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Day 19: Photos from the Þingvellir shoot

The Icelandic website Vísir reports they are shooting at Þingvellir today, one of the three known locations of this years two-week sojourn of the GoT team in Iceland. Nothing new in the article itself, but the beauty of it is that it comes with photos of the team and extras in armour.

Credit: Vísir

UPDATE: Vísir has posted a video interview with Thrones producer Chris Newman from the set of today’s shoot, where he more or less confirms that this particular scene is set in the Vale. Interestingly, he notes that this scene is a part of Arya’s storyline and says that both Rory McCann (The Hound) and Maisie Williams were on set. I also like the bit at the end where he says they are using Icelandic horses but filming them from far away to pass them off as full-sized horses!

Two more photos after the break.

Hear Me Roar: I think the design of this armour is something we have not yet seen on the show, at least it is not immediately recognisable. Our best guess is these guys could be from the Vale. I can see it as a fleshing out of what little we have seen of the place in season one, and the scenery in those photos matches the previously established look as well. What do you guys think?

Credit: Vísir

Credit: Vísir

SPOILER: In addition to that, and completely coincidentaly, a driver recorded this video that includes him passing by the team getting ready for the day of shooting, with Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Daniel Portman (Pod) standing by the road in costume! Awww.

245 Comments

  • This is getting me so excited!!!
    Also, shouldn’t the Brienne and Podrick bit be tagged, so as not to give it away to non-readers that their stories meet?

  • I agree these armour looks like anything we had already seen in the show. But is there any notice of Shopie Turner or Aidan Gillen in Iceland? If not, I guess it would exclude the Vale

  • Oh, yes, the Vale. I always forget about the Vale. Yeah, we haven’t seen their standard troops yet. They could be Valemen, yeah.

  • And there’s a blue flag behind some of those extras with the exact same tone as the Arryn banner in the show. Now I’m sure it’s the Vale.

  • I picture the vale’s armour with hints of blue and more agressive (falcon-like) helmets.. Maybe it’s Randyll Tarly’s soldier’s. The green/kaki hues on the clothes calls to mind a huntsman.

  • They are.
    Look at the fight between Bronn and Ser Vardis, the soldiers in the background are dressed in the same way (pale green cloack, chainmail.)

  • biobi:
    wait…isn’t it supposed to be snowing in the Vale at this point?

    Not before the last Sansa chapter in ASOS.

  • biobi:
    wait…isn’t it supposed to be snowing in the Vale at this point?

    Can’t remember exactly but I think it only starts snowing in Sansa’s last chapter with “Only Cat” in it so that would be episode 10.

    These pics look more like LF/Sansa’s arrival to the Vale to me anyway.

  • Yeah I would agree that these scenes will be from the Vale. That scenery in that last shot looks almost identical to the scene where Tyrion, Bronn, etc get into a fight with the Mountain clans in series 1.

  • biobi,

    Not until later, and even then it is only at the top of the Eyrie I believe. That’s why they have to travel down the mountain later.

  • Off Topic but when HBO runs out of material to shoot before George writes another book, any chance HBO do Mini-series a la Starz: Spartacus? Maybe prequel to the “War of Five Kings”? That would allow Sean Bean to return as Ned too.

  • No one recognises the armour? Look at the breastplates and those strange woolen “pauldrons” in the first two photos; this isn’t “in the same vein” as the Arryn guards, it’s the exact same getup. I also recall the valemen in the Eyrie wearing lots of mail (compared to the other warriors in Westeros) so all of this is a dead giveaway. Not to mention the surroundings of course

    I’m very curious about who those lordly looking lads in the third photo might be portraying!

  • fan,

    i doubt it since a huge budget would be required, an entirely new cast would be needed since the principals were 20 years younger, AND GRRM hasn’t really revealed all the details of the War yet /this would take the thunder out of those reveals. so.. they’ll just go past the books since they already know what happens in broad strokes.

  • Nick Larter,

    Thanks for the link! I think that tidbit makes sense:

    After the RW, Arya and Sandor attempt to journey across the Vale to the Eyrie. They stop by at a village for some weeks (mayhaps the people in the 3rd pic are the smallfolk?). But then the villagers kick them out because Sandor could draw bad attention. It’s revealed that Tyrion’s Mountain Clans are ravaging the place, so Sandor + Arya then head back towards the Riverlands and have the deadly duel at the Inn

  • Well, Sandor does *try* to take Arya to the Vale to ransom her to Lysa, after her mother and brother die at the Red Wedding, but they don’t get very far through the mountains because the Hill Tribes are making bold attacks these days (because the Lannisters rewarded them with better-quality steel weapons, remember)…so this isn’t out of keeping from the books.

  • It looks like Iceland will be used for different locations: The Riverlands and/or the Vale (Maisie Williams is there) and north of the wall (Rose Leslie). Which also means that Ygritte will probably die a bit later compared to the books.

    Maybe the troops aren’t the knights of the Vale (though that’s more likely), but Stannis men instead?

  • http://www.ruv.is/sarpurinn/frettir/26072013-39
    Here is what I saw in the evening news. Not much new, but we see the hound for a second so its worth it. Also another interview with Chris Newman. The bit about Game of Thrones is at 17:30.
    You might have to use header hacker to see this though. Let me know if you cant see this but want to, then I can upload the clip to youtube.

  • Jonathan Loesche:
    Is Pod smoking a cigarette at 6:08 in the video? Suspension of disbelief forever broken!!

    No, the big question is after Show!Brienne meets Show!Pod (and Show!Pod’s, um…talents), is she still the Maid of Tarth? That could explain the cigarette afterwards :)

  • The-Valonqar:
    http://www.ruv.is/sarpurinn/frettir/26072013-39
    Here is what I saw in the evening news. Not much new, but we see the hound for a second so its worth it. Also another interview with Chris Newman. The bit about Game of Thrones is at 17:30.
    You might have to use header hacker to see this though. Let me know if you cant see this but want to, then I can upload the clip to youtube.

    Seeing Rory and Maisie was worth it :D

  • Is that Rose Leslie at around 18:32 or just someone with very similar red hair? We know she’s in Iceland already. Just wondering if they’re shooting some wildling scenes near the Wall the same day they’re doing the Arya/Hound stuff.

  • Michel:

    I agree these armour looks like anything we had already seen in the show. But is there any notice of Shopie Turner or Aidan Gillen in Iceland? If not, I guess it would exclude the Vale

    No it wouldn’t. They just wouldn’t be filming outdoors scenes.

  • Maybe Rose Leslie is just a guest? She’s the only one who hasn’t been spotted in a costume there yet.

  • Ours is the Fury,

    That is definitely Rose Leslie. I screencapped the video and zoomed in and it matches the picture of her on Twitter too. I’m leaving the office in a rush right now or I would upload.

  • Rose appears to be wearing her snow boots in that candid shot. I can understand if she’s removed most of her furs when she’s not on camera.

  • It sounds like they actually get to the Giant’s Lance in the show. I was expecting them to tease a Sansa/Arya reunion for much of the year, but that’s getting them physically closer than I expected.

  • Awesome vids today!

    I saw the when I looked into the old farm house at Stöng in Þjórsárdalur the other day. I’m glad they are using it for the series! I love the look of it!!

    Also I uploaded an edited version of just the GOT part of the last video if anyone cannot access the Icelandic site.

    http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/07/game-of-thrones-season-4-iceland.html

    Has anyone transcribed that video yet? Translated the Icelandic narration to English?

  • WheelofIceandFire:
    I hope this means Arya is going to be given extra content for the season

    Yeah, it looks like she will reach the Bloody Gate, but will be denied entry to the Vale. I think the extras are refugees fleeing from the Riverlands trying to move to the Vale and being rejected.

  • If Rose Leslie is there, I wonder what they will be filming since we don’t really know what happens after Jon leaves her

  • Mmm… I’m pretty sure I saw the design of those armors before in season one, the nights of the vale were definitely wearing them.

