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EW releases new Game of Thrones photos

Dinklage, Coster-Waldau and Headey in EW cover shoot photoEntertainment Weekly continues its coverage of Game of Thrones today with some new photos, both from the cover shoot and the set of Thrones.

The cover shoot photos show Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in various poses, including the previously-released “rocking out” pic.

The set photos include shots of Tywin, Arya, Dany and also some good glimpses of the royal family including some great photos of Tommen and Myrcella. There are also a few shots of some of the cast goofing off on set, including this priceless photo of Peter kissing Lena.

Lastly, the PopWatch blog asks fans to vote on which of the four EW covers is their favorite.

Winter Is Coming: More great stuff from EW. Any one get this week’s issue yet?

84 Comments

  • Magnus,

    the problem with the dragon is that it’s not very well blended. it’s not a very good representation of the quality of the cg in the show itself which is why I think it was probably a mistake to include it.

  • Maisie Williams may not have the “long face”, but she looks like a dude in the portrait of hers in the EW gallery. Plus, she has the grey eyes, unlike Sean Bean, Kit Harrington and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
    She’s perfect.

  • Doesn’t the cover with Peter on it give away the fact that he becomes Hand of the King? Or is that something they aren’t worried about revealing.

  • Iron Throne: Doesn’t the cover with Peter on it give away the fact that he becomes Hand of the King? Or is that something they aren’t worried about revealing.

    It’s revealed in the last episode of season one.

  • Great photos, and I say it as a photographer as well as a fan of the book and TV series.
    And… Marcella Baratheon??? Oh well… hope EW fixes that slight vowel problem.
    Agree that the dragon is really bad but everything else is fantastic

  • I think the magazine needs to come with a warning that women should be sitting down when they open it.

  • GrandmaFunk,

    Would you even have noticed if you didn’t know it was cgi? All the colors and contrasts in that picture are very sharp. I have experienced so many situations where people have said “that was really bad cgi”, and then it wasn’t cgi at all. When you know or think something is fake, you immediately look for small mistakes.

  • Magnus:
    GrandmaFunk,
    Would you even have noticed if you didn’t know it was cgi? All the colors and contrasts in that picture are very sharp. I have experienced so many situations where people have said “that was really bad cgi”, and then it wasn’t cgi at all. When you know or think something is fake, you immediately look for small mistakes.

    yes, even if it was say a picture of a real bird instead of a rendered dragon…it pops out as something that was obviously photoshopped in …not as one seamless image.

    it’s awfully minor but looks a bit cheap in comparison to what you would get from the show itself.

  • Love the photo of Aimee Richardon as Myrcella -or is it Marcella :-) -notice her wardrobe and necklace are almost identical to her mother’s. Fulfilling Tyrion’s assessment in Book I that she has her mother’s looks but none of her cruelty.

    And this IS Cersei! http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20470532_20578535,00.html?stitched#21133652

  • I should get the issue today. The pics look great.

    I’m disappointed they didn’t dedicate a cover to the Stark kids: Arya, Bran, and Sansa.

  • Arry looks perfect.
    The same with Cersei´s wig (shiny and all) and that beautiful pink/golden gown. Lena Headey looks truly beautiful.
    Oh bearded Prince Charming, like him.

  • Lena looks more like the Cersei I imagined now. Red dress and a better wig probably help, but the look on her face is just right. And Myrcella is perfectly cast. She looks so grown up though.

  • The ones of Sophie and Maisie are absolutely spectacular! I must say I don’t much like the backdrop on the studio photos – a bit lacklustre. But Cersei is looking much better this season, and it’s nice to see Tommen and Myrcella.

  • Magnus:
    GrandmaFunk,

    Would you even have noticed if you didn’t know it was cgi? All the colors and contrasts in that picture are very sharp. I have experienced so many situations where people have said “that was really bad cgi”, and then it wasn’t cgi at all. When you know or think something is fake, you immediately look for small mistakes.

    CGI?!?!? Are you saying the dragon’s are not real??? nooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Dany’s cover looks awful…not just the dragon but those awful black eyebrows!

    IMO her eyebrows look much more natural on the show…I don’t know why EW’s make-up artists–or photoshoppers–didn’t do something about those.

