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.
- Thanks to a sharp-eyed Redditor called NoMoreHodoring, it’s come to the attention of fans that Glamdring, the sword of Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, is embedded in the Iron Throne. It’s a fitting tribute as Tolkien and his novels were a major influence on George R. R. Martin. People are speculating now that other well-known swords may be hidden in the throne as an inside joke.
- 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!”
- The makers of Game of Thrones Ascent have announced that the social game will be heading to ioS and eventually to Android, with a version developed for mobile phones. No exact ETA is given at the moment but it’s believed to be this year.
- 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.”
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