    In regards of Brienne and Pod… does it makes sense that they’ll meet this season? I could be wrong since it’s been a while since I read the books and I never do re-read, but i’d assume Tyrion’s escape to be at the very end of the season and consequently Pod looking for him shouldn’t happen so early imo

  • Josla,

    Well, as we know, the show does not always follow the books. Jaime and Brienne are already in KL before the PW. My guess is the reason Pod leaves will be different. He may go to help find Sansa just to protect her since he is no longer of use to Tyrion.

  • Does anyone else worry about the show being able to depict the climate changes that will happen in Westeros, with it being Autumn and Winter approaching? By now the Vale should be cold, and it looks like it is very warm and sunny in these shots.

  • Darquemode,

    Intro: Stekkjargjá in Þingvellir was closed today from public tourist traffic because of the taping of the show Game of thrones. Almost 300 people work on the show(she is talking about in Iceland).
    Guy in green shirt: This is the third time the film crew from GOT come to the country. The first two times the producers wanted winter weather. Now they want sun and Icelandic landscape in “flowering” (not sure how to translate) and that seems to have come through for them.
    Voiceover: Filming started here last week. This morning the group came to Þingvellir to film in Stekkjargjá, more inwards then Öxarárfoss.
    Chris Newman talks in English. No translation needed.
    Voiceover: The weather and landscape was used to the fullest extent in the filming in Stekkjargjá. More then 200 people work on the project, both foreign staff and actors but also Icelandic technical crew and extras. The committee of Þingvallir park granted permission for this project and high demands are made for (dont remember the word but it means that they should treat the place well, not litter or put bike tracks and such).
    Einar Sæmundssen: GOT is probably one of the bigger things we have had here but we are used to a lot of people here in Þingvellir so we just watch closely and take good care of things.
    Voiceover: The stuff that is filmed here will be used for the 4th season of GOT that premiers next spring. Naturally there is some secrecy over how those scenes will look even though the storyline is known from the popular books the show is based on. Stekkjargjá was therefore closed to public traffic today because of the filming and most people seemed to be calm about that, but this is not a place with much traffic compared to others in the park.
    Chris Newman again, untranslated.

  • Some interesting developments here. Arya and the Hound in the Vale seems like a solid move as it emphasizes how yet again Arya has been shafted by fate as well as keeping the influence of the Hill Tribes relevant.

    Brienne and Pod is also an interesting and slightly unexpected move. I was expecting to get very little screen time at all and so I’m at a loss as to what Brienne and Pod will be doing together. Perhaps Brienne is trying to visit Lysa to personally inform her of her sisters death? That’s not a very strong reason though, so most likely these events happen after the PW, on the hunt for Sansa. If that’s the case though, it’s going to be a very long hunt!

    Any other ideas?

  • Tyrion Pimpslap,

    If I remember correctly It will begin to snow in the vale at the end of this season (Moon Window chapter). It looks like the stuff being filmed right now is mid season, so there shouldn’t be snow yet.

  • Tyrion Pimpslap:
    Does anyone else worry about the show being able to depict the climate changes that will happen in Westeros, with it being Autumn and Winter approaching? By now the Vale should be cold, and it looks like it is very warm and sunny in these shots.

    Nah, I think they’ll manage. They’ve already set a precedent for going quite far for the right setting, and if they wanted a fall scene I’m sure they could save some external shots for September and October. Plus, with the wackiness of Westeros seasons, they get some flexibility. If I recall correctly, GRRM effectively cut multi-year autumn from the story when he decided the time-jump wouldn’t work out.

  • Family, Duty, Hodor,

    They probably just moved the Brienne plot forward. Perhaps she will leave to find the stark girls shortly after the purple wedding. I’m fine with this change because her story in AFFC was boring and near pointless. Of course this makes me wonder what she and Pod will be doing in season 5

  • The-Valonqar:
    Darquemode,

    Intro: Stekkjargjá in Þingvellir was closed today from public tourist traffic because of the taping of the show Game of thrones. Almost 300 people work on the show(she is talking about in Iceland).
    Guy in green shirt: This is the third time the film crew from GOT come to the country. The first two times the producers wanted winter weather. Now they want sun and Icelandic landscape in “flowering” (not sure how to translate) and that seems to have come through for them.
    Voiceover: Filming started here last week. This morning the group came to Þingvellir to film in Stekkjargjá, more inwards then Öxarárfoss.
    Chris Newman talks in English. No translation needed.
    Voiceover: The weather and landscape was used to the fullest extent in the filming in Stekkjargjá. More then 200 people work on the project, both foreign staff and actors but also Icelandic technical crew and extras. The committee of Þingvallir park granted permission for this project and high demands are made for (dont remember the word but it means that they should treat the place well, not litter or put bike tracks and such).
    Einar Sæmundssen: GOT is probably one of the bigger things we have had here but we are used to a lot of people here in Þingvellir so we just watch closely and take good care of things.
    Voiceover: The stuff that is filmed here will be used for the 4th season of GOT that premiers next spring. Naturally there is some secrecy over how those scenes will look even though the storyline is known from the popular books the show is based on. Stekkjargjá was therefore closed to public traffic today because of the filming and most people seemed to be calm about that, but this is not a place with much traffic compared to others in the park.
    Chris Newman again, untranslated.

    Nice, thanks.

  • BeatleFloydZeppelin,

    Yeah, added that in. It’s what occurred to me straight away but then I dismissed it because it seemed too early. But really that’s probably the only sensible possibility. My only worry is that, as you say, it will get boring. Heck, I didn’t care for that storyline when it was stretched over one book. Even with big changes it will be difficult for them to motivate it over two seasons.

  • The-Valonqar,

    Thanks for that!

    I think we say “in bloom” here… and I think the word you were looking for might be “reverence” or maybe some other synonym like regard, respect, deference etc?

  • It is possible they bring Shagga son of Dolf, Chella, Timmet son of Timmet and co back to drive the Hound and Arya back to the Riverlands.

  • But is that Pod in the video with Brienne, it looks more like Gendry to me, which is puzzling I know, but maybe how Brienne gets to the BWB, if she finds Gendry who would believe that Arya is with them.

  • Family, Duty, Hodor,

    I think they’re only going to get into the very beginning of it. As in, like the Jaime-Brienne scenes in season 2 (as in, 2 or 3 scenes). I don’t think it would be smart of them to put a meaningful part of that plot so early, and D&D are probably wary of this.

  • Paul M:
    But is that Pod in the video with Brienne, it looks more like Gendry to me, which is puzzling I know, but maybe how Brienne gets to the BWB, if she finds Gendry who would believe that Arya is with them.

    It’s definitely Pod, but that doesn’t rule out anything.

  • Jentario,

    Yeah, that would make sense.

    Have to say, seeing Pod whipping out a cigarette made me chuckle. The innocent squire really has become a bad boy.

  • Hmm

    Yeah those definitely look like knights of the Vale to me.

    So it seems – Arya and the Hound will go to the Vale and attempt to reach the Eyrie so the Hound can deliver Arya to Lysa. I’m assuming they never make it to the Eyrie unless they’re gonna deviate from the books a fair bit.

    We also know that Brienne will be travelling with Podrick next season. I doubt they will be going to the Vale, I think Iceland for their scenes will be a jazzed up Riverlands.

    The Rose Leslie sighting indicates that Iceland will also be used for some scenes set in the North. They are definitely utilizing Iceland a lot this year…

  • I know everyone says that that’s Daniel Portman (Pod) smoking the cigarette in the video, but I keep watching it and I’m seeing Joe Dempsie. The hair (especially the sideburns) looks more like Gendry’s and not much like Pod’s at all.

