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Blades of Glory: EW gives you a closer look at weapons used in Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones comes out in less than 3 weeks now and we can’t hold our grudges to view the new season which has already been hyped by the cast members. So far we’ve only got the official trailer that has given us a sneak-peak at the terrifying Battle of Winterfell with the ending shot of Night King arriving on a dead horse as Winterfell prepares itself. But, until this 25-day-long ‘Long Night’ Entertainment Weekly, which has been one of the reliable sources of Game of Thrones, has got you covered. It recently released a video titled Blades of Glory that gives you a closer look at the key weapons used so far in Game of Thrones.

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The video starts off with Oathkeeper – the Valyrian Steel sword that Brienne of Tarth owns. It is one of the two swords re-forged out of the Stark Ancestral sword ‘Ice‘. It was gifted to Brienne by Jaime Lannister and was named Oathkeeper both in Books as well as the TV show as a reminder of the oath both Jaime and Brienne made to Lady Catelyn Stark. The sword has been fashioned with Lannister gold with lions on pommel and crossguard.

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Up next, talking about the Dragonglass dagger now owned by many characters like Jon, Jorah, and many others, Entertainment Weekly reveals how dragonglass weapons are made for the show. According to them, real obsidian was remoulded so that it could be recreated out of rubber. According to Game of Thrones weapon master Tommy Dunne,

“You’d never actually know the difference.”

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The Valyrian Steel dagger widely was in focus in Season 1 and then brought into play again by Littlefinger in Season 7 along with a glimpse in Samwell Tarly‘s Long Night book. Though its use in Season 8 may be discussed later, yet according to Tommy Dunne,

“We couldn’t put an image on it because we didn’t want anyone to know who supplied it.”

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Widow’s Wail – actually a proud possession of the much-hated deceased character Joffrey Baratheon, is another half and rather a shorter sword re-forged out of Ice. After Joffrey’s death, it now rests in the hands of his uncle/biological father Jaime Lannister and was re-introduced to the series in Season 7. Design around an eye-catching Swarovski red crystal, Tommy Dunne describes it as:

“The Baratheon-honoring antlers around it are much subtler as “tongue-in-cheek” way of hinting at Joffrey’s true parentage.”

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The article would go incomplete in the listing of weapons in case the iconic Baratheon Warhammer of Gendry is not discussed. Though this Warhammer was introduced in Season 7, it also was the weapon of choice of Gendry’s father Robert Baratheon. For Season 7, rubber and foam variants of the weapon was created in case Joseph Dempsie got tired. Dempsie though felt more comfortable with the heavy-weight weapon. Dunne says, “He enjoyed using the heavy one.”

Other weapons included in the video were the daggers of Ellaria Sand and Tyene Sand. They even gave us a glimpse of Oberyn Martell and Areo Hotah’s spears in the show. Moreover, ice sword of White Walkers and Pyat Pree‘s dagger from Qarth plot was included too. Watch the full video down below:

Game of Thrones comes out on April 14 and we can’t be more excited to watch two of our favourite weapons being used by Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth to fight side-by-side facing the Army of the Dead. What about you?

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Watching our favorite stars play out a radically different character has always been a matter of interest. One of the most likable characters on our favorite show Game of Thrones was Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. Unlike Jon, Kit seems to know something in Criminals season 2 trailer.

Kit plays the role of a smug estate agent, who is accused of rape. He gets frustrated about being questioned about the same in the trailer. The show’s setting gives you chills as he establishes himself as a self-entitled rich guy who gets what he wants. His angry outbursts only make it worse for him. But is he guilty?

Harington’s new character is a far cry from his bumbling, humble, and heroic character of Jon Snow. Jon Snow was a life-changing role for Kit (Check out his farewell speech for Game of Thrones), but the new edgy role will solidify his versatility. Not to mention his new haircut for the show, sure to gather some attention.

The Netflix series turned in heads after the introduction of its cast for season two. Other than Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, the show has cast 3 more extremely talented artists. Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, Sophie Okonedo, an Oscar nominee, and Sharon Horgan from the comedy Catastrophe will also be seen in the series.

From not knowing anything as Jon Snow, to a cunning, perverted estate agent, Kit Harington has come a long way. Being a fan favorite on one of the biggest TV shows ever made, his job will not be easy as a different character. We can be sure he can pull it off with his amazing acting skills.

What do you think about his role in Criminals season 2? Tell us in the comments below.

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Some actors in Hollywood are famous for their macho style. Jason Momoa has made a name for himself in that category, in each of his roles. Be it Khal Drogo of Game of Thrones, or Arthur Curry of Aquaman, the actor reeks of badassery. He has done it yet again as Duncan Idaho in the latest movie adaptation of the sci-fi novel Dune.

Jason Momoa sports an unbearded look as Duncan Idaho in the Dune movie trailer. He looks menacing even without his beard. His character, Duncan, is a total badass in House Atreides. Jason compared his character to Han Solo of Star Wars in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

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Momoa received widespread praise for his work as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. His character as a powerful warlord, who was the leader of a huge Dothraki army created an impactful image in the audience’s mind. It was so impressive people used to get confused if he knew English at all! Jason played the role for 10 episodes in season 1.

Dune is an award-winning novel written by author Frank Herbert in 1965. Dune was first adapted for the big screen by David Lynch in 1984. It was a success on the box-office and the film is still revered by its fans. The new adaptation of the movie holds great promise and the fans are expecting it to be much better than the previous version.

The director of the new Dune movie is Denis Villeneuve. The movie is set to release on 18th December 2020. It is predicted to be one of the major films of this year. The presence of Jason Momoa makes it all the more exciting to watch.

What do you expect from the movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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Game of Thrones will always have a special place in all our hearts. It is a revered TV series for both fans and the crew alike. There has been a tradition in film industry to provide Easter eggs related to a franchise that has made an impact on pop culture. One such Easter egg was spotted in Maisie Williams’ new action-comedy Two Weeks To Live.

A recent clip of one of the episodes revealed a welcome surprise for the fans of Game of Thrones. In that scene, Maisie Williams, who plays the role of Kim is being attacked by an unknown individual. Maisie retaliates in a way that was reminiscent of her role Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.

This is the same move that Maisie Williams did in the final season of game of thrones pic.twitter.com/oYG6trBYBp

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Maisie’s character, Kim, attacks back the same way Arya Stark did against the Night King. In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3, Arya appeared out of nowhere to attack the Night King, played by Vladimir Furdik. The Night King grabs her by the throat, and all hope seems lost. Arya pulls off a surprise move by slipping her dagger to her other hand and stabbing the night king, killing him.

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In the TV series Two Weeks To Live, Maisie pulls off a similar stunt. It was a subtle nod to a tribute to her former role. As Kim, she stands back to her attacker by slipping a glass bottle to her other hand, and smashing it on his head.

The scene was definitely a wow moment for her fans. It was also a chance for the actress to relive her time as Arya. What do you think about the show? Tell us in the comments below.