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Quick Hits: The Sword and the Khaleesi

The season premiere is officially three weeks away, as of today, and we have an interesting assortment of Game of Thrones news rounded up for you this weekend.

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  • This year, Madonna celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by dressing up in familiar costuming. The star Instagrammed two pics of herself dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, complete with dragons on her shoulders. She posted the photos with the message, “Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens!”

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  • People magazine reveals that recently in a chat with Eva Longoria, the actress confessed to having a crush on a Game of Thrones character. “Jon Snow!” She tells People that she is friends with Kit Harington, and that the feelings end with the show. “I don’t like Kit Harington, I love Jon Snow. […] I like the fur coat and the bow and arrow and the swords – that person.”

Ours is the Fury: Three weeks now! And why I am not surprised Madonna fancies herself a khaleesi?

81 Comments

  • Hopefully this will distract from the increasingly negative comments in the previous GrrM thread. Probably not though.

  • interesting bit about the sword ….and madonna as khaleesi yeh im not surprised either….the bit about eva longoria is funny … i wonder if she wud be interested in jon-ing (see what i did there) the thrones cast….cud maybe see her cast as 1 of the children of the forest considering her height

  • LymD,

    Of course it will continue. But its worth a try to stop it because it doesn’t actually achieve anything. If we were in a position to actually pressure him I’d be one hundred percent down to lobby him somehow. But we can’t.

  • Greenjones:
    Hopefully this will distract from the increasingly negative comments in the previous GrrM thread. Probably not though.

    Didn’t know GrrM had an account here…

    *readies torches and pitchforks*

  • Sansa’s Knight:
    interesting bit about the sword ….and madonna as khaleesi yeh im not surprised either….the bit about eva longoria is funny … i wonder if she wud be interested in jon-ing (see what i did there) the thrones cast….cud maybe see her cast as 1 of the children of the forest considering her height

    If Eva Longoria comes to GOT (which I won’t like, I prefer to not have super-known stars joining the show), I can see her playing one of the Dornish girl, possibly Arianne..

    EDIT : Something else completely but why haven’t we seen something on the BR/DVD sales ? No official press release from HBO on it. Weird, I would imagine that the record would be broken once again as with Season 1 and 2.

  • Shaldun,

    yep id see her play the dornish heir as well…. strange how that wasnt my first choice cuz she suits the description perfectly

  • I’m just imagining someone seeing that Madonna picture out of context and thinking “Christ, Emilia Clarke’s having a bad week!”

  • —People are speculating now that other well-known swords may be hidden in the throne as an inside joke.—

    Frostmourne hungers?

  • The sword of Ibelin, wielded first by Sir Godfrey and then by his son Balian in Kingdom of Heaven is also welded into the Iron Throne.

  • Regarding the Ascent game coming to phones, I think we will soon get an official Game of Thrones app. I did take on a HBO survey in October regarding an official GoT app that could presumably come in time for the 4th season. Judging from what I was asked in the survey, it would have a character tree (obviously), mini games, quizzes etc and the possibility to buy and watch episodes. Don’t know if anyone cares but that news reminded me of it.

  • Lol I dont think Eva meant it that way, but the last part about loving Jon Snow but not liking Kit came off really mean to me

  • African Boy:
    Lol I dont think Eva meant it that way, but the last part about loving Jon Snow but not liking Kit came off really mean to me

    I think she was just trying to make this less awkward. I mean, they are friends apparently, it would be weird if she admitted to have a crush on him. Especially considering the age difference. Still, he’d be a fool not to try and have a go! I know what props he’ll be trying to steal from the set now.

  • Settle down there, Fred.

    I knew what you meant, African Boy, and had to read her quote twice myself.

  • Shaldun: If Eva Longoria comes to GOT (which I won’t like, I prefer to not have super-known stars joining the show), I can see her playing one of the Dornish girl, possibly Arianne..

    She’s a bit old to play Arianne. The only person she could play would be Ellaria, but that ship has left Dorne.

  • Would someone just please inform Madonna that, try as she might, she is simply irrelevant, and no one cares.

  • Maybe it’s just me but i think I see I see Aragorn’s sword (not Anuril) and Theoden’s sword.

  • Apparently a trailer with a few new shots in it has been airing on tv. I’ve only heard about it from one AFOIAF poster today and one yesterday. I’ve heard nothing about it on twitter or anything so maybe they’re lying. Still, I don’t see why they would…

    Apparently there’s even a glimpse of Mance in it. Has anyone seen it or heard about it yet? Or maybe it’s nothing.

    EDIT: He says its airing during the NCAA tournament… Anyone seen it?

  • I thought it was already common knowledge about the sword. I’d definitely read about it in a few places long before it showed up on Reddit the other day.