  • Maynard Plumm,

    Nah, it is Pod, but I can see where you’re coming from:

    http://static.tumblr.com/f1a5f485d7f1b47ee92ae4ce9843eda3/7dmyfag/8G0misxow/tumblr_static_gendry-waters-robert-bastard-son-house-baratheon-29807190-960-639.jpg
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/472e875b3311de4ec409d5f77fc86aff/tumblr_mmwlbqloPP1r1ct5xo1_500.jpg

    Pod seems to have cut his hair (unless he wears a wig). He definitely looks different from normal (and more like Gendry than usual). But Gendry wouldn’t be wearing those clothes and his face looks different imo.

  • Family, Duty, Hodor:
    Maynard Plumm,

    Nah, it is Pod, but I can see where you’re coming from:

    http://static.tumblr.com/f1a5f485d7f1b47ee92ae4ce9843eda3/7dmyfag/8G0misxow/tumblr_static_gendry-waters-robert-bastard-son-house-baratheon-29807190-960-639.jpg
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/472e875b3311de4ec409d5f77fc86aff/tumblr_mmwlbqloPP1r1ct5xo1_500.jpg

    Pod seems to have cut his hair (unless he wears a wig). He definitely looks different from normal (and more like Gendry than usual). But Gendry wouldn’t be wearing those clothes and his face looks different imo.

    It’s all in the shape of the head, man. It’s definitely Pod. A Gendryfied Pod.

  • Also, Icelandic sounds cool, and looks cool written down (thorn and edh are pretty unbeatable). Might learn it some day…

  • Maynard Plumm:
    I know everyone says that that’s Daniel Portman (Pod) smoking the cigarette in the video, but I keep watching it and I’m seeing Joe Dempsie.The hair (especially the sideburns) looks more like Gendry’s and not much like Pod’s at all.

    That’s what I think too. The cheekbones are there. It could make sense for Brienne to use Gendry to try to find Arya. The last we saw he was set loose by Davos to go who knows where. We can assume he needs to end up back in the Riverlands to be in the right place for the next part of his story (which we don’t know yet) – he meets Brienne later in AFFC and she thinks he looks like Renly, which is something I bet the producers bring in as her love for Renly has been carried through her character arc.

    I also think the producers will have the reveal of Lady Stoneheart to be linked in with Brienne’s storyline, and to get to that point she needs to meet Gendry again. I know this is taking us late in AFFC but it is possible the scenes being filmed take place at the very end of the season – in fact the Brienne “hanging” will most likely be her cliffhanger ending.

  • Does this confirm that the Brienne/Pod/Gendry speculation was wide of the mark? Is Joe Dempsie confirmed to return? What will his plot be do you think?

  • Family, Duty, Hodor:
    Maynard Plumm,

    Nah, it is Pod, but I can see where you’re coming from:

    http://static.tumblr.com/f1a5f485d7f1b47ee92ae4ce9843eda3/7dmyfag/8G0misxow/tumblr_static_gendry-waters-robert-bastard-son-house-baratheon-29807190-960-639.jpg
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/472e875b3311de4ec409d5f77fc86aff/tumblr_mmwlbqloPP1r1ct5xo1_500.jpg

    Pod seems to have cut his hair (unless he wears a wig). He definitely looks different from normal (and more like Gendry than usual). But Gendry wouldn’t be wearing those clothes and his face looks different imo.

    Thanks for this, even with Ours is the Fury earlier info, and those insisting,
    I remained quite unsure.

    Always strange when those going on speculation voice their opinions with
    such certainty. Yours and Fury’s set the record straight. Thanks again for
    these highlights.

  • Paul M,

    I too am thinking that Brienne’s last scene of season 4 will be her encountering Lady Stoneheart. (Rather than a random Frey we’ve never seen before).

    I think viewers will then be left to assume she’s dead until around halfway through season 5 when she reaches Jaime.

  • Maynard Plumm:
    I know everyone says that that’s Daniel Portman (Pod) smoking the cigarette in the video, but I keep watching it and I’m seeing Joe Dempsie.The hair (especially the sideburns) looks more like Gendry’s and not much like Pod’s at all.

    Haha I didn’t have the guts to correct everyone but I am absolutely seeing Gendry too

  • Family, Duty, Hodor:
    Maynard Plumm,

    Nah, it is Pod, but I can see where you’re coming from:

    http://static.tumblr.com/f1a5f485d7f1b47ee92ae4ce9843eda3/7dmyfag/8G0misxow/tumblr_static_gendry-waters-robert-bastard-son-house-baratheon-29807190-960-639.jpg
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/472e875b3311de4ec409d5f77fc86aff/tumblr_mmwlbqloPP1r1ct5xo1_500.jpg

    Pod seems to have cut his hair (unless he wears a wig). He definitely looks different from normal (and more like Gendry than usual). But Gendry wouldn’t be wearing those clothes and his face looks different imo.

    Who knows what Gendry will be wearing since I’m assuming this is a shoot for a later episode in the season…maybe they switch Gendry and Pod’s roles in the story…they have already made Gendry a much more involved character than in the books…I can see Pod dying and then Brienne running into Gendry and he takes Pod’s clothes and identity…would be a departure but not more so than Gendry going to Dragonstone and replacing Edric Storm

  • Darquemode,

    In Bloom is what I meant. Thanks for that.
    The second word has a broader meaning in Icelandic and I probably translated it wrong. I googled it and it probably had the meaning ,,Agreement for visitation/temporary custody” in that context.
    But there was nothing of high value in the text so we should not get to hung up on it.

  • Basically I think the show runners want to give Dempsie as much screen time as possible…so why not eliminate Pod and have Joe take that role? they need to eliminate characters and streamline the cast whenever possible after all

  • Chickenduck: I found a book the other day that suggested the exact same thing!!

    May I ask what book ? In a previous post thread, there was brief discussion of
    Arya and Sandor tracing the Brotherhood Without Banners route possibly
    towards High Heart or Acorn Hill. Or even meeting up with Edric Dayne
    .
    If Gendry reconvenes with BWB, that would be grand.

    Podrick and Brienne’s trek through Westeros and onward will get
    underway as well, following following Tyrion’s rapid fall from grace
    and other King’s Landing chaos.

    This does direct thoughts to lady Stoneheart, more like season 5.
    However Pike and Dorne may make brief mention first, in season 4.

  • can someone tell me why they are jumping to book 4 with brienne and pod already? by the time they get to season 5 onwards, the world will still be waiting for book 6! they will start making stuff up for pod and brienne in the show and divert even more than they already have!!! arggggh. and I’m not one of those people that hate it when they divert, infact sometimes i like it.
    sorry for my ramblings.

  • It is completely Portman in the video. He has a superficial resemblance to Joe Dempsie, but they don’t look THAT much alike. He’s wearing the same red outfit Pod always wears. Daniel Portman is a smoker, and there are posed/model-style photos of him smoking a cigarette that where his face looks just it does in the video. People consistently hold their hands/arms certain ways when they smoke.
    The whole Gendry-going-to-travel-with-Brienne thing has always been fan speculation. We don’t know yet what Joe Dempsie’s status is with the show this season, as he hasn’t been spotted in Belfast or anywhere else.
    As for timing, my thought is that this scene with Brienne will take place near the very end of the season, so it won’t really cut much into AFFC.

  • Ours is the Fury:
    It is completely Portman in the video. He has a superficial resemblance to Joe Dempsie, but they don’t look THAT much alike. He’s wearing the same red outfit Pod always wears. Daniel Portman is a smoker, and there are posed/model-style photos of him smoking a cigarette that where his face looks just it does in the video. People consistently hold their hands/arms certain ways when they smoke.
    The whole Gendry-going-to-travel-with-Brienne thing has always been fan speculation. We don’t know yet what Joe Dempsie’s status is with the show this season, as he hasn’t been spotted in Belfast or anywhere else.

    All valid points…but you can’t deny the expanded role the show runners have given Gendry…and Pod has been set up with his expanded character to be an emotional death…I just don’t see Gendry disappearing for a long time…Pod I cam easily see them getting rid of as a way to “trim the fat” my point is when I first watched that video my initial reaction was “that’s not Pod that’s Gendry” and as a book reader I should have assumed it was Pod…but I didn’t

  • Ours is the Fury,

    Smokers…. Yuck!

