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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 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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