‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Opt Out Of San Diego Comic-Con Panel

It seems that Game of Thrones‘ showrunners are not quite ready to face the public spotlight as David Benioff and Dan Weiss have opted not to go to San Diego Comic-Con.

In a recent update on their official Twitter account, Game of Thrones announced its lineup the San Diego Comic-Con panel. It most notably included the absence of showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. An explanation for their absence at San Diego Comic-Con, however, was not provided. Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham,  Conleth Hill, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright are all still schdueld to attend the San Diego Comic-Con panel.

You can see the full Tweet from HBO regarding the attendees for the Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel below:

Game of Thrones‘ final season was, of course, a highly controversial one. Fans, of course, criticized the direction that the series took along with a number of character decisions that seemed out of character for them.  The backlash hasn’t stopped Game of Thrones from earning a boatload of Emmy nominations. In total, the series has earned a total of 32 Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Writing on the series finale. It remains to be seen, however, if the show will win any. But in the meantime, the Game of Thrones‘ showrunners still appear not to be ready to face down their critical fans at San Diego Comic-Con.

What do you all make of this? Why do you think Game of Thrones‘ showrunners are avoiding the spotlight at San Diego Comic-Con? Are they waiting for passions regarding the show’s final season to cool? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Twitter

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 3 Images Tease The Epic Battle Of Winterfell

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Game of ThronesHBO has released six new images from this week's new episode of Game of Thrones, teasing the epic Battle of Winterfell with the Army of the Dead.

Last week's episode ended with tension at an all-time high for the hit fantasy series as the White Walkers approached Winterfell, teasing the massive upcoming battle that took a total of 55-nights to shoot. Miguel Sapochnik, best known to Game of Thrones fans as the director behind the Battle of the Bastards episode, returned to helm the Battle of Winterfell. The images offer a new look at stars Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Conleth Hill.

You can check out the brand new images from Game of Thrones in the gallery below.

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David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill have written the final six episodes which have been directed by David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, with Benioff and Weiss helming the series finale. Benioff and Weiss returned to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers.

While the series is coming to an end, Game of Thrones will be followed by a prequel spin-off which is expected to premiere as early as 2020 and stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse (Poldark). Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Shella Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. S.J. Clarkson will direct the series pilot.

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, 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, and Hannah Murray as Gilly.

Here is the synopsis for HBO’s Game of Thrones:

George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” depicts two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — all playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Winter is coming.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Game of Thrones as we learn it.

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