Fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ thought they’d stumbled across some epic news when creator George R.R. Martin allegedly confirmed there will be a film of the HBO fantasy series.
But our hopes were quashed when the quotes turned out to be totally made up by the Daily Star.
George R.R. Martin has explained that the quotes are indeed false and that there are NO plans for a movie once the show finishes.
Martin took to his personal live journal to debunked the lie: “Yes, completely false. No one is working on any movie just now. And if there was a movie, it would not be about Robert’s Rebellion,” after someone asked him to verify the interview.
“There will be a movie but I will not be involved,” the Daily Star claimed he’d told them.
It was fabricated that the fantasy scribe said that while a feature film would materialise after the TV show ends, he wouldn’t be involved; instead leaving it up to David Benioff and DB Weiss, the show’s writing duo.
Understandably right now, Martin’s time is devoted to finishing the final two books in the ‘Game of Thrones’ series, as fans salivate at the prospect, so has no time to be discussing movies anyway.
We can’t say we’re not a tad disappointed. But in terms of a possible film at some point in the future, what could this entail?
The fake quote from an ‘insider’ reckoned a movie could explore Westeros’ past and its former inhabitants, such as fan favourites who have snuffed it throughout the televised seasons. And this would actually be a really interesting angle.
Imagine various members of the Stark family - including Ned (Sean Bean) - returning to our screens, or even the charming Prince Oberyn Martell?
For now it’s nothing more than a dream, but you never know what twists and turns are around the corner, especially where ‘Game of Thrones’ is concerned…
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*This story has been updated, originally confirming the quotes to be true*