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“Makes Not a Whit of Sense” : George R. R. Martin denies reports that he has finished the last two books

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‘Makes Not a Whit of Sense’ - GRRM denies that he has completed the last two books

Game Of Thrones fans went into a frenzy when the news that George R. R. Martin has finished writing the last two books – “The Winds of Winter” & “A Dream of Spring” started circulating online. The news also said that although the books were finished, the author had agreed not to publish them till the HBO show wrapped up. Actor Ian McElhinney, who played the role of Ser Barristan Selmy in the show had made these claims at a convention. Jump to 31 mins to watch the part where he talks about the last two books.

Martin, however, debunked this news on his blog. On the blog post titled “Idiocy on the Internet“, he wrote –

“I will, however, say for the record — no, THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING are not finished. DREAM is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finish volume six.”

He also went on the record to say that this whole news “makes not a whit of sense“.

“Why would I sit for years on completed novels? Why would my publishers — not just here in the US, but all around the world — ever consent to this? They make millions and millions of dollars every time a new Ice & Fire book comes out, as do I. Delaying makes no sense. Why would HBO want the books delayed? The books help create interest in the show, just as the show creates interest in the books.”

“So… no, the books are not done. HBO did not ask me to delay them. Nor did David & Dan. There is no “deal” to hold back on the books. I assure you, HBO and David & Dan would both have been thrilled and delighted if THE WINDS OF WINTER had been delivered and published four or five years ago… and NO ONE would have been more delighted than me.”

The blog post ended with a note –

“I have said it before: don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Except here, of course.”

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Nathalie Emmanuel to star alongside Kevin Hart and John Travolta in upcoming Quibi series ‘Die Hart’

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Nathalie Emmanuel to star alongside Kevin Hart and John Travolta in Quibi's Die Hart

Game of Thrones actors have embarked on their respective journies post the show’s run. Since the show has finished, Kit Harington and Richard Madden have joined the Marvel’s universe, Maisie Williams has become a mutant and Sophie Turner is going to be a mother! Nathalie Emmanuel a.k.a. Missandei too has something exciting in her kitty and its big!  Read on to find out!

As per Deadline, Emmanuel has signed her next project with John Travolta and comedian Kevin Hart for an upcoming streaming service Quibi. It is going to be a comedic action series and will be called Die Hart. The production of the show begins in Atlanta this month.

Nathalie Emmanuel to star alongside Kevin Hart and John Travolta in Quibi's Die Hart

As per the report, Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s tired of being the comedic sidekick. He wants to be a leading action star but there is a catch – Kevin must first train at the world’s greatest action star school, run by a lunatic (Travolta). Pushed to his limits by this action school coach and a tough-minded rival student (Emmanuel), Kevin must survive a series of hilarious, over-the-top action sequences and face his fears if he wants to achieve his dream and land the role of a lifetime.

That sure sounds like fun doesn’t it! Each episode will be of 10 minutes and you can view them on the Quibi app. Emmanuel is surely building a solid lineup after Thrones. She is also going to be seen in the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise

We hope that Emmanuel continues on her fine run and achieve a lot of success. Let us know your views on Die Hart in the comments below!






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Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten to attend Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) 2020 Dubai

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Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten to attend MEFCC 2020 Dubai

Game of Thrones actors have been making waves everywhere since the show’s run has ended last year. They have been rocking the awards everywhere including the Oscars. As per the latest news, a certain Game of Thrones star is all set to grace another big event and we are very excited. Read on to find out more!

As per the Gulf News, Carice van Houten who played the role of Melisandre on the show is all set to grace the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) 2020. The event is going to take place in Dubai from March 5-7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten to attend MEFCC 2020 Dubai

Houten recently came into the news when she cancelled her television show appearance in Belgium. On the professional front, she has purchased rights to a Holocaust story about female Jewish rescuers and will produce the film along with her business partner, Halina Reijn.

Houten, of course, hit the limelight after her fantastic portrayal of Melisandre in Game of Thrones. It was a small but significant role and she really added a different element to the epic saga. It would be exciting to see her work choice after Thrones.

Well, it is surely going to be exciting for fans to see their favorite star in a different part of the world. Share your excitement in the comment section below.






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Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie to play the lead in new BBC thriller titled Vigil

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Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie to play lead in BBC's thriller

Game of Thrones has given plenty of promising actors to the entertainment industry. Rose Leslie who played the role of Ygritte on the show is one of them. Her ferocious portrayal of Ygritte won her many fans around the globe. Her chemistry with Kit Harrington a.k.a. Jon Snow was really appreciated. Leslie has now landed a lead role in BBC’s next thriller and we can’t keep calm! Read on.

After getting some great success with their previous thriller Bodyguard, BBC has now finalised the casting for their next thriller Vigil. As per Deadline, apart from Leslie, Vigil will also star Connor Swindells of Sex Education, Shaun Evans of Endeavour and Martin Compston of Line of Duty among others.

Vigil is written by Tom Edge, the BAFTA-nominated writer of feature film Judy and the creator of Netflix comedy Lovesick. James Strong of Broadchurch and Isabelle Sieb of Shetland are going to be the directors.

Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie to play lead in BBC's thriller

As per the report, Vigil is a six-part thriller from World Productions from the makers of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard. It will tell the fictional story of how the disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine creates conflict between the police, the Royal Navy, and intelligence services.

Well, it surely is great news for the entire Game of Thrones community. While the previous thriller of BBC,  Bodyguard, brought great acclaim to another Game of Thrones star Richard Madden. We hope that Vigil brings the same kind of success to Leslie.

Fans! What are your reactions to the news? Hit the comment section and let us know!






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