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Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden is the fans' top choice to play the next James Bond

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Agent 007, James Bond, is probably one of the most famous fictional spies of all time. The character has been a pop culture icon, through various hit movies over decades amassing a faithful and ever-increasing fan following. Fans of James Bond are still reeling over the absolutely devastating ending of No Time To Die, which saw Daniel Craig’s story as 007 come to a definitive end. Going forward, a new actor is set to take over as the British super spy. And one particular actor from another famous franchise is leading the race by leaps and bounds.

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, famous for playing Robb Stark in HBO’s epic fantasy and soon-to-be Marvel superhero in the movie Eternals, seems to be the top choice amongst the fans to be the next James Bond. Madden is leading the race by a staggering 9 to 4 odds against his closest competitor, Tom Hardy, who has been long speculated to be the next Bond in line.

Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati said: “It’s all change at the head of the Bond betting with Richard Madden now running away with things as far as the odds are concerned.”

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'Pride and Prejudice' star Jennifer Ehle was originally up for the role of Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones

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When Game of Thrones first started filming, it was a jumbling mess. The original pilot was so bad, it had to be refilmed. Back then, no one would have guessed it would turn out to be the Emmy-winning juggernaut we all know today. The record viewership, budget, and the fame that followed later turned the show into a pop culture icon. The casting of the show went through a number of changes, and a number of actors who had a chance to be on the highly acclaimed series but refused now regret not going through with it. Pride and Prejudice fame Jennifer Ehle is up on that list, but according to her she doesn’t regret missing out on the Game of Thrones role she was offered.

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Talking to the Daily Beast, Ehle revealed she was originally up for the role of Lady Catelyn Stark, and had even filmed the pilot. She said, “Well, it was entirely personal. My daughter was seven months old when we did the pilot. It was too soon for me to be working, emotionally and bonding-wise, but I needed to do it and I was also passionate about the books. I loved the idea of telling that story. I finished the first book when I was in the hospital getting ready to have my daughter. My husband actually went out and got the second book for me. I handed the first book to the midwife and started the second one. When I went back for my six-week checkup with the midwife, she had started the second book.”

“I love Game of Thrones, but it was too soon, and I did The King’s Speech immediately after. Then did a play immediately after that. I found out that the series was then picked up at the end of working through six months when I really just wanted to hold my baby, even though I was aware of the incredible privilege of having done the three pieces of work that I got to do in a row. I think everything worked out beautifully, because clearly, the show is what it was meant to be.”

Do you think Jennifer Ehle would have suited in the role of Catelyn Stark? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is one of the high-priority projects at HBO currently underway. The production is moving swiftly despite hitting some minor obstacles along the way, as indicated by the regular leaks occurring all over the internet. A few weeks ago, the House of The Dragon team had to take a temporary break from filming in the Spanish city of Caceres as an important crew member fell ill due to coronavirus. The filming in Spain however has been completed and the production is in full swing. And the showrunners seem quite excited about the progress.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik said, “I’ve been involved in the franchise for a while. And I think it’s really important that the franchise evolve. It’s not the same story, it’s not the same characters, and therefore, it needs visually, evolution. But at the same time, you know, people want to see Game of Thrones, and we shouldn’t short change them of that.”

“I think most of the people coming into the show have seen the show and so they have in their mind, already a version of what they believe to be Game of Thrones.” Sapochnik thinks each of the actors have adapted to their roles quite quickly as a result, “They were all quite adept at finding their feet — [but] at the same time it’s also nice to hear some fresh opinions, because otherwise we get a bit stuck in our ways, and I become the curmudgeon, which I’d hate to be.”

Do you think House of The Dragon will evolve Game of Thrones? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows of the 21st century, and even though the show’s ending didn’t please all its fans, the cast and the amazing cinematography stand tall as one of the best to have ever been on a TV show. There’s a reason why so many great actors wanted to be a part of the show, the list includes MCU’s Elizabeth Olsen, Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, and quite surprisingly, Succession star Brian Cox.

