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Entertainment Weekly’s Game Of Thrones cover story reveals a lot of details about season 8

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The Entertainment Weekly recently dropped a huge reveal of the final – or at least something if not anything! It gave us the very the first image from the final season of Game of Thrones with Daenerys Targaryen and her lover ‘Nephew-in-disguise’ Jon Snow featured on the cover of the new edition. A new cover story from the media company gives us a tease of big battles, character reunions, the opening scene, and much more. Let’s get to the details.

Starting off from October 2017 – when all the cast members were called upon for a table read of the scripts of the final season, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) had no idea about what he was just about to experience. According to the EW,

“Benioff and Weiss opened the proceedings by asking the cast to refrain from doing anything during filming or afterward that might reveal even the tiniest spoiler. And then, seated around a long table scattered with a few prop skulls, the cast read aloud the final season of Game of Thrones.”

And, Kit cried “twice” – really feeling bad for him! The filming lasted for ten months or so for the last six episodes of the final season.

Recalling his experience talking to the showrunners on the set of Season 3, the writer of the cover story James Hibbert got to know that they were already thinking about when to end the series. Of course, we do understand that George’s longing of the series lasting for thirteen seasons wasn’t ultimately turned to a reality with restrains like time and budget. David Benioff told Hibbert,

“The lie we told is the show is contained and it’s about the characters…The worlds get so big, the battles get so massive.”

Even Dan Weiss told him,

“It’s what we’re working towards in a perfect world…We end up with an epic fantasy story but with the level of familiarity and investment in the characters that are normally impossible in a two-hour movie…They [HBO] put their money where their mouths are — literally stuffed their mouth full of million-dollar bills, which don’t exist anymore.”

And the Game of Thrones immediately grabbed audience attention and turned so popular that they couldn’t put a halt to it, even if they wanted to. Benioff says,

“We want to stop where we — the people working on it, and the people watching it — both wish it went a little bit longer…There’s the old adage of ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ but also things start to fall apart when you stop wanting to be there. You don’t want to f— it up.”

Moving forward to March 2018, when Hibbert went to the Titanic Studios in Belfast, episode six was being filmed.  He was stunned by what he saw and in his own words:

“There are characters in the finale that I did not expect. I gradually begin to piece together what has happened in Westeros over the previous five episodes and try not to look like I’m freaking out. There is absolutely nothing more that can be said about that scene at this time.”

Joseph Dempsie (Gendry) revealed to him:

“There are moments where you don’t trust yourself to have this in your brain…You’re in possession of something millions of people want to know. It’s such a bizarre feeling. And between now and when it comes out, I’m gonna be drunk at some point.”

On the big battles in Season 8, Hibbert reveals one of them had to be filmed for 55 days and these battles don’t have one cut but, rather “intercuts between multiple characters involved in their own survival storylines that each feels like its own genre.” According to Benioff,

“Having the largest battle doesn’t sound very exciting — it actually sounds pretty boring…Part of our challenge, and really, Miguel’s challenge, is how to keep that compelling… we’ve been building toward this since the very beginning, it’s the living against the dead, and you can’t do that in a 12-minute sequence.”

The cover story goes on much longer especially revealing a sneak-peak of the opening scene of the first episode, which we’ve covered in a separate post. You can read the entire cover story here.

Eagerly waiting for the first trailer to drop in order to get further details on the same. What were your thoughts on the cover story of the EW? Tell us in the comments.


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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

Real-life is often different from reel life. The celebrities we idolize often face regular problems like normal people. We might want a life like theirs, but ignore the struggles they had to face. For example, Game of Thrones macho man Jason Momoa. Though he appears fearsome as Khal Drogo and majestic as Aquaman on-screen, he’s completely different in real life. The 41-year-old actor recently opened up about his life off-screen in an interview with Men’s Health magazine.

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

The Game of Thrones star revealed, “I may look big and tough, but I’m not. I’m nothing like Khal Drogo. I’m not even the king of my own house! I’m absolutely terrified of my wife.”

Momoa loves his family. He said, “We’ve all gotten so much closer. My wife is very sophisticated and smart and our kids and I are kind of like animals that need to be trained a little better. I’m constantly a work in progress, and I’ve just been trying to get better as a father and a husband.” 

Jason has been through a lot, without letting anyone know about his troubles. He recently revealed in an interview how his family was facing financial troubles after Game of Thrones. It is tough to imagine someone as popular as he went broke. Things got better for him after the Justice League.

What do you think of Jason Momoa’s relationship with his family? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington spotted in Dublin filming Modern Love

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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington spotted in Dublin filming Modern Love

It is no secret to Game of Thrones’ lovers that majority of the show’s filming took place in Ireland. The show led to a boost in tourism sector in the country. No wonder Ireland has a host of Game of Thrones attractions all over the place, new ones opening up soon. The Game of Thrones cast is no stranger to Irish lands. Kit Harington, who filmed a lot of scenes for the fantasy series as Jon Snow, is back in Ireland filming for another show.

The 33-year-old actor was spotted in Dublin filming for the upcoming series of Modern Love. The series tells the stories of couples published in the New York Times.

Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington spotted in Dublin filming Modern Love

He was seen cycling through the streets of Dublin for the second season of the Amazon Prime TV show. He looked quite different from his Game of Thrones character. Kit was wrapped up warm in a knit jumper, navy coat and scarf.

The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg is the only other actor officially confirmed for season two of the show. Little to no details are known about which columns have been chosen for the second season.

The Game of Thrones alum is expecting his first child with wife Rose Leslie. What are your expectations with Modern Love’s second season? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean shines once again as a dad in new animated movie Wolfwalkers

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Game of Thrones' Sean Bean shines once again as a dad in animation Wolfwalkers

Animated movies are a doorway to relive our childhood. Adults and children enjoy them equally. Some of them have such an engaging story they turn out to be a huge success. Sean Bean starrer Wolfwalkers checks off all the markers of a great animated movie. (Another cool animation Hitpig is on the way!). The movie was released on 13th November in The US and has been received really well by critics worldwide.

Game of Thrones' Sean Bean shines once again as a dad in animation Wolfwalkers

Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, Wolfwalkers is rooted in Irish folklore and art. It follows the tale of a young girl, Robyn (Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Sean Bean). They have been called from their homeland (England) to take out a pack of wolves in the town of Kilkenny, Ireland, in the 17th century. Robyn longs for the freedom she once had in England and wants to follow in her father’s footsteps as a hunter.

On the other side of the forest are wolfwalkers. They are a small breed of unique humans with the ability to turn into wolves when they sleep. They have control over wild wolves living in the surrounding forests. The wolfwalkers are forced to lash out as the townsfolk destroy their home, hunting them. Robyn must act as a mediator for her Irish town and the wolfwalkers of the forest.

The film features Celtic art and beautifully designed hand-drawn animation. From being the Dad Wolf in Game of Thrones to hunting wolves in Wolfwalkers, Sean Bean has come a long way. Give it a watch and tell us how you felt about it in the comments below!


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