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Battle of Winterfell will be the longest ever Game of Thrones episode

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Battle of Winterfell will be the longest ever Game of Thrones episode

Winter is ‘officially’ coming with Game of Thrones Season 8 nearer than ever now with less than 30 days in its premiere. 30 days isn’t a long time to wait and it’s much easier if you are an avid book reader or a binge-watcher as you can finish up a new series on Netflix or Amazon Prime within a month at least! But, we on Wiki of Thrones are destined to bring you every update related to the new season of Game of Thrones.  So, the newest update is that the official runtime for each episode of the new season has been revealed by HBO, as recently reported by the most reliable source Entertainment Weekly.

A week ago we reported that HBO had revealed the run time of first two episodes of the new season being 54 minutes and 58 minutes long respectively, along with a later update on rest of the episodes. All of the info seems to be correct except for episode three which now has been officially confirmed to be longer than previously reported. The runtime for episode three is actually now 1 hour 22 minutes – which is a big nod to the epic Battle of Winterfell. Prior to this, the Season 7 finale was the longest episode, having a runtime of 1 hours and 20 minutes, which is same as the runtime of the final two episodes of the upcoming season 8.

Here is an updated list of the official runtime for each episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 as shared by the network:

Season 8, Episode 1
April 14 at 9:00 p.m.
Running Time: 0:54

Season 8, episode 2
April 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Running time: 0:58

Season 8, episode 3
April 28 at 9:00 p.m.
Running time: 1:22

Season 8, episode 4
May 5 at 9:00 p.m. 
Running time: 1:18

Season 8, episode 5
May 12 at 9:00 p.m. 
Running time: 1:20

Season 8, episode 6
May 19 at 9:00 p.m. 
Running time: 1:20

And, so this means that the average run time for Season 8 episodes will be 72 minutes – a big relief to the fans, especially to those who weren’t happy with the runtimes, especially for the Battle of Winterfell episode.

Given the fact that these are longer than the average length of Season 7 episodes, now I’m truly and even more excited for the final season coming out on April 14. What about you guys? Share your thoughts on this update in the comments.







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If they were two hours long each episode I would still love watching them.
Try reading one of the 1300 page books sometime.

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Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) to have a cameo in upcoming Cliffhanger reboot

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Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) to play a cameo in Cliffhanger's reboot with a female lead

Everyone loves a cliffhanger. We might get an itch to know things beforehand, but there is excitement in watching something unravel with pure uncertainty. Game of Thrones was a series of cliffhangers that led us through eight seasons, always on the edge, finally concluding with the much-debated ending. Another thing that strikes us when we hear that word is the 1993 film, Cliffhanger. Starring Sylvester Stallone, it was an action ride through the mountains that kept us on the edge of our seats till the end. We can now get ready to range the mountains again as a reboot is in the works. It will have a female lead and a cameo by Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones.

Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) to play a cameo in Cliffhanger's reboot with a female lead

The new film started its course last year from Cannes Marché du Film (a global film market), as reported by Deadline. It went underway with Ana Lily Amirpour donning the director’s hat, Sascha Penn writing the script; and Rocket Science and Original Film producing the film. The hunt for a female lead is still on while there seems to be a definite cameo by Jason Momoa; confirmed by his Instagram post. The shooting was supposed to begin in spring this year, but it’s postponed, we guess, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Ana Lily Amirpour also confirmed her involvement with the project with an Instagram post last year. The Iranian-American filmmaker made her debut with the successful film, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ in 2014. She has worked with Momoa before in her second film, The Bad Batch; which also starred Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey.

Ana Lily had said some interesting things about the movie. “We are setting out to create a thrill ride on the mountain which taps into the primal side of an action movie, where you see what a person is capable of doing to survive in the most extreme situations, pushed to the limits. Add to that a high-stakes espionage and a badass female mountain climber as the lead and it becomes a truly epic reinvention of what made the original Cliffhanger movie so fun and so thrilling.”

Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) to play a cameo in Cliffhanger's reboot with a female lead

The description really sounds like something to “hold on” to. We feel certain that Jason Momoa would fit right in with the rugged, sharp adventures of the film. It’s perfectly in line with other amazing things lined up for Momoa such as Aquaman 2; which is on the way and set for a December 2022 release. And a rumored role in Spider-Man. Keep going Jason, is all we have to say!

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Donate to Emilia Clarke’s CoVID-19 relief fund and get a chance to join her for a virtual dinner!

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Donate to Emilia Clarke’s CoVID-19 relief fund and get a chance to join her for a virtual dinner!

Coronavirus has spread throughout the world faster than any other known disease in recent times. Although the mortality is not very high, its huge transmission rate is alarming! With each passing day, it’s becoming more and more difficult for governments to contain the sheer impact of the numbers. During these testing times, people from all walks of life are chipping in with their helpful donations. These are going to the relief funds so as to help make more space for coronavirus patients. Amidst this, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) has made an appeal to her followers on Instagram. It’s an appeal to donate to her charity SameYou’s COVID-19 relief fund. And as a token of gratitude, she will have a virtual-dinner with twelve of those donors, selected randomly.

