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Game of Thrones releases another behind-the-scenes promo : A Story in Stunts

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Game of Thrones fans are eagerly waiting for a second trailer from HBO and can’t hold their cravings any longer for the new season, though only 15 days remain until its release. While a second trailer can be wishful thinking as it might give away some major scenes and set pieces in the new season apart from Battle of Winterfell – we are unaware of, we recently got a new behind-the-scenes promo from Game of Thrones. Though it didn’t feature any new scene from Season 8, yet all die-hard fans can get a view of the stunts done behind-the-camera that actually look much different from the finalised version.

Game of Thrones recently dropped another behind-the-scenes promo that features the crew members talking about how stuntmen worked hard to bring to life major battles in the series. The stunt coordinator Rowley Ilram, who has been linked to many brutal and awesome action and set pieces in episodes like A Dance With Dragons, Fire and Blood, and Spoils of War, gives you a look into the amount of hard work put to bring these fantastic scenes to life. He begins by saying,

“When you read the scenes, there’s a journey in there…I’ve got to try and find to find a way to achieve what’s on the pages and make it interesting. You [have to] choreograph and then I’m thinking ‘How safe can I make it?’ …We’re trying to create this really dynamic frame of action… We’d love to go home at the end of the day and no one’s paid any kind of price for…”

About the loot train attack from Season 7, where Daenerys roasted a number of Lannister and Tarly soldiers alive, the crew members have revealed that it was the first time they had put so many stuntmen on fire. Rowley in the promo reveals:

“We’ve burnt more people than anybody else basically and there’s a bit of mental preparation that goes into these things but it’s really controlled, it’s a real process. We do a lot of rehearsal where we put masks on people, walk them to where we’re gonna do the burn with their hands on the shoulders of safety guys and we line them all up…”

“We then methodically practice but what we’ve got like our fire dance which is when you are set on fire – the route you take in the scene to where you lie down to be extinguished by the safety guys,” a stunt performer reveals.

“We’ve got guys covering them all up all the time… We only burn them for 15 seconds that ensures that we’re not going to have any significant heat transfer. They [stunt performers] wear three layers of Nomex underwear – it won’t burn and melt like a man-made fabric and that’s soaked in a fire-proof gel…then they put on a thin rain suit…there’s a fire suit on top of that… then a boiler suit over the fire suit and then the costumes… there’s a quite a few layers going on,” adds Rowley.

“The show keeps getting bigger…during new truck, we did twenty in one that was a wreck with the TV…We did it wantingly to set a record and everyone likes that. It was a shot that was the shield wall and everyone gets in here… I had a purpose not only a record…it’s a little stressful but with all stunt work is all about harnessing that stress and channelling it…Fear’s really good – Fear will keep you safe but you need to just channel that fear and use that energy to achieve what you want to achieve…”

Talking a bit about Season 8 – well not about the scenes he has worked for, Rowley says:

“I wanted to finish it…There was no way I wasn’t gonna come back for Season 8 but I think the story is nearly ready to be completely told…it’s a little bit into a little sadness but I’m proud that I’ve been a part of it for four years…I’ve done half of it and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it… So, I will always look back at it very fondly.”

This gives us some hope for the final season, which has already been teased by cast members who call it bloodier, full of action, and heart wrecking at the same time. Watch the full video released by Game of Thrones here:

What are your hopes for the intense action pieces in Season 8 and how excited are you for the insane one-hour-twenty-two-minute-long Battle of Winterfell coming out on April 28? Tell us in the comments below.







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HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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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.

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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.

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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.”

Also Read: Everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon

What are your thoughts about the House of the Dragon teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments section. You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

 

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Charles Dance kidnaps Dream in Netflix’s Sandman Teaser Trailer

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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.”

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First look at HBO’s The Last of Us, starring Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey

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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.

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.

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