THE LANNISTERS ARE ARROGANT SODS.
Obvious? Perhaps. But these new pictures leaking out from Dubrovnik, thanks to one of many eagle-eyed websites, such as Game of Thrones Portugal) show us the Lion’s true colours. EDIT: It seems the Portuguese site got the pics from—that’s right—the Father of us all, Westeros! (Westeros in turn got them from Nikola Čakelić.) It’s a small world after all.
Anyway, Marrying a Lannister (and then dying) apparently grants the green light for a little royal standard adjustment. Is that lion dancing with the Baratheon stag… or merely lifting it in order to make a healthy meal out of its neck?
I blame Cersei.
Love, love, love the photos coming to us from Croatia (from Friday and Saturday I think, though I don’t read Portuguese and can’t be sure of the date). I hope they film here forever. After the break we have more photos captured from on high. Enjoy!
NOTE: Some of these photos may be slightly spoiler-ish. If you know nothing of season two, you may want to skip. Nothing too revealing, but… You’ve been warned.
UPDATE 10/3/11 (WiC): In addition to all the pics after the break, so nicely compiled and commented on by FaB, even more have leaked out today. Frankly, I’m getting a little bored of all of these pics but if you aren’t, you can get your Daily Set Photo fix here, here, and here, and even some bonus video coverage here.
Look! A water carriage!
This has a sort of Lannisteresque look to it. Perhaps with some slightly Persian stylings, which makes me think it could possibly be an homage to the place it is traveling to rather than the cargo. Speaking of cargo…
Why that’s the lovely Aimee Richardson! Carted off! Sorted! Good to see Princess Myrcella arrived safely to Dubrovnik. This appears to be a significant change from the scene from A Clash of Kings, but, well, it’s close enough that we know which scene it is!
A gathering ashore—like as not to see sweet Myrcella off. If you look closely you can spy Rory McCann (The Hound), Callum Wharry (Prince Tommen), Sophie Turner (Sansa), Jack Gleeson (King Joffrey), and Ian Beattie (Ser Meryn Trant).
Yet another angle. My eye is drawn to the woman in the top left-hand corner, in the purple, black, and silver diamond-patterned shawl. Lady Falyse Stokeworth, perhaps? Oh, but to glimpse lovely Lollys! A heart can only yearn.
Another angle. I wonder if they’ll give us the names of any of these other Kingsguard men? Ser Preston Greenfield FTW!
And still more. Our Sophie isn’t the only beauty there. Many of these Dubrovnik extras are certainly easy on the eyes; at least the nobility are. Croatia: filled with attractive people. Discuss.
Sweet Sansa (that dress becomes her), Jolly Joffers, and…. is that David Benioff?
Imp-possible! Soph’ hangin’ with Pete! And is it me or is he looking more muscular? Could just be the tight black shirt. No one will ever call him a “plump little lord” again.
Crikey, we’ve been spotted! Bail, paparazzo, bail!
Rory, at ease with a cup o’ joe.
Rory gives us a grin. Sort of like the cat who just ate the canary. Or the Hound who’s about to eat a little bird for breakfast.
Fire And Blood: Speaking of San/San…
There were a small number of behind-the-scenes interviews that seemed to have slipped through the cracks during the frenzied weeks of Game of Thrones‘ airing. This one below, with David Benioff, directly addresses—probably more so than GRRM ever has—the tenuous relationship between Sansa and Sandor.
Interesting that this isn’t something they’re just going to gloss over. Kudos for having some stones. (As though they’ve never had stones before, right?) I’m looking forward to seeing how Rory and Sophie play some of this “are they/aren’t they” stuff.