    I can understand the elder people still smoking because when they started they were unaware of the price they will all soon pay and got hooked…

    But when I see younger people smoking it really makes me… Disgusted!!!

    A smoker model??? Wow…

  • Arthur:
    Ours is the Fury,

    Smokers…. Yuck!

    I can understand the elder people still smoking because when they started they were unaware of the price they will all soon pay and got hooked…

    But when I see younger people smoking it really makes me… Disgusted!!!

    A smoker model??? Wow…

    A smoker model? haha you could have just said model…most models smoke

  • The Loon: All valid points…but you can’t deny the expanded role the show runners have given Gendry…and Pod has been set up with his expanded character to be an emotional death…I just don’t see Gendry disappearing for a long time…Pod I cam easily see them getting rid of as a way to “trim the fat” my point is when I first watched that video my initial reaction was “that’s not Pod that’s Gendry” and as a book reader I should have assumed it was Pod…but I didn’t

    They gave Pod much more attention in season 3 so that people would remember who he is, presumably for future story. With Gendry they simply used him because he could fill in for another character and save them introducing him.

  • Sean C.: They gave Pod much more attention in season 3 so that people would remember who he is, presumably for future story.With Gendry they simply used him because he could fill in for another character and save them introducing him.

    Well they invented Ros and gave her a big role…and what happened to her? I could be wrong my only argument is that looks to me like Joe Dempsie in that dashcam vid

  • The Loon: Who knows what Gendry will be wearing since I’m assuming this is a shoot for a later episode in the season…maybe they switch Gendry and Pod’s roles in the story…they have already made Gendry a much more involved character than in the books…I can see Pod dying and then Brienne running into Gendry and he takes Pod’s clothes and identity…would be a departure but not more so than Gendry going to Dragonstone and replacing Edric Storm

    You may be onto something, definitely not crackpot, and reasonable speculation.
    Still early to challenge the scope of S4 GoT , but this suggestion may prove
    useful in weeks to come.

  • The Loon,

    Ros’s role allowed for entrance to secret dealings within King’s Landing.
    Her appearances highlighted Littlefinger, Varys, even Joffrey, for whatever
    political machinations or conflagration in their mind’s eye. From maester
    Pycelle to the rest, they spoke aloud to her, and thus the audience. I barely
    paid her any attention. She was beautiful and met an unfortunately grizzly
    end.

  • Arthur:

    I can understand the elder people still smoking because when they started they were unaware of the price they will all soon pay and got hooked…
    But when I see younger people smoking it really makes me… Disgusted!!!
    smoker model??? Wow…

    I’m making a generalization but ah…I’ve never met a model who didn’t smoke. Not that Portman is a model. When I said modeled shots, I meant they were promotional type photos that were taken, not candids. See?

    And frankly a lot of the cast smokes. They show them smoking all the time outside events, in modeled photos for magazines, etc. So I wouldn’t bother getting enraged at Portman. You’re going to have to hate the whole cast if smoking’s a huge problem for you. :)

  • I saw it mentioned in another thread but I wouldn’t be shocked if Brienne had a role in the show fight with the hound. It would be a good way to spice up a boring storyline

  • Ours is the Fury,

    I don’t hate anyone for smoking. I just think it’s a stupid and disgusting habit… I have friends and family whom I love that are smokers. I feel bad for people that smoke. I don’t know what the allure is. When I see someone putting a cig in their mouth I don’t see a bad boy or a rebel type, I see a fool…

    Might as well inject rat poison into your veins.

    Those pics you linked are funny… What a wannabe bad boy he is… Oh look he smokes he is soooo cool.

    Funny thing is smoking is less and less common now in post industrialized nations but in 3rd world countries its becoming huge.

  • Arthur,

    I’m not sure a person who has been smoking for a long time thinks “I’m so cool” whenever they put a cig in their mouth.

  • Carne,

    Right… But at first they did. Then the nicotine got them addicted. Now they are just a slave for what ever brand of nicotine they think is the coolest to smoke.

  • Arthur:
    Carne,

    Right… But at first they did. Then the nicotine got them addicted. Now they are just a slave for what ever brand of nicotine they think is the coolest to smoke.

    Dude, worry about your own life. And people will continue worrying about their own.

  • Ragman’s Harbor: Dude, worry about your own life. And people will continue worrying about their own.

    Yes to all this… better to make firewood out of that soapbox. Out of genuine curiosity, which cast members smoke?

  • from what we have seen of the Vale they do tend to wear heavier armour on average than the rest of the realm.

  • I wonder if these scenes will be for the final episode, it would go by too fast if it was early and even midway through season four. I remember reading somewhere that it was mentioned they were going to be filming episode 10 scenes in the first few weeks of production.
    I sense major changes coming that take the show in a modest direction away from some stories from ASoIaF.

  • tysnow,

    Eventually there will be changes, but none of these photos suggest that there could be any changes to Arya or Sansa’s story. Arya is going to Braavos, this has now been hinted at in the S3 finale. And the fact that Brienne and Podrick are together is something they are actually keeping from the books.

  • Off-topic:
    For those who are interested, I have updated my season 4 and 5 predictions to factor in the information that has come to light in this thread (namely the stuff concerning Brienne and Arya’s storylines). The predictions can be found here:
    http://tahu909.livejournal.com/1089.html
    It should go without saying that there are MAJOR SPOILERS for the upcoming seasons so Unsullied should stay away.

    And just for the record, I do not believe there is any indication, or reason, that Brienne will meet Catelyn in season 4. If the Stoneheart reveal is done with Brienne it would just be confusing for non-readers. “Hey, Catelyn’s back and she’s killing her friend for no reason!”. They need to establish that Catelyn has become a horrible vengeance driven person since coming back to life, so I believe that the Stoneheart reveal will happen in a similar way to the books, with her hanging a member of House Frey (probably one of the two Freys that negotiated ‘peace’ terms with Robb in season 3). I then believe that Brienne will meet Catelyn mid-late in season 5, and that Brienne will show up in front of Jaime in early season 6.

  • fan,

    Love the idea, but would get a bit confusing for everyone….especially if there is a long time between series. I’m a sullied and I still have trouble keeping track of characters & plotlines

  • What about Stranger and Craven?

    Importing foreign horses into Iceland is forbidden, and Icelandic horses are very small… Someone as big as Sandor will look ridiculous ahorse, like riding a pony..

  • I hope the Brienne/Pod scenes are kept until episode 9 or 10.. because they really have to happen after Tyrion’s trial. Brienne could still get screentime with Loras and Jaime and Pod could maybe get a few scenes with Tyrion. As for the Lady Stoneheart arc, they need to absolutely nail the hanging scene with the reveal of Catelyn as the final scene of Season 4. It has to give the ‘shit just got real’ feeling I got from the epilogue of Storm of Swords.

  • Hodoreo,

    Imo, Brienne’s quest will start around episode 5 (after the PW). Jaime will charge her of findind Sansa immediatly after he disapearance and Tyrion, from jail, will charge Pod to accompany her (this would provide a great scene between Jaime and Tyrion in jail talking about Sansa and Tyrion offering Pod to accompany Brienne). So, the whole second half of the season would be Brienne and Pod having their adventures on the road, ending with, I’m betting on it, the reveal of Stoneheart and the hanging.

    Thus, we would not see Brienne for quite the whole season 5, just in the end, the twist with her coming back to Jaime.

  • The Loon: All valid points…but you can’t deny the expanded role the show runners have given Gendry…and Pod has been set up with his expanded character to be an emotional death…I just don’t see Gendry disappearing for a long time…Pod I cam easily see them getting rid of as a way to “trim the fat” my point is when I first watched that video my initial reaction was “that’s not Pod that’s Gendry” and as a book reader I should have assumed it was Pod…but I didn’t

    You are seeing what you want to see. That is DEFINITELY Pod. And I don’t see why we can’t get both. Hell, I really think we will. If not this season than next. But that’s definitely Daniel Portman in Pod’s costume.

