Game of Thrones Season 8 is just over the horizon with the beginning of the year 2019 and we have high hopes from it. Talking more about the new season whose first teaser dropped last month – we haven’t heard anything else from Game of Thrones for a while now.
Well, you don’t have to worry much as we’ve got you a brand new Brandon Stark a.k.a. the Three-Eyed Raven video which was dropped by Hollywood Studio the last month.
In the teaser, Isaac Hempstead Wright – the actor who has played the role of Bran since the first season, literally growing up with the show along with his on-screen sisters Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), narrates Bran Stark’s journey so far. Watch the first part here:
As you must have already seen, Isaac narrates Bran’s character arc in the series until he reaches the cave of the original Three-Eyed Raven (Blood Raven). His journey first starts as a ten-year-old boy full of life and adventure who loves climbing high walls.
Then his life changes manifold when he witnesses something he wasn’t supposed to – the biggest secret of the Lannisters – Jaime and Cersei Lannister involved in an incestuous relationship. He is pushed out of the window of a high tower of Winterfell by Jaime.
If you are an avid book reader like me you would know of the third chapter of Bran in Book 1: A Game of Thrones and his coma dream. The chapter gives you an introduction to what will be the Journey of Bran and explains what TER’s quote of ‘flying’ means. It means that Bran will fly through time and space to gain the knowledge now lost in Westeros and will discover the secret to defeating the White Walkers.
Isaac then goes on explain how his character gains a number of companions – Summer, Hodor, Jojen, and Meera on his journey North. Let’s take a look at the second part:
In the second part, Isaac explains how Blood Raven takes him back in time to witness the aftermath of Robert’ Rebellion – the Tower of Joy scene from Season 6 which ties Jon Snow’s links to House Targaryen. He also explains how his journey leads to the loss of his most trusted friends – Summer and Hodor.
He explains how warging into young Hodor (Wyllis) leads to his seizure affecting his mind and we learn how Hodor gets the tongue and name of ‘Hodor’. Hodor ultimately sacrifices himself for Bran literally ‘holding-the-door’ for him to escape.
Isaac then explains Bran’s journey in Season 7 – reunion with his two sisters – Sansa and Arya and parting with Meera who infers that Bran has lost himself and has totally taken the persona of the Three-Eyed Raven. “Bran remembers what it was like to be Bran Stark but he remembers so much else now.”
Talking about the ‘Catspaw’ Valyrian Steel Dagger, Isaac explains how Bran had sensed that there will be some importance to this dagger – no wonder we find it in Samwell Tarly’s book in Old Town!
Isaac then explains Sansa Stark’s judgment for Littlefinger’s treason in the last episode of Season 7, taking consultation from Bran – a scene from Season 7 which was deliberately cut off. Isaac lastly takes you to the biggest team-up in the series yet – Bran and Sam – that holds a lot of importance in the upcoming events of Season 8. He explains how the duo discovers the true heritage of Jon and that his true name isn’t ‘Jon Snow’ but ‘Aegon Targaryen’.
Isaac at the end says “Everything gets very complicated because Jon and Daenerys are now in love…They’re gonna wage battle together and Jon is now pledging his support for her and by the end of season 7 it’s all a bit uncertain…” This quote is a big hint towards Jon and Dany being in love despite being related and working together in Season 8 to defeat the others.
We all want the official trailer and airing date of Season 8 so badly – now that 2018 is finally over and hope for it soon! What were your thoughts on the Bran Stark teaser? Tell us in the comments.
Get ready to meet Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at Con of Thrones 2019 in Nashville
While you wait for the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8, we bring you some great news! Con of Thrones – which is being awaited by all fans for the year 2019 has been announced the date and venue and is going to be a total gig with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Jaime Lannister joining you to celebrate the epic fantasy world of George RR Martin.
Con of Thrones announced this on January 25, sharing on their Twitter handle. The joint venture of Fandom and Watchers on the Wall – which celebrates Game of Thrones, A World of Ice and Fire, and the worlds created by George R.R. Martin – will be taking place at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee from July 12–14, 2019.
