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Rory McCann talks about the Hound’s evolution and teases Cleganebowl

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Rory McCann talks about the Hound's evolution and teases Cleganebowl

Game of Thrones is a great show, and there is so much subject matter, that there are smaller fandoms within the Game of Thrones fandom, dedicated to specific events, forever waiting in anticipation of them, one of which, is Cleganebowl. The idea is that the Clegane brothers will fight to death. In Season 7 we saw The Hound come at his brother, The Mountain, in a way that suggests that we will see Cleganebowl next season. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Rory McCann, who plays the role of the Hound, talked about the evolution of his character, and teased Cleganebowl. Read on!

Talking about that Dragonpit scene last season where the Hound walked up to the Mountain and issued a bit of a threat, Rory said :

“He puts it all aside just to go and have a word with his brother. It just shows you it’s still very important to him. It’s still burning away at him, and he hates him.”

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Moving on, he spoke about Cleganebowl :

“If it happens, fantastic. Listen, I’ve started training already. There’s absolutely no chance he’ll win. It’s 100 percent that I will win. The Hound will win.”

Speaking of how Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (The Mountain) says that his character will win, Rory said :

“That’s ring talk. I’ve seen that all before. He knows I can still move pretty fast and I’ll be the little Jack Russell around his feet, kicking him in the balls and slapping him on the head. Don’t you worry, I’ve got my ways.”

Rory also had an injury on the sets of Season 7, and he revealed how it happened :

“In reality, it was because of a bloody dragon. I was at the back of that dragon riding it, and I’m no Jean-Claude Van Damme. I can’t do the splits and it’s got one big ass … at least I can tell the truth about that now.”

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He spoke about how the Hound has grown over the years :

“I still can hardly believe it. I remember the first series or second series I was meant to do a big speech about how I got my face burned and we decided to not do it, and David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] ended up coming in my trailer and said, “Don’t worry. We’re still gonna use this speech. We’re still gonna tell your story, but we’ve got so much going on. We’re just going to bring it in slowly.” I didn’t realize they were going to bring me slowly [in] for the next six years, but it’s just been a wonderful thing. I feel my first job, my first two days on “Game of Thrones,” was “spear carrier with a bit of history potentially,” “spear carrier looking after the king or the king’s son.” And going from that to one of the major characters and delving into his history and who he’s clashing with, it’s just been such a privilege with this. I’ve been going on this arc, this character development. He’s a different character from when he first started, and I don’t think I’ll ever get a job like this again.

There are many more interesting bits in the interview, so go check out the full piece, here. Do you think Cleganebowl will happen next season? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Blu-ray has exclusive clips from “The Long Night”

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Game of Thrones Blu-Ray contains "The Long Night" Exclusive Clips!

It has been nearly seven months since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired. Now that the dust seems to be settling down on the show, the Blu-rays are out with some very exclusive content for its fans.

As reported earlier, Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection box set and Game of Thrones: The Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD sets, were released on December 3. Ever since the Blu-rays have been out, the deleted scenes have begun to hit the internet.

It turns out, if you have bought all the goodies of the show, you would have hit the jackpot with some never seen before footage from the show. As per Syfy, there is an exclusive clip from the mammoth battle sequence of “the long night” episode of season 8. The video is titled When Winter Falls.

In the video, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) talk about their experiences shooting the episode.

Christie in the videos says “Oh my goodness, it was overwhelming, You’re on this huge set, it’s filled with smoke. It feels like maybe a 1,000 people on the set with extras, crew, and cast.”

Whether we liked the episode or not, even the most ardent critic of the show have been appreciative of the effort that went behind shooting it. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, “The Long Night” required 55 days of grueling night shoots across 11 weeks.

Entire cast and crew have gone on record talking about their emotional and sometimes even exhaustive experiences of shooting for the show. The behind the scenes footage gives us a slight peek into that experience.

Have you got your hands on Game of Thrones Blu-ray and DVD sets? Let us know in the comments below!






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Kristian Nairn (Hodor) says Game of Thrones Season 8 criticism was undeserved

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Kristian Nairn feels the Game of Thrones criticism was undeserved

If you’re someone that defends Game of Thrones’ ending, you might not be alone. Kristian Nairn a.k.a. Hodor feels that the criticism of Games of Thrones final season was undeserved. Speaking recently at Northern Michigan University, Nairn joined the rest of the cast in the defense of the show. The popular HBO show ended its run earlier this year and received some extreme reactions from fans and critics alike.

He was quoted saying:

We’re all immensely proud of it, I know it was life-changing for all of us. I’m just sad that it’s over, I really am. And not just because I’m dead. […] I was very happy with the series ending, I understand why people were mad. But again I think deep down if people look into the motivation behind it I think they’re more just mad that it’s over.”

Nairn however, went on to add that because the show had stringent timeline for the final season, the makers had to let go off certain subtleties that they had shown in earlier seasons.

He said:

“I don’t think the criticism the show received was deserved.

I think the last season was excellent. My only qualm was that I felt that it could’ve been a little longer — I missed the Game of Thrones of old that paid such attention to small details — like a ten-minute dialogue scene. But, because the clock was ticking and they’re heading towards a conclusion, it lost a bit of subtlety and that was something people loved about the show, it was a show where even the small characters had a role to play.”

Every one who saw the show is always going to remember the Hodor character played by Nairn. He was one of the many actors on the show who had small but an influential character.

Do you agree with Kristian Nairn’s view? Let us know in the comments below!






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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

Game of Thrones has ended, which means like any other finished TV show, it is now open for a ton of syndication possibilities, to maximise revenue post end of the show. The latest news on this scene is a great one for anybody looking to start watching the show, this late. Roku will be streaming the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season. Read on!

Roku is doing this as a part of its second annual holiday streaming event, called the Stream-a-thon, which streams free television to anyone that owns a Roku device. On this years roster is the first season of Thrones, among other offerings from networks like Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, et al.

There will be other HBO episodes in the mix as well, from hits like Chernobyl and Barry. This festival is a win win for everybody involved, Roku gets promotion for its devices, the networks get subscriptions resulting from this promotion in the form of a free trial, and the viewer gets great devices and some free content.

So if you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for that friend of yours that doesn’t stream yet, and wants to get into it, especially Game of Thrones, you might want to get them a Roku device, most of which will be on offer prices for the holiday season. Be quick, though, as this Stream-a-thon will run from December 26, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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