  • Arkash,

    That seems all too rushed… what’s the point squeezing her entire AFFC arc into the 4th season with all ready a tonne of stuff happening? Yeah her quest will start early enough in the season, after she has dealt with Loras and received Oathkeeper. Pod was never interested in Sansa, so I don’t see him abandoning Tyrion before the trial, as he is very loyal. He followed Brienne because he thought Sansa would be with Tyrion.

  • Nanuk,

    I think the idea of characters’ horses being important has gone out the window. To be honest it’s not really important to the story and nobody would really notice anyway.

    Also, that is clearly Daniel Portman in that video. Looks nothing like Joe Dempsie.

  • jentario: You are seeing what you want to see. That is DEFINITELY Pod. And I don’t see why we can’t get both. Hell, I really think we will. If not this season than next. But that’s definitely Daniel Portman in Pod’s costume.

    Something wrong with your eyes? Might be a similar jerkin, but that’s Joe Dempsie.
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/nh4e.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/dujp.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/443/lamx.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/fefb.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/138/xi8u.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/xg42.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/z2nl.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/fb9o.jpg/

  • I’m going to guess the Brienne/Pod scene is from one of the later episodes.

    It’s possible that Jaime goes to Tyrion to tell him he’s sending Brienne out to find Sansa after all the events of earlier in the season and Tyrion convinces him to allow Pod to accompany her.

    Or Tyrion sends Pod out on some errand before shit goes down and eventually Pod runs into Brienne

    Interestingly Art Parkinson is cast in “Dracula” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/les-miserables-game-thrones-actors-594166

    Hope they spend a LOT of time on Arya/Hound this year. Classic combo.

  • I gotta say that the first pic I saw (of him sideways) made me think of Gendry but after looking more carefully (and after reading some posts stating its Pod lol) its a pic definitely of Poddrick.

  • I gotta say that the first pic I saw (of him sideways) made me think of Gendry but after looking more carefully (and after reading some posts stating its Pod lol) its a pic definitely of Poddrick

  • When I heard about more Iceland locations I though of the Vale, but I dismissed it because it seemed connected to Arya’s storyline.

  • That Iceland Rift rock formation mentioned by Mr. Newman is being utilized because it visually is close to the rocky bridge connecting to the Eyrie from the spectacular first season shot. Obviously Arya and the Hound make it to this point by the end of season four.

  • tysnow:
    That Iceland Rift rock formation mentioned by Mr. Newman is being utilized because it visually is close to the rocky bridge connecting to the Eyrie from the spectacular first season shot. Obviously Arya and the Hound make it to this point by the end of season four.

    Sullied or Unsullied?

  • I have visited the Þingvellir, several years back, and it certainly was the major highlight of my short little trip passing through Iceland.

    That the GoT production chose to include it is to me just another sign of how brilliant they are. Beyond having tremendous natural beauty (there are also many natural pools there which are extremely transparent, you can see straight to the bottom, with only the slightest of blue hues), the site is, as I’m sure has been mentioned already, the most important historic site probably in Iceland, as well as one of geological importance, being a place where the rifting of two tectonic plates can easily be observed, etc.

    Many duels were fought at the Þingvellir throughout Iceland’s Medieval history, when the “Thing” (or council of nobles and elders) met there, and is the location of more than one Icelandic saga.

    It is refreshing to think that one more saga might be added to the site’s history, namely, having been a location in the filming of Game of Thrones…

    ACTUAL QUESTION: Can anyone guess what segment of the story is being filmed there, as these pictures clearly suggest Southron knights, not brothers of the watch or wildings. Could this be a scene of the Brotherhood without Banners, or are we seeing Stannis’ small army, before striking at Mance?

  • Prince of Pentos:
    I have visited the Þingvellir, several years back, and it certainly was the major highlight of my short little trip passing through Iceland.

    That the GoT production chose to include it is to me just another sign of how brilliant they are. Beyond having tremendous natural beauty (there are also many natural pools there which are extremely transparent, you can see straight to the bottom, with only the slightest of blue hues), the site is, as I’m sure has been mentioned already, the most important historic site probably in Iceland, as well as one of geological importance, being a place where the rifting of two tectonic plates can easily be observed, etc.

    Many duels were fought at the Þingvellir throughout Iceland’s Medieval history, when the “Thing” (or council of nobles and elders) met there, and is the location of more than one Icelandic saga.

    It is refreshing to think that one more saga might be added to the site’s history, namely, having been a location in the filming of Game of Thrones…

    ACTUAL QUESTION: Can anyone guess what segment of the story is being filmed there, as these pictures clearly suggest Southron knights, not brothers of the watch or wildings. Could this be a scene of the Brotherhood without Banners, or are we seeing Stannis’ small army, before striking at Mance?

    It’s almost positively The Vale going by interviews, descriptions and on-set banners. It seems like Arya and the Hound are getting closer to The Vale than in the books.

  • Seriously can’t understand how people think it’s Gendry in the video. Clearly coincides with Pod & Brienne’s story and look at this clothing. ._.

  • Joe Dempsie is currently filming New Worlds, so even if that weren’t Daniel Portman, and thus Podrick, it certainly wouldn’t be Gendry.

  • The Blue Grace,

    ETA: link to article.

    FWIW, I know people think Gendry would likely show up in the Riverlands because that’s where his storyline in the books is right now, but isn’t it more likely he’ll be in King’s Landing first, because that’s where Davos send him? And in that case it’s far likelier he’ll be filming in Croatia, not in Iceland.

  • moophasa:

    I think the idea of characters’ horses being important has gone out the window. To be honest it’s not really important to the story and nobody would really notice anyway.

    I know it’s not important, and I know the production team will be up to the task, though I bet someone will complain about it (nooenuderstaaaands! Stanger is a big horse!) .. I’m just wondering how they’ll do it. So many little details that you have to take into account, in such a huge production..It’s just mindblowing.

    It kills me how people take for granted the amazing work that goes into each minute of this production and seem to think they could do better from their sofas..

  • Nanuk,

    In an interview with an Icelandic TV station one of the producers mentioned that they are only filming the horses from a distance and not close up.

  • Nanuk:
    It kills me how people take for granted the amazing work that goes into each minute of this production and seem to think they could do better from their sofas..

    People get really selfish and self absorbed about things that are out of their control.

  • Thanks to those screen grabs I’ve changed my mind and it is Pod, but he really does look like Gendry in that profile shot. Well done for posting those.

  • Nanuk

    It kills me how people take for granted the amazing work that goes into each minute of this production and seem to think they could do better from their sofas..

    Yep. People need to try scriptwriting or producing for themselves to get a feel for how hard it is.

    Speculation is fun, but still…

  • Extras Northern Ireland has just put out a casting call for slim males & females under five feet tall that are over sixteen years of age. (It was relinked by one of the studio directors on his Facebook profile.) Methinks we’re going to see some Children of the Forest this season? Are they going to skip over Coldhands?

  • Paul M:
    Thanks to those screen grabs I’ve changed my mind and it is Pod, but he really does look like Gendry in that profile shot. Well done for posting those.

    So you think that’s Podrick Payne after losing some 40 pounds and having undergone Plastic surgery to sharpen his profile…I think that’s Gendry freshly shaved. Note that the person at the Icelandic roadside wears a leather jerkin with round rivet heads. Podrick uses to wear a leather jerkin with square rivet heads. http://postimg.org/gallery/1x7j1s44/

  • Song of Ice & Scotch:
    Extras Northern Ireland has just put out a casting call for slim males & females under five feet tall that are over sixteen years of age. (It was relinked by one of the studio directors on his Facebook profile.) Methinks we’re going to see some Children of the Forest this season? Are they going to skip over Coldhands?

    I think we’re getting both.

