Michelle Yeoh Joins Paul Feig’s Rom-Com ‘Last Christmas’

Michelle Yeoh is reuniting with her “Crazy Rich Asians” costar Henry Golding in Paul Feig’s romantic comedy “Last Christmas,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Emilia Clarke also stars in the film, written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson. Feig will produce with his Feigco Entertainment, alongside Jessie Henderson, David Livingstone and Thompson.

Per the studio, the movie follows Kate (Clarke), an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Soon, she meets Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers.

Also Read: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding to Star in Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’

“Last Christmas” features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet title song and some of Michael’s unreleased material. Michael is a Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.

Yeoh’s most recent credits include “Crazy Rich Asians,” as well as CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery.” Other notable credits include “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Sunshine.”

Also Read: Michelle Yeoh Recalls Hollywood Quota System: ‘We Can’t Have Two Minorities’ in the Same Film

She is represented by David Unger at Artist International Group.

“Last Christmas” will be released on November 15, 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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Michelle Yeoh is reuniting with her “Crazy Rich Asians” costar Henry Golding in Paul Feig’s romantic comedy “Last Christmas,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Emilia Clarke also stars in the film, written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson. Feig will produce with his Feigco Entertainment, alongside Jessie Henderson, David Livingstone and Thompson.

Per the studio, the movie follows Kate (Clarke), an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Soon, she meets Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers.

“Last Christmas” features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet title song and some of Michael’s unreleased material. Michael is a Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.

Yeoh’s most recent credits include “Crazy Rich Asians,” as well as CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery.” Other notable credits include “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Sunshine.”

She is represented by David Unger at Artist International Group.

“Last Christmas” will be released on November 15, 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Michelle Yeoh Signs Overall Deal With SK Global Labels

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‘Game of Thrones’: Here’s How Season 8 of HBO’s Fantasy Epic Opens – With a Ton of Callbacks

The secrecy around the final season of HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” would make even Marvel Studios jealous.

But we finally know at least a few details about how the climactic eighth season will start, courtesy of a massive cover story on the final season in Entertainment Weekly. And it will kick off with a ton of callbacks to the show’s first episode.

The season will open at Winterfell, but this time instead of King Robert’s (Mark Addy) procession arriving, it’s Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her army. This leads to an intermingling of many of the show’s main characters, with some reuniting, others meeting for the first time. But they all have one common goal: To prepare for the invasion of the Army of the Dead led by the Night’s King.

Also Read: Josh Whitehouse to Star on ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Pilot

“It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told EW. “It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season, and I think it honors very much what George set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”

In case you forgot, the seventh season ended with The Wall being burned down by the Night’s King’s fancy new Ice Dragon (an undead version of one of Daenerys’s three dragons that was killed by a spear last season).  Also, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) bent the knee to Daenerys (and then consummated their partnership more properly — despite viewers learning that Jon and Daenerys are blood related), and Sansa (Sophie Turner) isn’t too pleased, per EW.

Elsewhere, that aforementioned battle against the Army of the Dead will be the show’s biggest and most expansive battle scene ever filmed for TV. One episode, which will be an entire battle sequence, is being helmed by Miguel Sapochnik, who directed season six’s “Battle of the Bastards.” There were earlier reports that the scene took a whopping 55 days to film, but EW’s story said that was only for the outdoor scenes — filming continued for “weeks” after that.

Also Read: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Here’s Everything We Know About the Series’ Epic Ending – So Far

“It’s brutal,” Dinklage said. “It makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.”

The one thing we still don’t know about “Game of Thrones” final season is a premiere date, though it’s expected to be sometime in the first half of 2019.

HBO is also at work on a prequel series, which may or may not be called “The Long Night,” having cast Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse as lead characters. Ordered to pilot earlier this year, the untitled project from “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin and “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman is set thousands of years before the events of the current “Game of Thrones” series in the era known as the “Age of Heroes.”

Read the full story in EW here.

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The secrecy around the final season of HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” would make even Marvel Studios jealous.

But we finally know at least a few details about how the climactic eighth season will start, courtesy of a massive cover story on the final season in Entertainment Weekly. And it will kick off with a ton of callbacks to the show’s first episode.

The season will open at Winterfell, but this time instead of King Robert’s (Mark Addy) procession arriving, it’s Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her army. This leads to an intermingling of many of the show’s main characters, with some reuniting, others meeting for the first time. But they all have one common goal: To prepare for the invasion of the Army of the Dead led by the Night’s King.

“It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told EW. “It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season, and I think it honors very much what George set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”

In case you forgot, the seventh season ended with The Wall being burned down by the Night’s King’s fancy new Ice Dragon (an undead version of one of Daenerys’s three dragons that was killed by a spear last season).  Also, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) bent the knee to Daenerys (and then consummated their partnership more properly — despite viewers learning that Jon and Daenerys are blood related), and Sansa (Sophie Turner) isn’t too pleased, per EW.

Elsewhere, that aforementioned battle against the Army of the Dead will be the show’s biggest and most expansive battle scene ever filmed for TV. One episode, which will be an entire battle sequence, is being helmed by Miguel Sapochnik, who directed season six’s “Battle of the Bastards.” There were earlier reports that the scene took a whopping 55 days to film, but EW’s story said that was only for the outdoor scenes — filming continued for “weeks” after that.

“It’s brutal,” Dinklage said. “It makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.”

