Game of Thrones Location News: Portstewart gears up for big scene; Moneyglass filming begins soon; Split dates revealed

As more information on the Portstewart filming for Game of Thrones season 5 comes in each day, it would appear that a big scene will be shot tomorrow, August 7th.

One fan tweeted a picture of some filming details; unfortunately most of it is blurred out.

MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW THE CUT. *Updated spoilers below, as of 2:30PM*

An image shared yesterday gives us reason to believe that the scene in question may be a fight scene. According to this, Ellaria finds out that Jaime has come to Dorne to rescue Myrcella, after Jaime and Bronn encounter a Dornish patrol, resulting in a skirmish.plan    

Another source tells us that the scene being filmed this week, the “snake killing,” is in reference to Bronn killing an actual viper which he and Jaime then eat.

This picture, taken on the set, would also seem to reinforce the fight scenes. Locals continue to take pictures on and off set. Here’s another look at a Dornish rider.

One of our sources tells us that Game of Thrones has been filming at Toome. This is where Northern Ireland’s largest river, the Bann, meets Lough Neagh. Filming is taking place on the river itself. Filming will also soon begin in Moneyglass. Pink GoT signs and crew members have been spotted close by. This is the same location in which a castle set was recently under construction.

For our final location today: a local tour company in Split, Croatia, has leaked what appears to be the filming dates for Game of Thrones this year- September 8-16th. This schedules Split filming before the other Croatian sites Dubrovnik and Šibenik.

In previous seasons, Split’s town center and waterfront have served as shooting locations as well as the nearby Klis Fortress and Žrnovnica quarry.

Cian: The “Snake Killing” referred to above may not necessarily be the killing of a Sand Snake, but rather an actual snake. Perhaps this action leads to the fight scene? Or maybe they’re completely unrelated, and only happen to be filmed in the same location? We also know that there is a stone-sided canal at Toome, where the river meets the lake. Could this point towards anything in particular?

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    1. Exciting stuff. Yeah, I agree it’s a real snake, not a Sand Snake. Will probably be Bronn that kills it. He’s like that. In the very least ‘someone’ will save ‘someone else’ from a snake bite.

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    2. Im still hoping that some details leak about Arya and Tyrions story’s soon.

      Most of the cast have been spotted filming somewhere but i have yet to hear/read anything about Peter and Maisie (still dont know whether Jaqen is returning and if other characters have been cast for her story)

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    3. Could be a snake killing but would they really name an area after something relatively insignificant thatleads onto an action sequence? It’s up in the air but my money is on one of them dying this season at some point. Initially thought Obara but now starting to think Nym may get it. At the moment I’m thinking Hotah’s axe will end one of them or our mysterious horseman…or maybe even Bronn (hope not!).

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    4. Blacker,

      Didn’t Maisie took that pic on instagram before Comic Con when she took her rings out and marked GOTSEASON5 or something like that ? Then again maybe it was just costume fitting and not actual filming .

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    5. Interesting stuff. We have so many little birds at the beach that will we’ll have a very good notion what the scene is by tomorrow.

      Cian,

      Maybe he thinks this because the map was updated into the other post.

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    6. uhmm,

      One other Portstewart image is from yesterday and it was added several hours after the post initially went up so many people missed it.

      The rest, and all the Toome, Moneyglass and Split info is all brand-new.

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    7. TheTouchOfFrost,

      That would be really stupid of them to spoil something like that on a sheet and no i don’t think they are stupid,remember this stuff happened last year too with the PW and nowhere did it spoil what happened .

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    8. TheTouchOfFrost:
      Could be a snake killing but would they really name an area after something relatively insignificant thatleads onto an action sequence? It’s up in the air but my money is on one of them dying this season at some point. Initially thought Obara but now starting to think Nym may get it. At the moment I’m thinking Hotah’s axe will end one of them or our mysterious horseman…or maybe even Bronn (hope not!).

      If they bring a real the snake on set the scene will become difficult enough to name the place after it. I don’t believe they would put spoilers on their maps even when only crew members are supposed to see it.

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    9. I think

      the phrase “snake killing” doesn’t mean a Sand Snake or a literal snake will be killed. It could mean one or more of the Sand Snakes will be killing someone during the fight, not become victims. If that’s the case, it’s possible Bronn might be the one who’ll die – or if it’s connected to the Queenmaker plot, maybe Myrcella accidentally, even though the actress hasn’t been spotted on the set yet.

      I was skeptical at first, but now I’m really into the Jaime-in-Dorne storyline. Season 5 can’t get here soon enough!

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    10. Blacker,

      Peter and Maisie will most likely be filming some stuff on the boat set and I’m guessing neither of them will have any location shoots in Ireland, so they probably haven’t started yet. I don’t know which location Peter will be filming in but Maisie will probably be somewhere in Croatia.

