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Directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa on epic moments in Game Of Thrones Season 7

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The filming of the final season of Game of Thrones has wrapped up and in the past month, we shared a number of speculations, possible theories, and interviews with the cast and crew. Recently, the directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa were both nominated for the 2018 Emmys. Today we bring you some tit-bits of the interview attended by both the directors, exclusively on the Hollywood Reporter.

Alan Taylor has directed several episodes of Game of Thrones including the penultimate episode of the first season, where Ned Stark was executed. In the seventh season he directed the sixth episode ‘Beyond the Wall’, which included a big shocking moment of the death Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon – Viserion, who later sided with the Night King and had to play the role of melting the Wall, allowing the White Walker army to enter the realms of men.

Directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa on epic moments in Game Of Thrones Season 7

Talking on the jaw-dropping moment in the sixth episode of the seventh season, he said:

I have a history of killing beloved characters on HBO shows: I killed Ned Stark, I killed Julius Caesar [on Rome], and I killed Wild Bill Hickok [on Deadwood]… As a director, it’s great when you have a moment like that because you know it’s going to have an impact. I knew that killing a dragon was going to be like killing a puppy… It’s an emotional moment when you kill a character that’s flesh and blood and human, but killing a creature that’s beloved the way dragons are? I knew it would have an impact.”

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Jeremy Podeswa – the second director nominated for the 2018 Emmys – directed the last episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ in the Seventh Season. Talking on the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s pivotal boat scene and the big reveal of Jon’s heritage, he said:

“It’s an epic revelation about the past, and that’s suggestive of the future. For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment. In the script, it described the fact that they were lovemaking, but it didn’t go into great detail in terms of what was going on between them in that moment. We built in a moment between Kit and Emilia where they stopped and looked into each other’s eyes. The intention from my point of view, and their point of view, too, is that they’re driven by passion into this. They don’t even fully understand what it’s all about and what the consequences of it are.”

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Another important scene in the last episode of the seventh season was when the Wall was breached. It was an epic promising ending that Game of Thrones gave us and is the key propeller for the events in the final season. Talking on this, Jeremy said:

“When you’re reading the script, you’re thinking, “Oh my God. They’re really going there.” Then it was like, “Wow. This is an enormous, spectacular sequence. How are we going to pull it off?” There’s a big question of mine about how much is real, how much is not real, how much is visual effects. You’re so well-supported on a show like this with such great people that I knew I wouldn’t be doing it alone.”

So, which of these directors deserves the 2018 Emmys and why? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.






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Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar) shows up in first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4

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Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar) shows up in first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4

Game of Thrones stars are all over the place these days, and we’re sure that the fans are going to love this new development that we have today. Tom Wlaschiha, who played one of the most mysterious characters from Game of Thrones, Jaqen H’ghar, has now appeared in the first teaser trailer for Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 4. Read on!

Before you proceed, SPOILER ALERT! Beware of spoilers if you aren’t caught up with Stranger Things.

Now, as we know, Stranger Things has a year return to Netflix, and we got an official confirmation from Netflix for the fourth season a few months ago. The first teaser trailer for Season 4 of Stranger Things just dropped, and it looks like Tom Wlaschiha has a part to play. Take a look:

Well, there’s two big reveals here. We hadn’t heard any casting rumours or reports about Tom Wlaschiha for Stranger Things Season 4, but he seems to be playing a badass looking Russian officer of some sorts. Secondly, Chief Hopper, played by David Harbour, who actually was shown to die at the end of the last season, is making an appearance, with lesser hair this time.

Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar) shows up in first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4

So exciting! There’s no release date for Stranger Things Season 4 yet, or details about Tom’s role, but we expect these bits to be revealed in the coming weeks as Netflix starts teasing the season more.

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






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Watch a brooding Maisie Williams in latest images from The New Mutants

Maisie Williams a.k.a. Arya Stark from Game of Thrones has emerged as a very popular figure around the globe. In fact, post the show’s run, most of the star cast has moved on to do different and exciting stuff. Williams too has begun to create her own niche. She was recently seen singing “Let it Go” in the new Audi Super Bowl Commercial. Now we have some fresh news on Williams’ next assignment. Read on!

It is not a secret anymore that Maisie Williams will be seen playing a mutant in her next film, The New Mutants. The trailer was released a while ago and Williams impressed everyone with her presence. She is going to play the role of Rahne Sinclair a.k.a. Wolfsbane in the film and we now have some fresh looks out from the film.

Have a look:

Aren’t you impressed? We sure are!

As per Collider, In the comics, Rahne is a devout Catholic who must contend with her seemingly extraordinary mutation. Rahne is able to shape-shift and, true to her codename, frequently transforms into what we recognize as a werewolf. These new images hint at Rahne’s strict religious upbringing, giving us new insight into the character’s psyche.

Isn’t it great to see our beloved Arya Stark doing great in her upcoming projects? We sure hope she goes on to replicate her success of Thrones in whatever she chooses to do next.

The New Mutant is going to release on April 3, 2020, and we can’t keep calm!

How did you like Maisie’s look from the film? Let us know your views in the comments below!






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Game of Thrones star Ian McElhinney all set to appear on Doctor Who Season 12

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Game of Thrones ended last year leaving fans divided. Some even complained that the entire last season was rushed. But, we can’t evade the fact that the series has now ended for good. Most of the cast members have now moved on. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) has joined the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals and Maisie Williams will be playing Wolfsbane in the upcoming The New Mutants film. Similar is the case of Ian McElhinney, who played Baristan Selmy in Game of Thrones.

Ian McElhinney will be appearing in the two-part finale of Season 12 of Doctor Who airing on BBC One. He reportedly will be encountering the TARDIS Fam in the two-parter, called ‘Ascension of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Timeless Children’. 

Ian revealed to Digital Spy:

“I very much enjoyed my time on Doctor Who…The team were a delight to work with and everyone was very supportive and welcoming. All in all, it was a blast.”

Though at this point of time, it isn’t clear which character will he be portraying he reportedly will be joined by Steve Toussaint, known for Deep Water, Mutant Chronicles and The Knock. Ian McElhinney’s character Barristan Selmy – a loyal trustee of Daenerys Targaryen was killed off in Season 5 of Game of Thrones, being ambushed by the Sons of the Harpy in the episode “Sons of the Harpy”.

Ian McElhinney apart from his badass portrayal of Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones has also starred in The Fall and Krypton.

Would you love watching Ian McElhinney make an appearance in Doctor Who airing on BBC One? Share your thoughts in the comments. 






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