Kit Harington Says Season 4 Script is “Fantastic”

Kit Harington  wants fans to know that season 4 of Game of Thrones will not disappoint!  In a recent interview, he discusses the upcoming season, the path he wants Jon Snow to take, and the casting of the Red Viper.  See excerpt below.

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From Yahoo!:

I’ve got great hopes for this season. I’ve read it and it’s fantastic,” he told us. “You’re going to love it. It’s my favorite so far.”

One major new character addition this season is bad boy Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper. It was announced last month that Chilean actor Pedro Pascal had nabbed the role, which sparked controversy among fans.

“Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin defended the decision; and Harington, too, fully has faith in the casting.

“I haven’t seen him in costume yet, but I have had dinner with him a couple of times. He’s a lovely man,” Harington explained. “He’s going to be brilliant. It’s an amazing character and quite the story line. You’re going to enjoy it. [Fans] won’t be disappointed, Pedro Pascal is the man for the job.”

While Harington was tight-lipped on what Jon Snow is going to be up to next year, he revealed where he would like his character to go.

“Well I do know where he goes…” Harington teased. “I’d like him to go and rescue Arya, but I don’t think he’s going to be able to. I’d like to see him collect Sansa, Arya, and Bran and just take them to the wall or something.”

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GAME OF THRONES Panel Photos from Comic-Con 2013

Check out these delightful photos of the actors from the Game of Thrones panel.  They look so happy here.   It’s good to know they still remember how to do that.

In attendance for the panel were the show creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, author George R.R. Martin, and actors Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), John Bradley (Samwell Tarley), and the abfab Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister).

Game of Thrones Comic Con Portraits

New Game of Thrones cast and author portraits from Comic Con 2013 have been posted up by Entertainment Weekly!

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Game of Thrones Season 3 – First Images!

The first set of images from season 3 are finally here!

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Look under the cut for more images. The complete set can be found over at WinterIsComing.net!

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Rose Leslie added to Game of Thrones panel as Lena Headey, Kit Harington bow out

Unfortunately, it looks as though Lena Headey, who plays Cersai Lannister, will not be able to attend SDCC this year.  Nor will our beloved Jon Snow, Kit Harington.  However, you’ll be able to see Rose Leslie as she has just been added!

From Cinema Blend:

Another day, another change-up to the panel for Game of Thrones at Comic-Con. And unlike the update we shared yesterday, this one doesn’t sound like a trade-off. One key cast member will not be appearing in the panel as scheduled, due to an injury.

Yesterday we learned that Lena Headey was unfortunately not going to be at the Comic Con panel for Game of Thrones due to a scheduling conflict. There was a bright side to that situation, as it was announced that Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte on the HBO fantasy drama series, was set to fill the vacancy. Now it looks like Kit Harington will also not be attending SDCC for the Game of Thrones panel. The official GoT Twitter posted the following update…

So, unfortunately it looks like there will be no Jon Snow at the SDCC Game of Thrones panel, and there’s no word on anyone else coming in to fill his place. Hopefully Harington’s injury heals quickly and fully. From what the Hollywood Reporter says, it doesn’t sound like it’ll interfere with production on the series’ third season. He will definitely be missed by fans at this year’s Con though.

Here’s wishing Kit a speedy recovery!

Character Summary – Jon Snow

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Today we give you Jon Snow, the Bastard of Winterfell.

“A diamond in the rough is worth just as much as a diamond in the clear.” Maxwell Ingram said that.

Jon Snow is known to the people as the bastard son of Eddard Stark.  He was raised by his father alongside his true-born half-siblings.  Identity of his real mother has not yet been revealed.  I love this character, his loyalty, love and respect for the Starks despite the alienation he faces now and then from Catelyn Stark, Ed’s wife.  Though she’s just being a human (who sees Jon’s presence as constant reminder of her husband’s infidelity, making him feel unwelcome) in not being able to connect with the ‘Bastard’ son, I still feel bad for Jon.  On their way back home after the execution of a deserter of Night’s Watch, they encounter direwolf pups, and Snow takes the albino one as he identifies it with himself as an outcast from its litter.  Amidst all of the issues involving his bastardy he got on well with his half-siblings particularly Robb and Arya (both of whom I adore!)

