A new set photo for HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series starring Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts teases that mammoths will have a presence in the highly-anticipated new spinoff series that will take viewers back into Westeros thousands of years before the events of the hit series that just finished its eight year run, consisting of 72 episodes.
Production on the Naomi Watts-led Game of Thrones prequel is well underway, and a new photo that has emerged reveals not only a hint at some specific location filming is taking place, but also hints at the presence of mammoths in the series. You can check out the set photo down below:
This orange sign featuring the mammoth is shown pointing in the same parallel direction as the brown sign, which says “Marbel Arch Caves”, where filming is being held. While an orange sign featuring a mammoth is being used in this case, the original Game of Thrones series had pink signs that said “GOT” on them to signify that production was underway.
Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse are set to star in the Game of Thrones spinoff. Joining them are Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Shella Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo. Character and plot details are being kept under wraps, but it has been revealed that the series will take place thousands of years before the events of HBO’s blockbuster series and Naomie Watts is set to play a “charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”
Are you excited to see Naomi Watts and the rest of this new cast bring this new series to life in expanding the lore of Game of Thrones? Sound off in the comments below.
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.
The entire Game of Thrones series is now available on HBO GO.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.