Yesterday, George R.R. Martin provided a tentatively optimistic update on The Winds of Winter on his Not A Blog, stating that he “think[s]” the sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire will be ready for release this year.
Announced late last summer, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring composer Ramin Djawadi is an exciting new concert tour hitting venues over the next few months. Just ahead of the February 20th launch of the tour, new clips and images have been shared which reveal the huge scale and scope of the Game of Thrones concerts. The newly released info tells us we’ll see seven of GOT‘s epic battle scenes incorporated into the concerts’ visuals, and that the tour has its own massive Wall – 807 linear feet of video wall, according to the creators. Fans attending can also look forward to a solo vocalist rendition of “The Rains of Castamere.” (Although hearing that song might make the audience run.)
Back in 2015, Freddie Stroma was cast as Dickon, Sam’s younger yet hunkier brother. Sam and Gilly’s visit to Horn Hill turned out to be quite memorable, but that was mostly thanks to Samantha Spiro and James Faulkner as Lady Melessa and Lord Randyll. The dinner scene was excellent indeed, but Stroma didn’t get to do much besides ask about Night’s Watch hunting habits and react skeptically about the White Walkers.
Unfortunately, it is now confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that his most memorable “There’s no such thing” line will be as much as we’ll ever get of Stroma’s interpretation of Dickon, as the actor himself has confirmed he will not return, and explained why.
Game of Thrones has returned to Iceland for the filming of season 7, to shoot icy-landscaped scenes set in the frozen north of Westeros. As we reported yesterday, several of the show’s crew members arrived in the country this week. We don’t have an exact date yet of when shooting starts, but with the sighting today of one of the show’s biggest stars, it most likely will start very soon.
The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced their nominations for the 15th Annual VES Awards, which celebrate “outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life.”
Game of Thrones has received the most nominations, scoring 11 in total (8 of which involve “Battle of the Bastards”) across 24 categories. Other top contenders include Doctor Strange the The Jungle Book.
Liam Cunningham was one of the Game of Thrones stars that was on the red carpet for last night’s Golden Globes. And he gave a brief interview that sheds some light on the plans for season 8 filming. Check out the clip after the jump.
Game of Thrones returning to Iceland for season seven has been a possibility for a while. First of all, it makes sense: Winter is here, as Sansa declared in the appropriately titled season finale, The Winds of Winter —And what better location is there to depict the wintry north of Westeros than Iceland on January? Sure enough, in November there were rumors of a location… However, there have been no developments on that front; not a single report or even a rumor, which made us think the production had decided against the hassle of filming in Iceland again. Thankfully, our fears were misplaced!
The 74th Golden Globe Awards took place tonight, with the winners being announced on NBC, airing from a live ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Several stars of Game of Thrones were in attendance, supporting the show which was up for two awards. The evening started off with a star-studded musical number led by host Jimmy Fallon. Featured in the recorded opener was Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, with an homage to a major moment from season 6.
To start off 2017 right, we threw a giveaway here at Watchers on the Wall over the past week. Our New Year Giveaway offered a Game of Thrones package for one lucky reader, featuring some pretty sweet GoT prizes.
The prize pack includes Dark Horse’s newly available Son of the Harpy figure, a Hand of the Queen pin so you can get your Tyrion Lannister swag on, and exclusive Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen minis from Dark Sword Miniatures. Now, the time has come to announce the winner of the giveaway!