If you’ve been following our Game of Thrones news, you know that there is a big battle set to take place in season eight. The sequence took 55 days to film, and we concluded back in January that it would likely happen in the mid-season. Now, thanks to the actor who plays the Night King – Vladimir Furdik – we know whether we were right or not!
Mashable reports that Furdik let the news slip during a fan convention in Hungary. “In the third episode of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intended to be a historic moment in television,” he said. As we’ve pointed out before, this certainly makes sense, as we know Miguel Sapochnik, renowned for his action sequences, directed episode three.
Furdik adds, “Almost the full episode will be about the battle, it will take about one hour.” It looks like we won’t have to wait long to see the White Walker army attack – here’s hoping some of our favorites make it out alive!
Speaking of favorites, Kit Harington shared his feelings about being done with Jon Snow in a recent BBC interview. “It was emotional to leave the job definitely, but I wouldn’t say I was sad: if like me you go all the way back to the pilot of Game of Thrones, that’s almost 10 years of your life. That’s really unusual in an actor’s career. It was a huge emotional upheaval leaving that family.”
Harington – currently performing in the play True West at the Vaudeville theater in London – has no desire to reprise the role. “Would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life.” It would seem he is having a difficult time letting go of his heroic alter ego, however, as True West director Matthew Dunster admits, “The difficult part has been persuading Kit he can’t always be the winner. At one point in rehearsal Johnny put a cable around Kit’s neck for maybe five seconds and Kit freaked – he wasn’t happy at all.”
In other news, Gothamist reveals that limited edition MetroCards are available in NYC starting today. “There will be 250,000 copies of the four MetroCards available at in the Grand Central subway station while supplies last. Each features an iconic moment from the past seven seasons, including Cersei Lannister’s Walk Of Atonement, Jon Snow’s Revival, The Night’s King at the Massacre of Hardhome, and the birth of Dany’s dragons.”
These cards will be dispensed in random order at the larger vending machines and booths throughout Grand Central as part of the #FortheThrone marketing campaign, which includes 150 Game of Thrones ads and art being displayed throughout the station. You can get a sneak peek at each of the four cards below.