The days of Game of Thrones book readers being able to lord their knowledge over show watchers came to an end with season six of HBO’s (still spectacular) fantasy series. After all, the plot of the show official outpaced the novels of George R.R. Martin, taking us beyond the cliffhanger ending of A Dance With Dragons and into uncharted territory. And yet, readers still had a minor edge, as many of the new characters introduced that season were leftovers from the books, like Samwell Tarly’s abusive father and the priest played by Ian McShane.
But season seven? All bets are officially off. Descriptions of new characters set to show up in the next batch of episodes have arrived online and I can’t even begin to tell you who any of these people are. (Spoilers for season six and speculation for season seven follow.)
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
In this edition, we’ve got an incredibly detailed figure of the fan favorite character The Hound from Game of Thrones, a new Hot Toys figure of Rey from the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a two-pack of Ripley and Newt from Aliens and more.
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you’re like me and are always on a selfish quest to prove to your fellow human beings that you belong in the upper percentile of Game of Thrones fans, know this: a live concert tour that will see composer Ramin Djawadi‘s score performed live in 28 cities throughout North America has been announced and tickets go on sale in just a few days.
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Even though we won’t be getting any new Game of Thrones until the summer of 2017, HBO is using their insanely popular fantasy show to help get you through this nightmare of an election year in the United States. The sixth season came to an end a little while ago, but HBO is coasting on the wave of excitement that came with the finale right into the heart of election season with a little Westeros politics fun.
Any Game of Thrones fan will tell you that the show is about the endless struggle for power in Westeros, and now fans can vote to determine who will be the leader of what has been dubbed The GOT Party. There are four primary candidates, each with a running mate, and you can help determine who comes out on top. Read More »
After the fifth season of Game of Thrones drew criticism for its reliance on rape as a narrative device, series producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were said to be reconsidering their show’s approach to rape. However, looking at this season’s HBO slate, rape and sexualized violence remains prolific. The Night Of opens with a naked woman murdered in bed after a sexual encounter with the innocent man accused of her murder. The forthcoming Westworld will feature a character committing rape against the humanoid female robots of the futuristic theme park.
This begs the question as to whether or not HBO is truly attempting to pull away from sexual violence against women, or if they’re all talk. Several reporters tried to dig into this topic during HBO’s Television Critics Association session this weekend, and the responses about the HBO rape problem from executives featured a lot of tapdancing. Find out what was said about HBO’s use of rape on TV after the jump. Read More »
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Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, spoke to the Television Critics Association on Saturday. As always, there were many questions about Game of Thrones. The show’s creators, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have stated their intentions to end the series after eight seasons, and that the final two seasons would only comprise of 13 episodes. Now the HBO executive has confirmed that Game of Thrones final season will be the eight, but he also discussed the possibility of spin-offs happening as well. Read More »
The sixth season of Game of Thrones concluded not too long ago, and it certainly went out with a bang, literally and figuratively. We won’t get too specific as far as what happens in the finale until after the jump, but for those who have already seen it, you know which sequence required extensive visual effects. Now you can see the work that one visual effects studio did on the climactic sequence in a Game of Thrones season 6 visual effects breakdown, but make sure you don’t watch it if you’re worried about spoilers. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
As we’ve already reported, winter is coming a bit late next year. The season change on Game of Thrones means production had to be delayed, which means season 7 can’t start airing until summer (instead of spring as usual). But showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and many of their cast members still managed to make it to Hall H for their annual Comic-Con panel, and they brought a couple of treats with them.
We’ve already covered what we learned from the panel, including how history inspired “Battle of the Bastards” and why Sansa Stark withheld certain crucial information from a certain ally. Now we’re happy to share with you some of what we saw, namely a Game of Thrones season 6 blooper reel and a Game of Thrones season 7 tease. Watch them below. Read More »
Earlier this year, “Battle of the Bastards” blew Game of Thrones fans away. Originally, as director Miguel Sapochnik previously told us, the episode was larger in scale, but nobody would’ve figured that by watching Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), the wildlings, and many more go up against Ramsay Bolton’s (Iwan Rheon) army. Sapochnik, who also directed the season six finale, was present during this year’s Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con, where he shared a few facts about the battle.
Below, learn more about the epic Game of Thrones sequence.
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