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George R. R. Martin refused a Game Of Thrones Season 8 cameo to focus on Winds of Winter

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George R. R. Martin discusses The Winds of Winter in an interview, says things will "get worse"

Game Of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on 14th April and it turns out that George R. R. Martin had been offered a cameo but he turned it down!

George R. R. Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novels have been turned into the immensely popular Game Of Thrones TV series was invited by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss to travel to Northern Ireland and film a cameo in the final season of Game Of Thrones.

However, Martin decided to prioritize the upcoming novel in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series as it’s been 8 years since the last book, “The Dance with Dragons” was published and the fans are wondering when the book will finally be published.

Speaking with EW, George R. R. Martin said, “David and Dan invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do, but I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.

George RR Martin’s cameo appearance in the unaired Game Of Thrones pilot revealed

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Martin mentioned that he did film a cameo for Game Of Thrones Season 1 but the pilot episode was reshot and as a result, his footage was discarded when the showrunners decided to film the episode once again.

“There was a cameo in the original pilot that was cut,” said Martin. “I was a guest at Dany’s wedding. But that was when she was played by Tamzin Merchant so all that footage got thrown out when we recast with Emilia Clarke.”

The showrunners have revealed in the past that the original pilot was a “Piece of Sh*t” and they were advised to re-shoot everything if they wanted to do something about it and they ended up changing over 90% of the original pilot.

American screenwriter, Craig Mazin who had watched the original pilot had told David and Dan that the pilot was a complete mess and this is what Dan Weiss had to say about it:

Watching them watch that original pilot was one of the most painful experiences of my life. As soon as it finished, Craig said, ‘You guys have a massive problem.’

Luckily, the showrunners got their act together and turned the disastrous original pilot into one of the most popular TV series in the world. Now that the series is going to get over in May, the fan pressure will just keep on growing for Martin to finish the 6th book.

George RR Martin releases new edition of eighth book in the Wild Card series

There have been some fan theories which say that George R. R. Martin has been working on the last two books together and is just waiting for the series to get over to release both the books but it’s just a theory as of now and who knows, looking at Martin’s writing speed, it might even take another 6-8 years to release the final book.

All we can do is wait for the 8th season to release and once it gets over, just hope that George R. R. Martin releases The Winds of Winter at the earliest.






Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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See Emilia Clarke in the trailer for her first film post Game of Thrones, Last Christmas

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See Emilia Clarke in the trailer for her first film post Game of Thrones, Last Christmas

Game of Thrones might have made big stars of most of the actors that were on the show, but for nearly a decade, these stars were also somewhat tied down to the show, and couldn’t take on too many other projects. A prime example is Emilia Clarke, who hasn’t appeared in many films or TV series during her time on Game of Thrones. However, now we have the trailer for the first film Emilia is going to be starring in since she wrapped up the show – Last Christmas. Read on!

Last Christmas looks like your typical holiday cheer filled rom-com that we’re all in the mood for around that time. It stars Emilia Clarke in what seems like a role that mirrors her natural bubbly personality, and opposite her is Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians fame. Check out the trailer:

Now, this might look like regular Emilia to us, but for those fans of her that have only seen her as Daenerys and not as Emilia herself, it is a far throw from the fire queen. The film also stars Emma Thompson, who is known for her numerous roles, with Professor Terawlney from Harry Potter being one of them, and Michelle Yeoh, who was also in Crazy Rich Asians, among her other acting credits. Paul Feig is at the helm. If you find the name familiar, it’s probably because of a Wham! song by the same name. Heck, the poster also says “Featuring the music of George Michael”, and the trailer is a testament to that. What a treat!

Media outlets are reporting a release date of November 7, 2019, right in time for the holidays. The movie seems like a great pick for your holiday run. What could be better than the mother of dragons dressed channelling a cute little elf?

Excited? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones reveals 14 brand new photos from Season 8

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Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones has finally ended. Through the last couple of seasons, we had some amazing coverage and insight into the show, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and James Hibberd. The final bits from this coverage are now coming through, and one of those includes a set of fresh photos from Game of Thrones Season 8. Read on!

Entertainment Weekly released this set of 14 photos recently, featuring the cast of the show. Take a look:

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

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






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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch

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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Game of Thrones might have ended, but we have a bit of a follow up coming up. The behind the scenes bits we have been having through Making Game of Thrones are culminating into a beautiful documentary, called The Last Watch. HBO has now released photos from the same. Read on!

The set has 12 photos and one picture of what looks like an embroidery art/poster featuring the filming of “The Bells”. Check them out:

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Excited to take a little trip behind the scenes? The documentary will air this Sunday, 26th May, in the usual Game of Thrones slot of 9 P.M. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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