Game of Thrones Season 7 is getting closer, with less than a month left to the premiere, set for July 16th. The hype around the new season is at an all time high, and it seems like everybody around is helping in driving it up even more. We had recently reported about how a bit in Empire Magazine’s Game of Thrones spread revealed Jon Snow‘s birth name. We now have the full story, and it has revealed quite a bit of new information. Read on!
You can read the full story, below :
[Scans] Empire UK – July 2017 (via feo-oliau/tumblr) pic.twitter.com/dpc6fATK9c
— dragon's daughter (@yeahclarke) June 16, 2017
Now let’s talk about the important bits. First off, there is a very subtle bit of information which has been slipped in, and it has to do with none other than The Hound. The in-studio scenes needed the cast to be in winter-wear in a heavily lot environment, and thus a really hot one. Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) revealed that some of the cast members got vests with cold water being circulated within, to keep them cool, and that Rory McCann (The Hound), really appreciated that. Cunningham said :
“That poor man wears the full f**king armour and has to fight. I said, ‘You need to get that vest on.’ He said, ‘What f**king vest?!’ And when he put it on and plugged it in, he almost started weeping.”
Now, the idea of the Hound in a full armour isn’t obvious from where his story left off last season, so we’ll take this opportunity to hope that we might be seeing Cleganebowl sometime soon! He is also quoted saying later that he’s sore from his Season 7 run, which means that we’ll be seeing the Hound in action this season!
Next up, is the psycho of the season : Euron Greyjoy! We did get rid of a bad guy by the name of Ramsay Bolton, last season, but it seems as though we got another one, and one that will apparently make Ramsay look like “a little kid,” said Pilou Asbæk, who plays Euron. He explained :
“The psychos I’ve encountered have so many different sides to them. So each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show. ‘This scene I want to be charming.’ ‘This scene I wanna be a molester.’ ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.’ After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.”
We had recently reported about how a picture that John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) recently uploaded with Kit Harington, could be hinting at a Jon-Sam reunion, but Empire says that’s not happening. John Bradley said :
“Jon and Samwell have said goodbye a lot. But you felt there was a finality to that last goodbye between them. This season I’ve never felt more cast into the wilderness, really.”
That sinks our ship!
Another important detail was confirmed here. Jim Broadbent, who was cast in Season 7 to play a maester, as we had reported, has been confirmed to play Archmaester Marwyn. There had been some speculations, but this is the closest to an official confirmation that we have gotten, yet.
Although we probably won’t see a Jon-Sam reunion, it looks like we might get a new bromance this time around. Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) seem to be friends now! Anderson even sang a little, saying, “Podrick and G-Dubs, friends forever,” pitching their own spin-off idea. They apparently also tackle spoiler hunters by telling them there will be purple unicorns on the show! Hilarious!
Among other little bits, is an emphasis on the fact that a lot is riding on Bran Stark‘s shoulders, the rift between Cersei and Jaime, and Sansa‘s unrest with Jon getting all the northern glory. Oh, and that Ed Sheeran will be the start cameo. That’s about it! What do you think about the whole spread? Got any new speculations? Talk to us in the comments, down below!
George R. R. Martin reveals the costume he wore for his unseen Game of Thrones cameo
When a show becomes a magnanimous success everything associated with it becomes a treasure for fans. Game of Thrones was a success of gigantic proportions and it is going to be quite sometime when the dust will finally settle down on it. Although the show finished its run about a year ago, it has continued to stay in the news. Almost every week there is something new being revealed about the show. Now, its the turn for a glimpse of an unseen cameo that is going to excite a lot of fans!
It is an open secret that George R. R. Martin had a cameo in Thrones that never came to fruition. Martin, as well, has teased us enough through his own posts about what might have been! This time he has gone the distance and even posted the pic of his costume that he was supposed to wear in one of the scenes.
In fact, Martin tweeted about it and linked it to his recent blog on not a blog. He wrote:
I got a message from my friend Jonah Nolan last week. Jonah is one of the creators and showrunners of HBO's WESTWORLD, along with his wife Lisa Joy, and he told me to be sure to catch Sunday's episode, there might be something that would amuse me….https://t.co/lNl0dN22wG pic.twitter.com/SqU2e7StyY
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) March 28, 2020
On his Not a Blog, he talked about the various cameos that he had been in so far and why some of his cameos never saw the light on Thrones.
