Early this week, a rumor spread that UFC fighter Conor McGregor would be joining the cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones." While many outlets reported on the rumor after it originated in the Belfast Telegraph's Sunday Life section, it was attributed to an anonymous source. Gossip Cop, for one, flat-out called the rumor untrue. A day after the first rumor spread, fan site Watchers on the Wall reported that McGregor would play a pirate traveling with Euron Greyjoy (on a ship famously crewed by mutes, so the fighter would have no lines to memorize). Contacted by CNET, HBO declined to comment.True or not, the rumor got us thinking about a few of our dream cast members for the fantasy hit, which has just two seasons remaining. Here are six actors we'd like to see bundle up and head to Westeros, where winter is always coming. 1. Maggie Smith: The Dowager Countess meets the Queen of ThornsMaggie Smith lit up every "Downton Abbey" scene she was in with her sharp wit, and she'd fit right in palling … [Read more...] about 6 actors we’d like to see on ‘Game of Thrones’
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Warning: Possible spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead.With less than a week till the new season of "Game of Thrones" premieres on HBO, some fans are rewatching old seasons, and flipping through author George R.R. Martin's books to get ready.Although Martin doesn't talk much about the progress of "The Winds of Winter," the upcoming sixth novel in his "Song of Ice and Fire" series, he did drop a tidbit on his Not A Blog site Sunday night.In the middle of a discussion about TV and book series to seek out (Martin's a fan of "Fargo" and "Good Girls Revolt"), an Italian teenager asked Martin a question. "I'm sorry but... I don't like 'Game of Thrones,'" wrote Mattia Costantini, referring to the TV show. "I know that the show is the show and your books are your books, but I don't like it. Please, tell me that ('Winds of Winter') will diverge from the show in terms of storylines..." More on 'Game of Thrones' Here are the 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs we want to see 'Game of Thrones' author … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ author drops hints about new book
Warning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead. More on GoT 'Thrones' actor says Sam Tarly's death would be 'ultimate cruelty' Oh, "Game of Thrones," how we've missed you. What other show wraps its vast universe in such a crazy, bloody quilt of families and loyalties, betrayals and power grabs? What other show beheads its hero in the first season and doesn't turn it into a Bobby-Ewing-in-the-shower dream sequence? What other show features dragons and giants, undead armies and incestuous twins? Welcome back, you magnificent bastard.If there's one thing fans know about "Game of Thrones," it's that the show can never please everyone, especially since there are only two short seasons left. Here are eight questions we'd like to have answered before Cersei blows the rest of us up.1. How will Daenerys and the dragons try to claim the Iron Throne?Let's not rush to answer this one, and instead savor it for two more seasons. Still, with Dany, Tyrion, the dragons, the Unsullied and even the … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ needs to answer these 8 questions. Please?
Warning: Spoilers for the "Game of Thrones" premiere ahead. Winter is here, and it's everything fans have been waiting for. "Game of Thrones" returned to HBO Sunday night with its season 7 premiere, and it didn't disappoint. Here come the spoilers. The episode had action (multiple Stark-revenging deaths in the cold open), humor, Jaime with some fire in his belly, a suddenly sympathetic Hound, and Little Lady Mormont standing up for the women of Westeros. Oh, and a most bizarre Ed Sheeran cameo. Here are 7 great moments from "Dragonstone," the season 7 premiere. 1. Arya avenges the Red Wedding Killing Walder Frey after feeding him two of his sons wasn't enough revenge for the horrific wedding that killed Catelyn Stark, King Robb, his pregnant wife and many others. Arya (disguised as Walder) gathered the rest of the Frey supporters in a room and gave them all wine, which we knew was poisoned even before she stopped the servant girl from imbibing. Guess what? It was one of those nasty … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: 7 best moments of season 7 premiere
Winter is supposedly coming, but for Game of Thrones fans, the wait can seem eternal. Season 7 ended in August 2017 with dragons and White Walkers and, uh, a little unwitting incest. And fans who are impatiently waiting for resolution can't even console themselves with a new George R.R. Martin book in the saga, because ha ha ha boo hoo hoo.But those of us who have to live in the world of tax deadlines and oral surgery and performance reviews sure could use a fantasy escape back to the land of castles and wildfire and Tyrion's one-liners. So while we wait, and say bye like Daenerys Targaryen herself, here's a guide to the eventual final season of HBO's blockbuster fantasy hit. We'll update this story as new information is revealed, be sure to check out the plot section for new details, or rumors. Hold the door!Release date, episodes and timingSo what's left to watch? The final season is season 8, and HBO has confirmed it's coming sometime in 2019, and will consist of six … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones final season: Release date, cast and theories