Game of Thrones fans are eagerly waiting for a second trailer from HBO and can’t hold their cravings any longer for the new season, though only 15 days remain until its release. While a second trailer can be wishful thinking as it might give away some major scenes and set pieces in the new season apart from Battle of Winterfell – we are unaware of, we recently got a new behind-the-scenes promo from Game of Thrones. Though it didn’t feature any new scene from Season 8, yet all die-hard fans can get a view of the stunts done behind-the-camera that actually look much different from the finalised version.
Game of Thrones recently dropped another behind-the-scenes promo that features the crew members talking about how stuntmen worked hard to bring to life major battles in the series. The stunt coordinator Rowley Ilram, who has been linked to many brutal and awesome action and set pieces in episodes like A Dance With Dragons, Fire and Blood, and Spoils of War, gives you a look into the amount of hard work put to bring these fantastic scenes to life. He begins by saying,
“When you read the scenes, there’s a journey in there…I’ve got to try and find to find a way to achieve what’s on the pages and make it interesting. You [have to] choreograph and then I’m thinking ‘How safe can I make it?’ …We’re trying to create this really dynamic frame of action… We’d love to go home at the end of the day and no one’s paid any kind of price for…”
About the loot train attack from Season 7, where Daenerys roasted a number of Lannister and Tarly soldiers alive, the crew members have revealed that it was the first time they had put so many stuntmen on fire. Rowley in the promo reveals:
“We’ve burnt more people than anybody else basically and there’s a bit of mental preparation that goes into these things but it’s really controlled, it’s a real process. We do a lot of rehearsal where we put masks on people, walk them to where we’re gonna do the burn with their hands on the shoulders of safety guys and we line them all up…”
“We then methodically practice but what we’ve got like our fire dance which is when you are set on fire – the route you take in the scene to where you lie down to be extinguished by the safety guys,” a stunt performer reveals.
“We’ve got guys covering them all up all the time… We only burn them for 15 seconds that ensures that we’re not going to have any significant heat transfer. They [stunt performers] wear three layers of Nomex underwear – it won’t burn and melt like a man-made fabric and that’s soaked in a fire-proof gel…then they put on a thin rain suit…there’s a fire suit on top of that… then a boiler suit over the fire suit and then the costumes… there’s a quite a few layers going on,” adds Rowley.
“The show keeps getting bigger…during new truck, we did twenty in one that was a wreck with the TV…We did it wantingly to set a record and everyone likes that. It was a shot that was the shield wall and everyone gets in here… I had a purpose not only a record…it’s a little stressful but with all stunt work is all about harnessing that stress and channelling it…Fear’s really good – Fear will keep you safe but you need to just channel that fear and use that energy to achieve what you want to achieve…”
Talking a bit about Season 8 – well not about the scenes he has worked for, Rowley says:
“I wanted to finish it…There was no way I wasn’t gonna come back for Season 8 but I think the story is nearly ready to be completely told…it’s a little bit into a little sadness but I’m proud that I’ve been a part of it for four years…I’ve done half of it and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it… So, I will always look back at it very fondly.”
This gives us some hope for the final season, which has already been teased by cast members who call it bloodier, full of action, and heart wrecking at the same time. Watch the full video released by Game of Thrones here:
What are your hopes for the intense action pieces in Season 8 and how excited are you for the insane one-hour-twenty-two-minute-long Battle of Winterfell coming out on April 28? Tell us in the comments below.
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.
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.
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.
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
— Oma O (@JAYO_250) September 3, 2020
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.
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.
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