A Game Of Thrones Movie Is Being Discussed

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Charles Dance revealed that there is active discussion about a possible Game of Thrones movie.

“There’s talk of eventually trying to do a feature film, but I don’t know which of the storylines,” says Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister in the HBO series. “There’s so much to cram into a film.”

That’s not a lot to go on, but there are a lot of possible directions they could take with a film. Perhaps they use a feature film as a series finale, but it’s hard to speculate on that since the series’ ending hasn’t been written yet. Of course, Game of Thrones made clear last season that they’re not going to be slavishly devoted to George R.R. Martin’s novels, so perhaps they’ll just take things in their own direction anyway.

Another possibility is a prequel film, maybe adapting Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg series of novellas, which tells stories of the young, future king Aegon V Targaryen  and future Kingsguard commander Ser Duncan the Tall, set 90 years prior to Game of Thrones. Or, they could focus on other major historical events from the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, perhaps a film about Robert’s Rebellion, or one of the other major wars in Westeros.

A feature film finale might be an awkward stunt to pull off for a television series, even a prestige, premium cable series like Game of Thrones. On the other hand, a prequel doesn’t leave much room for the series’ most famous characters to appear.

Game of Thrones will return for its fifth season on HBO in 2015.

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  1. Maybe they should structure the show so that, the SEASON finale for each upcoming season is a feature film.  Shouldn't be that hard to pull off, really. The production value of the show is pretty high as is. Maybe they'd get a few more bucks for the CGI department.

  2. There's incredible potential for many feature films, the wolrd of ice and fire is expansive and filled with rich and intresting history, you could take any number of stories and expand them into a great film. But what I'd really like to see is a Dunk and Egg film franchise, there are three stories now, each could make their own movie with some padding, and George has said he's got alot more in the wings so they could do a number of them. Failing that something taking place after the events of the main series, maybe a few years later, maybe even a hundred, it would be cool to see what the decendants of whoever's left standing are doing. If things end how I think they're going to end any story told about the characters from the main series would pale in comparison and seem trivial but something set a hundred years later, the whole stage would be reset, a whole new cast of characters all with their own stories and agendas, it could be great. 

  3. As much as I would love the finele to be a 3 hours long movie, it wouldn't be possible to prevent spoilers. So I hope they won't do that. 

  4. It would be awesome if they did a movie about Robert's rebellion. Bring back Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon. There's definitaly enough information about the whole conflict with Ned's sister being "allegedly" abducted by Rhaegar, Ned's father and brother going to Kings Landing to plead to King Aerys to return her to her betrothed, Robert, only to be brutally murdered by him and Tywin, leading to a full out war for the Kings head. It would be interesting how they handled the Rhaegar & Lyanna plotline though, because a lot of mystery and possibly answers to Jon Snow's true parentry. 

  5. I'd like something on Robert's Rebellion, with it including Aerys' descent into madness with the Defiance of Duskendale and his relationship with Tywin.Charles Dance could keep his role as Lord Tywin. Viggo Mortensen could play a role. I thought of him before and while thinking of Clive Russell (the Blackfish) as a potential Rickard Stark, Viggo was suggested for that role.Sir Christopher Lee could play King Aerys. I wouldn't be against Jeremy Irons (as suggested below). And although it'd be yet another LOTR actor, Orlando Bloom in his Legolas look could pull off Rhaegar, looks-wise at least, although a recent suggestion of Travis Fimmel (Ragnar from Vikings) would be fine with me. And staying with Vikings I'd like to see Clive Standen (Rollo) get a role in the film. I think he sounds like Sean Bean but doesn't have a Ned Stark look. Alexander Ludwig (grown up Björn) looks a bit like King Joffrey so maybe he could pull off a young Ser Jaime Lannister.

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