Here’s some Game of Thrones news that isn’t a fan theory or a wild supposition about where the upcoming sixth season will take the story as it ventures further afield from the novels written by George R.R. Martin. Danish actor Pilou Asbaek (Lucy, The Borgias, the upcoming Ben-Hur) has been cast as Euron Greyjoy, uncle to Theon Greyjoy, aka Reek, and he is surmised to have a big role in the upcoming season. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
In terms of viewership, Season 5 was Game of Thrones‘ best yet. In terms of narrative quality, however, the jury’s still out. Even as the season was showered with praise for highs like “Hardhome,” it caught a lot of flack for its uneven pacing and nasty twists. What Game of Thrones could really use right now is a valiant champion to fight for it in the court of public opinion.
Luckily, it seems to have found just that in Damon Lindelof. The Lost creator — who knows a thing or two about angry fans — has unleashed a long rant defending the show, and taking the “haters” and “clickbait-y media culture” to task. Read the Damon Lindelof Game of Thrones comments after the jump. Read More »
Just last month, not long after the fifth season of Game of Thrones came to an end, we featured a look at some of the impressive and sometimes invisible visual effects of HBO’s hit fantasy series. And before that, there was a special emphasis places on the visual effects of the exciting episode “Hardhome.” But we’ve yet to dive into the visual effects of the dragons.
That changes today with a new featurette that looks at how the dragons were created in the episode “The Dance of Dragons.” Keep in mind though that this is the second to last episode of the fifth season, so if you’re not caught up, then you will want to wait to watch this featurette to avoid spoilers. But if you’re all good, then watch the Game of Thrones dragons visual effects featurette below! Read More »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star Max von Sydow, a legendary actor with an incredible body of work to his name, is joining the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 6, taking over the role of the Three-Eyed Raven.
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Having starred in the western series Deadwood, Ian McShane is no stranger to stirring up trouble on HBO. And now he’ll return to the cable network, this time for their insanely popular fantasy series Game of Thrones.
The actor who taught Nick Frost how to dance in Cuban Fury, fought Andy Samberg in Hot Rod and gave Captain Jack Sparrow some grief in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is heading to the sixth season of Game of Thrones, currently in production overseas in Ireland. Find out more about Ian McShane joining Game of Thrones after the jump! Read More »
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Michael Lombardo, president of programming for HBO, just gave an executive session to the Television Critics Association. Here are some of the questions he’s answering about Game of Thrones, True Detective, and the upcoming Westworld. One question fans have wondered about is how many seasons of Game of Thrones we might see. When asked if the show was intending to wrap after seven seasons, Lombardo said it looks like Game of Thrones will probably go for eight seasons. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
As if Jon Snow didn’t have enough to deal with already, he’s now become the target of a coordinated attack by Katniss Everdeen. A new mashup video combines The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones, replacing President Snow with Jon Snow. Alliser Thorne would probably approve of the results. Watch The Hunger Game of Thrones after the jump.
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The fifth season of Game of Thrones has been done for barely over a month, but fans are undoubtedly already looking forward to the sixth season, hoping that one beloved character killed off at the end of last season will make a return. Even though one of the Game of Thrones directors confirmed the death of this character to President Obama, recent rumblings seem to confirm that the character probably isn’t really gone.
Anyway, we’ve got plenty of time to learn more about the sixth season of Game of Thrones over the next year. For now, why not take a look back at one of the more impressive elements of the fifth season: the visual effects. Some of the visual effects are merely scene extensions while others are used to create entire shots.
Check out the Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by David Chen
In this bonus episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss developments that have occurred since the show last aired: an update on Jon Snow Hair Watch, Emmy nomination reactions, directors for the new season, details of a potential season 1 recap podcast, plus a report on this year’s Comic-Con panel. Be sure to purchase T-shirts for A Cast of Kings at 2Sleevetees before time runs out at the end of the month!
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