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Game of Thrones’ weapon master says Arya Stark is getting a “showstopper” weapon from Gendry this season

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Arya Stark finally reunited with her old buddy Gendry in the premiere episode of Game of Thrones Season 8. While the heartwarming reunion did show us the ‘friendly’ and ‘flirty’ part of the faceless assassin, it also revealed that she is undergoing a major weapon upgrade in the coming episode. Let’s dive in.

Well, you might be familiar with the weapons (Needle and Valyrian Steel dagger) that Arya Stark carries with her and especially the last the season showed us what she is capable of doing with them. But, the premiere episode has confirmed that she is getting a brand new weapon from her pal Gendry. The scene began with Sandor Clegane coming to ask Gendry for the new weapon he had forged for him. After Gendry got the Hound his new Dragonglass axe, Arya checked in and we saw their much-expected reunion.

We only got to see some small talks between Arya and Sandor and memorable remarks like “First, I robbed you“, Gendry and Arya had a much longer conversation that was centred on the weapon blueprint she had brought with her. Upon taking a closer look, you can infer that the new weapon looks like a spear with two pointy ends. While one extreme end of the weapon will clearly have a dragonglass tip,  as the blueprint showed us, I have no clues on what purpose the other end will serve.

Yet, Vanity Fair did manage to get some insights of the same in their latest conversation with Tommy Dunne – the weapons master for Game of Thrones. Dunne in VF’s podcast “Still Watching” revealed that;

“There is one creation in Season 8 that is absolutely phenomenal. It’ll be a showstopper. That was great to finish. It was great to make, great to design in that it was able to be reverse-engineered and made into two different items.”

The description that Dunne gives here exactly matches the design we see on the blueprint, thus confirming that Arya’s new weapon will not only be splendid but that she will do some hardcore action on the wights during the Battle of Winterfell. Yet, we don’t have any clue on what the other end of the weapon will be composed of? Perhaps it can be Arya’ dagger or a torch that can be ignited to kill wights.

What were your thoughts on Arya Stark’s reunion with Gendry and how effective will be her new weapon against the White Walkers? Tell us in the comments.






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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

Game of Thrones behind the scenes bits have been floating around on the Internet these days, since the disc sets for the full series hit the shelves. A new bit now has Emilia Clarke discussing how her final speech in Dothraki was “hell”. Read on!

Entertainment Tonight recently reported about the “Duty is the Death of Love” featurette from disc sets, and Emilia discussed her last speech as Daenerys:

“I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it. And for the first time in my whole Game of Thrones career, I got that word perfect.”

She continued to talk about how it was difficult to remember the language:

“I’m being so brutally honest here — I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend language was literally eating me up. I couldn’t do it. And then, magic happened. I woke up in the morning, went on, and it all came out. I was probably fighting not what I was fighting, but what Dany was doing.”

Well, it definitely must have been hard, watching her character give everything up that quick. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

Game of Thrones has had a lot good on screen pairings through the run of the show, but there have also been a few ships that never became pairs. One of them was Tormund and Brienne, the subject of many a memes, but sadly we didn’t see enough of it on the show. Kristofer Hivju, however, is all for a Tormund-Brienne spin-off. Read on!

Hivju, who played Tormund, was recently at the UK disc set release event in London, and did a Q&A session, reports Fandom. When asked what he thinks about a Tormund-Brienne spin-off, he replied:

“I’m up for it.”

He added that he would like it to be a rom-com set at Castle Black, with the pair:

“…trying to run it together; it’s 19 minutes per episode.”

He’s clearly thought it through. Now that he’s said it, it honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing to follow up the timeline of the show. He then talked about how Khal Drogo was his favourite character:

“[My favourite scene] was Jason Momoa’s speech in the tent before he kills Daenerys’s brother. He’s just ranting and he’s going all the way.”

Well, we would definitely love that spin-off, and we bet it would fly well with the fans. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Rory McCann reveals he was homeless and had to steal food before Game of Thrones

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Rory McCann reveals he was homeless and had to steal food before Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has made the careers of many, but for some, it has been a pure blessing. Case in point, one of our favourite actors on the show, Rory McCann, who played the Hound on the show, revealed that he had quite the struggle with homelessness before landing a role on Game of Thrones. Read on!

Independent reports that Rory discussed his struggles before Thrones during an appearance on the Game of Thrones Reunion Special, hosted by Conan O’ Brien. Talking about living in Iceland before he landed the part of the Hound on Game of Thrones, he said:

“I was in a tent – literally in a tent – stealing food occasionally. Eventually I got a job and sorted myself out, but then suddenly I’m getting driven around in a nice car in the biggest and best show in the world – just shows how your fortunes can change. Amazing.”

He continued:

“I managed to go back [to Iceland] and pay my library fines.”

He had previously talked about how he had landed up in Iceland, in an interview with the Daily Record:

“I had made a Viking film with Gerard Butler and after filming I just went, ‘I’m staying,’ and was there for 11 months.

There wasn’t any acting work at the time. I had said to my agent to phone if anything was happening but it wasn’t, so I just stayed.”

It was coming into winter and some locals told me I was the only man on the whole island living in a tent, so they helped me get into a house and I found work as a carpenter.”

Well, we’re glad Rory landed that audition, because we cannot imagine another actor being the Hound. What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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