Emilia shared a video message on Instagram. She asked for people’s help to raise a sum of £250,000 for SameYou’s COVID-19 relief fund. But there is an attached value in the help, apart from the blessings of those in distress. “When you donate, you can click on a link, and that will be a randomized process. And twelve lucky people will join me virtually. We’re going to put together a store cupboard dinner. We’ll cook it and eat it together. And we’ll discuss lots of things; isolation, fear, and funny videos, and the fact that I can’t really cook. So, it’s going to be fun, it’s gonna be interesting,” Emilia said.

As you might recall, SameYou is Emilia’s organization that helps in the rehab of people who recover from brain injuries. She talked about how SameYou’s relief fund will help the patients of COVID-19 and those with brain injuries as well. “We have to create more beds for the NHS (National Health Service) to take care of COVID-19 sufferers. And when you’re doing that, the brain injury survivors are leaving the hospital early, as we all have to do at this time. So, they need somewhere to go. With our partners in America, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and our partners in England, UCL, we’re creating a virtual rehab clinic; so that brain injury survivors have somewhere to go, somewhere to feel safe, not alone and isolated.”

Game of Thrones stars have been infected too, with Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) testing positive, followed by Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) who actually performed with Emilia Clarke on-stage days before testing positive.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke extends a virtual-dinner to raise money for coronavirus relief fund

Clarke founded SameYou as part of her own journey after recovering from two brain aneurysms during the early years of Game of Thrones. It’s a good thing that her charity is doing for the patients and healthcare workers during these times of global crisis; plus there’s the dinner with the mother of dragons. So, it’s a package deal then! Go on and donate if you can.

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The dog who played Bran Stark’s direwolf Summer passes away due to cancer

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The dog who played Bran Stark's direwolf (Summer) pup passes away due to cancer

The blend of fantasy and reality that Game of Thrones created on-screen was so magical that we would forget that many such things don’t exist in our world. Direwolves were one of those things. Although dire wolves (actual species) have long been extinct in the real world, we have Northern Inuit dogs that are crossbred and look like wolves. One such dog, Odin who played Bran Stark’s direwolf, Summer as a pup in the first season has passed away. It’s sad news for the fans of Game of Thrones during this time of crisis for the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Our family are at immense heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning. It’s difficult to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin lead a life like no other dog. Odin was a family member first and we got him when he was a pup at 7 weeks old all we wanted were big dogs to take hiking and to sleep at our feet in the evening beside the fire, everything after that was a bonus. Odins passing marks the end of a decade and the end of an era as he taught our friends and family a lot of lessons about life for one dog he has more stories to tell than some people would. Odin has far too many achievements to announce in this post but just look at our social media pages over the past 5 years and see. We can all take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalised in the great TV Show Game of Thrones as Summer Bran Starks Direwolf Pup in Season 1 episode 1 . To everyone that was lucky enough to meet him and put a smile on your face please remember that moment. It’s an incredible piece of luck to have a pet you love so well become world famous and touch so many peoples hearts. He was always fond of the beach and his favourite treats which he had almost everyday before his passing. He was met with further illness as the week continued and the vets did everything they could to keep him going but he passed away in his sleep. We are incredibly grateful for the donations made towards Odin treatment and we will use what is needed to pay his vet bill and we will donate the rest between our favourite dog charities the donations will help further dogs in need at this tough time. If you have photos or videos or stories about Odin then please send them or share them with us. Please understand we will try reply to all your messages at this very difficult time in our lives.

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William Mulhall, Odin’s owner shared the news on Instagram. “Our family are at immense heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning. It’s difficult to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin led a life like no other dog,” William wrote in the post. Odin appeared on the HBO show in the first season’s first episode as a direwolf puppy that Bran receives and is then named Summer.

“We can all take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalised in the great TV show Game of Thrones as Summer, Bran Stark’s Direwolf Pup in Season 1 episode 1. To everyone that was lucky enough to meet him and put a smile on your face, please remember that moment. It’s an incredible piece of luck to have a pet you love so well become world famous and touch so many people’s hearts,” Mulhall further wrote in the post.

The dog who played Bran Stark's direwolf (Summer) pup passes away due to cancer

William runs Direwolf Tours, which takes people to visit different GoT filming locations in Northern Ireland with his dogs. Odin survives through his brother Thor, who also appeared on Game of Thrones. Thor played Grey Wind as Robb Stark’s direwolf puppy in the first episode of the first season. 10-year old Odin developed mouth cancer last year in November and was undergoing treatment since then. After the shutdown due to COVID-19, William could no longer hold the tours. Thus, it wasn’t possible for him to afford the costly treatment for Odin’s severe condition. He had urged fans to donate on his GoFundMe page to meet a target of £15000. The page had met its target successfully by Friday, but could not result in saving Odin. William thanked everyone for their donations.

The post also informed us of Odin’s final days and doctor’s efforts to save him. “He was always fond of the beach and his favorite treats which he had almost every day before his passing…the vets did everything to keep him going but he passed away in his sleep,” the post read.

The dog who played Bran Stark's direwolf (Summer) pup passes away due to cancer

While it’s not welcome news at all, we wish Odin finds peace in the realms here and beyond. He will always be Summer! If you’ve taken any of William’s direwolf tours, you can share your stories and photos with him. It would certainly make his day.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.







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