      As of now we only know the cast has been filming at Portstewart, Belfast, and that hillside where the Gwendoline Christie, Daniel Portman and the Knights of the Vale were seen. Based on a blurry picture, we’re assuming Sophie and Aiden were also there but no one knows for sure. The Night’s Watch crew has been shooting in Belfast and it seems like the King’s Landing gang has been doing some inside set stuff as well.

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    11. Yeah, I’m in agreement that it’s not a Sand Snake who’s going to be killed. My bet is that a snake distracts Bronn and Jaime and then they get rushed by Dornishmen and the fight breaks out. It wouldn’t surprise me if they’re Ellaria’s men and it’s her warning to Jaime and Bronn to not mess around.

      They know stuff like this gets leaked so they’re not going to put a big death reference on the sheet.

      I keep getting excited for the Dorne arc with every new bit of info though!

      With the Moneyglass location, I wonder if there’s going to be scenes at the Twins or if it’s going to be a stand-in for a different castle.

      Thanks for all the info!

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    12. nymeriathedirewolf: With the Moneyglass location, I wonder if there’s going to be scenes at the Twins or if it’s going to be a stand-in for a different castle.

      I’m so curious about that too!
      That castle was so incomplete and nondescript in the photo, so much so it could be just about anything! The Twins, Winterfell, or something in the Vale.

      If they use any of Brienne’s arc from the books it could even be Maidenpool, Pennytree or Duskendale etc

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    13. TaviColen123,

      That’s what I thought yesterday but it’s quite an odd thing to name it after. Then again, even though we’ve now seen it, no one is any the wiser as to whether it’s significant or not so I guess they remained suitably vague in it’s naming! I hope at least one of them dies. They annoyed me in the books and they’ll probably annoy me in the show! 😛

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    14. Speaking of spelling mistakes, I just noticed on the site access picture the caption (on the far left) “vehacular access”. Shouldn’t that be “vehicular”? That’s weird to see, given it’s supposed to be a professional document on a TV series location shooting.

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    15. Im hoping the Moneyglass location turns out to be

      Deepwood Motte. If it turns out they are not including the Greyjoy uncles this season seeing Stannis vs Yara unfold onscreen would at least make up for it a little as they are 2 of my favourites.

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    16. I like Jaime going to Dorne. It makes sense – Cersei’s become paranoid enough that she’d probably want her daughter close to her.

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    17. Thanks so much for this information!

      Glad to see Ellaria will have something to do, but I hope they keep her more peace-loving characterization…

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    18. They are giving us action scenes with Jaime and Bronn… sounds cool! 🙂

      I think we´ll have Riverrun, but only scenes between Jaime and Blackfish ¿and maybe Freys?

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    19. Sue the Fury:
      Brand spanking new spoilers, added to the post! Clearing up the business of the snake.

      Can’t wait for this very specific update to be magically added to WiC’s post in let’s say, 45 minutes.

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    20. King Tommen: Can’t wait for this very specific update to be magically added to WiC’s post in let’s say, 45 minutes.

      I’m sure it’ll be just another terrific coincidence.

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    21. The “Ellaria finds out Jaime is in Dorne to rescue Myrcella” scene sounds like it’s probably the leaked Obara/Tyene audition tape with Ellaria being the off-camera voice.

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    22. jentario,

      I hope there is more to it than that.

      This is just my opinion, of course, but I don’t really need to see an invented scene about how deadly the Sand Snakes are. (I think that I still haven’t gotten over losing Arianne.)

      However, Jaime and Bronn on a dangerous journey could be a lot of fun.

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    23. mariamb:
      jentario,

      I hope there is more to it than that.

      This is just my opinion, of course, but I don’t really need to see an invented scene about how deadly the Sand Snakes are. (I think that I still haven’t gotten over losing Arianne.)

      Yeah, they should be faithful to the books and include the introduction of Arianne scene where she demonstrates how good of a lay she is… so much less gratuitous than the Sand Snakes demonstrating their fighting abilities.

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    24. Off topic:
      I was at grocery store earlier and overheard a couple as they played with their baby girl. I heard them say “Arya” and asked them if it was spelled with a “y” or an “i” and it was spelled “Arya”. She was the fourth baby Arya I’ve encountered since the show started… Only one had the more traditional Aria spelling.

      Back on topic:
      I’m excited to see the new Jaime scenes!

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    25. How’s the Kingslayer going to row a boat with one hand? Bronn better demand some extra gold to pick up that slack.

      Just had a thought:

      Maybe the D&D are planning to reveal the truth about Tysha this season in dialogue between Jaime and Bronn. Not sure why they didn’t want Tyrion to know before he left for the East, but it might at least give Jaime and Bronn something to talk about during their journey South.

