Even though readers of George R. R. Martin’s book, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ may already know this, the fact that the White Walkers have a tongue of their own comes as a major surprise to most watchers of the show ‘Game of Thrones.’ The White Walkers in the show have been portrayed as mysterious, silent creatures who seek to take over Westeros with the only thing standing between them and the city is the Wall, which got breached at the very end of Season 7 by the Night King on his new dragon.
As it turns out, there was initially a pilot plot which included the White Walkers having not only voices but also their own unique script in which they spoke according to a finding. This original pilot script was found by Huffington Post’s Bill Bradley at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library. It primarily contained a lot of scenes which never made it into the final script of the show. Some of these scenes include Jon Snow getting drunk at a feast in Westeros and Cersei burning King Robert’s feather for Lyanna Stark.
Another one of the many things which this pilot script had was the special language of the White Walkers which never made it to the final cut of the show. The language reportedly sounds like ice and is composed primarily of crackling sounds. It was created by David Peterson and was based upon Martin’s description of the language. It was named ‘Skroth’ by Peterson since Martin never bothers to give this undead tongue a name.
“The crackling is coming from multiple sources now. These are not the noises of mindless predators. This is a language, and whatever is speaking it is getting closer,” reads the script. “Will closes his eyes against the ice voices beneath him, muttering silent prayers.”
Apparently Peterson even went ahead with recording and editing the language in a way her thought would portray it the best. However, it never made it to the final cut as the showrunners weren’t impressed by it. They even discussed using it in Season 2, but they ended up never including the aspect of White Walkers actually being beings with their own culture instead of simply monsters from beyond the wall.
“I came up with basically some dialogue. I recorded it, and then I suggested to them, ‘Here’s how you might modify it digitally to give it a unique sound,” explained Peterson. “It didn’t get used for the pilot, and then there was discussion they were thinking about using it in season two. They said they tried it, and it just wasn’t working out, so they abandoned the idea.”
There have been other languages which have been created solely for the show including Valyrian and Dothraki. However, Skroth never made it to the show. Otherwise, people might just have had a vastly different opinion of the White Walkers, which most viewers now see as Zombies.
HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer
We finally have the first footage from the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. 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.
“Gods. Kings. Fire and Blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings … Dragons did.” *GOOSEBUMPS*
One of the best parts of the trailer was the scene that featured the Great Hall in the Red Keep. In the Game of Thrones prequel, we will get to see a new Iron Throne, one that is kind of close to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like when he wrote the books. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. Also, looking at the scene, it does feel that the Iron Throne is made of the thousand blades of Aegon’s fallen enemies.
We get to see the Iron Throne in another scene from the teaser trailer but we had to zoom in to get a proper look at the Iron Throne.
In Game of Thrones TV series, the Iron Throne didn’t actually have 1000 swords and during the famous “Chaos is a ladder” scene Littlefinger tells Lord Varys that there aren’t even 200 swords in the Iron Throne.
The day before yesterday we had reported that we could expect the House of the Dragon teaser trailer to arrive in 2 weeks and that the full trailer will be released 1 week before Christmas.
Here’s the new description for House of the Dragon that was updated a few days ago:
“Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.”
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Charles Dance kidnaps Dream in Netflix’s Sandman Teaser Trailer
There were several memorable villainous characters in Game of Thrones, but few were as influential and admirable as Charles Dance’s Tywin Lannister. His mere presence on the screen dictated seriousness, and the audience knew he meant business. Dance will be once again seen in a villainous role, in Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s DC comic Sandman. And he looks quite menacing in the trailer itself, have a look:
In the teaser trailer released recently by Netflix, Dance cunningly lures and kidnaps Morpheus, the cosmic being who is an embodiment of all the dreams in the universe. Dance plays Roderick Burgess who is a charlatan, blackmailer and magician, and the show’s protagonist Dream is portrayed by Tom Sturridge.
Dance’s Game of Thrones co-star is also playing an important role in the series. Gwendoline Christie will play a female version of Lucifer, Queen of Hell.
Netflix’s official synopsis for The Sandman reads: “A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven, ‘The Sandman’ follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”
Are you excited about the DC comic adaptation? Tell us in the comments below!
First look at HBO’s The Last of Us, starring Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey
Video Games have always been an easy escape from reality for players. They open the door to a fantastical world that immerses the audience in their graphic beauty and story. Some of the video games have become important pop culture icons all over the world. Some are as popular as famous TV shows, such as Game of Thrones. The two modes are now coming together, as hardcore gaming fans rejoice at a live adaptation of The Last of Us. Even better, two famous Game of Thrones alums will be playing important roles on the TV show.
HBO recently posted a picture on their official Twitter handle, depicting the first look at the TV adaptation of The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay.
— HBO (@HBO_UK) September 27, 2021
Ramsey plays the young survivor Ellie whose blood could be the cure to the said pandemic, while Pascal is the hardened survivor Joel tasked with smuggling Ellie across the US.
In addition to Ramsey and Pascal, HBO’s The Last of Us series adaptation also stars Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD) as a former soldier and Joel’s younger brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us) as resistance movement Fireflies chief Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us) as a quarantine zone rebel Perry (an original character for the show), Anna Torv (Fringe) as Joel’s smuggler partner Tess, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as isolated survivalist Frank, and theatre actor Con O’Neill as Frank’s fellow survivalist Bill.
Are you excited about the upcoming video game adaptation? Talk to us in the comments below!
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