“I’ve done my own cameos over the years as well. You can catch a glimpse of me (young, dark-haired me) in two different episodes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The first one you’d need to be blind to miss; the second one you’ll miss if you blink. More recently, I played a zombie version of myself in Z NATION (still signing books), and had my head bitten off by a shark in SHARKNADO 3 (though they cut all my lines, pfui). “
“I wanted to be a severed head on the walls of the Red Keep next to Ned Stark (and David & Dan, ideally), but our budget was not so robust first season, and those severed heads are damned expensive. I also campaigned to die horribly at the Red Wedding, which seemed only fair since I was responsible for it, but it was felt that my presence in that powerful, wrenching, bloody scene might have taken the viewers out of the moment. Fair enough. And not wrong.”
Well, with all due respect, Martin being in the red wedding would have seriously distracted the audience. However, we do sometimes wonder, how that unseen pilot would have looked like.
In the current doom and gloom, Martin did recently provide us with some positivity when he confirmed that he is writing daily in the quarantine. We hope, unlike his cameos, The Winds of Winter do get to see the light of the day soon!
How did you like the costume? Do you wonder about that unaired pilot as well? Write to us in the comments below!
Poor visibility in Game of Thrones’ ‘The Long Night’ inspired Panasonic’s latest HDR TVs
Game of Thrones has had a lot of cultural influence, but it’s really hard to quantify the exact impact it has had on the world. Every now and then one will notice something that will make them realise how far the show’s ripple effect really goes. Case in point — the show actually made Panasonic and Dolby make better HDR TVs. Here’s how!
If you remember, the show aired the third episode of Season 8, titled “The Long Night”, featuring the Battle of Winterfell, and despite the many happenings in the episode, the talk of the week was about how dimly lit the whole episode was, and how everybody had trouble keeping up with what was going on.
Many tech pundits, including Thrones cinematographer Fabian Wagner, made the argument that the brightness was intentional, and that the episode would look good on HDR TVs with good brightness levels, but not all HDR TVs were equipped enough at the time to display the episode like it was meant to be seen.
HDR has been all over the place, but Panasonic and Dolby have joined forces to make sure that ‘The Long Night’ doesn’t happen again. Now, stepping HDR up a notch, Panasonic has come out with TVs equipped with a new technology called Dolby Vision IQ. Basically, it adds a new factor to the adjustments needed when playing an HDR video — ambient brightness. That means that the TV will read the brightness levels of your room and make sure you’re seeing the picture just right.
Techradar spoke to Paul Darch, TV Group General Manager at Panasonic Europe, who namedropped the Game of Thrones episode while talking about how the feature came to be. The technology is expected to be added to cheaper TVs in the coming years, so don’t worry about having to spend too much to be able to get a TV that can display such content well.
Talk to us in the comments, down below!
Emilia Clarke narrates a story with her puppy Ted as part of ‘Save with Stories’ movement
Let’s be honest, these are excruciatingly difficult times for us. A virus has wreaked havoc in our lives and there is pretty much nothing we can do about it other than sitting patiently within the confines of our homes. Our favorite stars too are doing the same, although some of them have found a way to still work for some noble causes even while staying in quarantine. Emilia Clarke is one of those stars and she is working for a fine cause in quite an unusual way! Read on to find out more.
We know that, schools in the U.S. have been closed down due to the Coronavirus outbreak and as a result, a lot of kids have been deprived of schooling as well as the food. Hence, a new campaign ‘Save with Stories‘ has begun that will raise funds for children.
Game of Thrones’ star Clarke is the latest celebrity to join the movement and recently she took to her Instagram and read a story for kids’ live. However, a surprise guest joined her as well and brought a welcome smile on a lot of faces around the world.
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“Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman (published by @simonkids) – read by @emilia_clarke and Ted 🐶 . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES
Clarke and her puppy Ted read a children’s book called ‘Bear’s Loose Tooth’ but not before the latter took his own sweet time licking Clarke’s face. Once the adorable Ted settled down, Clarke read a four-minute story for the children.
In the video, Clarke can be seen saying “This is my Teddy.”
“He is called Ted and he’s a little puppy. And we’d love to read you a story. So – are you sitting comfortably? Are you lying? Are you cuddled next to someone really big and squidgy or someone really little and furry, like this boy here?”
After ending her story, Clarke signed off by saying:
“I hope you’re all doing very well, And I’m sending you lots and lots of love. Bye!”
Clarke had recently declared that she is single right now and it seems like she is spending some quality time with her puppy. Anyways, isn’t it nice to see our favorites still trying to do their bit for the society when everything around is so grim? We absolutely loved Clarke’s video. How about you?
Let us know in the comments below!
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