  • Pau Soriano: CGI?!?!? Are you saying the dragon’s are not real???nooooooooooooooooooooo

    New York (AP) – The fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was canceled by HBO after a third dragon died during production of the drama starring Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey.
    “Game of Thrones” about the seedier side of fantasy, will air the final ten episodes of its second season, HBO said Wednesday. But the series won’t return for the third season that was scheduled to start production in July.
    “While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won’t in the future,” the channel said. “Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision.”
    HBO said it was “immensely proud” of the series and those involved in it, and the producers said in a joint statement that they “loved this series, loved the cast, crew and writers.”
    Actor Peter Dinklage, who co-stars on “Game of Thrones” and was in the movie “Elf,” tweeted his support to the HBO series: “So bummed. Peace out to all my family in (hash)GoT.”
    The American Humane Association, which oversees animal welfare on Hollywood productions, said that in light of the three deaths “this is arguably the best decision HBO could have made.”
    The group said it will work with HBO to ensure that the dragons used on “Game of Thrones” are “retired properly.”
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had been sharply critical of the production, welcomed the cancellation and offered advice to HBO and the producers if they decide to resume it.
    “PETA will be calling on them, as we have done from the start, to use stock dragon footage instead of endangering dragons for entertainment purposes,” the group said in a statement.
    In August, a dragon was injured and euthanized in Croatia, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with the animals after the American Humane Association issued an immediate demand “that all production involving dragons shut down” pending an investigation.
    The animal was flying towards it’s perch when it became distracted by the filming of a sexposition scene and flew into a cliff, suffering a head injury, according to HBO. The dragon was euthanized on the spot.
    During season-one filming in 2011, two dragons were hurt during the hatching scene and euthanized. HBO defended its treatment of the animals, saying it’s worked with the humane association and racing industry experts to implement safety protocols that exceed film and TV industry standards. “We thought fire couldn’t hurt a dragon. We are so sorry we are wrong” said an HBO spokesperson.

  • i love the set pictures, the posed ones not so much. Whoever took them is not the greatest photographer especially when working with so many good looking people, the lighting is way too harsh on the faces and clothes.

  • Elaine,

    Agreed!

    I’m guessing see guets them lightened during her filming season, but has let them go au naturale during her off time and EW either did not think of correcting it, or just could not figure out a way to do it well and keep it cost effective without making too much of an effort.

  • I have a subscription and my issue came today. I got the Tyrion cover. I just finished reading it. Some very interesting tidbits revealed. Good article, and now I am even more excited!

  • mikeintexas:

    The animal was flying towards it’s perch when it became distracted by the filming of a sexposition scene and flew into a cliff, suffering a head injury, according to HBO. The dragon was euthanized on the spot.

    LMFAO!

  • MetalgoddessAMB:
    I have a subscription and my issue came today. I got the Tyrion cover.I just finished reading it. Some very interesting tidbits revealed. Good article, and now I am even more excited!

    Go on…

  • One thing it says is counting repeats, DVR and On Demand, it averaged 9.3 million viewers per episode. I don’t know if that’s been publicized before, but that’s impressive!

  • It says something about a disturbing execution in episode two (by joffrey) which will test even his mother’s devotion.

    and Lena says “We get to see more of her unraveling.”

  • MetalgoddessAMB:
    It says something about a disturbing execution in episode two (by joffrey) which will test even his mother’s devotion.

    and Lena says “We get to see more of her unraveling.”

    Um…I assume they are talking about Barra? In the books Cersei ordered it..not Joffrey. Joffrey is still oblivious to his true parentage–or so he acts.

  • “Jaime Lannister was captured near the end of the first season and spends most of the second book imprisoned, but don’t expect that storyline to play out the way it does in the book.”

    I guess we kind of know this already though. We just don’t know how, haha.

    and they pretty much confirmed that A Storm of Swords will be two seasons!

  • You can buy the issue via the Ew app already. I got bought it last might Australian time. There is a GCI Ghost.

  • mikeintexas: Um…I assume they are talking about Barra?In the books Cersei ordered it..not Joffrey.Joffrey is still oblivious to his true parentage–or so he acts.

    I guess that is it, I was just wracking my brain trying to figure out who it was. But the tone of the article makes it seem that Cersei is surprised and horrified by it.

    the exact quote from the article is “you get a real glimpse into her guilt as a mother and her fear of what she’s created…’ and then she says the unraveling line.

  • MetalgoddessAMB:
    It says something about a disturbing execution in episode two (by joffrey) which will test even his mother’s devotion.

    and Lena says “We get to see more of her unraveling.”

    Huh. Intriguing. Thanks for the info!

  • mikeintexas,

    I don’t think this is it, because the episode recap says that Tyrion chastens Cersei for the Kings Landing purge. Implying that she ordered it. Joff also seemed oblivious to his parentage in the last season.

  • In the article, Lean’s comments about Cersei in this season come right after the mention of the episode two execution. I could all be a bit misleading though, taken out of context or due to the editing of the article. She (Lena) could just be mentioning how Cersei is feeling by the end of the season, not just after that one incident. But yeah, they do know how to get you though, the way they word the article. Because I too don’t want to see any “softening” of Cersei. She’s a villain, and should always be portrayed that way and no other.

  • CGI Ghost? I think he looks fine, but I am not very critical about this kind of thing, in particular as 2D cgi looks bad in print. He looks very big and fluffy. His neck looks a bit off perhaps? I think it could be the angle. Eyes not very red, but that could be explainvet by the light.

