The excitement and the blood shed may be happening in Spain, but that doesn’t mean that the Northern Ireland division is having a dull time of it. According to the Making Game Of Thrones site, Gwendoline Christie has been on and off her horse for the last couple of days. No word how Pod’s doing on his horse. More pics, and mild spoilers, below.
Commenter Balerion the Cat has pointed us at some recently-published photos of the scene being filmed in Osuna’s bullring, including the above, of an extra being tended to by some of the crew–looks like blood being added, instead of taken away. The photos were first published at The Daily Mail. I’m guessing these pictures were taken yesterday, before the set collapse.
Below the jump, a few more, but these may be considered spoilers, both for a change to the story of the book, and a couple characters that non-readers might be surprised to see together.
We’ve got a pair of videos out of Spain where Game of Thrones is currently filming. The first come to us via Correo Andalucía, and shows footage from the same filming we got those lovely stills from last week. It contains some spoilery information about next season (mostly in the costume department, but still) so it’s after the jump.
Bad news for Game Of Thrones out of Osuna, as high winds on Sunday caused unforeseen delays. The green screen behind the spectators stands collapsed, and filming is currently suspended while the production picks up the pieces and put them back together. According to abcdesevilla, the production was surprised by how strong the winds were Sunday morning, but tried to go ahead with filming anyway. The collapse happened around noon. They hope to resume filming as soon as possible.
But some filming did happen over the weekend. We’ve got pictures, including Emilia Clarke, and Michiel Huisman and Peter Dinklage below.
In our excitement this week to finally see the Dornishmen in costume, there’s one group of newcomers we haven’t gotten a glimpse of yet: Oberyn’s bastard daughters, known as the Sand Snakes. Finally, this has been remedied. Unlike Thursday’s pics, these photos from gameofthronesfan are not on set, but we have a few lovely up close shots of whip rehearsal action.
If you’re wondering why there are more than three, that’s because these photos include Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jessica Henwick and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, as well as their stunt doubles. More pictures below.
It's time for the WiC Weekly Roundup! To start with, our first pictures of Alexander Siddig dressed as Prince Doran: http://t.co/qxYcYgvJ26
— Winter is Coming (@WiCnet) October 18, 2014
News is breaking fast out of Osuna, Spain, where Game of Thrones has taking advantage of the location to film what looks will be some of the most dramatic scenes of Season Five. Today, we bring you more from the Juego de Tronos facebook page.
It’s time once again for the WiCnet Awards. Last week’s Best Death ended up being fight between Joffrey and Oberyn, with the Dornishman ultimately taking the crown. This week’s category is somewhat related. Now that we’ve had Best Death in Season 4, let’s have Best Performance As A Villain.
Everyone loves a good villain, and Game Of Thrones is full of them. Who’s your favorite? Vote early, argue it out in the comments and let’s find out.
Last week’s New York Comic Con had a handful of Game Of Thrones events and panels–including the Rave Of Thrones–but one in particular on “How Game Of Thrones Changed Fantasy” with a few famous fantasy authors caught our eye. We asked freelance contributor Rachel Kolb to write it up.
At the 2014 New York Comic Con, Game Of Thrones fans didn’t have a lot of choices as far as panels or events. This might explain why the writer’s panel “How a Game Of Thrones Changed Fantasy…or Did It?” was at full capacity with another room full of people wanting to get in. Fortunately, I was one of the lucky ones who got a seat in the room.
The panel included writers Seth Fishman (The Well’s End), Robin Hobb (Fool’s Assassin), Gail Z. Martin (War Of Shadows), Garth Nix (Clariel), Patrick Rothfuss (The Slow Regard Of Silent Things), and Cinda Williams Chima (The Sorcerer Heir), and was moderated by David J. Peterson (Living Language Dothraki). Together, they broke down the ways that Game Of Thrones has changed fantasy and examined ways that people think GOT changed fantasy but may not have. The conversation spanned from writer deadlines to character deaths and came back around to the relationship between fans and writers. According to the esteemed panel, here are five ways that Game Of Thrones changed fantasy and three ways it didn’t really.
Game Of Thrones changed fantasy because…
Filming is now underway in Osuna, and some fans have snapped some photos of the action. These come to us courtesy of an unofficial Facebook fan page for Spanish Game of Thrones fans.
Have a look first at this shot of some green-screen magnificence in a bullring in Osuna, then join us after the jump for a couple fan photos, a surprise visitor, and speculation about the bullring scene….
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, best known as Mr. Eko from Lost, Simon Edibisi on Oz, and the Dark Elf Kurse in Thor 2: The Dark World has joined Game Of Thrones. He was a fan favorite on both Oz and Lost, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does in GOT role.
For now, all we have is speculation on that role. It’s been announced only as “Malko,” a new character for the HBO series. Given the increasing number of locations in Westeros and Essos in Season 5, like Dorne, more Braavos than a single room, and Pentos, it’s almost impossible to say–if you have any more information, we’d love to hear it.
Meanwhile, another new role we’ve already discussed may have been filled as well….
Any category that Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) is in in this year’s WiCnet Awards, he’s going to win. That’s science. Sorry, Tywin, Ygritte, Joffrey. You might have won in any other year. But Season 4 belonged to Oberyn.
Personally, I was pretty worried about this scene for two reasons. The first one is obvious: I love Oberyn, and watching “The Mountain and the Viper” knowing that Gregor Clegane would defeat him at the end of it was sheer torment. (The fight itself, as written about in more detail when it won Best Action Sequence, was a masterpiece of tension.) Oberyn brought a much-needed change in perspective to King’s Landing, reminding the Lannisters—and the viewers—that even among the rich and politically powerful, no one in Game of Thrones is entirely safe from retribution for past wrongs. And boy, are there a lot of past wrongs in Westeros. The Lannisters always pay their debts, and Oberyn was here to collect. His quest for justice might not have ended well for him, true, but no one in Game of Thrones should be taking a victory lap quite yet (Tywin).
The second reason I was on-edge had to do with the death itself….