The one thing we still don’t know about “Game of Thrones” final season is a premiere date, though it’s expected to be sometime in the first half of 2019.

HBO is also at work on a prequel series, which may or may not be called “The Long Night,” having cast Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse as lead characters. Ordered to pilot earlier this year, the untitled project from “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin and “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman is set thousands of years before the events of the current “Game of Thrones” series in the era known as the “Age of Heroes.”

Read the full story in EW here.

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Jim Carrey and Cate Blanchett Get Political at the British Academy Britannia Awards

Oscar contenders joined the British Academy’s celebration of excellence in Beverly Hills.

Politics and gloom dominated the British Academy Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Friday night, where awards for Excellence were presented to Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen, Marvel producer Kevin Feige, television star Damian Lewis (“Billions”), and British Artist of the Year Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”). But the night belonged to Cate Blanchett and an incendiary Jim Carrey, who both brought politics into the room.

“We have to acknowledge we are all fucked up and turn around and give each other a hug,” said Blanchett as the black-tie diners in the Beverly Hilton ballroom set down their wine glasses and embraced each other. As she accepted her Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film, the feminist advocate thanked prior winners Jodie Foster and Meryl Streep, her longtime agent Hylda Quealey, and dedicated her award to the late producer Alli Shearmur. Blanchett added that she hopes there will soon be an award for excellence named after her presenter, Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy.

Cate BlanchettBritish Academy Britannia Awards, Los Angeles, USA - 26 Oct 2018

Cate Blanchett

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Carrey went much further with his outrage at the current political climate. “I’m glad it didn’t come in the mail,” he said, waving his Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. “Without empathy, this character wouldn’t have existed, and without empathy, we won’t either.” He added, “Shamelessness is not and never will be a superpower” and thanked Christine Blasey Ford and Colin Kaepernick. “We have capitalism without a conscience…kidnapping children is not what great nations do!”

After presenters D.B. Weiss and David Benioff said the 23-year-old Emilia Clarke’s first “Game of Thrones” audition made them think of Joan of Arc, Clarke thanked them for her career, “which gave me the strength to fight my real-life battles.” “Homeland” and “Billions” star Damian Lewis thanked Showtime’s David Nevins and cited comedian Dick Van Dyke: “I does what I likes and I like what I do.”

“Iron Man” filmmaker Jon Favreau, presenting the Albert R. Broccoli Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment to Marvel president Feige (sans baseball cap), praised his “uncanny ability for picking out people with real potential,” he said. “He creates a consistent Marvel universe. He takes big swings and always connects.” Feige thanked “Black Panther” filmmaker Ryan Coogler, who was on hand with star Daniel Kaluuya, for connecting far beyond what anyone expected.

Steve McQueen

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As always, the BAFTA Britannias take place as the Oscar season is in full swing — which is why Feige brought along Coogler and Kaluuya for maximum exposure. And John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing winner McQueen was supported by his “Widows” stars, Oscar perennial Viola Davis (who called him “both a teacher and a life coach” who “presents the world as it is”) and Supporting Actress contenders Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki.

The British voting block at the Oscars is substantial in both the UK and America. McQueen and Kaluuya are Brit hopefuls this year, along with period royal dramas “Mary Queen of Scots” (Focus Features) starring Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, and “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight), starring Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz, which is also expected to get a boost from BAFTA nominations on January 9 and the awards on February 10, two weeks ahead of the Oscar ceremony on February 24.

British comedian Jack Whitehall delighted the crowd as host at BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the UK, suggesting that the world needs a new Marvel superhero, Captain Brexit. The awards show streamed live in the U.S. and Canada via BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV.

Emilia Clarke Did the Robot During Her ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition to Impress the President of HBO

It clearly worked.

If you’ve ever seen Emilia Clarke in an interview, on a red carpet, or really anywhere other than in her role on “Game of Thrones,” you know she’s not quite as intense as the Mother of Dragons. That was further confirmed during last night’s Britannia Awards, where David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recalled the time when, as part of Clarke’s audition process, she did the robot in front of the president of HBO.

“Emilia asked if there was anything else she could do to lighten the mood and David asked, ‘Can you dance?’ And without missing a beat, Emilia did the robot,” Weiss said. “She did it with commitment and she did it well…and even the president had no choice but to smile. She got the job 10 seconds after she left the room and the two of us ran to tell her before she left the building because letting her get on an 11-hour flight home without knowing seemed like cruel and unusual punishment.”

Clarke was on hand to accept the award for British Artist of the Year, and during her acceptance speech said that Benioff and Weiss “deserve their own bravery award for hiring someone whose biggest job up until then was catering parties dressed as a Snow White.”

The Britannia Awards are presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, and was hosted by Jack Whitehall in Beverly Hills. Besides Clarke’s award, Jim Carrey received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, Steve McQueen received the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Cate Blanchett received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Damian Lewis received the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television.

