Game of Thrones Season 8

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  1. SCNCY

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    I briefly said this in the Star Wars thread, but the optics here are poor. They accepted a deal so they had a job after Game of Thrones, then a better offer came along and they took it.

    From Star Wars standpoint, they wanted a new movie out in theaters by 2022, depending on how much work got done, they may have to push that back. It may be a good thing however as one supposedly B&W were tired of Game of Thrones. Forcing them to do a trilogy within the scope of the Star Wars universe may pigeon hole them again. Netflix will give them great freedom.

    I said in the other thread that Star Wars was the rebound part of a person moving between relationships.
     
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    Good luck, Netflix. Their best work came when they were using GRRM's existing material. Once they had to write their own stuff GoT was not great. Star Wars is definitely better without them if they were going to allow B&W to write their own stories. They would have been bad.

    Has Netflix or B&W mentioned/released what exactly they're going to be working on there?
     
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    True, but in some ways, they got boxed in a bit by what GRRM had created. If I remember correctly, they were including a bunch of the subplots and whatnot in the earlier seasons to give GRRM more time to finish his books, as well as not really knowing which ones were important. I think when it became obvious that they were on their own, they had to make the call to get to an end point.
     
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    That may have been what they said initially, but here is what they said at Austin Film Festival this past weekend:







    https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-creators-behind-game-of-thrones-apparently-had-no-i-1839416149
     
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  5. ThatllDoCy

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    I don't know if anyone has seen this thread, but it really validates a lot of the criticism of Benioff/Weiss and where they took the show. Coincidentally or not, they are now not doing Star Wars with Disney.

    I thought they did a very good job when staying with the source material, but on their own they were a mess. Had some highlights, like the Hound/Arya buddy movie, but the lowlights were so so low, like Dorne.

    Really makes me sad for the cast members who were so brilliant. They should have been led by a team that was committed to telling the story and being faithful to their characters. D&D refuse more time, more money and even writers to destroy the story.

    It's a shame, they had such an opportunity, had the biggest show in the world, and had YEARS if material to work with, and amazing acting and support from HBO.

    Edit: I see 3GenClone posted some highlights.
     
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    I would think GRRM is tickled pink about this. He guarantees that his end to the story is going to be well received, if only because it's not what the show depicted. People are going to line up in droves to buy his books, to see how his ending is different. He's going to make a mint on top of the boatload of cash he made from the TV series.

    As long as his ending is different from the show ending, or if it's not, set's up the ending better, he's going to have tons of insulation from critics.
     
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  8. ThatllDoCy

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    I think he would have much rather the show been faithful, and he could have seen it play out on screen in his lifetime. Especially because the casting was so good for some of the characters. I don't think I will ever think of Arya and not picture Maisie Williams. Not to mention make more cash with more seasons.
     
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    HBO cancelled The Long Night prequel series. That's a bit of a bummer.
     
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    They are going forward with the Targaryen prequel instead. Which, tbh, I think is the better choice. With the way the White Walkers played out and their "swift" end, I'm not sure fans would have been as all in on that, compared to a story based around the Doom of Valyria/Targaryen Conquest or The Tourney of Harrenhall/Roberts Rebellion
     
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    Just announced moments ago...

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    GRMM is the last human being in the world with a reason to be angry with them.
     
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    I believe they hinted at this prior to canning the "Long Night" pilot. Which I think is a smart choice. Curious to see how they use the books, because Fire & Blood was very historical in nature like the World of Ice and Fire rather than storytelling similar to a Song of Ice and Fire
     
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    They are going to need some good writers, but the source material is interesting and there are a lot of really interesting characters and intrigue.
     
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    Yeah, pissed probably overstating it. Disappointed is better. Sure, he made a lot of money, but think about what they could have done. We could have four or five more seasons of far better material and dialogue than they came up with.
     
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    totally. That is a positive for sure. It's more of a skeleton of the story at this point. It could be fantastic, it could seemed forced. But I am more intrigued by this pilot's potential compared to the White Walker origin story one.
     
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    I am excited about the Targaryen series as it will be exciting to see them conquer Westeros.

    However, I always thought it would personally be a cool idea to follow the Targaryen's throughout their history starting with being sheep herders in old Valeria before finding dragons. Each season or two would be set within a certain time frame with the entire series spanning over the entire history of Valeria and their conquest of Westeros. The hard part would be to include story arch's spanning thousands of years throughout the series.
     
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    Completely agree. I think it would be cool if they had some call backs to Valeria as they were conquering Westeros. Idk if flashbacks are in the cards, but at least more discussion on the topic.
     
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    I was really looking forward to the first man prequel.
     
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