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‘GoT’ Star Confirms George R.R. Martin’s Final Book Ending

Fans were curious about how Game of Thrones would continue when there was no more material to adapt. The A Dance With Dragons arc had concluded, and George R.R. Martin’s anticipated The Winds of Winter novel was nowhere in sight. However, one thing that was always planned was the crowning of Bran the Broken.

 

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According to Express, Bran actor Isaac Hempstead Wright confirmed that Martin always intended for the character to become ruler of Westeros.

 

“[Creators] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] told me there were two things [author] George R.R. Martin had planned for Bran, and that was the Hodor revelation, and that he would be king—so that’s pretty special to be directly involved in something that is part of George’s vision.”

 

While the show’s biggest plot points and conclusions will likely end the same way in Martin’s final books, the show’s secondary characters are confirmed to have slightly different endings.

Martin once told 60 Minutes, “I don’t think Dan and Dave’s ending is gonna be that different from my ending because of the conversations we did have.”

 

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“But there’s no way to get in all the detail, all the minor characters, all the secondary characters.” Martin added.

It was nice to see the show’s younger generation of characters inherit leadership in the end, even with all the controversy surrounding the fates of other fan favorites.

Fans who were expecting something different from the finale now have an alternate ending that they can look forward to. The only question is how long it will take for Martin to write it all down.

 

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‘Winds of Winter’ Deadline Confirmed?

HBO’s Game of Thrones may have ended, but there are still two more books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Author George R. R Martin wrote on his live journal, Not a Blog, after the finale aired that, “THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING”.

So we have no official release date, but the very next day George R R Martin wrote saw the video below…

 

 

….and wrote up a response that interestingly said, “…if I don’t have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done.”

 

Now Worldcon is in the summer of 2020, so might we have an idea of when George is going to release the book?

 

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It’s an exciting thought considering that A Dance with Dragons left us with Jon Snow  stabbed, Denearys not yet even coming close to Westeros, Tyrion still trying to meet with Denearys, Arya with the Faceless Men, Sansa sold off to some guy named Harrold Harding, Ramsay Bolton  still running a muck, and Bran beginning to amass magical powers.

Personally, I wouldn’t get my hopes up, as George R R Martin is notoriously late with his projects and notoriously optimistic about when his books will be released.

 

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For context, Insider wrote how Storm of Swords, the series’ third book “was the first to be published slightly late. It was several months behind schedule when it was released in 2000. The first two books averaged 1,100 pages, but the third was immense at 1,521 pages.”

George then decided that the next book would require a five year jump, which worked for many characters but not all of them. As a result, he scaled back and ended up with too much story, which thus had A Feast for Crows focusing on half the cast and A Dance with Dragons focusing on the other half.

Winds of Winter is supposed to join up the cast and continue the plot forwards, but he’s been both optimistic and terrible with meeting deadlines. Notably, he told Entertainment Weekly in April 2015 he wanted to get Winds of Winter out by Spring of 2016 to coincide with the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

The book still isn’t out, so I wouldn’t take this news that the book might come out in 2020 as anything but a grain of salt. He’s probably just joking, since he wrote on his live journal that “…deadlines just stress me out.”

Why would he give himself another arbitrary deadline?

 

 

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George R.R. Martin Kinda, Sorta Reveals Whether His Books Will Match The Show’s End

According to CNN George R.R. Martin has broken his silence on The Winds of Winter. He’s revealed when the next book is coming! Rejoice, everyone! Or…not? As Martin, as usual, was very coy in his statement and revealed things while also not revealing anything at all.

George R.R. Martin confirmed that the next book ‘will be’ complete but refused to say when it can be expected, only that he promises he will finish it, along with A Dream of Spring. Will the ending will be different? He had this to say:

 

“How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”

 

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Thanks George, that clears that up. George continued in his statement by noting books are a wholly different medium than television and his novels will explore characters in detail that never appeared on the show, such as Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny, Darkstar, Aegon VI, and more. But that’s all he goes into. In any case, it’s safe to assume his books will be quite different than the show’s ending but of course, all we can do is theorize until he finally, finally releases the next book.

Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!

 

 

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George R.R. Martin Reportedly Writer for Upcoming Videogame!

Despite Game of Thrones coming to an end on Sunday night, George R.R. Martin is continuing to plow a head with original content! According to an article by PC Games, George R.R. Martin revealed he’s being consulted to act as a writer on an upcoming game by FromSoftware. FromSoftware is a video game developer’s studio based out of Japan, creating such titles as Dark Souls, Bloodborneand Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceTheir games often deal with themes of dark fantasy, creating vibrant worlds that nonetheless feel isolated and full of horror. They also emphasize difficulty, being infamous for creating very hard bosses and enemies that will often have players tearing their hair out. This seems like a match made in heaven with George R.R. Martin.

 

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George R.R. Martin discussed this and more in a blog post where he revealed his upcoming projects. He has a producer credit on eight upcoming TV shows, short film adaptations, and involvement on feature length movies. In the post, he stated that he was consulting on a video game studio from Japan. Through some research, PC Gamer believes George R.R. Martin will be working with FromSoftware on their next video game project. Martin’s work on the title will include acting as head writer and helping to flesh out the world the player experiences during the game. The title will be an open world title, allowing the player to explore multiple kingdoms at their own pace, while fighting bosses and absorbing their power to grow stronger. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the game’s director, will be working closely with Martin to create the game’s world. The game will be announced at E3 this June, so we look forward to its official unveiling there!

With Martin’s eye for detail, skill with world building, and FromSoftware’s experience as a game studio behind him, we can’t wait to see what George’s imagination creates! Are you excited to see what sort of game George R.R. Martin can create? Let us known in the comments!

 

 

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