Game of Thrones stars heading back to Belfast in advance of season 7

From the Season 7: In Production video

From the Season 7: In Production video

Game of Thrones filming is beginning later than usual this year, with shooting set for September. That means that the usual preparations that take place in advance of filming should be happening any day now. We’ve had our first Belfast-related sightings of the season today! Gwendoline Christie and Iain Glen were spotted heading to the Northern Ireland city that serves as the home base for Game of Thrones production. The actors were seen on the London-Heathrow to Belfast flight this morning.

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Inside the VFX of Game of Thrones season 6 with Mackevision

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We have another visual effects video to share with you today, featuring the amazing work done on Game of Thrones season 6. Mackevision worked on the show once again this year, creating the dazzling vistas of King’s Landing and throughout Westeros. The company’s reel highlights their work on the fall of Balon Greyjoy and the incredible final scene of season 6, with Daenerys’ armada on the move. Enjoy!

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The cast of Game of Thrones appears on Conan at Comic Con

Photo: instagram/TeamCoco

Photo: instagram/TeamCoco

The cast of Game of Thrones visited with Conan O’Brien this week at Comic Con, and the Conan episode centering on the group aired last night on TBS. We were treated to the host going full-on Melisandre, Hodor & Bran awkward acknowledgments, discussions of pranks and much much more.

Luckily, TeamCoco has posted lots of clips online for us to enjoy:

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Comic Con 2016 Video Interview Roundup!

Before and after yesterday’s panel at San Diego Comic Con, the cast of Game of Thrones was busy chatting away with reporters, and there’s a new crop of video interviews to enjoy this week in addition to the panel.

First up, Iwan Rheon talks to Access Hollywood about his end in season 6. He says he’s pleased with Ramsay’s death, and appreciates its “sense of irony.” He discusses filming the Battle of the Bastards, the Emmy news, and losing his TV-dad this year.

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Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic Con: The Panel

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The Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic Con went down today, with Rob McElhenney moderating and a flock of GoT people in attendance. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, director Miguel Sapochnik, and cast members Sophie Turner, Kristian Nairn, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Iwan Rheon, John Bradley, Faye Marsay, Conleth Hill, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Liam Cunningham all joined the discussion onstage in Hall H.

The panel was a mostly lighthearted affair, with the panelists apparently drunk on vodka, thanks to Sophie Turner’s urging, pre-panel. The cast shared their thoughts on a number of subjects such as the ever-popular endgame of Game of Thrones-type question, and fielded queries from fans in a more open Q&A.

A particular note of interest, for those keeping track of the schedule: when discussing the previously announced delay for season 7, David Benioff says, “We don’t finish shooting until February, there’s no way to finish post, there’s no way to get the show out there ’til summer.”

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Game of Thrones planning action scenes for season 7

Italica. Photo: engranajesculturales.com

Italica. Photo: engranajesculturales.com

The ruins of Italica, located in Santiponce, Spain were confirmed earlier this week as a new filming location for Game of Thrones season 7. The well-preserved ancient Roman city contains among other things an amphitheater that looks to be a shooting site for the new season.

According to ABCdesevilla, sources from the Oficina de Gestión del complejo arqueológico have stated that HBO representatives visited Italica and are set on the amphitheater for filming, particularly as a place to shoot action scenes.

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WotW Exclusive: Interview with John Bradley

John Bradley as Vernon Stynes in TRADERS

John Bradley as Vernon Stynes in TRADERS

Axey here, with another HOT TAKE INTERVIEW!

(No, I dunno what “hot take” even means. The kids are saying it!)

This time I’m reunited (after 5 years!) with the inimitable John Bradley. The interview was to help promote the worldwide release of TRADERS, a film in which he co-stars with Killian Scott as a pair of recently-sacked tech stock blokes who… shall we say… come up with a rather bizarre way to make money. It’s a little Fight Club meets The Wolf of Wall Street, but generally set on the dilapidated outskirts of an economically-strapped city.

I first met John five years ago (!) in London, where we conducted our first interview at Ye Olde Site, and … wow, time has flown by!

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