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Game of Thrones showrunners reveal the Battle of Blackwater was almost cancelled

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Game of Thrones showrunners reveal the Battle of Blackwater was almost cancelled

House of The Dragon is already on its way for its release in 2022. All the key players are set and we just can’t hold our excitement as more news comes from HBO. For the time being, we can reflect back on our favourite moments from Game of Thrones. Undeniably, one of them has to be the Battle of Blackwater. Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon sheds more light on the episode.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have admitted in the book the amazing battle scene almost didn’t happen. Weiss said, “There was talk of turning Blackwater into a land battle, which would have been terrible.”

Game of Thrones showrunners reveal the Battle of Blackwater was almost cancelled

We begged and pleaded with Mike Lombardo [former HBO boss]. We had a big conversation about how many boats we could do,” he commented. David Benioff added,We went down on bended knee: ‘Just this once, please.’” Ultimately the pair were granted an extra $2million to bring the Battle of Blackwater to life during an extra week of filming.

But even with those concessions, they knew there was no way they could replicate what George R.R. Martin had written in his books. To reduce the scale of this battle, which was the largest battle in the War of the Five Kings, Martin was tasked with a rewrite.

He mentioned to Hibberd in his book, “We had to scale down Blackwater considerably from the book. They told me right from the start that the bridge of boats would be impossible.”

Actor Stephen Dillane (Stannis) never even understood what was happening in Game of Thrones. What do you think about the Battle of Blackwater? Tell us in the comments below!







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Outlander star Graham McTavish confirms playing a role on House of The Dragon

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Outlander star Graham McTavish confirms playing a role on House of The Dragon

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has created a huge hype amongst fantasy lovers. HBO is leaving no stones unturned in the marketing of the fantasy series. In the past few days, they’ve released several photos of some of the key characters in costume. Recently, one more important cast member has come under the attention of the Game of Thrones community. The Hobbit and Outlander star Graham McTavish’s Wikipedia Filmography has been updated to include House of The Dragon. And he himself has confirmed the news today.

In an interview with Stylist, McTavish revealed he has been having fun on the set. He said, “I’m enjoying that, yes. I’m really having a lot of fun. We’ve just started. It’s a very big project, so we’re getting to know each other. They’re lovely people. It’s great, but I can’t tell you too much. I can’t tell you really anything about the story! But it involves a lot dragons.”

Sam Heughan, who was with McTavish during the interview, joked: “Am I in it?”

Laughing, McTavish replied: “So far, no. And I have been waiting… I have to say ‘Where is Sam?’ because it’s always in my contract now.”

However, he didn’t say anything about what character he will be playing. Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Who do you think McTavish will play on the show? Tell us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington to guest star on HBO’s Friends : The Reunion

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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington to guest star on HBO’s Friends : The Reunion

When we hear the word ‘Sitcom’, the television series Friends is the first to pop up to our attention. The show has become a pop culture icon over the decade, just like Game of Thrones. It manages to still make us laugh even after several rewatches. Well, good news has finally arrived for the fans of the popular sitcom. HBO has set Thursday, May 27 for the long-awaited Friends: The Reunion special on HBO Max. What’s even better? Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will have a cameo in it!

The date also happens to be the one-year anniversary of the WarnerMedia streaming platform’s launch. The show was originally set to be one of the launch specials for HBO Max’s launch last year but the shooting was delayed by the pandemic.

Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington to guest star on HBO’s Friends : The Reunion

The special features Friends stars Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), and David Schwimmer (Ross) who return to the comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.

A slew of A-list celebrity guests will appear on the special including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington and many more. Are you excited about Friends: The Reunion? Talk to us in the comments below!







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This Job requires you to stay at a House of The Dragon filming site!

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This Job requires you to stay at a House of The Dragon filming site!

HBO has created a huge hype amongst fantasy lovers with the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon. The cast and the crew were spotted filming at various locations in Cornwall. Well, it looks like a great opportunity for Game of Thrones fans has recently come up in the news. You can now live at St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, and get paid for it.

St Michael’s Mount is one of the UK’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks. The island with a castle perched on top is currently being used as a filming location for the Games of Thrones prequel. It’s run by the National Trust and St Aubyn Estates – and they are looking for a new Castle Officer. They have now advertised the full-time position – and it has a ‘live-in’ requirement.

This Job requires you to stay at a House of The Dragon filming site!

On the downside, you’ll have to clean toilets and you can get stranded at high tide. Getting takeaways delivered will prove to be a bit problematic. If that hasn’t put you off, the role will have a focus on providing support to the Castle Steward.

Current Castle steward Duncan Murdoch told the BBC: “The best thing about living here is having a sea view from every window. The worst thing is not being able to get a pizza delivered to your door.”

If you are interested in the role you are asked to send a CV and a short covering statement to [email protected] Tell us what you think about the job in the comments below!







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