After Star Wars Episode 9 hits theaters this winter, we don’t know what’s coming next on the big screen from the galaxy far, far away. Director Rian Johnson has a new Star Wars trilogy he’s working on, and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have another (supposed) trilogy that will be completely separate from the primary saga and the aforementioned developing trilogy. But now we might have an idea of what Benioff and Weiss will give us, and if this rumor is true, it’s right up their alley. Read More »
Soon, you too can take the black…T-shirt with a Game of Thrones logo emblazoned on it. As the final season of the acclaimed HBO fantasy series makes its way to the small screen, several new Game of Thrones merchandise lines have made themselves available to fans.
The first is the Game of Thrones capsule collection by John Varvatos, an 11-piece menswear clothing line that includes luxury coats and pants created in a medieval style inspired by Westeros, as well as more traditional graphic T-shirts. On its heels comes collection of tie-in novels made by HBO and Insight Editions that go behind the scenes of the show. Read more about the new Game of Thrones merchandise below.
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Over a year ago, Lucasfilm announced that Game of Thrones executive producers and showruners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working on a new series of Star Wars films. Since then, we’ve heard absolutely nothing about their prospective movies. But that may have changed today.
HBO president Casey Bloys appeared during the cable network’s Television Critics Association panel and fielded questions about the worrisome and controversial Confederate project that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were attached to in the summer of 2017. While discussing why the project hadn’t yet gotten off the ground, Bloys explained that Benioff and Weiss working on the new Star Wars movies ended up getting in the way. Surprisingly, he seemed to reveal that the duo is working on a new Star Wars trilogy. Read More »
Game of Thrones will soon close out its buzzy, critically acclaimed eight-season run next year, putting an end to the zeitgeist that the HBO series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ruled over for nearly a decade. But Benioff and Weiss will soon find themselves in the cockpit of yet another beloved franchise.
Lucasfilm announced the Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars project earlier this year, but details on their new series remain scarce. We only have their prior work to pull from to imagine what Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars films will look like, so our closest guess would be a grittier take on the sci-fi series. But Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story star Emilia Clarke has a better suggestion for you: Star Wars on acid.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
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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As HBO learned through its prolonged dealings with hackers this summer, the internet is dark and full of spoilers. And as the network’s flagship shows nears its end, the frenzy for spoilers of just how Game of Thrones will conclude will soon reach its peak.
It’s no wonder that HBO will go above and beyond to prevent as many spoilers from hitting the internet as possible. The newest strategy: Game of Thrones is shooting multiple endings of its series finale.
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Confederate seemed like an intriguing premise for an HBO series: an alternate-history science fiction show depicting an America where the South had won the Civil War, created by the showrunners of the huge fantasy hit Game of Thrones? How bold, how avant garde, how…revolutionary. But perhaps HBO didn’t anticipate the severe outrage that the announcement of the show would incite.
Immediately, pop culture critics called out HBO for broaching a subject that is still so prevalent and sensitive today, as well as whether showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who have met their share of controversy over Game of Thrones‘ lack of diversity and reliance on sexual violence, are the right people to handle such a volatile topic.
But the team behind Confederate, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, and Malcolm Spellman, said they did see the backlash coming.
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Game of Thrones just began its penultimate season, but with the eighth and final season looming, we’ve been wondering what showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would do after its over. Would they take on a larger role on one of the Thrones spin-offs currently in development? Maybe make the jump to feature films? Go into hibernation after pouring their hearts and souls into one of the most difficult adaptations in TV history?
Now we know the answer: HBO has announced that the pair will be running a new drama series called Confederate that takes place in an alternate history in which the United States is about to enter a third Civil War. Looks like Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle will soon have some company in the “shows about historical events in an alternate timeline” category.
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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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Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
As they say at the Wall, our watch has ended. Well, at least for the next several months. Game of Thrones concluded its sixth season earlier this week and since then there’s been rampant speculation about what’s coming in season seven. Who’s in power, and who’s on their way down? What does the confirmation of a certain fan theory mean for a certain character, and what other fan theories might come into play next season? How will the new alliances upend the old power structure? And where the hell is Gendry? Has he just been rowing for the past three seasons?
And here’s another question: What do the people who actually make Game of Thrones have to say about what’s coming up next? In a post-finale interview, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff teased the next big threat to the Seven Kingdoms, and revealed roughly how many hours we’ve got left in Westeros. (MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD for the most recent episode.) Read More »