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Iain Glen Video: Cast of Game of Thrones Season 8 To Meet On October 9 For A Read-Through

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Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) talked about the date for the first read-through meet up of Game of Thrones season 8 cast in his interview with Stockholm Comic Con. The footage was discovered by Watchers on the Wall. We now know when the entire Game of Thrones cast is gonna meet for the first read-through of Game of Thrones season 8.   

Game of Thrones Season 8 Cast Meet Up On October 9

Iain Glen is seen telling his audience at Stockholm Comic Con (at 20:43 in the video) that the Game of Thrones Season 8 cast will meet for a read-through on October 9th. Until then, he has no idea what season 8 holds, though he “would just be happy to be alive and in what I imagine is going to be a massive battle [in which] I then survive or die nobly” (21:38).

Why This Two Year Gap in Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date?

He also told (at 6:40) that production for season 8 will use only one filming unit instead of two units. The past seasons have used two units with the exception of season 3 which used 3 units. 

We’re all starting to occupy the same territory, we’re all starting to be in the same storylines and so they can’t [have two filming units] anymore,” he explained. “I think this last season will take much longer to shoot because they can only use one unit. Because we’re all in the same sort of scenes.”

What Else Does Iain Glen Say In The Stockholm Comic Con Video?

    • Iain Glen is fond of the last scene of Game of Thrones Season 1 Finale. Daenerys gives birth to the three dragons in that scene.
    • Another scene Glen is fond of is the gladitorial sequence in Game of Thrones Season 5 when he had to fight in an old bullring with six different fighters in front of Daenerys
    • According to Iain Glen, Jorah Mormont has moved past the desire of having a physical relationship with Daenerys Targaryen. 
    • Iain would be happy to die in Game of Thrones Season 8 while trying to save Daenerys from a sword
    • Iain reveals that actors are always the last ones to know what is gonna happen in a season. He went in for a greyscale prosthetic fitting before he even knew that he will be having greyscale 
    • About his fate in Game of Thrones Season 8 while fighting the long night: Iain Glen said that he will be happy to survive this massive battle or die while fighting nobly
    • Iain Glen revealed that he was once played as a country singer in a movie called Small Country Repair



 

The entire cast will be congregating in Northern Ireland for a read-through soon. The filming of Game of Thrones season 8 is supposed to begin this month. The use of only 1 unit explains why Game of Thrones filming and production may end up taking 10 months. We recently learned that Game of Thrones Season 8 may end up filming multiple endings. That can also cause further delay in the Game of Thrones season 8 release date. The expectations from the last season are already high. 
 

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Every Episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 Will Be Monumental – Says John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)

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John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) just raised the bar for Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes. He recently gave an interview to HuffPost. According to him season 8 is gonna be pretty epic. 

What To Expect From Game of Thrones Season 8 Episodes?

We recently heard from Casey Bloys, HBO’s Programming Director, that the last season of Game of Thrones will have multiple endings to avoid the leaks. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau apparently doesn’t think that HBO would waste their money like that. 

We also heard that the budget for season 8 episodes is gonna be about or more than $15 million. Season 8 filming is starting this month. Add that to the list of amazing directors that game of thrones season 8 episodes are going to have. Miguel Sapochnik who directed ‘Hardhome’, ‘Battle of Bastards’, and ‘The Winds of Winter’ is going to direct 3 episodes. David Nutter who directed ‘The Rains of Castamere’, ‘The Dance of Dragons’, and ‘Mother’s Mercy’ will be directing two episodes. And the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“Walk of Punishment’, and ‘Two Swords’ will direct the penultimate Game of Thrones finale. 

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Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) has raised the expectations even further. Jon Bradley told HuffPost, “We assembled a team of directors this year who have been in charge of some of our big episodes in the past. Miguel and David have done some of the standout episodes of previous seasons. Clearly, every single episode of the six you’ve got left in Season 8 is gonna be monumental and needs somebody at the helm who’s done that kind of high-stakes, high-octane direction before for us.”

According to Bradley, the viewers should expect six Episode 9s next season. “I think what we used to call Episode 9 in ‘Game of Thrones’ folklore — the episode when everything comes to a head and you get a lot of spectacular sequences — I think you’re gonna get six ‘Episode 9s’ this year.”

About David Benioff and D. B. Weiss Directing The Series Finale?

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Bradley thinks that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss directing the Game of Thrones finale is a poetic decision. “They know everything about the show. They’ve been in charge of everything ― every key decision in all seven seasons so far has been made by David and Dan. I think they’ve done an incredible job with this series. They deserve everything they get, and they deserve the right to finish this show off in the way they see fit. I don’t think there’s anybody better qualified, so I can’t wait.

Well, each day is gonna be harder for fans to wait for the last season of Game of Thrones. John Bradley’s full interview can be found here
 
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Game of Thrones Revealed: Zombie Polar Bear

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Zombie Polar Bear Game of Thrones 

We all saw the suicide squad fighting the zombie polar bear in Beyond The Wall. That zombie polar bear took the life of Thoros the Myr. Game of Thrones cast and crew talk about this beast created with special effects.

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Zombie Polar Bear: Cast and Crew Reaction

Says Joe Bauer, VFX Supervisor, “You’re in a blizzard, your visibility is 10 feet. You’ve got something that’s out there that you don’t know where it’s gonna come from. It’s very much like a sharp knife.

Alan Taylor took this episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 as a challenge. This episode featured two special features, a zombie polar bear, and resurrection of Viserion

We felt like a real collaboration in building this sequence. It was the script, it was the effect and then it was my ideas. And also I’ve worked with a wonderful storyboard artist Richard who made the scene.”

 
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) shared his thoughts as well, “We did it in a big CGI box and they said to us at the start this is gonna be quite confusing because you won’t have any sense of direction and it was a bit weird.”
 
Indeed it must have been weird as there was no polar bear but a big guy wearing a green suit. Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane aka The Hound) says jokingly, “I’ve had people going off when I will come towards you I’m a bear, no you’re not. His name is Tofy. It was pretty weird, to be honest“.
 
This zombie polar bear was quite a beast. Hopefully, with the big whopping budget of Game of Thrones season 8, we will get to see our favorite direwolves, Ghost and Nymeria again. Got 8 filming is supposed to begin this month. 
 
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Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Beginning Soon: Maise Williams Arrives in Belfast

Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Begins October

Maise Williams Arrives in Belfast For Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming


Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Begins in October

Fantastic news for those awaiting the next season of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Season 8 filming is about to begin this month. Our favorite Maise Williams (Arya Stark) has arrived in Belfast for the GOT8 filming. 
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Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming To Begin Soon

A few days earlier Nikolaj Coster-Waldau dropped a hint for the filming to start in October. Thanks to Ray Jorden, a twitterati we now know that Maise Williams has been stopped in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which houses a production center of Game of Thrones. 

 



Maise Williams may have been called in earlier because of all the fighting sequences she needs to be trained for in the upcoming battles of the long night and the great war. 

We will see other actors dropping by soon. This production center houses the famous set of Winterfell castle.

The Importance of the Belfast Game of Thrones Set in Game of Thrones Season 8

The Game of Thrones production crew has been working on the set quite hard. 




Winterfell is going to be a central place of a rendezvous for all of the remaining Game of Thrones cast to fight the long night and the great war. There are going to be several reunions there between the surviving GOT characters. I am pretty sure that there is going to be a battle scene at Winterfell between the Night King and his army of the dead (not to forget the undead Viserion) and Daenerys, Jon Snow and their allies. So we will see a lot of Game of Thrones characters pouring into Belfast over the next few days. 

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