Cox specializes in playing grizzled, no-nonsense types with a bit of an edge to them, which is why he’s so compelling as media empire head Logan Roy on Succession.

Stupidly, I turned it down in the early days because they didn’t pay enough money,” Cox told Vodzilla back in 2016, shortly after Game of Thrones had wrapped its sixth season. “Now they have more money. And I was silly. I was silly, it was silly, because I’m a complete addict now. But I don’t know what I could play.”

“I just watched my friend Ian McShane and I thought, ‘Ooh, Ian’s in it,’ so I settled down to watch him,” Cox continued. “And I thought, ‘Ian did that?’ and immediately I thought, ‘God, they must have paid him well,’ because I know Ian! And there was Max von Sydow doing that character that he did. So in a way, it’s attracting certain people who do film and, of course, I’ve got friends like Clive Russell and Liam Cunningham—and Charlie Dance is an old pal—being in it. And they had a great time in it.”

Who do you think Bryan Cox would have played on Game of Thrones? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has caused quite a stir on the internet, especially after the first teaser trailer was released recently. There’s no denying it, the upcoming spin-off is the talk of the town. There are murmurs and whispers as HBO has been tight-lipped about a lot of stuff related to the show, but that doesn’t stop curious fans from taking a peek at the filming sites and forming their own theories about the leaks. Game of Thrones fans recently had a great opportunity, when House of The Dragon star Emily Carey, who is playing a younger version of Queen Alicent Hightower on the show, went live on Instagram. And she was more than happy to answer her excited followers, while still keeping the discussion spoiler-free.

Carey was live on her official Instagram recently, and the fans flocked to her feed loaded with House of The Dragon questions. She seemed really excited about the show and tried to answer as much as she could, without revealing any secrets about the prequel. Though we don’t have the full live recording here, we do have some of the questions that were asked during the session via SuccubusFlynn’s Reddit feed.

Q: How would you describe HOTD’s first season in three words?

A: Intense, fiery, exciting.

Q: Have you read F&B?

A: Yes! It is also signed by GRRM himself.

Q: Do you think seeing younger Alicent in HOTD will make her more sympathetic to the audience?

A: Yes!

Q: Did you have any lines that you consider iconic?

A: “Iconic” is a big word, but I had some amazing lines!

She mentioned Milly Alcock and Olivia Cooke and how cool she thinks they are. She also said that she has watched many videos of TheDragonDemands and said he got some analyses right. Carey prefers HOTD over GOT, but possibly due to her role in it. She is also, obviously #teamGreens!

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Emily Carey sure is! Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones official Facebook page declares Jon Snow to be 'The Prince That Was Promised'

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Game of Thrones had a massive impact on the fantasy genre, playing into several myths and legends inside its universe. Blood was shed, kings were crowned and prophecies were made, all in the name of the one true king. However, not all of the prophecies came to pass, and fans have been scratching their heads for a long time trying to figure out what they meant (or if they even meant anything at all). HBO has finally decided to put to rest one of such intriguing mysteries about the show, that is, who really was ‘The Prince That Was Promised’.

Recently, the Game of Thrones Official Facebook page posted an image of Jon Snow, ascribing the designations he has held in the series. Lord Snow. 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. King in the North. The Bastard of Winterfell. And… Wait for it… “The Prince That Was Promised”.

Fans have been speculating for long who really was the Prince or Princess who was promised, and this post finally puts to rest all the conspiracy theories about who it was meant to be. It was prophesized in the show that the promised prince/princess would play an important role in the final war, and would be a messianic figure destined to save the world from the coming of the Others.

Do you think the declaration satisfies all the criteria of the prophecy? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

Smith, in his recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, talked about various aspects of the Game of Thrones prequel, including the release date of the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel. As expected, he was tight-lipped and did not dive much into the details, but he did leave a hint for the fans who are waiting impatiently for the series to finally be here. Smith revealed in the podcast:

“We’ve been doing it since March, and I finish in January. It’s tough, it’s a long shoot.”

