There’s just two weeks left until the premiere of season 3 of George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones and HBO is really cranking up the marketing to make sure everyone knows the show is coming back. Two teaser trailers were released, War and The Beast, then over the weekend a new full trailer. Things are heating up in Westeros and there’s going to be blood, lots of blood, and some burning, don’t forget the burning. Dragons like to burn things don’t they?
The celebrated ensemble cast of Game of Thrones includes Emmy winner Peter Dinklage, soon to be seen in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and new comer Ciaran Hinds (Rome, John Carter) as Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall. I’m excited to see Hinds join the cast, he was fantastic as Julius Caesar in Rome and I look forward to seeing how he handles the character of Rayder.
Check out the trailer and teasers below and let us know what you are most looking forward to in season 3.
Game of Thrones marches it’s way back onto television screens March 31st, 2013. Get your viewing party started!
This video blog is just epic. We get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes of filming Game of Thrones in Iceland, and we also get our first look at Mackenzie Crook as Orell. We also get little interview snippets from other cast members including Ciarán Hinds, Rose Leslie, Kit Harington, Kristofer Hivju, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss.
It’s amazing to see the lengths that good filmmakers will go to in order to get good material; how easy would it have been to just spend the money on effects rather than location? Badass.
All hail the King-Beyond-the-Wall! HBO‘s Game of Thrones has found their Mance Rayder. Yes, in a land like Westeros with already more kings than it has thrones there’s another Your Highness running around. Though, if you were to meet Mance Rayder, king is hardly the word that’d come to mind. Author George R.R. Martin describes Mance as, “an ordinary-looking man with a broad chest and long, greying hair.” Born a wilding but given to the Night’s Watch, Mance was one of their best rangers, before he became frustrated with their strict rules and traditions and fled the order. Mance returns, heralded as the champion of the wildlings and reunites several of the tribes into one massive army. We got a glimpse of that army at the end of season two when Jon Snow “betrayed” his brothers and “turned traitor.”
So who have they cast as the wildling’s king? The quite regal-looking Ciarán Hinds probably best known for portraying Julius Caesar on HBO’s Rome. All right, so at first glance Hinds doesn’t fit with my image of Mance Rayder but I’ve be assured the man’s got the acting chops for the job. Plus, I have complete faith in the Game of Thrones team, I don’t believe they’ve casted a role poorly yet. And matching the book’s description isn’t paramount to casting the right actor. Take Ian Glenn for instance, he’s looks nothing like the burly, hairy Jorah Mormont described in the books but I couldn’t imagine a better actor for the role.
What do you guys think of Hinds casting as Mance? And of all the new faces coming in season three – Clive Russel as Brynden “Blackfish” Tully, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Mackenzie Crook as Orell, Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed, Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed, Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion, Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr, Dianna Rigg as Olenna Tyrell – who are you most excited for?
This Friday, the rider is back! The sequel to Marvel‘s 2007 Ghost Rider, once declared the worst movie of the decade, has a worthwhile film in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Johnny Blaze (played, again, by Nicolas Cage) is still cursed with powers of the super natural and has hidden himself away from the world. That is, until he teams up with a sect of rebel monks to save a young boy. Battling a satanic cult and devil himself, Johnny may have finally have a way to rid himself of “the rider” once and for all- if he can save the boy first.
OK, so the premise sounds cooky, but what the films lacks in story is sure to make up in bad-ass action. This gritty new vision by directors Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor (Crank) can’t be any worse than it’s predecessor (I hope).
Co-starring Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido and Johnny Whitworth a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette has debuted via iTunes Movie Trailers. Check out the featurette below:
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits theaters everywhere this Friday.
I’m still crying over how bad the original Ghost Rider was. It managed to pack in every comic book and action movie cliché imaginable, laughable casting, an illogical script, wooden acting, and jarring direction for straight-faced amusement. But, the tears may be over.
The sequel to the 2007 film my have finally redeemed it’s soul with the help of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank 1 and 2)While we have no footage to give (when we do you’ll know) but we do have a first look at Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance by way of scans that appear in the upcoming issue of Empire.
Luke Gallagher, head chief cake to NB, saw the footage at SDCC and thinks ” Ghostrider himself looks menacing, nightmarish even. He’s an actually bad-ass this time, spits and pisses fire. The action is insane. Epic stunts with plenty of crazy Neveldine/Taylor camera angles. It’s Ghost Rider on crack!”