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Blades of Glory: EW gives you a closer look at weapons used in Game of Thrones

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Video discusses all Valyrian Steel Swords in the Game of Thrones universe

Game of Thrones comes out in less than 3 weeks now and we can’t hold our grudges to view the new season which has already been hyped by the cast members. So far we’ve only got the official trailer that has given us a sneak-peak at the terrifying Battle of Winterfell with the ending shot of Night King arriving on a dead horse as Winterfell prepares itself. But, until this 25-day-long ‘Long Night’ Entertainment Weekly, which has been one of the reliable sources of Game of Thrones, has got you covered. It recently released a video titled Blades of Glory that gives you a closer look at the key weapons used so far in Game of Thrones.

The video starts off with Oathkeeper – the Valyrian Steel sword that Brienne of Tarth owns. It is one of the two swords re-forged out of the Stark Ancestral sword ‘Ice‘. It was gifted to Brienne by Jaime Lannister and was named Oathkeeper both in Books as well as the TV show as a reminder of the oath both Jaime and Brienne made to Lady Catelyn Stark. The sword has been fashioned with Lannister gold with lions on pommel and crossguard.

Up next, talking about the Dragonglass dagger now owned by many characters like Jon, Jorah, and many others, Entertainment Weekly reveals how dragonglass weapons are made for the show. According to them, real obsidian was remoulded so that it could be recreated out of rubber. According to Game of Thrones weapon master Tommy Dunne,

“You’d never actually know the difference.”

The Valyrian Steel dagger widely was in focus in Season 1 and then brought into play again by Littlefinger in Season 7 along with a glimpse in Samwell Tarly‘s Long Night book. Though its use in Season 8 may be discussed later, yet according to Tommy Dunne,

“We couldn’t put an image on it because we didn’t want anyone to know who supplied it.”

Widow’s Wail – actually a proud possession of the much-hated deceased character Joffrey Baratheon, is another half and rather a shorter sword re-forged out of Ice. After Joffrey’s death, it now rests in the hands of his uncle/biological father Jaime Lannister and was re-introduced to the series in Season 7. Design around an eye-catching Swarovski red crystal, Tommy Dunne describes it as:

“The Baratheon-honoring antlers around it are much subtler as “tongue-in-cheek” way of hinting at Joffrey’s true parentage.”

The article would go incomplete in the listing of weapons in case the iconic Baratheon Warhammer of Gendry is not discussed. Though this Warhammer was introduced in Season 7, it also was the weapon of choice of Gendry’s father Robert Baratheon. For Season 7, rubber and foam variants of the weapon was created in case Joseph Dempsie got tired. Dempsie though felt more comfortable with the heavy-weight weapon. Dunne says, “He enjoyed using the heavy one.”

Other weapons included in the video were the daggers of Ellaria Sand and Tyene Sand. They even gave us a glimpse of Oberyn Martell and Areo Hotah’s spears in the show. Moreover, ice sword of White Walkers and Pyat Pree‘s dagger from Qarth plot was included too. Watch the full video down below:

 

Game of Thrones comes out on April 14 and we can’t be more excited to watch two of our favourite weapons being used by Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth to fight side-by-side facing the Army of the Dead. What about you?







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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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