Much like winter, trailers and teasers from HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” for the upcoming season 4 premiere have been coming in hard and fast the last few days. Now there’s a new possibility for the series’ future on the horizon, and it comes straight from the author’s mouth.
With five novels in the “A Song Of Ice And Fire” series and season 4 coming from the second half of the third book “A Storm Of Swords,” two books still left to write in the series, puberty RAPIDLY hitting the young cast with a vengeance (seriously, the kid playing Bran looks like he’s gonna be six feet tall in another year) and the original plan of seven or eight seasons by GoT writer/producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will the series be able to end evenly?
That’s a LOT of questions, right?
After Tuesday night’s star-studded season 4 premiere event held in New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center, author Martin spoke with THR, saying a movie to “tie up the series” is definitely an option.
It all depends on how long the main series runs, do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know.
Martin’s also hinted at another option: a feature film based on his three novella prequel series “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” which deals with characters that include Ser Duncan the Tall (a.k.a. “Dunk”), Aegon Targaryen (a.k.a. “Egg”, prince of Westeros who goes on to become “king and protector of the realm”) and set 90 years before the events in “A Song Of Ice And Fire.” Martin says this series “could be the basis for a film” and that he’s “written these three stories and have about a dozen more.”
So what do you think about a potential “Game of Thrones” movie or prequel series? Does the news make you feel happy, sad, or cautious like the late Ned Stark?
Season four of the acclaimed show begins on April 6th on HBO.
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