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This is why Jon Snow didn't give Ghost a goodbye pet

That Jon Snow doesn’t give the good boy Ghost enough attention has been a point of contention among fans for a while now. Fans never really got the reunion they expected between Jon and his trusty direwolf in season eight. And now, to add insult to the injury, Jon’s parcelled off Ghost to the North with Tormund and his lot without so much as a pat in episode four and fans weren’t happy about it.

Fans react to Jon's rude goodbye to his direwolf Ghost

We finally know why Jon dispatched off his loyal canine with only a wistful look. The show’s creators have time and again maintained that modelling a CGI direwolf isn’t the easiest task in the world, given their similarities to an actual wolf. In an interview with Huffington Post, Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer had previously said that real wolves have to be filmed and scaled up to create direwolves, and wolves sadly “only behave in certain ways.” Also, given the amount of screentime the dragons get, the CGI budget must look just a little bit woeful.

Speaking to Huffington Post, episode four Director David Nutter said, “Since the direwolves are kind of CG creations, we felt it best to keep it as simple as possible. And I think that it played out much more powerfully that way.”

Nutter said that the decision to keep Ghost to the side played out better, since this gave Jon a chance to bid a proper farewell to Gilly and Tormund.

“Then he just walks off by himself, he turns to Ghost and has this moment with Ghost that I thought was very, very powerful,” said Nutter.

What did you think about Jon ghosting Ghost?






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Vlasta Kobal
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Ghost is not just another wolf. I think he deserves more.

Eric
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Eric

I thought it sucked.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Simple… Ghost deserved better.

Michael Stahl
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Michael Stahl

maybe in the books ghost gets the role he deserves…have to wait for them to come out

gabriela DIAZ
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gabriela DIAZ

i do not like the explanation….. they did it lot of times, not only with dragons….

Susan
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Bullshit reasoning

Stannis Baratheon
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Stannis Baratheon

THIS WOLF STAYED WITH YOU AFTER YOU DIED, FOUGHT FOR YOU DURING THE WORLD’S DARKEST HOUR, AND JON CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO PET HIM? HAIL CERSEI.

Carolyn Gresham
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Carolyn Gresham

It absolutely broke my heart.

Alison
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Not having Jon give a proper good bye to his loyal and beloved pet really set his character back in a lot of people’s eyes. Frankly, this seems like a lousy and lazy excuse.

Sherry Nahquaddy
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I think Jon Snow will live, but he will go live with the Tormaund and the free folk. Once Arya kills Daenerys he will turn down the crown and/or possibly free the lands of monarchy rule.

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner while promising a “very satisfying” end for Sansa

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner, promising a "very satisfying" end for Sansa

Game of Thrones Season 8 finale drops in a few hours, and we are getting some last minute teases right about now. As one of the very few characters who have made it to the end, the fans have been awfully proud of Sansa Stark, and it seems like she will have a good ending, if Sophie Turner, who plays the character, is to be believed. Read on!

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Sophie spoke to The Sunday Times Magazine about how the ending of the show might not please everybody. Speaking of her attachment to Sansa, she said:

“I’ve had a bit of an identity crisis to be honest, I’ve grown up for so many years as this character. If I wasn’t filming, I was promoting it, if I wasn’t promoting it then it was on TV. I was immersed in Sansa, so finally stepping out of it, I don’t actually know what I like to do or who I really am.”

She then went on to tease the finale of the show:

“It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying. But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

Well, given the show’s massive fan following, that was probably always bound to happen. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

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Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has had a respectable star cast, ranging from the young first-timers to the industry veteran actors. Over the past few years, we have heard of a lot of actors who auditioned for different parts on the show but didn’t land the roles. The latest of the bunch is Nicholas Hoult, who auditioned for the role of Jon Snow. Read on!

Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

Nicholas Hoult was recently at the Montclair Film Festival, for the screening of his latest film, Tolkien, where he talked to Page Six about his shot at a role in Game of Thrones:

“I think I auditioned for Jon Snow. I remember it because I was filming ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the time, so I had long hair extensions. They gave me a ponytail and also a very patchy fake tan. So I remember being like, ‘This is probably not what they’re hoping for,’ and it obviously wasn’t.”

Of, course, the role went to Kit Harington in the end, who has done a great job with it. Had Hoult bagged the role, Game of Thrones would have looked quite different. Then again, what would Jon Snow be without the ever brooding Kit Harington?

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“People are very angry,” says Pilou Asbæk (Euron) about Game of Thrones Season 8

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"People are very angry," says Pilou Asbæk (Euron) about Game of Thrones Season 8

At the moment, Game of Thrones is having a bad run with the latest season becoming the lowest-rated season in the show. The show that has garnered love from fans and critics alike over the last decade, is now getting hate for rushing the final season. One of the latest deaths on the show was Euron Greyjoy. Actor Pilou Asbæk, who plays Euron, recently discussed the fans’ displeasure with the final season and more, in an interview with Insider. Read on!

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Pilou was asked whom he was rooting for, now that Euron and Cersei were gone. He said:

“Who am I rooting for? I’m rooting for Dan and David. For them to be happy with what they have created.”

He was then asked if he thinks the showrunners will be happy with their creation:

“Yes, I think they will be, because right now, people are very angry. Some people are very angry and some people are very happy. I think, guys, just … please. Everyone has done the best work they could, under the circumstances they could, and I think it will stand the test of time. Honestly, I swear to God I think that. So I hope Dan and David are going to end up on the throne.”

Pilou also discussed how his character was different from the book Euron:

“100%. It’s two very different characters. I think Dan and David wanted a not-so-mysterious villain, the way he is in the books. They wanted to do something else. But you never, never know where a character is going. So you have to go with what you get. And I was just … you know … of course you always want more screen time. Because screen time often equals character development, and motivation. You can show different sides of a character.

But at the end of the day I’m a supporting cast member. I’m not one of the main cast members. So I’m here to support, that’s my job, that’s what I get paid for.”

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All said and done, Pilou seemed satisfied with his run on the show:

“I’m feeling great. I feel very, very thankful to be part of it. As an actor you always want more scenes, you want more stuff to work with, you want to have as much screen time as possible. But, that said, you’re also extremely thankful that you got to be a part of one of the biggest shows in the world.”

What do you guys think? Could Euron have been better? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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