Jon’s position both inside and outside the family subtly chafe him over the years until, when he nears adulthood, he joins the Night’s Watch, after his uncle Benjen suggested that the Watch could use a man like him.

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On his journey to the Wall, Tyrion Lannister accompanies him, and their friendship is fostered by their shared position as noble outsiders.  Jon also protects the shy and soft-hearted Samwell Tarly from bullying by some other recruits.  Gradually he also becomes a natural leader to his fellow trainees.

His new friends save him from the ultimate fate of death as he is torn between his family and the vows to the Watch.  He wants to join his brother Robb in the fight against the Lannisters but deserting the Night’s Watch has the penalty of death.  Finally his friends – Sam and others – persuade him to leave the thought.

Jon finally decides to honor his bonds and fully commit to the Watch, he accepts his place as Mormont squire and prepares for the journey north, on the large Ranging into the Far north that Mormont leads.

He was raised as Stark and Northman and, in many ways, took to their values of honor, and later on, even when forced with horrendous decisions he stays morally correct and upright.

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Jon also has a strong warg connection with his direwolf, Ghost, also a likeable character.

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington.  Kit has no known credits prior to Game of Thrones, but is excellently cast as the easily likable Snow.  Kit plays him with subtle brilliance and hopefully this will lead him to further great roles.  As it is, he is already slated to be in a fantasy/adventure film with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore called The Seventh Son, which is set to come out early 2013.

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Game of Thrones Season 1: Episode 3 – ‘Lord Snow’

So far we’ve given you recaps of Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 1 as we prepare for the start of Season 2. Today, we add another Game of Thrones episode review, provided by our allies at Picktainment.com

Below is an excerpt from the Season 1, Episode 3 review by thefandom.net’s owen Adam Spunberg. These were written immediately after the episodes aired, so you might enjoy the fresh perspective. You can read the FULL REVIEW by clicking HERE!

Picking up right where The Kingsroad (Episode 2) left off, Ned Stark is now at King’s Landing, Jon Snow is training for the Night’s Watch, and the Targaryens continue to move west with their Dothraki horsemen. These three main plot lines are weaved in and out artistically like a Bosch triptych, paced perfectly and transitioned with superlative skill. Because all three focal points are equally enthralling, the suspense roars in triple; the viewer desperately wants to know what will happen in one story arc, but does not mind shifting to another where the same eager feeling pervaded before. To make an analogy, it would be as if a reader pulled out his/her three favorite books and read them at the same time, shuffling from one to the next without disappointment. Thrones has been just THAT good!

There is plenty of scheming going on, with most characters embodying a lighter or shadier color on a gray spectrum, but one heroine has emerged as angelically white as Kate Middleton in a wedding dress: Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). The little, tomboyish daughter represents all of Ned Stark’s best qualities, with a little extra fire and grit. Think of a softer Mattie Ross from True Grit, with a profound understanding of the decaying world around her, and yet she also displays youthful exuberance and a great love for all things good. She does not just fight for good: she is goodness personified, capable of standing up to a sniveling prince and jumping into the arms of her loving, bastard half-brother. She can fight with a sword and make it seem like a “dance,” and then smile like a child who stumbles upon something magical. A wonder to behold, her character is developed in extraordinary fashion.

And then we have Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke), the silver-haired beauty who is now discovering the perks of her ill-begotten marriage. Her despicable brother may have forced her to wed the leader of the Dothraki, but she is finally finding her inner voice. We still don’t know what will come of her newfound influence, but her transformation from meek, emotionless subservient to I-am-worth-something force is beautiful to observe. Winter is coming, but Daenerys warms herself to Thrones fans every scene.

Lastly, we have Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in his plight to discover himself north of the wall, assisted by the ever-so-likable dwarf, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). Over the course of his career, Dinklage has played a number of intriguing characters (The Station Agent, for one), but he has really come into his own as the sharp-witted Lannister runt, scheming at something genius.

To read the full review at Picktainment.com, go HERE!