Jim Carrey Steals Britannia Awards With Blistering Political Comments: “We Can Do Better Than This”

“For one night let’s make America great Britain again,”  said BAFTA -LA CEO Chantal Rickards in coming closest to any political statement in the opening to Friday night’s annual Britannia Awards, put on by the
British Academy of…

“For one night let’s make America great Britain again,”  said BAFTA -LA CEO Chantal Rickards in coming closest to any political statement in the opening to Friday night’s annual Britannia Awards, put on by the British Academy of Arts & Sciences , Los Angeles branch.  That is until Jim Carrey was awarded the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence In Comedy toward the end of the night. The comedian won two rip roaring standing ovations , one at the start and one at the finish…

‘Game of Thrones’: Emilia Clarke Did the Robot During One of Her Auditions

Emilia Clarke may play one of the fiercest and most intense characters on television as Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones,” but it took a bit of silliness to help her land the job. While presenting Clarke with the Britannia Awards for British Arti…

Emilia Clarke may play one of the fiercest and most intense characters on television as Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones,” but it took a bit of silliness to help her land the job. While presenting Clarke with the Britannia Awards for British Artist of the Year on Friday night at the British Academy Britannia […]

Universal Dates Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’ for November 2019

Universal has dated the Paul Feig holiday romantic comedy “Last Christmas” for Nov. 15, 2019, the studio announced Friday.

The studio also moved an untitled Will Packer comedy previously set for that day to Nov. 8, 2019.

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding, and Emma Thompson star in the film, which was inspired by a George Michael song and was written by Thompson and playwright Bryony Kimmings.

Also Read: ‘A Simple Favor’ Film Review: Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively Mix Martinis and Murder in Disappointing Comedy-Mystery

Per the studio, Kate (Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart, and you gotta have faith.

“Last Christmas” features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet title song and some of Michael’s unreleased material. Michael is a Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.

“Last Christmas” is produced by Feig and Jessie Henderson for his Feigco Entertainment, by BAFTA winner David Livingstone for Calamity Films, and Thompson.

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Universal has dated the Paul Feig holiday romantic comedy “Last Christmas” for Nov. 15, 2019, the studio announced Friday.

The studio also moved an untitled Will Packer comedy previously set for that day to Nov. 8, 2019.

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding, and Emma Thompson star in the film, which was inspired by a George Michael song and was written by Thompson and playwright Bryony Kimmings.

Per the studio, Kate (Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart, and you gotta have faith.

“Last Christmas” features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet title song and some of Michael’s unreleased material. Michael is a Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.

“Last Christmas” is produced by Feig and Jessie Henderson for his Feigco Entertainment, by BAFTA winner David Livingstone for Calamity Films, and Thompson.

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Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding Romantic Comedy ‘Last Christmas’ Gets Release Date From Universal

Universal has dated its Paul Feig-directed romantic comedy Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson for Nov. 15, 2019. Deadline broke the news about the project back in June.
Last Christmas is inspired by the hit holiday b…

Universal has dated its Paul Feig-directed romantic comedy Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson for Nov. 15, 2019. Deadline broke the news about the project back in June. Last Christmas is inspired by the hit holiday ballad by the late George Michael and will feature unreleased music by the former Wham co-founder who has sold north of 115 million albums and recorded ten No.  1 singles throughout his career. Pic was written by Oscar winner…

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season: Here’s Everything We Know About the Series’ Epic Ending – So Far

Winter is coming slower than ever this year, as fans await the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.”

While we still know very little about the last installment in D.B. Weiss and David Benioff’s HBO fantasy series, TheWrap now knows enough to start rounding up the precious details about how the drama will end.

And, look, we know you are sad about the small-screen adaptation of the George R.R. Martin novels wrapping, but just remember, what is dead may never die. (Did that help? Meh, we tried.)

Also Read: Maisie Williams Filmed Her Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene Solo: ‘Arya’s Always Bloody Alone’

1. Production has wrapped

Based on multiple social media posts shared by the cast, including Maisie Williams — who was the last woman standing on set — the show finished shooting in Belfast in July.

2. It will air sometime in the first half of 2019

“Sometime in ’19,” HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. When pressed, he said that it will air in the first half of next year. We knew it was airing in 2019, but now the window for an actual date is closing a little.

3. Pretty much everyone has said something about how it all ends

Emilia Clarke: “It f–ed me up,” the actress told Vanity Fair. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys [Targaryen] is . . .” Clarke added she’s “doing all this weird s–t” as in Season 8. “You’ll know what I mean when you see it.” Great?

Also Read: Peter Dinklage Teases Tyrion’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Fate: ‘Death Can Be a Great Way Out’

Maisie Williams: The young star revealed Arya was alone in the last scene she shot for the series which isn’t necessarily Arya’s last scene. “Arya’s always bloody alone,” Williams said. “But I was alone and I had watched a lot of other people wrap. I knew the drill, I had seen the tears and heard the speeches.”

Sophie Turner: The actress who plays Sansa said that, even though it was satisfying to shoot the ending for her and her castmates, viewers might be disappointed.  “I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon, I think,” Turner said. “I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking to read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones’. That was really emotional.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime Lannister told TheWrap not long after production ended that “all the pieces fit into this massive jigsaw puzzle” in the end. “I mean, when I read it — I’ve spent so many years working on this and been guessing and trying to figure out how this will end — and when I read it, some of the parts of it I’d get, and other parts of it were just completely shocking and surprising.”

Also Read: Sophie Turner Says ‘a Lot’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Will Be ‘Disappointed’ by Series Finale

Kit Harington: Jon Snow knows everything — and it made him sad. “I cried at the end,” Harington told BBC One after reading the final script. “You have to remember that [after] eight years of it — no one really cares about it more than us.”

Peter Dinklage: According to Dinklage, there is a chance Tyrion won’t make it alive — unless he’s totally screwing with us here — telling Vulture, “I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out.”

