It’s been a hell of a few days for Marvel and Thrones fans, and if you’re a fan of both, you’re likely feel bit broken after watching both the emotional finale of Avengers: Endgame and the big battle with the White Walkers in Game of Thrones season 8, episode 3, The Long Night. It sounds too good to be true that we’ve been treated to two epic genre showdowns in the past few days, but which is the best? With two big battles for humanity releasing around the same time, from two of the biggest franchises of all time, and concluding (or leading into a conclusion for) two of the most popular stories of all time, it’s unsurprising that fans are comparing the final Avengers: Endgame battle and the Battle of Winterfell. While the styles of the MCU and Game of Thrones are very different, both the battles have similarities, from the moment when it looks like the good guys are going to lose, to the CGI-heavy action sequences. So, which franchise gave us the best … [Read more...] about Avengers: Endgame vs Game of Thrones: Which big battle came out on top?
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It’s a universally acknowledged truth that being able to set ships sail is one of the best parts of investing in any given fandom. Whether they’re platonic or romantic relationships (let’s be real, they’re romantic, let’s get those characters kissin’), the amount of time that you spend with the characters in any story — especially in epics like Game of Thrones — directly correlates with how intense your opinions are as to how they ought to end up. Or rather, who they ought to end up with. Of course, ships in Game of Thrones are nothing if not contentious. The twists and turns of Westerosi politics aside, there’s also the fact that a lot of these people are, y’know, related to each other. To determine just how heavily these things weigh into the very precise science of shipping, the Polygon staff convened to discuss our favorite ships — and, by doing so, dig a little into the macro messages of Game of Thrones. [Ed. note: … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones love pool: What’s the best ‘ship?
We spend most of the second episode in Game of Thrones’ final season saying goodbye, but to whom, we don’t know. By the end of “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” war isn’t coming. War has arrived. People will probably die soon. So let’s spend our last moments of peace walking through the episode, scene-by-scene. Then we’ll follow that with “Maester’s Research,” where we dive deep into the most interesting and important parts of the episode. We begin with the trial of Jaime Lannister, who must answer for all the crap he’s done. In the great hall of Winterfell, where everyone everyone important has gathered, Dany begins by making her case. “When I was a child,” she says, “my brother would tell me a bedtime story about the man who murdered our father. Who stabbed him in the back and cut his throat. Who sat down on the Iron Throne and watched as his blood poured onto the floor. He told me other stories … [Read more...] about A scene-by-scene breakdown of Game of Thrones s8 episode 2
A Star Wars live-action TV show has been hovering around fans’ wishlists for decades, and now it’s actually happening. Set in the era between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens – a period largely untouched by existing Star Wars movies, TV, books, and comics – Star Wars: The Mandalorian features a lone gunfighter, who just happens to have taken style tips from the most famous, infamous bounty hunter of them all, a certain Boba Fett. And The Mandalorian TV show cast will reportedly be led by Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal (AKA Oberyn Martell, AKA the Red Viper) as the man in the suit, which gives the series serious star power.Far from the lawmakers of the New Republic, Star Wars: The Mandalorian is set on a Wild West-style frontier, light years from civilization. For fans of the original trilogy yearning for the criminal underworld of the Mos Eisley Cantina and Jabba’s Palace – the sort of space western where smugglers shoot first, and good … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Mandalorian TV show casts Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal
Winter is over in the real world, but Game of Thrones season 7 has proved that, for Westeros, the icy season is definitely in full force. With Cersei double-crossing those fighting the White Walkers in the north (who, by the way, have a flippin’ dragon now), Daenerys and Jon finally having a steamy rendezvous, and Jaime fleeing from his megalomaniacal sister, the proverbial has well and truly hit the fan. Like Cersei you’ll probably want to get a strong glass of Dornish red to dull the pain when you realise that Game of Thrones season 8 is still a long way away, as it’s due to air in 2019. Until then there are plenty of Games of Thrones season 8 fan theories to dig into, because come on, do you really expect us to just sit and wait without obsessing over potential plot revelations? Be reasonable. George R.R. Martin is still working on the few final books in the series, but even after that Game of Thrones season 7 ending the only thing in the TV series … [Read more...] about 15 amazing fan theories for Game of Thrones season 8