  • He says its airing during the NCAA tournament… Anyone seen it?

    I don’t know what NCCA stands for (sounds like american sports), but a new trailer will air on the 18th. It’s too specific not to be true, but wouldn’t twitter and tumblr be all over this already? Or maybe it’s one of the old trailers, but someone got confused?

    Something else completely but why haven’t we seen something on the BR/DVD sales ? No official press release from HBO on it. Weird, I would imagine that the record would be broken once again as with Season 1 and 2.

    Don’t know about other countries, but HBO made loads of money in UK in just a few days after the DVD release.

  • Greenjones:
    Apparently a trailer with a few new shots in it has been airing on tv. I’ve only heard about it from one AFOIAF poster today and one yesterday. I’ve heard nothing about it on twitter or anything so maybe they’re lying. Still, I don’t see why they would…

    Apparently there’seven a glimpse of Mance in it.Has anyone seen it or heard about it yet? Or maybe it’s nothing.

    EDIT: He says its airing during the NCAA tournament… Anyone seen it?

    I thought HBO always publish their trailers online. Also, the NCAA tournament is on HBO ? If not, I didn’t know they diffuse trailers (full trailers) on other channels. Not from US to be clear.
    There is a new trailer March 18th so maybe it’s this one but it would be weird to unveil it before the date.

  • Shaldun,

    Well, the guy said that it was pretty much the same as the other trailers with the same lines etc. just with maybe three new shots.

  • I saw the new preview on CBS during one of the college basketball games… It was probably only 30 seconds long and it definitely had a shot of Mance in it.

  • Talisa’s ghost:
    Don’t know about other countries, but HBO made loads of money in UK in just a few days after the DVD release.

    Yeah I suppose it, it has certainly broke the record of sales for HBO shows like previous seasons did but it’s weird they didn’t announce it officially. I’ve seen US numbers, it was the top 1 seller of its release week but I don’t know more than that.

  • Just saw it. Mostly the same pics as others over Cersei’s line about ashes in your mouth (can’t spoiler right now) with a couple of additional cold battle scenes, one of which features a nanosecond flash of Mance. Can’t wait for Tuesday now.

  • I just saw the spot. Here’s what was new in it. That I picked up on at least, the editing was very quick.

    1. A more emotional delivery by Lena of “the joy will turn to ashes in your mouth”.

    2. A shot of Ellaria sexily crawling on top of Oberyn. There were other folks in the bed too, I believe, likely the same bi-threesome or foursome with Olyvar and co. (Indira Varma is lovely.)

    3. Mance running out (from his tent, I think). Stannis’s riders are either in the same shot or in a shot that it cuts to quickly. Definitely the scene of their arrival.

    4. A new shot of Joffrey looking gleefully prickish.

    5. The full catapult shot from that Vine video where you see the slave duck and then a pyramid behind him.

    6. More stuff likely. But that’s all I remember.

  • Greenjones,

    I just had a hilarious moment where I read this and went “Damn I going to have to look this up” and literary right then the promo started playing on TV (I’m watching the NCAA selection ceremony, but I didn’t read that part of your post, I assumed it was airing at random times on HBO at first) Nothing really exciting stood out, but it went by quickly so I may have missed something. Only new thing that stood out looked like Elleria kissing Oberyn in bed. (Actually, I think we saw it before, but from a different cameta angle.)

  • I’d loooove Eva Longoria to play Arianne, I mean she hasn’t aged in about 30 years so she could pass for twenty something. I mean even if Sunspear is cut like it should be she’ll still turn up to marry Aegon

    Anyway, has that Tyrion tWoW chapter been released on the Game of Thrones app yet?

  • Wait, she is 39, so she has definitely aged in the last 30 years, she got that beautiful body that Arianne is so famous for

  • Kat,

    It also replies to Ramsay’s torturing-someone face. And Walder Frey’s eager wine-slurping during the RW.

  • This is cool. Just watched LOTR today for the first time in years. Showed my daughter for the first time. Couldn’t help thinking the Nazgul should just take the black and get it over with.

    The spot reminds of the Firefly dropped into the intro of BSG, it’s cool when a production tips it’s hat to what came before.

  • I never read or watched LOTR *wut!?*, but I got the books and will begin to read them this week (hours at a corner with a book again), after finishing my reread of ADWD, so this didn’t get me excited. I’ll come back on this post next week and freak out. Or not. Probably not.

    Has someone found the Sword of Gryffindor already? ¬¬

    Madonna!!! Hmph. I still care about her. Even though she doesn’t know who I am… and when I was born she had already achieved a tenfold of anything I’ll ever achieve in my life. :)

    GoTAscent — Thank you. Thank you very much for this.

