filming is beginning later than usual this year, with shooting set for September. That means that the usual preparations that take place in advance of filming should be happening any day now. We’ve had our first Belfast-related sightings of the season today! Gwendoline Christie and Iain Glen were spotted heading to the Northern Ireland city that serves as the home base for
production. The actors were seen on the London-Heathrow to Belfast flight this morning.
And he’s reading a script! What does it SAY.
stars at Comic Con noted they hadn’t received any scripts yet but either that’s changed quickly, or Glen was reading a script for another project.
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It’s not known what their purpose in Belfast is, but usually there are costume fittings that need to be handled well before any filming. There is also the possibility of a script read-through but usually that happens much closer to the beginning of filming. My best guess would be they were in town for season 7 fittings.
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Glen as good as confirmed he’d be back some months ago, then awkwardly tried to back-pedal.
I agree that wardrobing is the most likely explanation. Maybe Jorah finally has to wear something other than his customary pirate shirt.
As if Jorah needs costume fitting, he is still wearing the same shirt! 😀
Sean C.: Maybe Jorah finally has to wear something other than his customary pirate shirt.
Hahaha…my first thought was, “why would Iain Glen need a costume fitting…oooo, maybe he’s finally going to get a new costume.”
The most exiting part of this is that Jorah might be changing his yellow shirt lol
Or maybe they are rehearsing fighting scenes? Iain said in an interview that they start preparing these scenes a few weeks before they start filming. That’d explain him reading a script.
Not that I don’t want to see him burning that infamous yellow shirt lol
Brienne should have a new Stark outfit now, right??? She should change also the pommel of Oathkeeper … Glad Jorah will make a come back soon …
Aaaaaaand that’s all I need to be happy for Season 7. Well, it’d be nice if Tom and Rory were back too, but I think it’s a safe bet on Rory. And you know, if they all stayed alive.
So filming is set for September-February? I thought Liam said filming begins the last week of August?
Liam said “Five weeks from now,” which should be considered an estimate- but five weeks actually leads to September.
OMG!! Jorah is back! And sooooo happy to see…..it begins!!!!!! Wooohooo!!!!
Rory will be back for sure I worry about Tom though. I wish we could see Jaqen again and definitely in a new costume. No more rags please.
In five weeks. So, yeah, August 29 is the monday they start filming, it seems.
I wonder what Brienne will be up to this season. I guess it probably depends on how much time is meant to have passed in between the seasons.
If we start at Winterfell a few weeks after the events of last season then she should realistically be back at Winterfell, preferably acting as Sansa’s conscience.
But there’s presumably a lot of temptation for the producers to keep her in the Riverlands. Throw any combo of Brienne, the Hound, Melisandre and Arya together and let the fireworks commence.
There probably was once a time where Jorah’s yellow shirt was white. But that was long, long ago
Thing is, Jaime travelled from River Run north to the Twins and back south to Kings Landing by the end of Season 6. Brienne left River Run before he did, so logically she should be back at Winterfell ages ago. Not that the show will care about that lol
Jorah must come back. His last words have to be ‘I am not an Andal’
If Brienne was going to be back North, she’d have been back for the big “King in the North” scene in 510, I expect. That she wasn’t shown there, or anywhere, suggests that for at least the first part of Season 7 she’ll still be in the Riverlands, probably interacting with some combination of Arya, Melisandre, the Hound, and the Brotherhood (not coincidentally, all of those also being characters who have to be not at Winterfell yet to let the assumed Stark internal tension play out).
for those that can’t wait until next year to get your dose of iain glen, he’ll be returning for three more episodes of “jack taylor” a bit later this year. that’s episodes 7-9, makes for a great binge in the winter months (if you have winter, which we don’t in california).
Jorah: *coughs politely* Quaithe: “Oh shit……”
Preferably as little as possible, in return for wearing as much as possible the past couple of years. Lol. 😉
I agree. Brienne will be part of Arya’s storyline. Maybe only for the first half of the season.
costume fittings are very important, don’t be late. The thought of Jorah getting a new shirt makes me happy (and that he’ll be back)
There have to be some characters who stay in the Riverlands, or at least not head north, yet. Someone has to be around to run into Gendry!
