Game of Thrones spin-off shows

Each episode of the upcoming eighth and final season of HBO’s smash hit fantasy series Game of Thrones reportedly cost $15 million, making it the most expensive prestige drama of all time. But what will the network do after the show ends? We already knew they had a bunch of potential Game of Thrones spin-off shows in development, so will they be tightening the purse strings for those shows when they first launch? Not a chance.

Oh, and an HBO exec has teased that all of your favorite characters may die in Game of Thrones season 8. As if you weren’t already preparing for that eventuality.

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Josh Trank exits Star Wars

Update: We have added Disney CEO Bob Iger’s statement on this hiring and speculate on what it could mean.

J.J. Abrams may be bringing the new sequel trilogy to its conclusion with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9, but we’ll be visiting a galaxy far, far away for a long time yet. Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a series of new Star Wars movies from a duo with plenty of experience transporting audiences to bold and fantastical worlds: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

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Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers

Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season doesn’t hit the small screen until sometime in 2019, and when it does, it will only consist of six episodes. That means it’ll have the fewest number of episodes of any season of the fantasy series (although each of those episodes could end up being feature-length). Still, a vague release in 2019 is still a long way away, which leaves plenty of time for rabid fans to uncover major spoilers.

And now it looks like a big leak from the new season has arrived, along with another significant spoiler that could change the game entirely. Read on if you’re okay with knowing about some potentially huge Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers a year before the final season debuts.
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Lady Bird - 2018 DGA Awards Nominations

Following this week’s announcement of the BAFTA nominations, the Director’s Guild of America is next in line to reveal their nominations for the best achievement in directing from the previous year in cinema for their 70th annual awards ceremony.

The 2018 DGA Awards nominations were announced today, and Lady Bird fans will be happy to see that director Greta Gerwig has finally been given her due diligence by landing a nomination. Furthermore, Get Out director Jordan Peele has landed two nominations, one in the primary outstanding directorial achievement award and one for being a first-time director.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Will Premiere in 2019

Game of Thrones season 8

In the brutal fantasy world of Westeros, winter has finally arrived. But it will take a bit longer for the final season of Game of Thrones to catch up.

After months of rumors, HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones season 8 will not premiere until 2019. So bundle up and bar the gates. It’s going to be a long, cold wait.

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Darren Aronofsky's Favorite TV shows
After the intense production – and release – of mother!, director Darren Aronofsky is ready to decompress for a while by catching up on some TV. In a new interview, the filmmaker revealed a list of his favorite TV shows, which include a popular HBO series where everyone dies, an animated show that people everywhere can’t shut up about, and also a series full of nudity. Read on for Darren Aronofsky’s favorite TV shows.

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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 Were Inspired By…Chickens?

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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