Game of Thrones - Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Even before the big cliffhanger at the end of Season 5, Jon Snow was the subject of one of Game of Thrones‘ most enduring fan theories. Now some new shooting and casting info suggests we could finally get confirmation on said theory in the upcoming sixth season. Hit the jump to find out what it means for the show (and be warned that spoilers follow).  Read More »


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Game of Thrones visual effects

It’s no secret that the visual effects of feature films are usually vastly superior to that of television. The budget for feature films is infinitely bigger, and television shows have much less time to finish visual effects in post-production since they’re on a much tighter schedule and last much longer than movies.

However, when a show becomes successful, that means more money can be spent to make it look better and better, and in the case of Game of Thrones, things have clearly improved over five seasons. A new video explores the evolution of visual effects on the HBO fantasy series, and it’s not hard to see how much better they are now.

Watch the evolution of Game of Thrones visual effects after the jump! Read More »

Game of Thrones S4 - Bran Stark

Game of Thrones didn’t reveal any new cast members at Comic-Con this year, but we do have word on one old cast member who’s ready to come back. Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark, has confirmed he’ll return for Season 6 after sitting out Season 5. Read Hempstead-Wright’s comments on the Game of Thrones Season 6 Bran plans after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 Theon and Sansa

For the past four years Game of Thrones has been one of the big attention-getters at San Diego Comic-Con, and this year was no exception. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel featured ten of the show’s stars (including Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner), executive producer Carolyn Strauss, and director David Nutter.

While the panel was light on Season 6 news — “I don’t have an effing clue what’s going to happen to Margaery,” admitted Dormer — there were plenty of other fun, fascinating, and heartfelt moments to enjoy. Watch the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel after the jump. Read More »

Best Stories of the Week

It’s been quite the long week for us, having just returned from Comic-Con in San Diego. But now that we’re back home, let’s count down the Best Stories of the Week.

Below we recap major stories such as Phil Lord & Chris Miller directing a Han Solo spin-off movie, a bunch of new images from Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, Harry Shearer returning to The Simpsons. We also have new trailers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Goosebumps starring Jack Black, not to mention a whole slew of news and coverage from Comic-Con.

So let’s get down to the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

Game of Thrones - Kit Harington as Jon Snow

The heated debate over Jon Snow’s fate on Game of Thrones has gotten so intense, even the President of the United States wants to know what’s going on. Unlike most fans, though, he has the clout to demand answers from a person who might actually know the answer.

At the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel, director David Nutter described a recent meeting with President Barack Obama in which he was asked to confirm the events of the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale. Read Nutter’s Jon Snow Obama comments after the jump — plus an explanation of the truth behind the season’s other big question mark, Stannis Baratheon. Spoilers follow. Read More »

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Game of Thrones Season 5 - Carice van Houten as Melisandre

The casting on Game of Thrones is so perfect, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time before Gwendoline Christie was Brienne, for example, or Pedro Pascal was Oberyn Martell. But of course there was. At one point, Christie, Pascal, and all the others were just actors competing against countless others for a role.

At the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel on Friday, HBO unveiled an amazing audition reel showing us how actors like Christie, Pascal, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Tom Wlaschiha, and more got their gigs. Watch the Game of Thrones audition reel after the jump.  Read More »

Comic Con 2015 show floor photos

The entire SlashFilm crew is all over San Diego for the rest of the week, and if you’ve been paying attention to the front page, then you already know that we’re covering Comic-Con like crazy. We tossed up some photos of downtown San Diego with the buildings covered in upcoming movies and TV shows, and now we have an inside look at the show floor.

Comic-Con is massive, and it’s impossible to get pictures of everything, so we decided to just get some snapshots of things that we personally thought were cool. Whether it’s unique displays, awesome props, collectible toys, spectacular artwork, we just wanted everyone to see some of the coolest stuff from the show floor.

Check out our Comic Con 2015 showfloor photos after the jump! Read More »

Game of Thrones Hardhome Night King

In Season 5, Game of Thrones sent Jon Snow north of the Wall to convince the wildlings to ally with the Night’s Watch against the undead. Well — kind of. In a more strictly accurate sense, Game of Thrones sent Kit Harington and some other actors to Ireland, to swing some prop swords in front of a green screen on set. VFX wizards then turned that footage into the epic fantasy battle we saw on our TVs.

But that’s the thing about the effects on Game of Thrones. They’re often so good, it’s easy to forget they’re effects at all. That is, until something like this Game of Thrones Hardhome VFX breakdown hits, and we get to see just how much work goes into these sequences. Watch the video after the jump.  Read More »