The Starks may love warning Westeros of winter, but they’re not frosty with each other — not even when they’re asked to choose which sibling Ned would have been most proud of were he still alive.
In the video above, EW’s cover stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) brainstorm which of the young wolves would be Ned’s favorite. Harington starts out with a diplomatic answer — “They’ve all survived horrific things… I think Ned being Ned, he wouldn’t really want to favor any of the kids” — then chooses Arya in the end. Turner, too, chooses Arya, but in a Thrones-worthy twist, Williams chooses Sansa. Hempstead-Wright, though, has the most family spirit: “The Starks are their own unit,” he says, “and Ned would be proud of all of them.” How very Three-Eyed Raven of him.
Watch the video above.
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Game of Thrones returns July 16 on HBO.
Winter is here! Entertainment Weekly pulls back the veil on HBO’s ultra-mysterious seventh season of Game of Thrones and stages a reunion of the surviving Starks.
Separated on the hit series since the very first episode, we brought together Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams), and Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) for five collectible covers.
Inside the issue, we journey to Northern Ireland and Spain to get the scoop on this summer’s eagerly awaited seven new episodes — the show’s fastest-paced and most lavishly produced season yet. The Thrones team, led by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, spent just as many months to create seven episodes as they typically spend making 10.
“I know you probably get sick of hearing us say this, we say it every year, but everybody steps up their game this season,” Benioff says. “It’s kind of astounding to us. In every department, from the acting to the effects, everybody constantly improves.”
Expect massive dragons and even bigger battles (on sea and land). But the aspect that will have fans buzzing the most is who meets who this season. For the first time in the show’s history, all the main characters will be in Westeros — and most of them are itching to kill each other.
“What’s most exciting this season is being able to play interactions between various characters that for years we haven’t been able to play,” Weiss teases.
Put another way: Once Dany and her dragons disembark in Lannister-controlled Westeros the only logical outcome is all hell breaking loose — and it does.
“Dany in Westeros makes Game of Thrones a new show,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman declares. “It has this amazing ripple effect throughout every storyline that’s very exciting to explore. There’s a pace and urgency that’s very palpable. This is the end game.”
HBO finally unveiled the poster for Game of Thrones season 7 today! The key art for the new season leaves no doubt that petty family wars have been cast aside; there is only the Great War now, with the Night King staring us all down as winter arrives.
In addition to the regular poster, HBO has created an unsettling moving version of the poster:
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) 23 de maio de 2017
Source: Watchers on the Wall
The other day a short new HBO promo turned up on Twitter providing a brief view of a few Game of Thrones actors in season 7 costume. Today, HBO uploaded that video onto YouTube themselves, in HD, along with two other clips in the same promo series, and happily there are even more Game of Thrones actors visible in the lot now!
Along with shots of characters/actors that we saw in the first video such as Sophie Turner (Sansa), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), we now can see Maisie Williams (Arya) and several more actors in season 7 costuming.
The videos feature a long list of Game of Thrones stars: Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Rory McCann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nathalie Emmanuel, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Conleth Hill, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Kristian Nairn (the late lamented Hodor *sniff*)
Source: Watchers on the Wall
Source: Momentum Pictures
New interview for TheWrap, you can read more in this link and watch a behind the scenes video.
For years there have been fan theories about Jon Snow’s true parentage, and now it appears that the main theory is true: His mother is Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark’s brother, and his father is Rhaegar Targaryen. Do you have your own theories about what that’s going to mean in the long run?
I do, and I never really like expressing them. If I say what my theory is, then some people will take it as gospel because I play the character. And I also find it unhelpful in playing the character to theorize about it, because he doesn’t think too much about it. If he gets to know that truth at some point, which I hope he will, it will be a really fascinating moment to play.
So are you now waiting and wondering when Jon Snow is going to die for good?
[Laughs] Yeah. But here’s the thing: I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now. Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season. Because if I come back to life in Episode 2, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in Episode 4. So I felt a bit cocky this season.
A little late, but again, I forgot to post this before, but it’s too precious to ignore:
HBO has launched a GOT Party site where Game of Thrones fans can search their conscience and cast their vote for the best person to lead in “the great wars to come.”
The four candidates are Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Petyr Baelish and they all have running mates. You can read up on each platform here.
People have already compared the show to the election cycle, so perhaps it’s fitting that this is HBO’s answer to political fatigue. As the promo video put it, “we demand strong leaders who stand for those who sacrifice, who know what it means to rise from nothing, who won’t hesitate to break the game.” Wherever you stand, it’s an easy way to fill the Game of Thrones-sized hole in your heart.