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Game of Thrones VFX supervisor Joe Bauer confirms Ghost will return for Season 8

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Game of Thrones removed a scene featuring Ghost from the latest episode, "Stormborn"

It’s not been long since the Game of Thrones VFX supervisor team slipped out a major spoiler about Tyrion Lannister’s fate in the final season. This time the team supervisor has given away another major update about the final season. It obviously isn’t a spoiler but a relief for those who have been wondering where their favorite direwolf – Ghost was in the last season.

Well, the Game of Thrones production team did a major fanservice in the last season by bringing back Arya Stark’s direwolf Nymeria and her wolf super pack. Many of us were wondering where she had been for five seasons. And, the team brought her back for an emotional reunion that ended with an important quote from Arya, “That’s not you!”

Yet Ghost was a part of the last season. Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman revealed that he had originally written a scene that featured Ghost, but it got cut due to CGI budget. According to Cogman,

“There was a bit here where Jon came out of the crypt, and Ghost came up to him and he petted him and said, “Take care of [Sansa], watch over her for me.” But I guess those direwolves are expensive. I guess it got cut. Oh, well. Ghost is there somewhere roaming around.”

This doesn’t seem to be the case with the final season as the VFX supervisor Joe Bauer revealed to the Huffington Post that the direwolf would be given a proper screen time. He said:

“Oh, you’ll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in Season 8…He does show up.” 

Bryan Cogman talks about Ghost's omitted scene from Game of Thrones Season 7

Bauer also revealed that it’s hard for them to bring direwolves into the frame as they are different in size to actual wolves. This was evident in the last season too, given the fact that Nymeria was way more huge that the other wolves in her scene in the second episode. Bauer said:

“The direwolves are tough because you don’t want to get them wrong, so we end up always shooting real wolves and doing a scaling trick with them, but the real wolves only behave in certain ways.”

“I think that has something to do with why the direwolves are in the show but they’re not maybe as integral as they are in the books.”

Of course, it’s true as the book readers might know how vital are direwolves in the books who share a magical bond with their owners especially Bran Stark. Surprisingly, Arya Stark and Jon Snow too can warg in their direwolves in the books. But, the showrunners decided to drop this out from the show.

Joe Bauer didn’t have anything to say about Nymeria but commented that Ghost will play a major role in the final season. He ended by saying:

“Ghost does show up, and he does some … he’s very present and does some pretty cool things in Season 8.”

We hope that Ghost plays an eminent role in the final season, especially in the Great War just like he did in the episode ‘Watchers on the Wall’. Also, may the Gods be kind, we don’t want any other direwolf to die!

So, what was your reaction to this important update on Ghost? Tell us in the comments section down below.






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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones might be over, but the franchise is alive and kicking. We still have at least two books left to come, and HBO has just announced he first prequel to the series, named House of the Dragon. The key factor is that both the books, and this show, require George R. R. Martin to write, and the prequel announcement was concerning fans about the fate of The Winds of Winter. George however has cleared those doubts by revealing he’ll be finishing The Winds of Winter before staring with the prequel. Read on!

George took to his Not a Blog to discuss the prequel, knowing fully well fans were concerned that it might lead to a further delay in The Winds of Winter coming out. George wrote, giving an insight into the development of the prequel:

“Ryan Condal has already done a considerable amount of writing on House of the Dragon, but a lot of work remains ahead of us. There’s a writer’s room to be assembled, episodes to be broken down and scripted, a cast and crew to be assembled, budgets and production details to be worked out. As yet, we don’t even know where we will be shooting… though I expect we will revisit at least some of the countries David & Dan used for GAME OF THRONES (Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain).”

He continued:

“I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.”

George made sure to give a little disclaimer, however:

“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write episodes of House.”

He also discussed the sad fate of the other Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, which was cancelled, and noted that he didn’t think that the cancellation had anything to do with House of the Dragon, saying HBO had enough room for multiple Game of Thrones successor shows. He also expressed his sympathies towards Jane Goldman and others who worked on the show.

In any case, it looks like we might get The Winds of Winter in 2020, at least. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

Game of Thrones stars have the best get together, but the latest one is definitely our new favourite. The mother of dragons, Emilia Clarke turned 33 recently, and had a birthday bash fitting for a Khaleesi. The best part of the birthday for us fans is a picture that she posted a picture that is by all means iconic, featuring both her onscreen love interests from Game of Thrones. Read on!

Emilia took to Instagram to share moments from what seems like the best birthday party ever, but without a doubt, the crown jewel of the birthday snaps is Emilia’s picture with Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo, and Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, calling it a “Momoa sandwich” in the hashtags. Check it out:

Well, if only we had gotten this moment on Game of Thrones! Jason Momoa left an adorable comment on the picture, saying “Happy birthday love. So stoked I got to see you 😍”. The picture comes right after Emilia and Jason’s recent reunion on The Graham Norton Show.

Emilia also posted more pictures from her birthday party. Take a look:

The Khaleesi sure knows how to party. There’s a good chance more Game of Thrones stars were present, but we do not have any pictures at the moment.

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






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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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