Maisie Williams promises more revenge for Arya in Season 5, hopes to keep surprising book readers

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Season 4 of Game of Thrones brought about a number of surprises for not only fans of the television series, but book readers alike. Additional scenes, and diversions from the written story were plentiful, sometimes to great delight, and sometimes to dismay. Looking ahead to Season 5, it’s safe to say we’re in for some more surprises.

In a new interview with TV Line, Maisie Williams says that even the actors are left in the dark about some of the finer details of their story until the last minute, and that she hopes the show continues to shock all of its viewers.

Maisie reveals that although she’s been filled in on an interesting development for Arya, she doesn’t know how it’s going to happen, and that’s usually how it is.

“I know a couple of really cool things happen in the books with Arya, and I just had a meeting about about a certain thing that happens to Arya, but I still don’t know how it happens. And that’s what it was like last year; I was learning fight scenes, even though I didn’t know who I’d be fighting or why I’d be fighting them. People think the cast members know all the ins and outs, but we really don’t.”

Curtain Call: Aimee Richardson

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Some of us had a feeling it was coming, others wished it wouldn’t, and now it’s become reality. Our sweet Aimee Richardson will no longer portray the role of Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones. We can now all say that we share something in common with Cersei Lannister, as the last time we will have seen our familiar Myrcella, was when she sailed away to Dorne.

Our Last Time Witnessing Aimee as Myrcella Baratheon

Please join us after the break for a special ode to Aimee Richardson, and her time as Myrcella Baratheon.

Interview Roundup: More of Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic-Con

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It’s time for another batch of Game of Thrones interviews from this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, and some more hints about Season 5.

Access Hollywood has released a number of new interviews with the cast.

John Bradley discusses the influence that Samwell Tarly has over people and the respect he can command, specifically from Jon Snow, and says that in Season 5 we can expect Sam to flex those muscles more than he ever has before. He also teases that Sam could strike up an incredibly understanding relationship with Ser Davos Seaworth.

Reddit Review: A Tribute to the Creative Fans; HBO Rumors; A Gem from George!

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We’re back with more Reddit-y Goodness. This time some possible good news for HBO, some very creative fans, and some hot video game action for those who know how to work the D-Pad & Joystick combo.

Quick Observation: Lightbringer and Zack have done such a great job of covering SDCC (KUDOS), that there wasn’t too much left to add to this post from there, except for maybe the gem at the bottom.

Lets get into it!

 

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Game of Thrones cast members arrive in Belfast to film Season 5

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We learned during the Game of Thrones panel at San Deigo Comic-Con this weekend that Kit Harington would return to the set of Game of Thrones today to film a “great scene” for Season 5. It seems Kit wasn’t the only one heading back to work today, as many of the actors took to social media to announce that they were en route to Belfast, or had already arrived.

Carice Van Houten gave us the biggest tease of the day, tweeting a picture of what appears to be a solider of Stannis Baratheon’s army on set, which may very well mean that Kit and Team Dragonstone shared their first day back together.


Game of Owns: The Con in San Diego

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Episode 232 – The Con in San Diego

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On this exciting Monday, the hosts delve into a myriad of revelations shared with the public over the weekend at San Diego Comic Con. From beer premieres to season four bloopers, season five previews and everything in between, join Kate, Micah and Eric for a re-cap episode full of excitement and all of the highlights from SDCC weekend.

Sophie Turner says Sansa Stark will use her sexuality to manipulate in Season 5

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A lot of interviews have come out of the Game of Thrones cast’s trip to San Diego for Comic-Con, and until now they’ve done their best to keep any details about Season 5 close to their chests. Having just received the scripts for the upcoming season, in a new interview with The Wrap, Sophie Turner drops some hints about what we can expect from Sansa Stark.

When asked what position Sansa will find herself in during Season 5 after lying for Petyr Baelish, Sophie said, “Well now she’s kind of in the position where Baelish isn’t overly sure what Sansa’s about, he doesn’t really know why she stuck up for him. But he’s kind of realizing that she’s a great manipulator, and she’s not this vulnerable young girl anymore. And she’s also realized that she can manipulate him though other means, because now she realizes his weakness is kind of her, and her mother. She’s gonna try to play out her sexuality as much as she can to manipulate him. So that’s what she’s gonna do.”