Jaime Lannister sends his regards. Meet the Kingslayer in Nashville this summer! @nikolajcw will be at Con of Thrones 2019 on Saturday and Sunday, so reserve your autograph and photograph sessions now! https://t.co/xLd3Vfx0Xx pic.twitter.com/mVjKFILN2H
— Con Of Thrones (@ConOfThrones) January 25, 2019
This is the first time they are bringing in Nikolaj who will be exclusively available on July 14 and more guests are still awaited for the event! The fans can register themselves for the three-day-event here.
There are five options for the ticket to choose from but a sixth one called ‘Kingslayer pass’ is available too for July 14, Sunday – the day when Nikolaj will be joining the panel. Moreover, this pass will also guarantee you an autograph and photograph with the actor along with a seat reserved during the interview session.
So, how many of you will cosplay your favourite character and are ready for this grand event? Tell us in the comments section.
The spooky Game of Thrones themed ice hotel in Finland is back!
“Winter is Coming” and it’s truly and officially coming on April 14. But, ahead of Game of Thrones Season 8, Finland welcomes you to a spooky Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel – make sure you are well equipped with dragonglass!
Located in Finnish Lapland near Kittilä, this hotel has been opened up by Lapland Hotels Snowvillage in collaboration with HBO Nordic. This hotel was built in just five weeks and this year, all the suites of this hotel were designed by sculptors from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland.
Equipped with a total of 16 suites – each one with a different sculpture on its wall both cosy as well as a spooky sleep with a warmer temperature of 23 degrees as compared to outside where the average temperature is nearly 10 degrees.
A bunch of other images are down here like the first one which reveals an icy tunnel entrance to the main hall batched up a number of house banners from Westeros – Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, Tully, and others.
An icy feast table which will remind you of Cersei Lannister’s small council – make sure they serve you some good ale and the Hound’s f*cking chickens.
Next, are the skull of Balerion the Dread, which you probably saw in Season 7 under the Red Keep and a replica of the Sept of Baelor which sadly exists no more – all thanks to the Mad Queen Cersei Lannister!
The entry fee for the snow hotel is $20 and each suite will cost you around $550 and the entries will remain open through April 21, 2019. So, how many of you would like to visit this amazing Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel of Finland? Tell us in the comments.
Episode lengths for Game of Thrones Season 8 revealed
Game of Thrones Season 8 is right around the corner with just less than 3 months left in it to air now that the month of January is almost over. And, it’s a confirmed thing that we are actually getting a full-length trailer of the final season of the series – all thanks to James Hibberd from Entertainment Weekly who has previously given us a lot of details about it. Talking about a full-length trailer, we’ve got you all another bigger update which suggests that each episode of the series is actually longer than or equal to 60 minutes. Read on.
Winter is almost upon us – literally, we’re facing the last of it yet, jokes apart, we now have lesser time to wait for it. And, the great news is that Orange Cinema – the French TV network which airs the series on television in France has revealed the episodes of the new season to be of feature-length which in their words are “XXL”.
On commence avec @OCSTV qui vient nous présenter ses nouveautés, dont les séries HBO, qui sont en exclusivité sur OCS, et notamment #GameOfThrones qui bénéficiera d'épisodes XXL pour sa saison finale ! pic.twitter.com/jVCnRYVLfK
— Première (@PremiereFR) January 22, 2019
Well, reading French for any of us will be a difficult thing which is why Winter is Coming broke it down for all of us – a special shoutout to them! What Premiere tweeted was that HBO has revealed to them that the first two episodes of the new season will be 60 minutes long each and the final four over 80 minutes – similar to the last episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ from the seventh season.
We are totally sure that we will get an official announcement to confirm the same from HBO sooner or later. And, this is totally giving us vibes that we will have the best from Game of Thrones this time as the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have promised us. Till then, let’s sail on the tide of speculations about each of the episodes if this news is actually to be believed!
What were your thoughts on possible reveal of the length of the final six episodes of Game of Thrones and how excited did this information make you? Tell us in the comments section down below.
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