game of thrones season 6 images

Game of Thrones season 6 is officially less than a month away and you don’t need the show’s creators telling you that this is the best season yet to get excited. The promise of more Game of Thrones should be enough all by itself. And while fans are excited to watch that gigantic battle sequence and collect their winnings after betting that Jon Snow would come back from the dead, a batch of new images remind us what’s really important: the show’s sprawling cast and characters we love. And their hopeless, completely screwed-up lives.

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game of thrones season 6

Isaac Hempstead-Wright‘s Bran Stark sat out season 5 of Game of Thrones and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who really missed him (although we did miss Hodor). Of the dozens of significant storylines on HBO‘s massively popular fantasy series, Bran’s trek beyond the Wall felt the most like wheel-spinning. The young prince-turned-warg reached the end of his book material ages before the rest of the Westeros.

But Game of Thrones season 6 will officially take us beyond George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and into entirely unknown territory. That means book readers and show-watchers are now on equal footing. That means there will no longer be spoilers, only educated guesses. It also means that Bran can finally be interesting again! And according to Hempstead-Wright, he’s about to become one of the most important characters on the entire show.

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Game of Thrones Season 4 - Bran

Game of Thrones is constantly losing characters — to decapitation, to poison, to war, to mutiny, to ill-advised religious rituals, or sometimes just to the scheduling and budgetary constraints of a 10-hour season. But in Season 6, it’s getting at least one of them back. As previously reported, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) is returning to HBO’s fantasy drama after sitting out Season 5, and now we have the first photo of his new look. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

game of thrones season 6 teaser

When the fifth season of Game of Thrones concluded with a main character lying dead on the ground, countless fans took to social media to express their disgust, declaring that they would never watch the show again. The very next day, they all started counting down the days until the next season. This is the way of the Game of Thrones fan and they’ve been this way since poor Ned Stark had his head lobbed off back in season one.

The next season of HBO’s flagship series won’t begin airing until next year, so fans have to bundle up and survive the harsh winter if they want to feel the bloody warmth of Westeros again. But HBO knows your pain and from their high castle walls, they have thrown us, the peasants, a bone. Yes, it’s the first trailer for the new season. Praise the Seven!

Watch the first Game of Thrones season 6 teaser after the jump.

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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 »

Bran in Game of Thrones S5

Book readers have a good idea what might happen in the fifth season of Game of Thrones, but those who’ve waited to read until (a) the books are all out or (b) to give the show priority are happily in the dark. And even book readers don’t know it all, as the show has gone deep enough into the texts that things are being moved around, and even invented for the show.

Word came out last week that Kristian Nairn will be taking the year off, as the screen story of his character Hodor has caught up to what author George R.R. Martin has published. We assumed that could mean that Isaac Hempstead-Wright and his character Bran would also be MIA until season 6, but new comments from the actor suggest that’s not the case. Read More »

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Bran and Hodor Will Sit Out ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

Game of Thrones season 5 bran

Bran’s journey has taken him to some weird places so far on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but it looks like we’ll be waiting a while longer to see where else it takes him. According to actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, neither he nor Isaac Hempstead-Wright will be back for the upcoming fifth season. Hit the jump to find out why.

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The Boxtrolls trailer

New York City may have Ninja Turtles roaming around beneath its streets, but Cheesebridge has Boxtrolls lingering under theirs. And it’s time we got to know them with Laika’s latest teaser for The Boxtrolls.

While orphaned human Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) is the hero of the tale, the new Boxtrolls trailer focuses more on the quirky creatures who raised him. Ooh and ahh at their adorableness after the jump.

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The Boxtrolls trailer

Laika’s The Boxtrolls doesn’t open for another six months, but the marketing team is already working hard getting the word out there. Today brings yet another new Boxtrolls trailer — the fourth so far — which explains a bit more about the titular tribe of misunderstood monsters. Watch it after the jump.

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