  • idler,

    Unless Joe Dempsie has a time-turner, he can’t be in Iceland, since he’s been filming something in England those past five days (I linked the article a few posts above). Also, look closer, that kid in the video is almost as tall as Gwendoline. Joe, much like Kit Harington, roughly reaches her shoulder.

  • idler: So you think that’s Podrick Payne after losing some 40 pounds and having undergone Plastic surgery to sharpen his profile…I think that’s Gendry freshly shaved. Note that the person at the Icelandic roadside wears a leatherjerkin with round rivet heads. Podrick uses to wear a leather jerkin with square rivet heads. http://postimg.org/gallery/1x7j1s44/

    Well, you’re stubborn aren’t you? The costume is exactly the same as Pod’s and the face is only vaguely similar because Pod is smoking a cigarette and his face is all stretched. If you look at his body shape and the shape of the head, it’s obviously Pod.

  • Long-time lurker, first time poster putting in his two pennies worth here… I did not read any of the comments yet and was not aware of any fan theory of Brienne traveling with Gendry at any point before watching the video, but I immediately recognized the man smoking the cigarette as Joe Dempsie. I scrolled through the comments to see if anyone else did and was surprised to read the commotion :-) I think the people seeing Pod are seeing whom they want/expect to see…

  • Weiche-Wotan:
    Long-time lurker, first time poster putting in his two pennies worth here… I did not read any of the comments yet and was not aware of any fan theory of Brienne traveling with Gendry at any point before watching the video, but I immediately recognized the man smoking the cigarette as Joe Dempsie.I scrolled through the comments to see if anyone else did and was surprised to read the commotion :-)I think the people seeing Pod are seeing whom they want/expect to see…

    No, it’s the other way around. He had the same costume, same body shape, same head shape… Apparently he got a haircut and the only othet thing similar between him and Dempsie in that pic is the face- and that is only because it’s all stretched out weirdly since he’s smoking. So unless Podrick is a Faceless Man that decided to be Gendry, this isn’t Gendry.

  • Ser Tahu:
    Song of Ice & Scotch,

    This worries me. What are Bran and co going to do in season 5 then? But then again, I guess they could expand on Bran training as a warg/greenseer throughout season 5.

    My thoughts too. I hope Bran disappears for most of season 5 but gets one episode devoted completely to him where he’ll have some prophetic green dreams, flashbacks to Robert’s Rebellion through the Weirnet that will set up RLJ among other things and that he will learn to Raven-warg in that episode, creating a sense of his presence in every scene that has Ravens in the rest of the season with some shifty camera angles. The end of the episode could give a terrifying glimps at the Others preparing to take Hardhome (which would be a great set up if D&D intend to expand Hardhome and make it season 5’s episode 9, which I strongly suggest).

    Rant over.

  • H. Stark,

    I love this “Also pleasant dwarf Peter Dinklage having fun with them, but he plays Tyrion Lann Sangster in Game of Thrones.”
    Online translators can be fun at times! XD

  • H. Stark:
    Aidan and Peter in Iceland?

    http://www.dv.is/mobile/folk/2013/7/28/game-thrones-leikarar-djamminu/

    The wording is really weird when put in Google Translate, but I don’t think Dinklage is there. If he was they would have opened with it since he is a bigger star than Aiden Gillen or at least on par with him. Dinklage is the face of GoT, so if he was there he would have made the headline. It’s probably just Aiden Gillen. But I think we’ll see some Sophie Turner pics surface as well soon enough.

  • idler: Tbh, it ain’t. You know the difference between “round” and “square” rivet heads? Try with your “Zoom”-function! I admit both jerkins are made from leather, though…
    http://postimg.org/gallery/c2fw5hgi/
    http://postimg.org/image/rpneftu5d/

    My god. They are exactly the same. With every picture you post you just prove my point.

    And let’s say, hypotgetically, that it is Gendry. Why on Earth would the costume department give him a costume that is almost exactly the same (and in my opinion EXACTLY THE SAME- I see circles everywhere, no squares) as Pod. That would be the dumbest thing ever. You are seeing what you want to see, clearly. It’s not just the costume.

  • I’m going to post the article again… here is the link:http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/cast-announced-for-major-new-channel-4-historical-drama-new-worlds. It’s a Restoration drama, it’s starring Joe, Freya Mavor, Jamie Dornan and a woman whose name I don’t remember, it’s for Channel Four, and filming started at the beginning of this week. I could see an actor go between Belfast and wherever they are in England for filming two things under extreme circumstances, but I doubt he’d commute between England and Iceland.

    Daniel Portman is what, 20 right now? You still change a lot at that age. I guess he’s just losing his kiddie face. The shorter hair makes him look different as well.

  • Jentariosome prophetic green dreams, flashbacks to Robert’s Rebellion through the Weirnet that will set up RLJ among other things and that he will learn to Raven-warg in that episode, creating a sense of his presence in every scene that has Ravens in the rest of the season with some shifty camera angles. The end of the episode could give a terrifying glimps at the Others preparing to take Hardhome (which would be a great set up if D&D intend to expand Hardhome and make it season 5′s episode 9, which I strongly suggest).

    Rant over.

    If that casting call really is for the COTF then yay! For a while now, I’ve been hoping for Bran’s story to head into ADWD territory in S4. Mostly because I just don’t want to see him wandering around for a whole season again. I mean, he eventually did some cool stuff in S3, but I’m not a fan of the endless walking scenes, à la S2-3 of LOST.

    So I’m hoping for Coldhands, then maybe some ADWD action with the COTF and One-Eyed Raven introduced in the last episode or two.

    For those concerned about what happens thereafter, bear in mind that D&D already know where this storyline’s going. S5 might be the rest of his ADWD chapters and some of TWoW… Even if the King’s Landing stuff is still finishing up AFFC. Maybe Bran’s story needs a bit more breathing space to fully setup the end game?

    One thing though, I highly doubt Bran’d get an episode all to himself. Hardhome would be cool to see onscreen, but the S5E9 “moment” could be other things… maybe the major battle Slaver’s Bay – the battle that GRRM moved out of ADWD. OR if they advance the Northern storyline they could cover Ramsay/Theon’s ADWD stuff across S4-S5, then end S5 with the Battle in the Snow at Winterfell.

    Guess I’d have to sit down and plot out 2 seasons’ worth of episodes to know if that works… and I’m not sure if I have Ser Tahu’s level of patience to do that for all the storylines.

  • Chickenduck,

    I suggested Harhome as an episode 9 mainly because I expect to see more than one season out of books 4 & 5 and expect to see the Battle at the Slaver’s Bay as season 6’s episode 9 but also because it’s essential to remind viewers of the White Walker threat and because it will be huge and awesome- what the premier of season 3 should have been. Also, it would be a good place for Jon to meet Tormund (by saving him) and to set up his Wildling connection that would be essential to season 6 (where he brings Wildlings beyond the Wall- which leads to his stabbing).

  • idler: So you think that’s Podrick Payne after losing some 40 pounds and having undergone Plastic surgery to sharpen his profile…I think that’s Gendry freshly shaved. Note that the person at the Icelandic roadside wears a leatherjerkin with round rivet heads. Podrick uses to wear a leather jerkin with square rivet heads. http://postimg.org/gallery/1x7j1s44/

    You probably don’t know that for every season actor gats weight to look like Pod? After evry season he looses his weight. Not probably he didn’t manage to gain it in such a short time, because normally the were filming in September/October.

  • Chickenduck,
    With regards to the season 5 episode 9 moment: The two scenes that are most often predicted to be that moment are Stannis vs the Boltons and the battle for Meereen. The problems that I see with this, though, are:
    1) I don’t see how either storyline could be compressed that much to get to that point so early without severely harming other storylines
    and 2) That would require the show to reach TWoW in season 5, which is just silly.

    The other thing that a lot of people forget is that it is highly unlikely that Stannis vs the Boltons and the Battle for Meereen will happen in the same season because of budgetary constraints. I believe that D&D will want to show both battles, so to make that possible I think that they will have near the end of a season and the other opening up the next season.