    About GRRM’s bashing – I stayed well out of that pit, mostly because George has answered me more on his blog than peopled answered me here.

  • There is another interview with David and Dan, thankfully not about how many seasons it will take them to finish the show, but they talk about season 4 and the magical elements in the story. It is a fun. Sorry if it is already posted.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/game-of-thrones-season-4-special-effects

    Something from the interview:

    Jim Windolf: Is there anything you can say about season four?

    Dan Weiss: Making it almost killed us. How about that?

  • Tourist,

    I wonder if he meant the CotF among the type of special effects they never did before, but I guess the WW eliminates the possibility.

    That whole thing about good vs. evil in the end is quite foreshadowing. Put it up, WiC, put it up!

  • Oh boy! The only time I was ever turned off by sth GOT related is learning that Eva Longoria and Madonna are fans of the show!! Please stay away from the show. ..Please. ..

  • Ser Lucas,

    I think the special effects will be throughout season 4 not to a specific scene. They did say the budget increased, so maybe they used some other form of advanced technology. I am very happy about what they said about good vs evil.

  • Ser Lucas,

    Thank you, I don’t think most people get it, let alone appreciate it! Enjoy popping your cherry on the LOTR trilogy. I read them first as a kid and then again in college just before the movies hit, and the mythology is… well. What have I to say? They are classic epic fantasy and are fantastic. The movies are pretty cool too, tho a bit of a CG fest. Watching today I couldn’t believe how young Ned… errr… Boromir, looked.

  • Don’t know why, but I’d give anything to see a video of Madonna reacting to the Red Wedding . Just curious to see her human side, she’s always so cold in a way, even when she’s smiling and talking like to Ellen or someone.

  • Um…Eva Longoria is no Martell, especially not Arianne. She seems like a lovely woman, but does not possess the acting chops to run with the GoT crowd. Sorry all you boys who just want to see her scantily clad. Plus, she’s American. Texas born and raised.

  • Talking about stars going GoT, I’m not sure I’ve seen a cameo list for season three on this site so far, or any season or site for that matter.

  • Tourist,

    My first thought was that they were referring to a CGI’d CotF and three eyed raven, but then I remembered they probably did that already with the WW. I don’t get this stuff anyway so my guesses are just pure rubbish.

    Sister Wrister,

    It puts it all in perspective though. Changed a lot in ten years.

  • I never liked Madonna much, but good for her. She’s enjoying her money and enjoying her life.

    Rock on, you nutjob.

  • Let’s face it, most of us likely won’t achieve even half what Madonna has achieved. She’s a living legend. And if she wants to dig out some of her 80s leather now and then and pin plastic dragons to her shoulders – more power to her. (Where’s Viserion, though? Poor guy never gets respect.)

  • Sir Dosser,

    the TV show has a budget limit, I guess showing all three is just too expensive. Dany seems to prefer him, too, though. I bet there is sibling rivalry between them.

    Poor Viserion. What does that mean for dragons? Is he unable to inherit the hoard?

  • OT: Looks like Maisie Williams was at Indiana Comic Con. Haven’t watched it all yet, so I don’t know if there are spoolers in it. Unfortunately the sound is pretty poor…

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

  • Did anyone find that new promo? If yes, can you post here. I’m dying for something new, even if it’s just a few seconds worth :p

  • Balerion The Cat:
    Did anyone findthatnew promo? If yes, can you post here. I’m dying for something new, even if it’s just a few seconds worth :p

    I searched youtube, tumblr and twitter – still nothing :/

  • Ashara D,

    I beg to differ, Eva Longoria was great in Desperate Housewives, and sure got is a more mature show but Arianne is not a more mature character, in fact Arianne is very very similar to her character is Desperate Housewives, selfish, manipulative, sexy, power seeking, yet caring and girl powery

  • I actually like that look on Madonna, she appears much younger, energetic, sexy and beautiful, maybe its the hair color.
    Warning, need to keep the growing dragons away from her though, she can be quite kinky, what with those long tails and necks.

  • Folks, people get old.

    You’re going to get old.

    Perhaps you need to deal with that on a personal level :)

  • Satin:
    Sir Dosser,

    the TV show has a budget limit, I guess showing all three is just too expensive. Dany seems to prefer him, too, though. I bet there is sibling rivalry between them.

    Poor Viserion. What does that mean for dragons? Is he unable to inherit the hoard?

    I wonder if that makes him easier to tame…

    It’s Rhaegal I dislike GRRRRR!

  • KG,

    I’m just messing around. I like Madonna well enough. It’s just fun to tease people for their age.

  • KG,

    If it were up to Kristian Nairn (an avid WoW player) I am sure Frostmourne would be embedded in the Iron Throne.