She adds that the past three seasons have been leading up to this, and Sansa will finally be able to put what’s she learnt into use.

Sophie reveals that she starts filming Season 5 on Wednesday, and she will be shooting exclusively in Belfast this year.

Gwendoline Christie featured on TV Guide’s Fan Favorites panel at SDCC

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Gwendoline Christie was featured on TV Guide’s Fan Favorites panel yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Gwendoline was joined by, Misha Collins (Supernatural), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Sam Heughan (Outlander), John Noble (Sleepy Hollow), Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time), Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Aisha Tyler (Archer) to talk about working on some of television’s most popular series.

In the panel full of laughs, Gwendoline recalls a particularly odd fan encounter while she was in the dentist chair, and the draw of taking on the iconic character of Brienne of Tarth. She says that although Game of Thrones is based on a book series, changes can be made, and the showrunners like to joke around about the fate of their characters.

She reveals what her favorite televisions series are, saying she loves True Detective, and is late to the party, but is currently addicted to Breaking Bad. Near the end of the panel Gwendoline speaks at length about how much she loves Brienne, and how happy she is that the character is celebrated amongst fans despite being different than the norm.

Sophie Turner featured on Nerd HQ’s ‘A Conversation with Badass Women’ panel

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Sophie Turner was a featured guest on Nerd HQ’s A Conversation with Badass Women panel yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Zachary Levi hosted Sophie alongside Yvonne Strahovski, Retta, Missy Peregrym, Jennifer Morrison, and Ming-Na Wen to talk about, well, badass women!

Sophie talks about the increasing amounts of strong female roles on television, and in a very touching moment admits that her female role model is Lena Headey. Watch the entire panel below:

Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel

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Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer were guests on Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. They took to Hall H to talk everything from beauty standards, to stunts, and super heroes alongside Sarah Paulson, Nicole Beharie, Katey Sagal, and Tatiana Maslany.

There is no video of the panel yet, but both HitFix and Entertainment Weekly have shared some great quotes and details in their recaps. Here are the highlights from Maisie and Natalie, including some Game of Thrones questions:

Natalie shared her thoughts on the status of women in television. “Where television is fantastic — and is way ahead of film — is it doesn’t feel the need to polarize women so much… Male writers — and I say this with all love and respect — often want to make a woman either the angel or the whore, make her the witch, or put her on the pedestal. When people ask me about Margaery [on 'Game of Thrones'], I say they’re not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to be practical and politically savvy and not be a good person. You can be a good human being and just be shrewd.”

Interview Roundup: Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic-Con

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It was a busy day for Game of Thrones yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Here are the interviews with showrunners David and Dan, author George R.R. Martin, and the cast that have been released so far.

The cast and crew stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Hideout to chat with James Hibberd.

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, along with cast members Gwendoline Christie, Pedro Pascal, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were first up. David and Dan talk about what Spain has to offer, adding Dorne into the mix next season, and everyone reminisces on the huge reaction to Oberyn’s death. Gwendoline touches on her big fight scene, and Nikolaj gives a deadpan ‘no’ on if he can tell us about what’s coming up for Jaime.

George R.R. Martin won’t be writing an episode for Season 5, talks The Winds of Winter prologue

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George R.R. Martin will be setting aside a little more time to work on the next installment of his book series, ‘The Winds of Winter’. He revealed yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con that for the first time, he will not be writing an episode of Game of Thrones for the upcoming season.

In a new interview with Vulture, Martin says that he will be taking Season 5 off “because I have this book to finish.”

He’ll also be clearing out his schedule, and won’t be making a trip to the set of Game of Thrones until next year. “I might make it over there early next year, but I’ve got to finish the book The Winds of Winter. So I’m making the trips I’m already obligated to make, but I’m not adding any new trips at this time. So I don’t think I’m going to do a set visit this year, sadly.”

Martin spoke with Zap2It’s Terri Schwartz about his comments during yesterday’s panel that Robb Stark’s book wife, Jeyne Westerling, would be making an appearance in ‘The Winds of Winter’ prologue. He reveals that she won’t be the POV character, and that he may just break his own rules in terms of the fate of those who appear in his prologues. He also talks about fans finding hints for future plot points throughout the books, and expands on why he won’t be writing an episode for Season 5.



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