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    26. King Tommen: Yeah, they should be faithful to the books and include the introduction of Arianne scene where she demonstrates how good of a lay she is… so much less gratuitous than the Sand Snakes demonstrating their fighting abilities.

      I didn’t say that, did I? I’m not suggesting that we need sexy, gratuitous scenes. I am saying that showing Sand Snakes fighting ability doesn’t interest me. That’s my opinion and we are entitled to disagree.

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    27. jentario:
      OtherAndrew,

      Hmmm. Episode 4 seems a bit late, but it looks like you could be right.

      EDIT: so Riverrun definitely gets cut

      Episode 4 seems about right considering you need to have Jaime tasked to rescue Myrcella by Cersei in King’s Landing (which kind of has to wait for Tywin’s funeral and other interactions to take place before happening). Jaime has to recruit Bronn and get on a boat and then you have to allow for a little bit of time to pass for the travel to Dorne before they are there and interacting with the Dornish. E4 makes a lot of sense.

      In terms of Riverrun, after hearing about Jaime going to Dorne, how did anyone think that was happening? What’s the point? In the show universe, Walder Frey holds it and the Blackfish is on the run. They established these things for a reason, so Jaime wouldn’t need to be sent there.

      My guess is that after failing to retrieve Myrcella, Jaime makes it back to King’s Landing by E7/E8, he and Cersei have their falling out and he decides to go find Brienne which links them back up to the ADwD timeline. It also then gives enough time for Cersei to be arrested and have the Walk in the finale.

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    28. jentario,

      It’s possible

      Jaime’s stay in Dorne could be rather short. If there’s a Myrcella crowning plotline he might leave before it happens. There was an account posted on reddit from someone, supposedly with inside info, saying that Jaime sees Myrcella in love with Trystane and happy, and decides to leave her in Dorne, against Cersei’s wishes. Then he heads back to KL and has a huge fight with Cersei, culminating in him leaving her to go off and find the Stark girls. Could be BS but sounds like it has the ring of truth to me because it’s a way to get to a Jaime/Cersei break without the allegations about Moon Boy and the Kettleblacks.

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    29. AA,

      Regarding your spoiler, I had the same thought too.

      Jaime and Bronn could discuss Tyrion. Knowing Bronn, he’ll make some crude crack about Shae being in Tywin’s bed, and Tyrion’s reaction, and he’ll bring up the whole Tysha story Tyrion told him in Season 1. Jaime, still in shock over Tywin’s death and angry at Tyrion, will spill the beans. If that happens, maybe Jaime and Bronn will be separated in the chaos after the Dorne mission, and Bronn will cross paths with Tyrion again. Tyrion will find out the Tysha matter from Bronn when they reunite.

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    30. King Tommen,

      I don’t think he’ll just decide to go find Brienne. The man is hell bent on keeping the rest of his vows, which means he won’t leave Tommen’s side just because he and Cersei are in a fight. And if Brienne really is getting involved with Sansa as speculated then they’re skipping the BWB entirely which means there’s no need to even get them together. And Cersei can always do the Walk before Jaime returns (which can happen in the finale or something).

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    31. Cian,

      I think Gendry will take the place of the Mad Mouse.

      Varys is hunting for Sansa as well. I could see Gendry in the Vale working for Varys. Varys probably picked up Gendry as soon as he landed back in KL.

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    32. My view on the Sand Snakes is that their characters need to be established from the word go – just as Oberyn’s was. Each scene must count and i imagine they’re pissed. Wtf does this Lannister think he’s doing?! Fight seems good to me.

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    33. King Tommen,

      Exactly my thoughts. I wouldn’t be surprised if

      a Trystane/Myrcella romance subplot is played up, just to provide motivation for Jaime leaving Dorne without Myrcella

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    34. Mmm… Jaime needs to go with Lancel to confirm the Cersei’s business. I think the scene where he burns the letter fits as a good end of his arc. That’s the one reason he must to go to Riverlands… The siege of Riverrun won’t make the cut.

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    35. Thank you for all this informations !! wow

      So you are a ( lannister and a lannister sellsowerd ) come sneaking to dorne after a prince of dorne has been killed in kings landing to steal / rescue the princess and promised bride to the prince and heir of Dorne and the first thing you do is killing a snake and eat it 🙂 ? Not a good move …. The dornishmen may take your lives

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    36. Ooo interesting.
      I think whilst chatting Bronn may reveal to Jaime that Cersei had been sleeping with Lancel. Bronn would most likely know as he was privy to a lot of Tyrion’s dealings in season 2 and was even outside of the palanquin when Tyrion threatened to tell Jaime about Lancel sleeping with Cersei in order to get the information about the wildfire out of him. I think Lancel may play a role in the

      Faith Militant’s trial of Cersei (which would fit with how he becomes so religious in the books)

      and Bronn revealing Cersei’s unfaithfulness will have a similar effect to what Tyrion revealing it in the books when they parted had. Would also tie up that loose plot device that wasn’t addressed last season.
      On a sidenote, I’m looking forward to Bronn and Jaime getting a bit of action. Hope Jaime’s got enough of his previous skill back to make a good go of it in the scuffle with that Dornish patrol.

