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Iwan Rheon plays a gangster in The Little Mermaid’s horror spin-off

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Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

When we see movies or TV shows, we mostly don’t look for reality, rather a projected picture of how life could or should be. Shows like Game of Thrones have been playing hide&seek with this all along. They give you a fantasy world, a world where you can escape from your day-to-day routine. But simultaneously making you realize that life is inexplicably fickle and many can do things that many might not have dreamt of.

Characters like JoffreyRamsay got down to doing what they felt like. And it wasn’t pretty. This tells us that if we really did what came in our minds, most of us could be a potential Joffrey, Ramsay. Iwan Rheon, who played the omni-despised Ramsay Bolton, was hated during his run on the show due to the character’s sheer insensitivity. But later praised by one and all for his dark, mean portrayal.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

Iwan has starred in a new horror film, The Mermaid’s Song. He has got another grim, dark character to play in this production by Wild Eye Releasing– which is popular for making and producing indie films that are low on budget but high on concept with catch-worthy titles.

The film has premiered on digital and is a dark homage to Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairytale The Little Mermaid. We remember Ariel from Disney’s animated classic, The Little Mermaid, which was also an adaptation of Andersen’s original.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

Ariel is a young mermaid princess who falls in love with Eric (a human) and is fascinated by life above the sea. The sea witch Ursula turns her into a human and makes a deal that if she can get the ‘kiss of true love‘ within three days, she would remain human. But failure would turn her into a mermaid again and a subject to Ursula. The obstacles and the struggles begin.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

The original tale is a bit darker and not so fancy. Here, the mermaid is faced with the prospect of death if she fails to get the kiss. The mermaid is additionally enchanted to be a human because mermaids don’t have souls. And the chance to be a human is a chance to have an eternal soul.

The Mermaid’s Song takes a more dangerous route. It’s set during the depression of the 1930s. Charlotte is struggling to keep her family business breathing. Enter gangster Randall, played by Iwan Rheon, he proposed to pay off the family debt at the cost of some illicit changes to the business. But The bargain made was that the daughter of a true love would replace the mermaid when the time was right.

So, young Charlotte becomes a mermaid like her mother, who can control humans with just her voice. Thus, the conflict begins among all those who contend for the mermaid’s magical powers.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

A live-action adaptation of the Disney and Andersen fairytale is also in the pipeline. Zendaya, the American actor and singer has been reported to play the role of Ariel. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who became well known for his Broadway show Hamilton, and Alan Menken, who won two academy awards for The Little Mermaid (1989), will write the music. Rob Marshall (Pirates of Caribbean- On Stranger Tides, Chicago) is believed to hold the directorial chops.

What do you think of Iwan’s new role in the seafaring world? Talk to us in the comments.






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Drogon broke the wheel in the Game Of Thrones series finale

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Why did Drogon do THAT in the series finale

The last episode to the Game of Thrones series dropped today and things went up in flames courtesy Drogon. Tons of spoilers coming up ahead so watch out.

With a little cajoling from Tyrion and yeah, also the fact that Daenerys barbecued thousands of innocent civilians in King’s Landing, Jon FINALLY came to the conclusion that Dany probably wasn’t the best option for Westeros. After a final bout of reasoning where he tried to make her see the light and she refused, Jon finally decided he had had enough and stabbed her in the gut.

Why did Drogon do THAT in the series finale

Drogon then arrived on the scene and upon realising his mom was dead, went on a fiery rampage that didn’t char grill Jon Snow as you would have expected. Instead, he turned on the Iron Throne and melted it to the ground. If you think about it, this was kind of poetic. Daenerys has been talking about breaking the wheel for as long as anyone can remember. The Iron Throne through the often questionable people who sat on it has been the site of injustice and atrocity, and in melting it down, Drogon paid a final tribute to his mother by breaking the final wheel. In addition to this, it was her ancestor who built the Iron Throne using Dragon fire and now Dragon fire was used to destroy it.

The series really did come full circle because the object that everyone’s been fighting over since the very beginning, is now no more.

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Sansa Stark gets a satisfying end in Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale

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That one thing Sansa Stark has wanted since Season 1, she got in Game of Thrones Season 8 Grand Finale. That’s a lot to say in comparison to some of our other main characters. Sophie Turner had promised a satisfying end for Sansa in a recent interview, and she proved to be quite right.

The rest of this article contains spoilers. So if you haven’t watched the Finale yet, take heed!

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Sansa Stark had endured much and learned more in her journey through the eight seasons of Game of Thrones. All her sufferings stand paid back in full when the crown settled upon her head and all the lords and ladies hailed the “Queen in the North” in unison.

game of throens finale sansa satisfying end

Sansa has been working for an independent North ever since she escaped Ramsay Bolton’s clutch. She could have chosen to remain with the Southern Kingdoms since her own brother is King now. With Jon and Arya gone, she would have wielded great power in King’s Landing politics as the Wardeness of the North. But she chose to uphold the Northern people’s wish for independence.

Sansa’s ‘little bird’ comment may have caused an uproar, but it makes sense in her story. She survived Cersei, Ramsay and even Littlefinger by learning what they did best and then using that knowledge against them. And here she put that political acumen to good use by setting up Daenerys Targaryen for her doom and negotiating independence for the North.

Sansa did not become the queen of the Seven Kingdoms as she had once naively dreamed. But she did become queen, and in a far more poignant way, by fighting for independence from centuries of Southern control.

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Her crowning is also the geopolitical representation of “breaking the wheel”. North was free before Aegon Targaryen came and united the seven separate kingdoms into a united whole. In a sense, Aegon “made the wheel”.

With the North seceding from Aegon’s empire the wheel is well and truly undone. And under all its wars, intrigues, and prophecies, that is what Game of Thrones was all about.

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Season 8 finale finally revealed who won the Game Of Thrones

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die. Game of Thrones, a show we have been hooked on for nearly a decade, ended its final episode today. Season 8, episode 6, titled “The Iron Throne” had a lot of great moments, but the biggest moment was when it gave us the new ruler of Westeros. Before we proceed — SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

The whole point of the series had been about who gets to sit on the Iron Throne after Robert Baratheon’s death spiralled off a series of conflicts. We see the new ruler being chosen in a flash forward scene, with all the important lords and ladies of Westeros together in the Dragonpit. We saw a few old faces return after a long time — Robyn Arryn, all grown up, and Edmure Tully, most importantly.

The scene is actually about the trial of Tyrion Lannister, who had been a prisoner for betraying Daenerys Targaryen. An angry Grey Worm brings Tyrion, and as per his usual style, eventually, Tyrion soon gets to talking. He talks about how there can be no better ruler than the one that holds all memories of the realm, Bran Stark, A.K.A. Bran the Broken.

Game of Thrones Season 8 finale gives Westeros a brand new ruler

All the lords agree, but one — Sansa Stark. She believes the North should be independent, despite the fact that his brother has become King, and Bran permits it. Bran is then pronounced the King of the Six Kingdoms, and chooses Tyrion to be his hand.

Everyone was expecting Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne, but the show has revolved around killing our expectations, and it did so one last time, beautifully. What did you think about Bran Stark becoming King? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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