have uncanny similarities to Game of Thrones characters
For instance, Maeve Millay is a lot like Daenerys Targaryen. "These two women started out as pawns in enormous, complicated games — and then decided to take over the games and mow down or overwhelm every competitor in their paths," says Maureen Ryan. "If Maeve, the former proprietor of the Sweetwater brothel, decided to start riding around the Westworld park on a dragon, would you really be surprised? I wouldn't. As we've learned this season, she can control other hosts with her mind, just as Dany can control her enormous dragons (up to a point) via an almost telepathic link. Her dragons are enormous — as big as Maeve's grudge. Don't cross these women, seriously."
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Westworld is starting to feel a lot like Game of Thrones
"From the beginning, fans and critics were quick to compare the show to HBO's powerhouse fantasy series," says Matt Miller. "And there wasn't much in common between the two. except for Westworld ended up filling the gap between Game of Thrones' absence from TV. But, midway through Season Two, the greater narrative structure of Westworld is starting to feel very much like HBO's other hit series. I'm talking about the pacing, which is only inching forward in small teases." ALSO: A closed-captioning error may have revealed a new Westworld theory.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's wedding date is set for next month
The Game of Thrones co-stars are set to tie the knot at Leslie's father's castle on June 23.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Natalie Dormer is going from Game of Thrones to playing Vivien Leigh
Dormer will star in a British limited series about the two-time Oscar-winning star of Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, and her personal and professional struggles.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Here are the Top 10 best-written shows currently on TV
The Americans, Veep, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are among the shows whose "writing has lingered with me in some way," says Tim Goodman. "Not just funny jokes for the comedies or standout emotional scenes for the dramas, but something cumulative where story construction, dramatic tension, intelligence, relentlessly creative humor, poignancy, thoughtfulness and believability, among other fine traits, left a mark."
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Emilia Clarke: My final Game of Thrones scene "f*cked me up"
"It f*cked me up," she says in a Vanity Fair profile. "Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone's mouth of what Daenerys is…" Clarke also reveals in the profile that she kept a journal while filming and that she finds its "unnatural and strange" to do love scenes with Kit Harington.