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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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Game of Thrones finale script reveals Drogon didn’t burn the Iron Throne on purpose

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Game of Thrones finale script reveals Drogon didn't burn the Iron Throne on purpose

Game of Thrones series finale was hated by the fandom to a degree where it triggered millions of people into signing a petition to remake the final season of the show. However, if there was one thing that everybody liked, it was Drogon burning the Iron Throne. Most of the fandom agreed that this was a great choice, but now it seems as though that might not have been intentional like we had thought. Read on!

Now, as you might know, Emmy nominated scripts are made available online, and with the series finale of Game of Thrones, titled “The Iron Throne” getting nominated, the script followed soon. What we saw in the show was Drogon burning the throne down, and the general interpretation was that Drogon was mad at the throne for being the real reason behind Daenerys’ death, and that Drogon wanted to break the wheel like his mother always wanted. However, the script has a different version of how it went down:

“Drogon wants to burn the world, but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone. We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne – not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration.”

Well, that’s awkward. The very reason why everybody liked the melting was that they assumed it was because Drogon was smart enough to see that it was the throne’s fault. Now, this looks like just another reason for the fans to hate the showrunners and writers/directors of the finale, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. In the meantime, the PDF of the script has been locked down on the Emmy website, requiring a login to be able to access.

What do you guys think about this reason? Would you have preferred it to be intentional? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

If there’s one Game of Thrones star that knows how to party, it’s Jason Momoa. The actor, who played the role of Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, recently celebrated his 40th birthday at a surprise party thrown for him by his friends. Apparently, the party involved a giant 168-pound cake made out of Guinness and whiskey! Read on.

We had reported about the mini-reunion that Momoa had with his Game of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke, who was present at the party. Now, further details have been revealed, and it looks like the cake was the star of the party, reports INSIDER.

Made by UK-based baker Aggy Dadan of Edible By Aggy, the cake was infused with Guinness and whiskey and took a week to make. It was served on a giant sugar surfboard, with a wave on one side and a mountain on the other, two things Momoa is known to love. It also featured mini-figurines of Momoa, shown climbing the mountain and playing the guitar while surfing on the wave. Check out the pictures:

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Dagan said:

“I was thinking, what could be better than putting the whole thing on a sugar surfboard. We incorporated a little mini pint of Guinness, because he loves Guinness, and a little box of donuts for his best friend [Mada Abdelhamid], who calls himself ‘Donut Man.’

Jason is a big family man, so [Abdelhamid] wanted to include things that represented that in the cake. They left it pretty much up to me, which I love. I love when people let me use my creativity.”

Dagan had previously made a 3/4 scale Aquaman bust cake for Momoa for the premiere of the film, and Momoa seems to have stuck with her.

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






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Emilia Clarke has a reunion with Jason Momoa at his surprise 40th birthday party

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Emilia Clarke has a reunion with Jason Momoa at his surprise 40th birthday party

The Game of Thrones cast is like a family, and if there’s any proof of that, it’s the bond between Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke. The duo, that played Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen on the show, one of the best pairings on the show, still remain friends to this day. Their latest reunion occurred on the day of Momoa’s 40th birthday, for which his friends had a surprise bash. Read on!

While Jason’s birthday is actually on August 1, but his friends had a surprise bash for him, which obviously included Emilia. Check out the video Momoa made about the party:

Emilia also posted an adorable birthday wish for Momoa to Instagram:

The two seem to reunite repeatedly, and it makes for adorable pictures every time, so stay tuned for more. Don’t you just love them? Tell us in the comments, down below!

 






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