During a recent appearance at a fan event for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ser Jaime Lannister actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau came to the defense of the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss following the conclusion of the hit series with the eighth and final season.
Coster-Waldau, who brought Jaime Lannister to life for eight seasons participated in a fan Q&A for Game of Thrones and felt it was necessary to address fan backlash regarding the final season. Through this, Coster-Waldau gave some insight into how he and his fellow co-stars dealt with such backlash while also coming to the swift defense of Benioff and Weiss, both of whom received the brunt of the outrage from fans:
“Every season has been intense in terms of the attention and discussion, but it was extraordinarily intense for a final season,. nd we have this WhatsApp group, the actors, and I saw some people getting a little upset because some of the stuff is vicious, and if you make the mistake of start reading all that shit, because if you guys get really angry about something ― I’m sure you did, some of you ― so you write to each other and go, ‘Fucking assholes. This is so not what would happen! They ruined, they butchered George’s world!’ It’s just fun for you, but of course some got a little upset.”
Coster-Waldau continued to explain his frustration with the backlash given how hard he and the rest of the cast and crew worked in bringing the final season of Game of Thrones to life:
“There was that kind of weird feeling of, ‘What the hell? We worked so hard. I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry, by the way. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying how it was to get through that whole thing.”
The final season of Game of Thrones has been subject to major fan criticism due to numerous factors. Many fans complained about the season’s short 6-episode span while others criticized Benioff and Weiss’ writing in regards to certain character arcs, one of which includes Jaime Lannister. Some felt that the eventual fate of Jaime Lannister was underwhelming and served as a betrayal of his character arc, which grew to become a highpoint for many fans and turned Jaime Lannister into a fan-favorite character.
Regardless of how one may feel about the final season of Game of Thrones as well as Jaime Lannister’s ultimate fate, it is important for fans not to directly berate the writers, cast and crew on a personal level. After all, finishing the final season of one of the biggest shows in television history is not an easy task, and backlash against the writers in particular can go to far if it goes beyond just constructive criticism.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Source: Huffington Post
‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Suits For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio
New Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art reveals alternate costume designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.
Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Mysterio in a live-action film ever since the release of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. Nearly two decades later, Mysterio finally made his way into a Spider-Man film with the release of Marvel Studios and Sony's Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic Spidey foe.
While the writers incorporated elements of previous Marvel Studios films for the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, this take on the character was largely faithful to the source material, especially in terms of the villain's costume design. However, new concept illustrations reveal alternate designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit were considered, some of which are notably different from the comic book outfit with entirely different color schemes.
You can check out the first concept illustration of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio costume below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery.
What do you think of these concept designs? Which alternate costume design is your favorite? Would any of them be a better suit for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!