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James Hibberd teases Game Of Thrones trailer and says Season 8 will have the longest battle in cinema history

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It’s been more than one and a half year since we got the latest episode of Game of Thrones ‘Dragon and the Wolf’ which had a number of easter eggs on what to expect from the next season. Talking about the updates we’ve just been treated with three-second-long footage from the final season, the first image on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, an exclusive cover story, and lastly, the month of airing. But, fans await a new trailer from HBO after a teaser called ‘Dragonstone’ which didn’t contain any actual footage.

But, Entertainment Weekly has recently confirmed that a new trailer of Game of Thrones Season 8 may just be on the horizon. On the recent podcast of EW, we got a discussion over the new season with James Hibberd and Darren Franich. Along with their discussion, Hibberd spilt some beans on the new season by saying:

“They spent 10 months filming six episodes of television, which would normally take about two months. That’s pretty crazy. And a lot of that wasn’t the big battle stuff, but the regular scenes of two people talking in a hallway…If it’s a scene that would normally take a day to shoot, they’d spend several days shooting, because they’re trying to so hard to get every little thing right. So they’d do take after take, from all sorts of different angles, so that in editing they have different ways to piece it together.”

Battles are really a big thing for the series – just take into account the big battles from the episodes like ‘Battle of the Bastards’ or the Field of Fire 2.0 from the episode ‘Spoils of War’ from the last season. Talking about the battle, Hibbert said:

“But the battle is the big sexy thing…It’s shaping up to be what probably almost certainly is the longest consecutive battle sequence in cinema history. They’ve looked to try and find other ones out there, like [the one in] The Two Towers, in The Lords of the Rings, which is about 40 minutes, and in the movie 13 Assassins, which was also around 40 minutes. This is going to be longer than 40 minutes. It’s pretty nuts.”

Game of Thrones Season 8 filming at Winterfell set ends, more pictures of aftermathFrom the filming news this season, we all know they’ve built a huge set for Winterfell, expanding the Castle from Moneyglass studio. Talking about the challenges filming that 55-day-long battle sequence, Hibbert revealed:

“They massively expanded the Winterfell set. You can wander around, point the camera in any direction and it shows more Winterfell. One of the directors pointed out that even in a big budget Marvel or Star Wars movie, they usually only build what the actors are gonna stand directly in front of and fill in the rest with green screen.”

“But for this set and a few others too, they built it as a 360º set, so you don’t have to fill it in with special effects; you don’t have to favour one particular angle; you can have cameras follow people around; you can do unusual angles and come up with different things on the day of shooting. So it allows a lot more creativity, and it helps the actors.”

“No acting required. They’re running around these sets, fighting, with fake blood on the snow, snow flying everywhere, torches burning, fires and smoke; it feels like you’re right there.”

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That’s quite some juice to get us out of the Long Night we’re all facing since the new season didn’t air for one complete year. We all know it took them a long time to film and even longer to fill in the CGI elements, which means we all can expect something huge from the team.

“What you want in any final season is things to be unexpected but also make sense,” he concludes. “So you don’t want anything to surprise you for surprise’s sake. You want everything to feel earned and to look back and go ‘okay, yeah, I could see how they were building to that.’ And from that I know from the final season, it does that.”

Hibbert also discussed the emotional table read that the cast members had – they’ve already discussed how emotional it was! Talking about the same Hibbert said that it was like “carrying around the pop culture nuclear codes in your head.”

Finally, Hibbert theorized that a new Game of Thrones trailer might be coming sooner than we expect. He had also discussed this previously in his interview published with Deadwood producer Carolyn Strauss who’s not only producing Deadwood but also the new season of Game of Thrones. Carolyn said in the interview:

“The new season is looking fantastic. It’s really kind of staggering in its accomplishment — and we still have a lot of work to do on those as well.”

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On the possibility of the new trailer coming soon, Carolyn said:

“I gotta believe something is going to come out before too long.”

This podcast is already giving me chills for the final season and on the possibility of a new trailer which might be on the verge of releasing – HBO’s #ForTheThrone Campaign seems to be exactly pointing towards this!

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones might be over, but the franchise is alive and kicking. We still have at least two books left to come, and HBO has just announced he first prequel to the series, named House of the Dragon. The key factor is that both the books, and this show, require George R. R. Martin to write, and the prequel announcement was concerning fans about the fate of The Winds of Winter. George however has cleared those doubts by revealing he’ll be finishing The Winds of Winter before staring with the prequel. Read on!

George took to his Not a Blog to discuss the prequel, knowing fully well fans were concerned that it might lead to a further delay in The Winds of Winter coming out. George wrote, giving an insight into the development of the prequel:

“Ryan Condal has already done a considerable amount of writing on House of the Dragon, but a lot of work remains ahead of us. There’s a writer’s room to be assembled, episodes to be broken down and scripted, a cast and crew to be assembled, budgets and production details to be worked out. As yet, we don’t even know where we will be shooting… though I expect we will revisit at least some of the countries David & Dan used for GAME OF THRONES (Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain).”

He continued:

“I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.”

George made sure to give a little disclaimer, however:

“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write episodes of House.”

He also discussed the sad fate of the other Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, which was cancelled, and noted that he didn’t think that the cancellation had anything to do with House of the Dragon, saying HBO had enough room for multiple Game of Thrones successor shows. He also expressed his sympathies towards Jane Goldman and others who worked on the show.

In any case, it looks like we might get The Winds of Winter in 2020, at least. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

Game of Thrones stars have the best get together, but the latest one is definitely our new favourite. The mother of dragons, Emilia Clarke turned 33 recently, and had a birthday bash fitting for a Khaleesi. The best part of the birthday for us fans is a picture that she posted a picture that is by all means iconic, featuring both her onscreen love interests from Game of Thrones. Read on!

Emilia took to Instagram to share moments from what seems like the best birthday party ever, but without a doubt, the crown jewel of the birthday snaps is Emilia’s picture with Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo, and Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, calling it a “Momoa sandwich” in the hashtags. Check it out:

Well, if only we had gotten this moment on Game of Thrones! Jason Momoa left an adorable comment on the picture, saying “Happy birthday love. So stoked I got to see you 😍”. The picture comes right after Emilia and Jason’s recent reunion on The Graham Norton Show.

Emilia also posted more pictures from her birthday party. Take a look:

The Khaleesi sure knows how to party. There’s a good chance more Game of Thrones stars were present, but we do not have any pictures at the moment.

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






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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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