lord of the rings HBO

Earlier this month, we first heard the murmurs in the dark: a Lord of the Rings TV show was in development over at Amazon. And then the confirmation with details arrived: not only was the show happening, it would be a prequel to the original tale, set in the years before Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship embarked on their quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth from oblivion.

If Amazon feels like an unlikely home for this project, that’s because…well, it is. And if you wonder why HBO didn’t scoop it up first…well, that’s because they never entered the bidding war in the first place.

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Game of Thrones season 8 hype

Actors drumming up hype for the projects they’re involved with is a run-of-the-mill occurrence in Hollywood – so much so that we often don’t even bother writing about many of those kinds of quotes. But every once in a while, someone offers up a claim so ridiculous, so outrageous, and so sensational that we simply can’t ignore it. Today, that person is former Game of Thrones actor (and current Justice League star) Jason Momoa.

Momoa recently visited the production of Game of Thrones season 8 in Belfast, Ireland, and after his trip, he says the upcoming season of the show is “going to be the greatest thing that’s ever aired on TV.” And if that wasn’t enough, there’s much more where that came from. Check out his full quote below.
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Game of Thrones marathon

Marvel Studios has been hosting marathons of their superhero movies for years. Back in 2015, watching every film released up until that point (including Avengers: Age of Ultron) took 29 hours. Adding up the runtime of the movies released since then, including Thor: Ragnarok extends the length to over 41 hours. But even that staggering commitment would pale in comparison to watching every single episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and one movie theater has decided to give fans the opportunity to see their favorite show play on the big screen all in one massive chunk. Get the details about this upcoming Game of Thrones marathon below.
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Game of Thrones dragons

Each season, we get to see new behind-the-scenes videos detailing the impressive work of the visual effects teams for HBO’s Game of Thrones and how they’re able to generate some of the most iconic images in fantasy from scratch. Take, for instance, Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons: Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal. A company called Pixomondo has been in charge of bringing Dany’s “children” to life since season 2, and now they’ve revealed the unlikely inspiration for the fearsome winged creatures from our real-life animal kingdom.
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lord of the rings tv series

Ready to go back to Middle-earth? Amazon is in talks with Warner Bros. Television to develop a new TV series based on The Lord of the Rings. The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien is also involved, having recently settled a lawsuit with Warner Bros. over a rights dispute. Even though Peter Jackson’Lord of the Rings films have tackled this ground already, Game of Thrones has made sword and sorcery epics attractive for serialized TV and Amazon wants in.

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There’s roughly a week until Halloween and many people – myself included –  still haven’t gotten their costume situation in check. Thankfully, there are a number of fantastic characters from 2017’s pop culture offerings who make for relative cheap and easy costumes.

If you’re anything like me, the notion of stitching together a terrifying outfit from scratch can be a bit daunting. But, with a little chutzpah, and a whole bunch of inspiration taken from some of the best TV shows and movies released over the past year, I feel that we can all make this happen.

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Game of Thrones fan theory

Game of Thrones‘ seventh season certainly left fans with a lot to talk about – and it’s a good thing, too, since we probably won’t see the eighth and final season until sometime in 2019. One of the many fan theories that popped up in the wake of the most recent finale involved the potential return of a significant side character, but a new piece of casting news seems to have shot that theory out of the sky like the Night King hurling a spear into Viserion. Read on to find out what to expect from Game of Thrones season 8. Read More »

Game of Thrones prequel update

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are heading straight into the already-controversial series Confederate after GOT wraps its eighth and final season (which will presumably air sometime in 2019), but that’s not the last we’ll see of George R.R. Martin’s world of ice and fire on the small screen. HBO has multiple prequel shows in development, and the premium channel’s CEO has just given an update on the progress of those potential shows. Sheath your swords, chain your dragons, grab a hearty glass of mead, and check out the latest Game of Thrones prequel update below.
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Game of Thrones Anime Intro - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Game of Thrones gets an outstanding anime style opening credits sequence. Plus, watch the cast of Agents of SHIELD goof around during production on the official gag reel. And see an adorable stop-motion animated short called B-Bot that has flairs of WALL-E in it. Read More »

Game of Thrones Final Season Release Date

The night is long and full of hiatuses. Game of Thrones season 8 will finally wrap up HBO’s epic fantasy series, and although the episode order is shorter, the break between this year’s 7th season and the final season is much, much longer. Because of the length of the six final episodes, and the recently revealed shooting schedules for the cast members, it looks like we won’t get Game of Thrones season 8 until 2019.

But some good news: The cast members of Game of Thrones have already received their scripts, and will begin shooting the final six episodes quite soon. So while we have to wait at least a year and a half for HBO to air the finished product on television, we can at least spend the time diligently stalking the cast and crew’s social media and set pictures.

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