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    37. Why is no one talking about the river thing? Could they be shooting background shots for the Rhoyne where they’ll CGI a boat into it?

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    38. How likely do you all think it is that Indira Varma makes the main cast next year? All of this info seems to point towards Ellaria having quite a lot of sway in s5.

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    39. Greenjones:
      How likely do you all think it is that Indira Varma makes the main cast next year? All of this info seems to point towards Ellaria having quite a lot of sway in s5.

      Not very likely, not even Pedro was part of the main cast and he was one of the most important characters in the fourth season. We know of course that Nathalie Emmanuel and Michiel Huisman will join the main cast (and I’d say Michael McElhatton and Ian McElhinney are candidates). What about Jonathan Pryce and Alexander Siddig? Those are some big names…

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    40. jentario,

      Could be a possibility. On that plotline front,

      I think Varys could fulfil some of Connington’s duties for a time but I’d still like to see Jon at some point..perhaps put him in charge of the Golden Company when/if they are introduced? I really think Aegon needs to be introduced this season though…even if it’s brief.

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    41. Sue the Fury,

      Some people speculated that the 4 on the call sheet means that all of this happens in ep. 504. Do you have a take on this, as wotw’s speculator-and-info-gleaner in chief?

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    42. jentario:
      Why is no one talking about the river thing? Could they be shooting background shots for the Rhoyne where they’ll CGI a boat into it?

      When I first saw the mention of the river, I became very excited, especially because it said “on the river itself.” My excitement waned, at least somewhat, when I got to the mention of there being a stone-sided canal at Toome. That made me think of

      cat of the canals

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    43. jentario,

      I was under the illusion Arya in Braavos would be quite an urban setting near the canals. I mean they could edit in buldings but seems a lot more hassle than just editing the river to look less canal like?
      Grasslands sounds a lot more like the Rhoyne.

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    44. The filming that’s taking place on the river is happening right now and we know Peter Dinklage isn’t filming yet as he’s doing a movie. So the Rhoyne would be out. It seems more likely it’s for Riverlands type stuff (like around the Trident or the riverbanks we saw Jaime and Brienne on during their journey.

      Since we know Brienne and Pod have already been spotted shooting scenes, I’d guess they’re part of her storyline.

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    45. King Tommen,

      It could be an exterior for the Rhoyne though, in which they’d later CGI a boat in. But yeah, the Riverlands is more likely.

      BTW, Dinklage is in Toronto, so if I see him downtown (some people I know have) I’ll ask him when he’s going to Belfast.

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    46. jentario:
      Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      But isn’t it just a canal in the middle of a river in some grasslands? Could that be Braavos?

      Probably not, but with what they can do in terms of putting in backgrounds, anything seems possible.
      I hope beyond hope it’s the Rhoyne, but I’m trying to keep to possibilities open, so I don’t build up my hopes, only to have them dashed.

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    47. King Tommen,

      Lion of Night,

      Completely agree about Jaime’s motivations for leaving King’s Landing late in the season!

      There will be a huge fight because he left Cersie’s daughter in Dorne. He could say something like she was better off there than with Cersei etc… Then she will berate him and say something to cause a permanent wedge between them. Maybe even tell Jaime that she slept with Lancel. Wanting to be a better man and maybe just to spite Cersei, Jaime will leave to find Brienne. Cersei will then need to choose Robert Strong as her proxy.

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    48. King Tommen,

      I guess not taking Myrcella home to KL will be the main reason for Jaime and Cersei finally falling out with each other, instead of Cersei fucking Lancel (and Osmund Kettleblack and probably Moon Boy, for all we know). Which also means we most likely won't see Lancel again.

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    49. King Tommen,

      I guess not taking Myrcella home to KL will be the main reason for Jaime and Cersei finally falling out with each other, instead of Cersei fucking Lancel (and Osmund Kettleblack and probably Moon Boy, for all we know). Which also means we most likely won’t see Lancel again.

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    50. Do we know if they’re already filming in Moneyglass? That castle thing could be just about anything. It’d be nice to know which cast are filming there…

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    51. Blacker,

      There are various web articles showing Peter in Toronto filming his scenes for the movie Pixels with Adam Sandler. It was around Aug 4 to 5. Maybe he will film GoT after he is finished with Pixels

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