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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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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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The cast of Game of Thrones bid an emotional goodbye to the fans

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Eight seasons and nine years later, Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. One of the biggest reasons it became the cultural behemoth that it is today is its incredible cast and the way they brought the characters to life. They made us laugh, cry, fear for their lives, and cheer for them through their victories and defeats.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO has now released a video with the stars signing off and it is giving all of us some major, major feels.

This video is a thank you note to the viewers who made the show such a massive cultural entity and kept it going throughout the years. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), John Bradley (Samwell), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Sophie Turner (Sansa) all acknowledged how the fandom’s love kept them inspired to do better.

Emilia talked about how the show became her identity, while Gwendoline and Kristofer spoke about how fortunate they felt to be so loved by the fans. Sophie and Maisie admitted they never imagined that the show would become so big. And finally, Isaac acknowledged that it was the fandom’s excitement about the show – the intense discussions, theories, viewing parties – that kept them going.

Watch the video below:

But, as Kristofer points out, “everything has an end, even Game of Thrones”. Here’s wishing the wonderful cast great futures ahead!






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