    My personal prediction is:
    season 5 episode 9 moment is Cersei’s fall.
    season 6 episode 9 is Stannis vs the Boltons for most of the episode, but then we jump to Meereen in the last 10-15 minutes for the Barristan and Quentyn plots
    and then the Battle for Meereen happens in episode 2 of season 7 as a surprise epic opening to a season.

  • Ser Tahu,

    Your episode 9 for season 5 is not exciting enough. If that will be the main climactic event of the season then the show will lose half it’s viewers. I think season 5’s niner, like season 1’s and season 3’s, will follow multiple storylines and significantly progress them but there should still be a shining moment that rises above them all. Also, I don’t think Jon’s arc will last two seasons without major expansions and that’s why I suggest he should take on the role of Cotter Pyke when trying to Wildlings from White Walkers. It also gives much need attention to them, and without it they would be forgotten and end up as delayed as winter (which isn’t good at all). I don’t want to see Jon sit on his ass for two whole seasons. He should get up and do something. And, as I said before, Hardhome would form a great split that will allow there to be an arc for each season: season 5 being Jon’s relationship with Stannis, and later the Hardhome fiasco, where he’d save Tormund and a few hundred wildlings and season 6 being Jon, mentally scarred by the Others, decides to do all that it takes to prepare for the war- he brings all the wildlings beyond the Wall and starts screwing up- which would lead to his downfall in the finale/episode 9.

  • Jentario: My god. They are exactly the same. With every picture you post you just prove my point.

    And let’s say, hypotgetically, that it is Gendry. Why on Earth would the costume department give him a costume that is almost exactly the same (and in my opinion EXACTLY THE SAME- I see circles everywhere, no squares) as Pod. That would be the dumbest thing ever. You are seeing what you want to see, clearly. It’s not just the costume.

    I think these pics all confirm one thing…. R + L = G or P . That definitely explains the attention this is getting. Off topic but on topic for my post.. pretty funny that the showrunners have barely mentioned the X + Y = J possibilities… People actually care more about if this video on this post shows Pod or Gendry than who Jon’s parents are . That shouldnt even have to be in spoiler tags because it should be something that was addressed in depth not just as a throwaway conversation. Season 4 would be a great place to start mentioning it!

  • Dio Westeros: I think these pics all confirm one thing…. R + L = G or P .That definitely explains the attention this is getting.Off topic but on topic for my post.. pretty funny that the showrunners have barely mentioned the X + Y = J possibilities… People actually care more about if this video on this post shows Pod or Gendry than who Jon’s parents are .That shouldnt even have to be in spoiler tags because it should be something that was addressed in depth not just as a throwaway conversation.Season 4 would be a great place to start mentioning it!

    I think season 5 will be an even better place to start those things. Mainly through Bran’s storyline.

  • Weiche-Wotan:
    Long-time lurker, first time poster putting in his two pennies worth here… I did not read any of the comments yet and was not aware of any fan theory of Brienne traveling with Gendry at any point before watching the video, but I immediately recognized the man smoking the cigarette as Joe Dempsie.I scrolled through the comments to see if anyone else did and was surprised to read the commotion :-)I think the people seeing Pod are seeing whom they want/expect to see…

    I really hope you guys don’t have to act as witnesses on a murder trial ;)

  • idler,

    When I first saw the side view I also thought it was Joe Dempsey. Daniel Portman has a rounder, fuller face normally. Maybe Portman lost some weight recently? Looking at these other pics – face on, the face is fuller than Joe Dempsey’s and does look like Portman’s. Anyway the resemblance is uncanny. They look so similar they could be brothers.

  • So Tyrion is apparently in Iceland? Unless we start hearing about some other KL people can’t imagine why he would be up there.

  • AngryRosFan,

    Gendry was rocking the facial hair, much to the dismay of some fans since it was so perfectly trimmed, Pod didn’t have as much. That’s another feature pointing towards it being Pod/Portman. It is definitely Pod.

  • Pau: I really hope you guys don’t have to act as witnesses on a murder trial ;)

    I really hope you guys don’t.
    EDIT: I am on the Pod side. I think I confused you with a Gendry believer.

  • Jentario: I really hope you guys don’t.

    Hold your horses amigo we’re on the same boat ;)

    EDIT: It’s scary how many people can see something that is not there hehe

  • Pau: Hold your horses amigo we’re on the same boat ;)

    EDIT: It’s scary how many people can see something that is not there hehe

    What now? I am really confused :/
    EDIT: Got it now. I should get my brain checked, something must have fallen out today.

  • Jentario,

    Gendry believer. This should be the new term. I’ll admit the screenshot with him in profile does look like Dempsie, but viewed face-on it is clearly Portman. I would happily bet a month’s wages on it.

  • moophasa:
    Jentario,

    Gendry believer. This should be the new term. I’ll admit the screenshot with him in profile does look like Dempsie, but viewed face-on it is clearly Portman. I would happily bet a month’s wages on it.

    It’s GB and PB. Pick yo’ sides!

  • So….as far as the gendry vs pod debate, can’t we just tweet both podrick actors and ask them if they smoke? If one says yes and the other says no, it’s either the one that said yes or someone else that looks like em. Didn’t read the whole debate, sorry if what I’m saying is stupid based on what’s been said already

  • I’m a Gendry Believer and still think that’s Podrick… now there’s one for confusion.

    AngryRosFan: Anyway the resemblance is uncanny. They look so similar they could be brothers.

    OMG, I think you are onto something. Podrick Payne, secret king’s bastard?

  • haltwhogoesthere:
    So….as far as the gendry vs pod debate, can’t we just tweet both podrick actors and ask them if they smoke? If one says yes and the other says no, it’s either the one that said yes or someone else that looks like em. Didn’t read the whole debate, sorry if what I’m saying is stupid based on what’s been said already

    We know Portman smokes, we just need to check if Dempsie does. But honestly, I don’t think it’s an appropriate question and he likely won’t answer it (especially if he does smoke).

  • Jentario,

    Jentario: Dirty GB, get off this thread!!!

    I can be a GBPB, no problem…

    At least I think we can all agree that that’s Gwendoline Christie, so… BBGBPB?

  • Eljuma,

    But wouldn’t they use the same method as in the season 3 pilot? Tall actor in front of green screen, then digitally enlarged and added to the shots filmed in Iceland?

    A 7′ person next to a 5′ person is not going to make them look like giants. The one in season 3 has to be at least 13′ tall, so unless they decide to go with shorter giants I think they’ll use the green screen method.

  • The Blue Grace,

    It’s Lena Headey. She’s got scenes with Portman because Pod takes over Lancel’s role and shags Cersei. That’s what the Pod/brothel scene was about. If you can’t see it you’re blind!

  • moophasa *PB*:
    The Blue Grace,

    It’s Lena Headey. She’s got scenes with Portman because Pod takes over Lancel’s role and shags Cersei. That’s what the Pod/brothel scene was about. If you can’t see it you’re blind!

    So… CPBCGBBGBBPB?
    EDIT: I think this will be my new password.

  • moophasa *PB*,
    Jentario,

    I think I’ll be going for CBGBCBPBCGPBBGPBHB, because Hodor clearly is there somewhere, too. If you look closely at that one tent, you can see Kristian Nairn’s shoe.

  • The Blue Grace:
    moophasa *PB*,
    Jentario,

    I think I’ll be going for CBGBCBPBCGPBBGPBHB, because Hodor clearly is there somewhere, too. If you look closely at that one tent, you can see Kristian Nairn’s shoe.

    Well, that’s clear evidence. So it should be:
    CGHBCPHBBGHBBPHBSGHBSPHB

    S being Stannis, since for all we know Stephen Dillane could have dyed his hair blond. Wait! Is Stannis a secret Targaryen?!

  • 1) Clearly it’s Tom Wlaschiha, i.e. Jaqen, i.e. a face changer. It’s both Portman and Dempsie.
    2) This can only mean one thing: the PW will be in episode 10.