4. They were planning on shooting multiple endings

“I know in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Bloys said during a speaking engagement at Bethlehem’s Moravian College in September 2017. “You have to do that on a long show. Because when you’re shooting something, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.”

TBD on if this actually happened.

Also Read: Welcome to Westeros: HBO to Turn ‘Game of Thrones’ Sets Into Tourist Attractions

5. There will be fewer episodes, but they will be longer

The final season will consist of six episodes. Though that’s a shorter season than the show has ever aired before, the installments are supposed to be somewhat lengthier. But not two hours.

6. The season will include a battle scene that took 55 nights to shoot

Per this “thank-you note” below that’s been widely circulated since April.

The note that the #GameofThrones producers gave to the cast and crew after filming for 55 straight nights pic.twitter.com/fEYJZo5eMi

— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) April 7, 2018

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7. We’ve already been given our first look at Season 8

It’s pretty weak, but it’s something. Watch it here.

8. A furry friend is coming back

The show’s visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer recently told Huffington Post, Jon Snow’s direwolf, Ghost, will return for the final episodes, saying: “He does some… he’s very present and does some pretty cool things in Season 8.”

Related stories from TheWrap:

Maisie Williams Filmed Her Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene Solo: ‘Arya’s Always Bloody Alone’

Peter Dinklage Teases Tyrion’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Fate: ‘Death Can Be a Great Way Out’

Sophie Turner Says ‘a Lot’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Will Be ‘Disappointed’ by Series Finale

Welcome to Westeros: HBO to Turn ‘Game of Thrones’ Sets Into Tourist Attractions

Winter is coming slower than ever this year, as fans await the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.”

While we still know very little about the last installment in D.B. Weiss and David Benioff’s HBO fantasy series, TheWrap now knows enough to start rounding up the precious details about how the drama will end.

And, look, we know you are sad about the small-screen adaptation of the George R.R. Martin novels wrapping, but just remember, what is dead may never die. (Did that help? Meh, we tried.)

1. Production has wrapped

Based on multiple social media posts shared by the cast, including Maisie Williams — who was the last woman standing on set — the show finished shooting in Belfast in July.

2. It will air sometime in the first half of 2019

“Sometime in ’19,” HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. When pressed, he said that it will air in the first half of next year. We knew it was airing in 2019, but now the window for an actual date is closing a little.

3. Pretty much everyone has said something about how it all ends

Emilia Clarke: “It f–ed me up,” the actress told Vanity Fair. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys [Targaryen] is . . .” Clarke added she’s “doing all this weird s–t” as in Season 8. “You’ll know what I mean when you see it.” Great?

Maisie Williams: The young star revealed Arya was alone in the last scene she shot for the series which isn’t necessarily Arya’s last scene. “Arya’s always bloody alone,” Williams said. “But I was alone and I had watched a lot of other people wrap. I knew the drill, I had seen the tears and heard the speeches.”

Sophie Turner: The actress who plays Sansa said that, even though it was satisfying to shoot the ending for her and her castmates, viewers might be disappointed.  “I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon, I think,” Turner said. “I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking to read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones’. That was really emotional.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime Lannister told TheWrap not long after production ended that “all the pieces fit into this massive jigsaw puzzle” in the end. “I mean, when I read it — I’ve spent so many years working on this and been guessing and trying to figure out how this will end — and when I read it, some of the parts of it I’d get, and other parts of it were just completely shocking and surprising.”

Kit Harington: Jon Snow knows everything — and it made him sad. “I cried at the end,” Harington told BBC One after reading the final script. “You have to remember that [after] eight years of it — no one really cares about it more than us.”

Peter Dinklage: According to Dinklage, there is a chance Tyrion won’t make it alive — unless he’s totally screwing with us here — telling Vulture, “I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out.”

4. They were planning on shooting multiple endings

“I know in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Bloys said during a speaking engagement at Bethlehem’s Moravian College in September 2017. “You have to do that on a long show. Because when you’re shooting something, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.”

TBD on if this actually happened.

5. There will be fewer episodes, but they will be longer

The final season will consist of six episodes. Though that’s a shorter season than the show has ever aired before, the installments are supposed to be somewhat lengthier. But not two hours.

6. The season will include a battle scene that took 55 nights to shoot

Per this “thank-you note” below that’s been widely circulated since April.

7. We’ve already been given our first look at Season 8

It’s pretty weak, but it’s something. Watch it here.

8. A furry friend is coming back

The show’s visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer recently told Huffington Post, Jon Snow’s direwolf, Ghost, will return for the final episodes, saying: “He does some… he’s very present and does some pretty cool things in Season 8.”

Related stories from TheWrap:

Maisie Williams Filmed Her Final 'Game of Thrones' Scene Solo: 'Arya's Always Bloody Alone'

Peter Dinklage Teases Tyrion's 'Game of Thrones' Series Finale Fate: 'Death Can Be a Great Way Out'

Sophie Turner Says 'a Lot' of 'Game of Thrones' Fans Will Be 'Disappointed' by Series Finale

Welcome to Westeros: HBO to Turn 'Game of Thrones' Sets Into Tourist Attractions

Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Receive Britannia Awards

Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke have been selected as recipients of Britannia Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles. Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will rece…

Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke have been selected as recipients of Britannia Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles. Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. The trophies will be presented at […]

Jim Carrey & Emilia Clarke Getting Britannia Awards

Jim Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at BAFTA Los Angeles’ annual Britannia Awards gala October 26 at the Be…

Jim Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at BAFTA Los Angeles’ annual Britannia Awards gala October 26 at the Beverly Hilton. The pair join fellow honorees Steve McQueen, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Feige and Damian Lewis at the event, BAFTA’s biggest outside the UK. Jack Whitehall is hosting, and BritBox will livestream it to U.S. and Canada…

Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Be Honored at 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards

Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced Monday.

Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Previously announced honorees include Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, as well as Cate Blanchett (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Presented by Cunard), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment) and Damian Lewis (Britannia Award for Excellence in Television).

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This year’s ceremony will be hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall and will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “Jim is a legend in the industry, bringing joy and laugher to audiences around the world through his unique award-winning performances. Emilia is a force to be reckoned with and has brought us one of the most beloved female characters in TV history.”

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Carrey is an award-winning actor who has won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” as well as Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon.” His other credits include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Liar Liar,” “The Mask” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” He currently stars and executive produces the Showtime series “Kidding,” and will next star in Paramount’s live-action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Clarke recently wrapped filming on the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” She most recently starred in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” directed by Ron Howard, and she will soon begin production on Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” opposite Henry Golding.

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Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced Monday.

Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Previously announced honorees include Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, as well as Cate Blanchett (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Presented by Cunard), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment) and Damian Lewis (Britannia Award for Excellence in Television).

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall and will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “Jim is a legend in the industry, bringing joy and laugher to audiences around the world through his unique award-winning performances. Emilia is a force to be reckoned with and has brought us one of the most beloved female characters in TV history.”

Carrey is an award-winning actor who has won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” as well as Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon.” His other credits include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Liar Liar,” “The Mask” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” He currently stars and executive produces the Showtime series “Kidding,” and will next star in Paramount’s live-action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Clarke recently wrapped filming on the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” She most recently starred in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” directed by Ron Howard, and she will soon begin production on Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” opposite Henry Golding.

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Emilia Clarke, Natalie Dormer to Judge London Film Festival Competitors

“Game of Thrones” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” star Emilia Clarke will be on the jury of the Official Competition of the 62nd BFI London Film Festival, which runs Oct. 10-21. Another “Thrones” star, Natalie Dormer, is on the fest’s F…

“Game of Thrones” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” star Emilia Clarke will be on the jury of the Official Competition of the 62nd BFI London Film Festival, which runs Oct. 10-21. Another “Thrones” star, Natalie Dormer, is on the fest’s First Feature Competition jury, which hands out the Sutherland Award. Joining Clarke on the […]

Mother of Dragons Emilia Clarke Debuts ‘Game of Thrones’-Inspired Tattoo

This mama ain’t never forgetting her babies — her dragon babies, that is.

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke — who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO drama — debuted a new tattoo on Wednesday to commemorate her three on-screen children, who happen to be the dragons Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion (the latter of which unfortunately fell to the White Walkers in Season 7).

Clarke shared a photo of her wrist with three small flying dragons with the caption: “MOD 4 LYFE!!!! … made sure this mamma ain’t NEVER forgetting her babies…” She is the Mother of Dragons, after all. Although Clarke joked about passing out in the accompanying hashtags, the actress looks pretty happy in the photo — and we don’t blame her, considering “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama at the Emmys earlier this week.

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But the “Star Wars” star isn’t the only cast member to get “Game of Thrones”-inspired ink. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, got a tattoo earlier this year of the Stark House sigil — a direwolf — along with the words “the pack survives.” She swears it’s not a spoiler for the upcoming final season, though.

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 will premiere sometime in the first half of 2019.

See Clarke’s new ink below.

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This mama ain’t never forgetting her babies — her dragon babies, that is.

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke — who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO drama — debuted a new tattoo on Wednesday to commemorate her three on-screen children, who happen to be the dragons Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion (the latter of which unfortunately fell to the White Walkers in Season 7).

Clarke shared a photo of her wrist with three small flying dragons with the caption: “MOD 4 LYFE!!!! … made sure this mamma ain’t NEVER forgetting her babies…” She is the Mother of Dragons, after all. Although Clarke joked about passing out in the accompanying hashtags, the actress looks pretty happy in the photo — and we don’t blame her, considering “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama at the Emmys earlier this week.

But the “Star Wars” star isn’t the only cast member to get “Game of Thrones”-inspired ink. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, got a tattoo earlier this year of the Stark House sigil — a direwolf — along with the words “the pack survives.” She swears it’s not a spoiler for the upcoming final season, though.

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 will premiere sometime in the first half of 2019.

See Clarke’s new ink below.

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Henry Golding Is Your New Rom-Com King: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Set for ‘Last Christmas’ Romance With Emilia Clarke

Golding and Clarke are teaming up for a holiday-set romance, directed by Paul Feig and co-written by Emma Thompson.

“Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding’s ascent to Hollywood’s newest rom-com king continues apace. Hot after his on-screen debut in Jon M. Chu’s box office smash and on the tails of his supporting role in Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor,” the newly in-demand actor has signed on for a seemingly perfect new gig: a “holiday romance set in London.” Variety reports that Golding will star alongside “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke in the film, set to be directed by Feig, currently titled “Last Christmas.”

No word yet on if the film will pull directly from the lyrics of the Wham! song of the same name — “Last Christmas, I gave you my heart / But the very next day you gave it away / This year, to save me from tears / I’ll give it to someone special,” etc. — but the outlet does report that the film’s screenplay will be written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings.

