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Director David Nutter discusses Game of Thrones Season 8. Says security on the set was like the Gestapo

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Game of Thrones is finally coming to an end with the final season airing in April 2019 and we’ve all been waiting for the first episode to air. As the time comes closer more teasers, images, and interviews start surfacing on the internet but this isn’t enough to ease the cravings for Season 8 whose trailer would soon drop – HBO’s  #ForTheThrone campaign is the biggest proof! Recently, director David Nutter, who is directing three episodes this season appeared in an interview on the Huffington Post.

Previously, Nutter also addressed the Game of Thrones fans via Reddit where he each episode of the new season to be over one hour long. But, in this interview, he talks about the Game of Thrones security, fake scenes shot for this season, premiere episodes, and the ending.

Nutter had been missing from the series for complete two seasons (6 and 7) and now he returns for the final season again. Upon being asked what it was like to him, he replied:

“After 2015, after the fifth season, I had a couple back surgeries and I missed Season 6 and 7. And it broke my heart to do so. You go through physical therapy and all the things you go through for back surgery. There are times when I’d be in excruciating physical therapy sessions, and I’d be wondering if I’d ever have a chance to direct again ― let alone direct “Game of Thrones.”

Fortunately, I came back. I was all repaired. They welcomed me back with open arms, and not only welcomed me back with open arms but welcomed me back to actually have me involved in and direct three of the six episodes [of Season 8].”

Game of Thrones spin-off prequels won't be here till 2020, says HBOThe revelation of Jon Snow A.K.A. Aegon Targaryen’s heritage is a big game changer for the upcoming season, which was revealed while Nutter was totally absent from the series. On directing this in the new season he says,

“I’m just so honoured to be involved in the material because it’s so wonderfully written. It’s so wonderfully performed. It’s so tremendously executed. Just to be a part of that world is a dream come true… [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] are wonderful to work with. They’re such great collaborators as well as teachers and mentors. In many respects for me, it’s just getting a chance to be involved in what they’re doing.”

I remember Kit Harington talking about filming a few fake scenes last season on Jimmy Kimmel Live. David Nutter reveals the same scenario even this season by saying they need to maintain some amount of secrecy seeing paparazzi and seeing drone cameras hovering around. He reveals,

“Well, sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places ― on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things. They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set, [that] type of thing.”

“[The production team] wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree as they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers.”

Finally talking about his take and what he can tell us about the ending of Game of Thrones, Nutter revealed:

“All I know is that David and Dan spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion, and the audience will be completely satisfied. Not everybody will be satisfied, but I feel the audience will be satisfied with the direction the series goes. It lives up to all the building it’s coming to, I promise you that.”

Read the full interview on the Huffington Post here. What was your take on David Nutter’s latest interview? Tell us in the comments section down below.







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Richard Madden and Kit Harington hit the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals World Premiere

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Richard Madden and Kit Harington hit the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals World Premiere

Game of Thrones stars are no strangers to being in the limelight, but two of the most notable members of the cast have moved on to one of the very few franchises in the world that are bigger than Thrones — the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kit Harington and Richard Madden recently hit the red carpet at Eternals World Premiere, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest film to grace the big screen.

Richard Madden and Kit Harington hit the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals World Premiere

Harington, 34, and Madden, 35, rose to fame after playing half brothers Jon Snow and Robb Stark, respectively, on HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones. They will be reuniting after almost a decade on screen on Marvel’s upcoming movie Eternals, starring as fan favourite superheroes from The Eternals comic book series.

Richard Madden and Kit Harington hit the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals World Premiere

Madden has been tapped in to play Ikaris, a hero from an ancient race of beings descended from celestials. While Harington will play Dane Whitman, aka The Black Knight, a human who gains superpowers after gaining access to a mystical sword.

Richard Madden and Kit Harington hit the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals World Premiere

Harington hit the red carpet with a brown shirt under a pinstriped suit coat, with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows. He also wore matching black pinstriped pants with a black leather watch strapped to his left wrist.

Richard Madden and Kit Harington hit the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals World Premiere

His co-star Madden opted for a more formal look with a black tuxedo coat over a white dress shirt and black bowtie. The actor sported the early scruff of a growing beard on the red carpet, though it was not as full as his co-star. He completed his look with black tuxedo pants and shiny black shoes for the world premiere red carpet event.

Are you excited about Marvel’s Eternals? Talk to us in the comments below!







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George R. R. Martin loved the House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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George R. R. Martin talks about House of The Dragon Teaser Trailer

House of The Dragon’s first teaser trailer is finally here! The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. It was watched by over 10 million viewers in less than three days of its launch! And George R. R. Martin has something to say about the teaser trailer.

Martin wrote on his blog Not a Blog:

Yes, I know, most of you have already seen this. (What can I say? I am busy. Juggling so many balls, so many projects, posting stuff on my Not A Blog is not my highest priority, so things may always be a little bit behind here).

For the handful who have been off the internet the past few days, however… HBO has released the first official teaser/trailer for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Here ’tis.

Enjoy.

(And yes, I love it too. Ryan and Miguel and their team are kicking ass and taking names).”

Looking at the current speed of production, we can hope Martin’s earlier prediction about the prequel’s release will come to fruition. What do you think about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!







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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

The filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is progressing really smoothly, besides minor delays everything’s looking good for HBO’s high priority project. HBO recently dropped the first official teaser trailer for House of The Dragon, and fans are going crazy about it. That being said, we know that filming for the prequel show will be starting in Spain the next week, and the cast and crew members are gathering up at the Castle of La Calahorra.

The actors are taking a small break from their busy schedule before the shoot resumes, and it seems Emily Carey, who will be playing a young Alicent Hightower in the show is having fun with a replica of the Iron Throne.

Carey recently posted a picture on her official Twitter account. She seems to be enjoying a quiet day at Leicester Square, and her preferred choice of furniture is the Iron Throne replica. She wrote in the caption, “Found this chair in Leicester Square (wearing green was coincidental).” #HOTD #HouseofTheDragon #AlicentHightower

Do you think the future Queen of Westeros was foreshadowing a scene from House of The Dragon? Wearing green was coincidental? Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell.

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