  • Felt Pelt:
    1) Clearly it’s Tom Wlaschiha, i.e. Jaqen, i.e. a face changer. It’s both Portman and Dempsie.
    2) This can only mean one thing: the PW will be in episode 10.

    It all makes sense now. It’s as if my whole life was a lie!

  • Most of Brienne’s story from ASOS is already done so I’m really curious what they’ll do with her next season. I hope this scene with Podrick is something that’s near the end of the season because if they use too much of the story from AFfC there will be nothing left for the 5th and 6th season.

  • Thank you so much for posting this! It is truly a between-the-seasons article. Since these actors are there, I am thinking they are shooting out of sequence, since for those characters to be where they are, alot of other stuff has to happen first. Storywise, It looks like we’ll see the Vale, White Harbor, and the Fingers. Also possibly, Maidenpool, or Acorn Hill. All of that gets me really excited for Season Four. Hats off and Kudos to the one who said, “Let’s shoot in Iceland in the Summer.” Good call. The visuals we will get from this will make it worth the wait. Cheers!

    The North Remembers…

  • Scott Glennon:
    Thank you so much for posting this! It is truly a between-the-seasons article. Since these actors are there, I am thinking they are shooting out of sequence, since for those characters to be where they are, alot of other stuff has to happen first. Storywise, It looks like we’ll see the Vale, White Harbor, and the Fingers. Also possibly, Maidenpool, or Acorn Hill. All of that gets me really excited for Season Four. Hats off and Kudos to the one who said, “Let’s shoot in Icelandin the Summer.”Good call. The visuals we will get from this will make it worth the wait. Cheers!

    The North Remembers…

    White Harbor? Is Liam Cunningham in Iceland?

  • Scott Glennon,

    They always shoot out of sequence for logistical reasons. When they’re doing interior shots in Belfast and exterior shots in Europe or North Africa there’s no other way.

  • Scott Glennon:
    Thank you so much for posting this! It is truly a between-the-seasons article. Since these actors are there, I am thinking they are shooting out of sequence.

    I don’t want to sound patronising, but they (like every other show) pretty much always shoot out of sequence.

  • New Wolf:
    Most of Brienne’s story from ASOS is already done so I’m really curious what they’ll do with her next season. I hope this scene with Podrick is something that’s near the end of the season because if they use too much of the story from AFfC there will be nothing left for the 5th and 6th season.

    Either they’ll make stuff up , or there will be overlap into TWoW material. Bear in mind people, D&D know what happens next and where the storylines need to go…

  • Chickenduck,

    I’d like to see D&D make up a lot of stuff but at the sametime keep the characters actually in character and have them all end up on track for important book events…

    For instance I’d like to see a lot of Arya and The Hound. More scenes then were in the books. I’d love to see some high tension “gunslinger” type moments between Gregor, Oberyn, even Jaime in KL.

    I know D&D will have some awesome verbal battles between Cersei, Marg and Ellaria that never happened in the book and as a book reader those things excite me because they are so new and interesting.

    My point is, I don’t mind and actually hope for D&D to add new stuff that wasn’t in the book or drag out some storyline by adding things… Just as long as the characters stay in character and the storylines fall back on track with the books…

  • Arthur,

    With respect to Sandor and Arya’s journey, there has been reasonable speculation
    of their taking the trek through the Riverlands, i.e. Highheart / Acorn Hill
    and/or further surrounds that meet back with Gendry and the BWB.
    On
    the other hand these could be two divergent treks with familiar information
    to link the books. As more information becomes available in the short weeks to
    come, loftier challenges to speculation will make current pastime akin to
    playing with navel lint. In fact, several people attempted to make Joe Dempsie
    and Daniel Portman’s insignificant photo likeness into source of debate.
    I’ve had better insight’s from reading pattern of tea grinds in my tea cup.

    That said, adaptations always lend reason for concern. We fans want it to make
    sense as the episodes move along. Not everything can be CGI’ed effectively.

    What I find a mystery still is whether Val or Dalla will be cast, and Burn Gorman’s
    thickening role. I realise much is being kept secret on certain fronts, yet I
    ponder because their stories may be up soon for S4. Lord Manderly and Griff
    maybe intriguing , but that’s far off, no ?

  • Lol…

    True blood = Male and female models portraying supernatural characters having sex with a little but of storyline tieing them together…

  • Arthur: Lol…True blood = Male and female models portraying supernatural characters having sex with a little but of storyline tieing them together…

    You say that as if it’s a bad thing…

  • Eleanor,

    Haha… Good point.

    I do watch it every Sunday but just laugh at how bad it is. If you just take it for what it is, a comedy, it’s enjoyable…

  • Arthur,

    Comedy,drama,dramedy. No matter what genre it is, it still sucks. I can’t believe an HBO produced show can be that bad.

  • Turncloak,

    I wonder what Dinklage will be doing in Iceland? Maybe they will film him greeting the Dornish there? I can’t really think of what scenes they could shoot that would pass for King’s Landing.

  • Tyrion Pimpslap,

    That had me really confused too. I guess if Pedro Pascal shows up there then we’ll know. Is it possible he’s just there for leisure, or to practice lines with other actors due to the tight schedule?

  • Tyrion Pimpslap:
    Turncloak,

    I wonder what Dinklage will be doing in Iceland? Maybe they will film him greeting the Dornish there? I can’t really think of what scenes they could shoot that would pass for King’s Landing.

    I thought that too.

  • moophasa *PB*,

    There was a photo recently that a fan got with Pedro, Kit Harington and two other cast members (I can’t remember who), but I don’t know whether it was in NI or Iceland.

  • Ser Tahu:
    moophasa *PB*,

    There was a photo recently that a fan got with Pedro, Kit Harington and two other cast members (I can’t remember who), but I don’t know whether it was in NI or Iceland.

    That was in Belfast.

  • Ser? My Lady?

    If the Brienne+Pod storyline is in Season 4, could Mark Gatiss be Randyll Tarly?

  • Zoltán:
    Ser? My Lady?

    If the Brienne+Pod storyline is in Season 4, could Mark Gatiss be Randyll Tarly?

    I don’t know why people are so sure we’ll see him at all. He hasn’t yet done anything important and all we need is a few references as fan service. There won’t be room for such roles when season 5 comes with many, MANY more important roles.

  • Zoltán:
    Ser? My Lady?

    If the Brienne+Pod storyline is in Season 4, could Mark Gatiss be Randyll Tarly?

    Gatiss is on record already as having finished filming before Iceland filming started. As I understand it, the smart money is on him being Patchface

  • Carne,

    Yes.

    In Season 3 they inserted the giant with CGI, but used a pole for reference while shooting his scene.

    People have to look small compared to that pole because this is not Star Wars. They can’t reduce the people in a computer later and insert them in an entirely CGI created environment because it would eat away the budget.

  • Nick Larter,

    Why? Where did you hear that? It is definitely a possibility and it works with the schedule, but wouldn’t they give him a bigger role? And shouldn’t we have already given up on that role?

  • a fan went on got set at pingvellir:
    “I went to þingvellir this morning with my friends to get a little glimpse at game of thrones shooting. But guess what!!! The crew invited us on the set and let us watch the shootings!!! It was amazing. After that we waited for 4 and a 1/2 hour to see the actors. I had a little chat with lady Sansa and little finger!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I got their autographs!!! This day was awesome and I really hope that I will get to meet them again and all the other actors.”
    So that has to be the Vale, but I can’t think of any such scenes. Added, perhaps.

  • So we’ve got Sansa & Littlefinger in The Vale; Brienne and Pod on the road out of KL; The Hound and Arya on the road to the Riverlands (or on the road to The Vale). Chris Newman says that they’re using the backdrop of Iceland to film different parts of Westeros ‘that you can’t find in Belfast’…so it seems to me that the series is sticking pretty closely to the books. These actors are not ALL being filmed in The Vale and their stories won’t intertwine.

    And, OMG…the guy with Brienne is Pod…no question!