Thompson is, of course, one of Hollywood’s great actresses, but she’s also penned her fair share of beloved screenplays, including “Sense and Sensibility” (which earned her a writing Oscar), both “Nanny McPhee” films, and the final “Bridget Jones” film, “Bridget Jones’s Baby” (which Feig was originally set to direct). The film will be Kimmings’ first on-screen credit.

Feig will produce the film for his Feigco Entertainment shingle alongside Jessie Henderson. BAFTA winner David Livingstone and Thompson will also produce, and executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding to Star in Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’

Emilia Clarke and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding will star in Paul Feig’s next film “Last Christmas,” Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday.

The film will see Golding and Feig reunite after the two collaborated on the thriller “A Simple Favor,” which opened in theaters this past weekend. While project details are being kept under wraps, “Last Christmas” is a holiday romance set in London, with the screenplay written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings.

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Feig will produce through his Feigco Entertainment banner, alongside Thompson, Jessie Henderson, and David Livingstone. Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Clarke, who appeared in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” this past summer, will return for the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” next year. Golding, who has found mainstream success over the past month with his performances in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Simple Favor,” is also slated to appear in “Monsoon,” a drama that will see him play a British-Vietnamese man returning to his home country decades after fleeing during the Vietnam War.

Clarke is represented by CAA, Emptage Hallett, Narrative PR and attorney Gretchen Rush. Golding is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Megan Silverman Management and attorney Rick Genow.

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Emilia Clarke and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding will star in Paul Feig’s next film “Last Christmas,” Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday.

The film will see Golding and Feig reunite after the two collaborated on the thriller “A Simple Favor,” which opened in theaters this past weekend. While project details are being kept under wraps, “Last Christmas” is a holiday romance set in London, with the screenplay written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings.

Feig will produce through his Feigco Entertainment banner, alongside Thompson, Jessie Henderson, and David Livingstone. Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Clarke, who appeared in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” this past summer, will return for the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” next year. Golding, who has found mainstream success over the past month with his performances in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Simple Favor,” is also slated to appear in “Monsoon,” a drama that will see him play a British-Vietnamese man returning to his home country decades after fleeing during the Vietnam War.

Clarke is represented by CAA, Emptage Hallett, Narrative PR and attorney Gretchen Rush. Golding is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Megan Silverman Management and attorney Rick Genow.

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Does This ‘Solo’ Deleted Scene Give Us a New Glimpse at Lord and Miller’s Version?

(Some spoilers for the very beginning of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” ahead)

It’s tough to guess how much of the finished version of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was shot by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller before they got the boot in the summer of 2017, and how much was shot by their replacement, Ron Howard. Some reports say that Howard, who came in before they had finished shooting, re-shot 70 percent of what Lord and Miller had already done. But given that they were filming for nearly four months before Howard, it’s conceivable that the resulting film is entirely his.

Those of us who weren’t involved in production will likely never have a solid answer. But with that in mind, there’s one deleted scene that was included on the home video release for “Solo” — it’s out on digital now, and physical media hits on Sept. 25 — that may give us a clue about how different Lord and Miller’s version might have been.

The reason that the scene in question set off alarm bells when we watched it is that not only does it not fit anywhere in the narrative of the finished movie, but it actually appears to be an alternate version of the scene on Corellia at the beginning of the movie where Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) tells Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) that it’s time to bail on their life of servitude to Lady Proxima and get off planet.

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But it’s not just a differently shot version of the same scene. It’s an entirely different scene, setting the events of the film in motion in a way that might indicate that a key component of the film was completely absent from Lord and Miller’s version of the movie.

So in the finished version of “Solo,” it begins with Han telling Qi’ra that he stole some coaxium that they can sell to get out, but Proxima’s people grab him before they can actually even start running. Then Han is taken in front of Proxima, who has a large crowd of people gathered in her chamber.

The deleted scene presents these events very differently. Han tells Qi’ra that they need to run because some job he did for “mother” went badly and they need to get out before Proxima punishes him for it — it sounds like he thinks she’ll kill him. It’s extremely notable that the coaxium is not a part of this version of the scene. We can’t help but wonder if maybe “Solo” at some point during production didn’t feature coaxium at all.

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There are a couple major similarities in the two scenes. Han is wearing the same clothes in both of them, and in utters variations of the same line in each. In the finished film it’s, “You always said one day we’re gonna get out of here. This is it.” In the deleted scene it’s, “You said it yourself, one day we’re gonna get out of here, right? It’s today.”

Like in the finished version, Proxima’s people corner Han before they can do anything. At the very end of the deleted scene we go again to Proxima’s den, but this time there is no crowd of people there, just some guys playing with what looks like Proxima’s children in the water. And then it cuts.

There’s a few possible explanations for the differences here. The first is that an earlier version of the movie emphasized how bad life under Lady Proxima was for Han and Qi’ra by having them go through this scenario multiple times. Han’s outfit could be explained by the fact that he’s poor and only has that one set of clothes.

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Second, this deleted scene could be Lord and Miller’s version of the opening bit. Which would be extremely interesting, given the absence of the coaxium. Could all the stuff in “Solo” about coaxium have been added in Ron Howard’s reshoots? That would be a huge change that would explain a lot of things, but we’ll come back to that possibility in a moment.

The third possibility is that this deleted scene is actually Ron Howard’s version and they kept the Lord and Miller version of the scene in the movie.