    I would be happy if he looked like this on screen, but I could here the possible complaints from others in my mind. Every hair can not be perfect in publication.

  • Ser Lemon Cakes:
    CGI Ghost? I think he looks fine, but I am not very critical about this kind of thing, in particular as 2D cgi looks bad in print. He looks very big and fluffy. His neck looks a bit off perhaps? I think it could be the angle. Eyes not very red, but that could be explained vet the light.

    Please scan it! :D

  • MetalgoddessAMB:
    and this one last little tidbit: “viewers can look forward to at least one returning character getting naked for the first time.”

    Kit Harrington please!

    Careful, Purist Tears will accuse you of heterosexism :P

  • Ser Lemon Cakes:
    CGI Ghost? I think he looks fine, but I am not very critical about this kind of thing, in particular as 2D cgi looks bad in print. He looks very big and fluffy. His neck looks a bit off perhaps? I think it could be the angle. Eyes not very red, but that could be explainvet by the light.

    I would be happy if he looked like this on screen, but I could here the possible complaints from others in my mind. Every hair can not be perfect in publication.

    Sure, sure, that’s great . . . what we really wanna know is, did he bark??

  • Sorry, at work mow so I can’t scan it. The digital download is well worth the money if anyone is debating it. The Ghost pic is in the tap to load gallery so not sure if it will be in the print version.

  • Typical Cersei … making a minime out of her daughter. :D
    Also; Emilia looks awesome!
    Also #2; That rocking out photo … it’s what sir Christopher Lee(and many others, for that matter) would call “symphonic metal”. Half of the people are rocking out, whilst Tyrion, representing the other half, is singing in a choir.
    And also #3; I saw some people comment on the dragon not looking real before, but wasn’t able to respond. I think the dragon’s a puppet. A puppet of Drogon.

  • Ser Lemon Cake:
    Sorry, at work mow so I can’t scan it. The digital download is well worth the money if anyone is debating it. The Ghost pic is in the tap to load gallery so not sure if it will be in the print version.

    It is in the print mag. sorry to say, it looks…stuffed.

    geez, I can’t think of the name of the procedure-you know, when people stuff their dead pets because they want them with them forever? Or in the Natural history museums where they have all those animals propped up in displays? that’s what it looks like in the photo in the magazine. :(

  • mikeintexas,

    You had me at ” The fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was canceled by HBO.” Luckily, I didn’t pass out before I read this “… “after a third dragon died during production…”

    lol .. you STINKER!! :P

  • What a fantastic photoset!

    I love the photo of Tyrion wearing the Hand pin…

    great foreshadowing, there

  • MetalgoddessAMB: geez, I can’t think of the name of the procedure-you know, when people stuff their dead pets because they want them with them forever? Or in the Natural history museums where they have all those animals propped up in displays? that’s what it looks like in the photo in the magazine. :(

    Taxidermy

    A still shot of a CGI animal designed for motion is likely to look that way – presumably they would have taken a frame of finished footage, rather than having the CG teams make up a new render just for the promo. If so, it’s likely to look a little off.
    How it actually looks remains to be seen.

    As long as nobody expects them to look as good as they do in your imagination (where there is unlimited rendering budget for sub-surface scattering and millions of single fibre interactions, and there is always perfectly aligned rotoscoping, light blending and motion blur), they should be fine.

  • MetalgoddessAMB:
    and this one last little tidbit: “viewers can look forward to at least one returning character getting naked for the first time.”

    Kit Harrington please!

    That’s next season ;D

    Richard Madden please!

  • Lady,

    My bets are on Richard Madden, Natalie Tena or Lena Headey.

    Or disturbingly, Sophie Turner shot from a far distance. I am really curious to see how HBO is going to handle that scene.

  • Joshua Taylor:
    Lady,

    My bets are on Richard Madden, Natalie Tena or Lena Headey.

    Or disturbingly, Sophie Turner shot from a far distance. I am really curious to see how HBO is going to handle that scene.

    No, I don’t think it will be Sophie. (underage)

    It could be Gethin Anthony (Renly) or even Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie).

  • I love all the attention and buzz GoT is getting but at the same time I am dreadfully worried that this series will become too popular for its own good and turn into True Blood. The more popular this series becomes based on “buzz”, the more things may be changed to cater to the masses. I seriously hope there will be no naked Rolling Stone covers forthcoming…

  • It was probably a body double. She mentioned she used one for the scene with Jaime in EP 1. I saw her interviewed on late night TV, that’s where I heard her mention the no nudity clause.

  • MetalgoddessAMB: It is in the print mag. sorry to say, it looks…stuffed.

    I think you are right…..lol ! If you look really closely you can see the little wheels under its paws….:)
    It does look very physically different to Greywind. Lets hope this Ghost has just been wheeled out of some storeroom by EW for the photoshoot.