What does this mean for House of The Dragon? Matt Smith is playing one of the most important characters in the series. If you’ve been following the leaks for the past few months, you will know there’s one person who has been spotted at almost all the filming locations, and that is Matt Smith. We also know that the prequel is going to be a multi-seasoned show, and if we go by the source material Smith’s Daemon Targaryen isn’t supposed to die this early. So we can make an intelligent guess the filming for the first season won’t go on for long after he finishes in January.

When do you think House of The Dragon will arrive? Will it be by mid-2022 or towards the end? Tell us in the comments below!

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Last month the show was filming at a number of sites in Spain, and it seems they have finally completed filming in the country.

The Game of Thrones prequel filmed a number of important scenes at various sites in Spain, the prominent ones being Trujillo and Caceres. The production at Caceres was halted till November 3 as one of the important crew members was down with covid, and it looks like the team has managed to successfully wrap up filming after the minor delay.

Here are some snaps of the final day shoot in Caceres, tweeted by Portal House of the Dragon Brasil and House The Dragons fanpages:

Parece que as filmagens de #HouseoftheDragon em Cáceres chegaram ao fim! Algumas das últimas imagens mostram um Manto Dourado, parte do cenário e FOGO usado durante as gravações de ontem.

Agradacendo @javiborrega por ter registrado as gravações na região. Que cobertura! pic.twitter.com/DPo9MXJzBd

— Portal House of the Dragon Brasil (@PortalHOTD) November 4, 2021

O último dia de gravações em Cáceres está bem agitado.🔥👀

Dá pra ver que estão usando fogo no set e ouvir sons de combates. O que está acontecendo em King’s Landing???

#HouseOfTheDragon pic.twitter.com/uwCjXqp2Kx

— House the Dragons (@housethedragons) November 3, 2021

One of the last scenes to be shot at the site appears to be some kind of fire in King’s Landing. Hopefully, we’ll get more information about it, whether it is the result of an insurgency or dragonfyre.

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.

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Lights, Camera, and… Action! It seems that filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has finally commenced in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto. Several pictures from the set are already leaking out on social media platforms, as curious locals try to capture them a sneak peek at the set. We know that previously, House of The Dragon was shot at several locations in Spain, including Caceres. The Cáceres City Council hoisted Targaryen flags at its headquarters to honor the recordings of the Game of Thrones prequel that took place in the city.

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A Câmera Municipal de Cáceres hasteou bandeiras Targaryens em sua sede para homenagear as gravações de #HouseoftheDragon que ocorreram na cidade. pic.twitter.com/NtAJIdaAzw

— Portal House of the Dragon Brasil (@PortalHOTD) November 4, 2021

The HBO team shot several important scenes for House of The Dragon in Caceres, several of them appear to be the setting for the show’s version of King’s Landing. The various leaks that we have seen in the last couple of weeks have shown several of the key characters at the site, including Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen) and Milly Alcock (Rhaenyra Targaryen).

Are you excited about the Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.

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Emily Carey answers House of The Dragon questions on live Instagram Q&A session

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has caused quite a stir on the internet, especially after the first teaser trailer was released recently. There’s no denying it, the upcoming spin-off is the talk of the town. There are murmurs and whispers as HBO has been tight-lipped about a lot of stuff related to the show, but that doesn’t stop curious fans from taking a peek at the filming sites and forming their own theories about the leaks. Game of Thrones fans recently had a great opportunity, when House of The Dragon star Emily Carey, who is playing a younger version of Queen Alicent Hightower on the show, went live on Instagram. And she was more than happy to answer her excited followers, while still keeping the discussion spoiler-free.

Carey was live on her official Instagram recently, and the fans flocked to her feed loaded with House of The Dragon questions. She seemed really excited about the show and tried to answer as much as she could, without revealing any secrets about the prequel. Though we don’t have the full live recording here, we do have some of the questions that were asked during the session via SuccubusFlynn’s Reddit feed.

Q: How would you describe HOTD’s first season in three words?

