Reporting live from Westeros – I wish – here’s the latest news concerning the quest to rule the Seven Kingdoms and sit upon the Iron Throne. Daenerys Stormborn, or rather, Emilia Clarke has demanded of George R.R. Martin to know who the final victor will be come the end of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series that spurred HBO‘s wildly successful Game of Thrones. Speaking with Metro News, Clarke said,
I’ve said to George ‘come on, tell me who wins, please!’ And he thinks I’m joking and I say, ‘no, no, I’m deadly serious! His lips are sealed. And I’m sure that David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] know but they don’t tell anyone –I’ve got them drunk and they still wouldn’t tell me.
I’ve been pleading with them, ‘tell me who wins!’ And they won’t say a word. They’re under lock and key! But I care passionately about what happens to Dany. How could I not?
I hear ya, girl. My money’s on Dany. I mean, come on, woman’s got dragons, how could she not win? We’ll continue to see Dany and her dragons as Game of Thrones is very likely continuing for a fourth season. It’s kind of a no brainer, Thrones is HBO’s most successful show, ever, why not keep it going? And we know Benioff and Weiss had already planned to split the events of the third book, A Storm of Swords, into two seasons. It’d be a crime to leave us hanging after what they’ve got planned for the third season. But if you’re looking for confirmation, Tywin Lannister, Charles Dance, said this during a press conference for Season 2’s release on DVD/Blu-ray,
We’re about to start season four aren’t we? This year. We get scripts pretty early on, much earlier on than in similar series, usually you get perhaps one episode and you just have to trust that what’s going to come in subsequent episodes is going to be as good as the one you’ve got, but in this I think there are six scripts already written, and we will probably be able to see them with more than adequate time to prepare before we start shooting.
Which basically seals the deal, Game of Thrones will return for a fourth season, even if HBO hasn’t officially made a statement saying so. Would the Hand of the King lie?
No, but he doesn’t bat an eyelash at “kinky fuckery.” Here’s the venerable actor reading an excerpt from 50 Shades of Grey, in case you missed it,
Hit the jump for more Game of Thrones news, including “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”, an awesome interactive map from Direct TV, and look at this, it’s Cersei’s dream coming true,
Listen up Thronies, we’ve got some news and beautiful art to share so put the swords in their scabbards and pour yourself some mead, it’s time for a Game of Thrones update.
There’s a rumor a’swirling about the continuation of HBO‘s smash hit adaptation of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series. As I’m guessing you know by now, A Game of Thrones is actually the name of the first novel in the series, not the name for the series itself. But HBO changed it when they named their show, and honestly, I think it works even better. Season two is fast approaching (Get here now, April!!) and fans have started wondering what’s the show’s future? Will book three, A Storm of Swords, which is quite lengthier than the first and second, be cut in to two seasons?
Winter is Coming reports seasons three and four, which are supposedly in the process of being ordered, will be filmed back to back. They’ve heard this from crew members who are being told to prepare for a long shoot somewhere in the future. This has many, myself included, guessing those two seasons will cover A Storm of Swords. Earlier interviews with showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss led me to believe they were against splitting any of the books, but really, I don’t know how they thought they’d get away with that for long. Every book only gets thicker and after all the praise they recieved for how well they adapted the source material, needing to split books over seasons seems a no brainer.
For those who’ve read the books where do you think the split will come? I’m thinking somewhere around “The Red Wedding” since it’s such an, “OH SHIT!” moment. Maybe before so that wedding will be a season four opener, or right after with this HUGE cliffhanger at the end of season three. What I don’t remember, and maybe some of you can help me out, is how much happens after the wedding? (But please remember to note spoilers in your comments.)
Ready to be astounded and amazed!? This incredibly detailed map of Westeros and Essos is from Ron Guyatt. You need to spend lots of your time pouring over it to really comprehend the awesome. Or even better, you can buy your own for the steal of $20! I mean really, just look at this beauty and tell me you won’t be added it to your holiday gift list.
Guyatt writes about the map,
Which is referenced from over 20 pre-existing maps. This map includes over 250+ locations Labeled on the map are: Seas, Bay’s, Islands, Regions, Lakes, Rivers, Ruins, Settlements, Cities, Mountains, Forests, Roads, Towers, The Wall … etc.
To my knowledge this is the most complete map ever made from the series as most preexisting maps only have main points of interest or focused on a specific region. To my knowlege the map covers an area over 25,000 Square Miles
I bet you didn’t think I could find a prettier piece of kick-ass Game of Thrones art than that map, right? Wrong! Just look at this beautiful illuminated manuscript created by artist/cartoonist Bill Mudron. Look upon it and behold!