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Game of Thrones panel at SXSW reveals bits about Season 7 and Season 8!

Game of Thrones had a good run with Season 6, and Season 7 with its delayed schedule, finished filming by the end of February. Season 7 is the first season of the show which had its filming continue into the same years as that of the premiere, which was recently announced to be on July 16th. For now, the stars and showrunners seem to be having a bit of free time on their hands, and as we had previously reported, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, were on the Game of Thrones panel the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), accompanied by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and the panel gave some much awaited details about Season 7, and Season 8 of the show. Read on!

Maisie and Sophie played the moderators for the SXSW Game of Thrones panel, but answered a fair amount of questions themselves. The questions which were actually written by Dan Weiss, and it seems like the showrunners wanted to give us a few bits to make up for the delay in season premiere, this time.

Starting off, we got the confirmation that Season 8 will only have six episodes, which actually hurts, because it feels like Season 7 and 8 will be just one season, considering how we are getting 13 episodes instead of 20. It was also revealed that Season 8 will have four writers, with Dave Hill writing the first episode, Bryan Cogman writing the second one, and Benioff and Weiss writing the other 4.

Talking about Season 7, they revealed that Tyrion Lannister will have the best line in the season, and that the season had three visual effect teams working on it at the same time. It seems like the visuals are going to be mind-blowing, and even more so than usual, this time. Benioff was asked if a dragon could be controlled by a White Walker, to which, he said :“Maybe.” That legitimately scares us.

The showrunners skipped the question where they were asked if Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow would meet, because it would be too much of a spoiler. They also complimented Maisie and Sophie, saying that they were proud of the two having grown up so well in the spotlight. However, when faced with the tough choice of calling their favorite between the two, they chose Maisie :

Sophie said that she was proud of filming the wedding night scene with Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), which has led to discussions about rape, which she has previously written about. Maisie said that her proudest moment was moderating the panel. David and Dan said that the scene showing Theon, Jon, and Robb shaving  was “the worst scene we’ve ever written.”

Various other details were also revealed. David and Dan revealed that Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean were the first actors who were cast for the show, and that Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), was the hardest death for them, in terms of killing of a character. They also said that they loved working with Noah Taylor (Locke), so much that they delayed his death to Season 4, from Season 3. Talking about actors and characters they wish they could bring back, they picked Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon.)

Talking about the on-set fun, David and Dan recounted a prank they played on Kit Harington, where they wrote a scene in which Jon Snow would have to get his face burned while trying to rescue Lord Commander Mormont from a wight, telling Kit that it was because he looked too “Disney.” The pair ultimately gave up on the prank when they couldn’t do it anymore without laughing.

The showrunners also said that they don’t want to be involved with a Thrones prequel or sequel series, and that they would rather see some “new blood” take on the project. They also said that they would like to continue writing together otherwise.

Mohpie were as adorable as ever. When the question came up about Sophie having blonde hair, rather than the usual red which Sansa carries, Maisie said, “She’s dead.” We are not sure how seriously we should take that. The duo also surprised fans at the Game of Thrones themed Escape Room at SXSW :

Looks like Game of Thrones really stole the show at SXSW this year! What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Game of Thrones finale script reveals Drogon didn’t burn the Iron Throne on purpose

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Game of Thrones finale script reveals Drogon didn't burn the Iron Throne on purpose

Game of Thrones series finale was hated by the fandom to a degree where it triggered millions of people into signing a petition to remake the final season of the show. However, if there was one thing that everybody liked, it was Drogon burning the Iron Throne. Most of the fandom agreed that this was a great choice, but now it seems as though that might not have been intentional like we had thought. Read on!

Now, as you might know, Emmy nominated scripts are made available online, and with the series finale of Game of Thrones, titled “The Iron Throne” getting nominated, the script followed soon. What we saw in the show was Drogon burning the throne down, and the general interpretation was that Drogon was mad at the throne for being the real reason behind Daenerys’ death, and that Drogon wanted to break the wheel like his mother always wanted. However, the script has a different version of how it went down:

“Drogon wants to burn the world, but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone. We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne – not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration.”

Well, that’s awkward. The very reason why everybody liked the melting was that they assumed it was because Drogon was smart enough to see that it was the throne’s fault. Now, this looks like just another reason for the fans to hate the showrunners and writers/directors of the finale, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. In the meantime, the PDF of the script has been locked down on the Emmy website, requiring a login to be able to access.

What do you guys think about this reason? Would you have preferred it to be intentional? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

If there’s one Game of Thrones star that knows how to party, it’s Jason Momoa. The actor, who played the role of Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, recently celebrated his 40th birthday at a surprise party thrown for him by his friends. Apparently, the party involved a giant 168-pound cake made out of Guinness and whiskey! Read on.

We had reported about the mini-reunion that Momoa had with his Game of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke, who was present at the party. Now, further details have been revealed, and it looks like the cake was the star of the party, reports INSIDER.

Made by UK-based baker Aggy Dadan of Edible By Aggy, the cake was infused with Guinness and whiskey and took a week to make. It was served on a giant sugar surfboard, with a wave on one side and a mountain on the other, two things Momoa is known to love. It also featured mini-figurines of Momoa, shown climbing the mountain and playing the guitar while surfing on the wave. Check out the pictures:

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Dagan said:

“I was thinking, what could be better than putting the whole thing on a sugar surfboard. We incorporated a little mini pint of Guinness, because he loves Guinness, and a little box of donuts for his best friend [Mada Abdelhamid], who calls himself ‘Donut Man.’

Jason is a big family man, so [Abdelhamid] wanted to include things that represented that in the cake. They left it pretty much up to me, which I love. I love when people let me use my creativity.”

Dagan had previously made a 3/4 scale Aquaman bust cake for Momoa for the premiere of the film, and Momoa seems to have stuck with her.

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Emilia Clarke has a reunion with Jason Momoa at his surprise 40th birthday party

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The Game of Thrones cast is like a family, and if there’s any proof of that, it’s the bond between Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke. The duo, that played Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen on the show, one of the best pairings on the show, still remain friends to this day. Their latest reunion occurred on the day of Momoa’s 40th birthday, for which his friends had a surprise bash. Read on!

While Jason’s birthday is actually on August 1, but his friends had a surprise bash for him, which obviously included Emilia. Check out the video Momoa made about the party:

Emilia also posted an adorable birthday wish for Momoa to Instagram:

The two seem to reunite repeatedly, and it makes for adorable pictures every time, so stay tuned for more. Don’t you just love them? Tell us in the comments, down below!

 






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