A: Intense, fiery, exciting.

Q: Have you read F&B?

A: Yes! It is also signed by GRRM himself.

Q: Do you think seeing younger Alicent in HOTD will make her more sympathetic to the audience?

A: Yes!

Q: Did you have any lines that you consider iconic?

A: “Iconic” is a big word, but I had some amazing lines!

She mentioned Milly Alcock and Olivia Cooke and how cool she thinks they are. She also said that she has watched many videos of TheDragonDemands and said he got some analyses right. Carey prefers HOTD over GOT, but possibly due to her role in it. She is also, obviously #teamGreens!

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Emily Carey sure is! Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is fast on track for its release in 2022. The production hit a little snag recently after a positive COVID-19 case was detected, but since then it has been back to normal. Fans are highly excited about the upcoming series but they do have concerns if it will be as good as the original series, especially after the controversial final season. Actor Matt Smith, who is set to play the Rogue Prince Daemon Targaryen in the prequel show, thinks it won’t be possible for House of The Dragon to reach the same heights of popularity and fame as Game of Thrones, as the latter was one of a kind and a decade-defining phenomenon.

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During an interview with CNET promoting his new film Last Night in Soho, Smith talked about the aspect of the show they always have to keep in mind, that is, the comparison with its predecessor, Game of Thrones. He said:

“I suppose that paint is your sort of attitude you bring in and see what sticks. We’re trying to make a show that’s entertaining on lots of different levels and has a similar scope and ambition to the previous show, in many respects. But obviously, you’re never going to be able to re-create the success of Game of Thrones, because that was a very particular point in time. It was its own unique entity.

What do you think about House of The Dragon? Will it be as good as Game of Thrones? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones had an ensemble of the most amazing cast. You can find them frequently venturing in other famous franchises, some even joined big production houses such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel’s Eternals is out now, starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Richard Madden. Their co-star Emilia Clarke is soon to follow them. Other than that, another Game of Thrones alum is set to join a famous fictional universe. Jacob Anderson, popular for playing Grey Worm on the show, will be joining the ever sprawling cast of Doctor Who.

Anderson talked to Entertainment Weekly recently, and explained how his Game of Thrones gig prepared him for Doctor Who. He said:

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It probably did prepare me a lot just in terms of the things that become normal. People will always be like, well, Game of Thrones is tens of millions of dollars, whatever, per episode. But there were days on Game of Thrones when one of the assistant directors was dressed up like in a green suit trotting around pretending to be a horse. [Laughs] It’s really hard to take it seriously. That thing with the green suit, I think he had to stop doing it, because me and Nathalie Emmanuel and Emilia (Clarke) were [cracking up]. So I think I was prepared in that way.”

Anderson will also be playing a major role in AMC’s Interview With the Vampire. Are you excited about the new season of Doctor Who? Tell us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both share a few similarities, such as the profound secrecy involved in their filming, as well as sharing a number of stars such as Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and Emilia Clarke (very soon). Harington benefitted a lot from his time on Game of Thrones, the pressure, the long shooting hours and the secrecy, all too familiar for the ‘Jon Snow‘ fame.

Harington, in a recent interview with, Insider, said that the acclaimed HBO fantasy series ultimately helped prepare him for his newest role in the MCU. He explained, “I think I learned along the way with ‘Thrones.’ ‘Thrones’ became big as I was in it.”

“I learned along the way how to keep secrets,” Harington added. “Whereas with Marvel, I’m just entering this universe and being told there’s things I can or can’t say. So, I’m learning as I go here.”

Harington told Insider he never auditioned to play one of the super-powered beings. Whitman was a role that producer Nate Moore came to him about and that he later discussed with director Chloé Zhao. Harington was added quite late to Eternals.

I didn’t audition or otherwise for anyone else in this movie,” Harington said. “I didn’t audition for Dane. They just came to me with Dane and said, ‘Is this something you’d be interested in?’”

Have you watched Eternals yet? What do you think of the newest MCU entrant? Talk to us in the comments below!

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