Lastly, it is conceivable, if not likely given how much they had to do, that Howard shot both the finished scene and this deleted scene.

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My guess, as the headline on this story suggests, that this deleted scene belonged to Lord and Miller. It is just a guess, though — all of this amounts to little more than an academic exercise without any further evidence. And we likely will never have any evidence one way or another on this.

But since this deleted scene doesn’t include the coaxium that is so integral to the plot in the finished movie, there are a ton of ramifications to the idea that it was completely absent from Lord and Miller’s version. It could also explain why filming under Howard took longer than was planned — when he was brought on board, the idea was he would do the last four weeks of principal photography as well as an extra five weeks of reshoots. But they ended up shooting for 14 more weeks, not nine. So if they had to rework the entire plot to incorporate coaxium, that would take some significant effort.

This is, again, all guesswork, so take it with a grain of salt. Whatever the answer, it’s fascinating that Disney would included a deleted scene with the home video release of “Solo” that could send us down this rabbit hole. .

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(Some spoilers for the very beginning of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” ahead)

It’s tough to guess how much of the finished version of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was shot by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller before they got the boot in the summer of 2017, and how much was shot by their replacement, Ron Howard. Some reports say that Howard, who came in before they had finished shooting, re-shot 70 percent of what Lord and Miller had already done. But given that they were filming for nearly four months before Howard, it’s conceivable that the resulting film is entirely his.

Those of us who weren’t involved in production will likely never have a solid answer. But with that in mind, there’s one deleted scene that was included on the home video release for “Solo” — it’s out on digital now, and physical media hits on Sept. 25 — that may give us a clue about how different Lord and Miller’s version might have been.

The reason that the scene in question set off alarm bells when we watched it is that not only does it not fit anywhere in the narrative of the finished movie, but it actually appears to be an alternate version of the scene on Corellia at the beginning of the movie where Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) tells Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) that it’s time to bail on their life of servitude to Lady Proxima and get off planet.

But it’s not just a differently shot version of the same scene. It’s an entirely different scene, setting the events of the film in motion in a way that might indicate that a key component of the film was completely absent from Lord and Miller’s version of the movie.

So in the finished version of “Solo,” it begins with Han telling Qi’ra that he stole some coaxium that they can sell to get out, but Proxima’s people grab him before they can actually even start running. Then Han is taken in front of Proxima, who has a large crowd of people gathered in her chamber.

The deleted scene presents these events very differently. Han tells Qi’ra that they need to run because some job he did for “mother” went badly and they need to get out before Proxima punishes him for it — it sounds like he thinks she’ll kill him. It’s extremely notable that the coaxium is not a part of this version of the scene. We can’t help but wonder if maybe “Solo” at some point during production didn’t feature coaxium at all.

There are a couple major similarities in the two scenes. Han is wearing the same clothes in both of them, and in utters variations of the same line in each. In the finished film it’s, “You always said one day we’re gonna get out of here. This is it.” In the deleted scene it’s, “You said it yourself, one day we’re gonna get out of here, right? It’s today.”

Like in the finished version, Proxima’s people corner Han before they can do anything. At the very end of the deleted scene we go again to Proxima’s den, but this time there is no crowd of people there, just some guys playing with what looks like Proxima’s children in the water. And then it cuts.

There’s a few possible explanations for the differences here. The first is that an earlier version of the movie emphasized how bad life under Lady Proxima was for Han and Qi’ra by having them go through this scenario multiple times. Han’s outfit could be explained by the fact that he’s poor and only has that one set of clothes.

Second, this deleted scene could be Lord and Miller’s version of the opening bit. Which would be extremely interesting, given the absence of the coaxium. Could all the stuff in “Solo” about coaxium have been added in Ron Howard’s reshoots? That would be a huge change that would explain a lot of things, but we’ll come back to that possibility in a moment.

The third possibility is that this deleted scene is actually Ron Howard’s version and they kept the Lord and Miller version of the scene in the movie.

Lastly, it is conceivable, if not likely given how much they had to do, that Howard shot both the finished scene and this deleted scene.

My guess, as the headline on this story suggests, that this deleted scene belonged to Lord and Miller. It is just a guess, though — all of this amounts to little more than an academic exercise without any further evidence. And we likely will never have any evidence one way or another on this.

But since this deleted scene doesn’t include the coaxium that is so integral to the plot in the finished movie, there are a ton of ramifications to the idea that it was completely absent from Lord and Miller’s version. It could also explain why filming under Howard took longer than was planned — when he was brought on board, the idea was he would do the last four weeks of principal photography as well as an extra five weeks of reshoots. But they ended up shooting for 14 more weeks, not nine. So if they had to rework the entire plot to incorporate coaxium, that would take some significant effort.

This is, again, all guesswork, so take it with a grain of salt. Whatever the answer, it’s fascinating that Disney would included a deleted scene with the home video release of “Solo” that could send us down this rabbit hole. .

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Reveals What He Was Thinking During THAT Season 7 Finale Sex Scene

Poor, poor Tyrion Lannister.

As every “Game of Thrones” fan knows, when Season 7 ended, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) were in the middle of a passionate (unbeknownst to them incestuous) sex scene, with Peter Dinklage’s character listening through her cabin door.

Yeah, Tyrion didn’t look good at all, and now the “GoT” star has revealed what he was thinking at that moment. “Keep it down over there, I’m trying to get some sleep!” Dinklage told Entertainment Weekly during a recent interview.

