Westworld seems to be the show that HBO fans have been waiting for, an expansive world with dozens of characters with their own separate ambitions, desires, and obstacles to overcome. What else does that sound like on HBO? Yes, it’s probably pretty easy to draw comparisons between Game of Thrones and Westworld, or at least they have more in common than say Game of Thrones and Vinyl. In a sense, they’re both about fantasy worlds that are as dangerous as they are lovely to look at. So how about it? Could Westwold’s cowboy robots meet Thrones’ white walkers? The creators have talked about it.
While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy revealed that there was crossover talk between the two of them and A Song of Fire and Ice author George R.R. Martin when the three of them recently shared a meal before the premiere of Westworld.
“We love George and our daughter’s first trip anywhere in the world was out to Santa Fe for a screening of The Prestige at his theater, the Jean Cocteau,” said Nolan. “He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.”
“I need to be believe that dragons are real,” added Joy. “I want them be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!”
So how would this work? Probably not literally of course since Game of Thrones takes place in an entirely made up world. Still, in the original Westworld film and novel there was a Romanworld and a Medievalworld, so suppose in the world of the show that there’s a “Westerosworld,” where you land at King’s Landing on a ship and start exploring the fascinatingly sexy and dangerous realm of Game of Thrones. Join the Night’s Watch, chill out in the splendor of Dorne, plunder and pillage with the pirates of the Iron Islands, shoot the proverbial breeze with Tyrion Lannister… The possibilities are endless!
Westworld airs Sunday on HBO; Game of Thrones returns next year.
Source: Bleeding Cool