Praise R’hllor, Game of Thrones is back! Last night’s season three premiere sent my mind into something of a tizzy. On the one hand, (some of) my favorite characters are back, and the show’s setting up some really awesome things for them!
On the other hand… did anyone else think the premiere was a bit slow?
We have eight hours and counting until Game of Thrones starts back up again. But when season three does get underway, it’ll be light on the Tyrion. It makes sense, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Instead of releasing a single name on Twitter, director Bryan Singerdecided to tweet a single picture containing 16 pictures. They were headshots of X-Men: Days of Future Past actors and fans noticed a few new faces in the group.
“He’s not going to be a CGI character. He’ll be himself. Not that he’ll be playing Peter Dinklage, he’ll be playing this character. It’s not a shy character. He’s just such a phenomenal actor; I’m a huge fan of Peter’s and Game of Thrones. He was my first choice and I was really happy [about the casting]. It’s so funny to talk to him because he does that impeccable accent [on Game of Thrones] and then you talk to him and he’s this guy from New Jersey.” - Bryan Singer babbling on about X-Men: Days of Future Past to IGN.
I remember seeing a trailer for LARP-themed comedy The Knights of Badassdom at least a year ago, and then… nothing. No news. No release date. The official website still says “coming 2012.” But at last, progress: There’s a new trailer, even though most of the footage in it is recycled from the old trailer. Whatever. Someone’s cut a new trailer and IMDB has updated its release year to 2013, so that must mean we’ll be seeing the whole movie relatively soon… right?
Please? Peter Dinklage. Summer Glau. Danny Pudi. Ryan Kwanten. Steve Zahn. Tom Hopper, who played Percival the sleeveless chainmail-wearing knight on Merlin. I really want to see this. It looks awesome.
No, it’s not a proper trailer, but this new behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones video is still pretty cool, and it has some new snippets of footage to pore over besides. Margaery and Olenna Tyrell! Mance Rayder! Peter Dinklage saying “We kill a lot of characters, but every character we kill we add two more.” Understatement, sir. Understatement.