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OK, seriously, Pete, what was going on in Dany’s advisor’s head at that moment?

“No, ah, it’s complicated…” Dinklage added. “A lot of the time with Tyrion, it’s professional and personal. Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys. He loves her — or thinks he does. She’s awe-inspiring. He’s questioning that because he doesn’t have a good track record for falling in love. There’s jealousy wrapped up in there.”

“And he loves Jon Snow, too,” he continued. “They’re the two people he has the most in common with, in a way — they’re both outsiders in their own families who have refused to follow the path their family has taken, and hopefully for the better. He’s wondering how smart of a move [Jon and Dany getting romantically involved is], because passion and politics don’t mix well. He knows the two of them getting together could be very dangerous.”

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Oh, just you wait until “Game of Thrones,” eighth and final season premieres in the first half of 2019 — then we’ll see how Tyrion, Jon and Dany take it when they find out the lovers are related.

Get your very first look at Season 8 here.

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Poor, poor Tyrion Lannister.

As every “Game of Thrones” fan knows, when Season 7 ended, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) were in the middle of a passionate (unbeknownst to them incestuous) sex scene, with Peter Dinklage’s character listening through her cabin door.

Yeah, Tyrion didn’t look good at all, and now the “GoT” star has revealed what he was thinking at that moment. “Keep it down over there, I’m trying to get some sleep!” Dinklage told Entertainment Weekly during a recent interview.

OK, seriously, Pete, what was going on in Dany’s advisor’s head at that moment?

“No, ah, it’s complicated…” Dinklage added. “A lot of the time with Tyrion, it’s professional and personal. Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys. He loves her — or thinks he does. She’s awe-inspiring. He’s questioning that because he doesn’t have a good track record for falling in love. There’s jealousy wrapped up in there.”

“And he loves Jon Snow, too,” he continued. “They’re the two people he has the most in common with, in a way — they’re both outsiders in their own families who have refused to follow the path their family has taken, and hopefully for the better. He’s wondering how smart of a move [Jon and Dany getting romantically involved is], because passion and politics don’t mix well. He knows the two of them getting together could be very dangerous.”

Oh, just you wait until “Game of Thrones,” eighth and final season premieres in the first half of 2019 — then we’ll see how Tyrion, Jon and Dany take it when they find out the lovers are related.

Get your very first look at Season 8 here.

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Thank the Lord of Light!

The very first footage from “Game of Thrones” final season was released Sunday night, as part of a video full of teases for upcoming installments of “True Detective,” “Big Little Lies,” and more HBO programs.

While the trailer included footage from previous episodes of “GoT,” one shot was brand new and showed Jon Snow (Kit Harington) hugging his little sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at Winterfell. You can see the moment at the 1:10 mark in the video above when “final season” very appropriately flashes across the screen.

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Some fans took this image as an old one, the siblings’ reunion at Castle Black many moons ago, but it is a new scene (TheWrap confirmed the footage was fresh with HBO).

But hold your dragons, “GoT” fans, because while this footage was ready to go Sunday, the final batch of episodes aren’t coming until the first half of 2019. Though it is going to be worth the wait, as star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recently told TheWrap “all the pieces fit” in the end.

Watch the teaser footage above.

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Thank the Lord of Light!

The very first footage from “Game of Thrones” final season was released Sunday night, as part of a video full of teases for upcoming installments of “True Detective,” “Big Little Lies,” and more HBO programs.

While the trailer included footage from previous episodes of “GoT,” one shot was brand new and showed Jon Snow (Kit Harington) hugging his little sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at Winterfell. You can see the moment at the 1:10 mark in the video above when “final season” very appropriately flashes across the screen.

Some fans took this image as an old one, the siblings’ reunion at Castle Black many moons ago, but it is a new scene (TheWrap confirmed the footage was fresh with HBO).

But hold your dragons, “GoT” fans, because while this footage was ready to go Sunday, the final batch of episodes aren’t coming until the first half of 2019. Though it is going to be worth the wait, as star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recently told TheWrap “all the pieces fit” in the end.

Watch the teaser footage above.

“Game of Thrones” eighth and final season will air in the first half of 2019 on HBO.

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‘Game of Thrones’: Emilia Clarke Pens Emotional Goodbye Note to ‘Family I’ll Never Stop Missing’

The Mother of Dragons took to Instagram to share a little slice of her “#lastseasonitis.”

Game of Thrones” hasn’t yet wrapped up production on its final season, but some of its biggest stars are already doling out their farewells, including the Mother of Dragons herself. In a heartfelt new Instagram post (via Entertainment Weekly), Emilia Clarke offered up a sweet goodbye note to both the Northern Ireland island that’s long played home to the HBO series’ production and the “family I’ll never stop missing.” Production is currently underway on the show’s final six episodes, and is expected to wrap in July or early August.

“Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade,” Clarke wrote in the new post. “It’s been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing #💔#lastseasonitis.” 

While it’s unclear if Clarke has yet filmed her last scenes on the series, in a Vanity Fair cover story from last month, the actress did share that she has filmed what will be the final appearances of her character Daenerys Targaryen. Asked about concluding her time on the seminal series and lensing those last scenes, Clarke said, “It fucked me up…Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”

Check out Clarke’s post below.

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“Game of Thrones” will return for its final season sometime in 2019.

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