A pair of Game of Thrones actors want an alternate ending that was shot “mostly for fun” to see an official release.
Fairly recently, Tormund Giantsbane actor Kristofer Hivju spoke at a Game of Thrones mini-cast reunion that also featured the likes of Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Brandon “Bran” Stark). Metro, which covered the event, got a chance to listen to the Wildling actor, who revealed that there was an additional ending filmed that was done as a gag:
“We shot an alternative ending. That was mostly for fun but I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you about that. I won’t tell you! But it was fun.”
While speaking to TMZ, Tommen Baratheon actor Dean-Charles Chapman was asked for his opinion on the alternate ending. Since his character was not involved with the final season of Game of Thrones, he stated that he didn’t know what it was, but he thinks that it should see some kind of release:
“Yeah, why not? Yeah, exactly. I know that they’re doing spin-offs as well, so…”
The official ending to Game of Thrones — which is at least partially in line with the ending that has been planned for the books, albeit with some key alterations — was met with significant amount of controversy from fans, so perhaps another ending, even one done in jest, would help satisfy those left disappointed by the controversial finale.
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, and Hannah Murray as Gilly. The series was showrun by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss across all eight seasons.
All episodes of Game of Thrones are available to stream on HBO GO.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.