As if Jorah needs costume fitting, he is still wearing the same shirt!
Maybe he’s getting a volcano hand like Victarion. The prosthetic for that would need to be fit.
This was my first thought since both are fighting roles. Intriguing!
That’s true. Although, Brienne and Pod did leave Riverrun without their horses. If Season 7 starts with them still on foot then it could be feasible that they’re still somewhere south of Moat Cailin.
I’m also inclined to think that she won’t be present at Winterfell while the Sansa/Littlefinger/Jon tensions play out.
I’ve got this vision of Arya encountering all of the others at various points or all at once while in disguise, learning vital information and insights into their characters/intentions, before probably killing Melisandre.
Hope people are keeping their eyes open for Bella Ramsey, Tim McInnerny and Sean Blowers. I don’t want them to be GreatJon’d
There have to be some characters who stay in the Riverlands, or at least not head north, yet.Someone has to be around to run into Gendry!
So happy Jorah is back. With the show getting rid of so many characters this season, I thought for sure they had written him out like Daario.
For now I assume Brienne will be in the Riverlands for a bit (where she’ll run into Arya, the Hound, the BwB). The annoying drama in the North needs time to unfold before they all get there. I’m curious to see how long it will take to get Bran to Winterfell.
I also though that Gendry could show up in the Riverlands. He could have returned to look for Hot Pie and Arya. They were his friends. I suppose D&D will want to close that storyline, right? They brought back uncle Benjen and so many other characters. Maybe Hot Pie tough Arya how to make pyes. And Brienne could go ask him if he met Arya …
I hope Jorah goes back to Qarth to visit Quaithe since she hasnt been utilized since Season 2. She was drawing some type of protection for a guy going through Valyria so maybe she can stop the Greyscale and provide some cool insight to Jorah. Would be nice to bring her back for another scene at least since her appearance was odd in the Second season.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I think a pretty cool and workable way to bring Gendry back into the story would be for Davos to reveal his existence to Jon Snow and travel south to King’s Landing / the Stormlands to find him with the aim of rallying the Stormlands behind him and against the Lannisters / the White Walkers.
Gendry may be a bastard, but so is Jon Snow. The only thing stopping Gendry claiming rights over the Stormlands is the backing to assert his claim. The support of the North and the Vale (the Stormlands/Baratheons’ former allies) and Stannis Baratheon’s former Hand might be enough to sway it.
Given how little time is left the producers will probably avoid such unnecessary convolution and just have Daenerys conquer the Stormlands when she invades. But I think it could be an interesting way to bring back a long lost character and maintain the intricacies of politics and allegiances that the show has done so well in the past.
The only other way I could envisage Gendry returning is if he turns up at some crucial moment in Arya’s plot, to act as her conscience or as a reminder of who she was before the violence and vengeance took hold of her.
If Jon needs to rally the Stormlands, he already has someone for that. Or at least Sansa does. The only Stormlands lord who has been mentioned is Selwyn Tarth. And remarkably, his daughter and heir is Sansa’s sworn sword.
The Stormlands are more likely to support a known, well-respected lord, one of their own, than an alleged bastard son of a now dead king.
Not that I don’t want Gendry back. I do. But his claim to the Stormlands is thin and unproved.
I think it’s more likely Gendry just shows up blacksmithing or something and that he’s been hiding all along, afraid the Red Woman would find him and take him back. I actually wouldn’t be shocked if Melisandre didn’t run into him and he goes to run from her. She gives him a “you have nothing to fear from me now, boy, there is a new King, a King in the North…” speech.
I will hold out hope until the final scene of the final episode. 🙂
Mag: Maybe Hot Pie tough Arya how to make pyes.
Well, while I realize most of us, at least on first watch, were looking for what was in the Frey pie, but on second viewing I noticed that pie crust looked rather flaky and delicious. Maybe Hot Pie did teach her. 🙂
I like your idea, but I have a feeling the focus for Jon and Co. will be the White Walkers. The Lannisters are rather inconsequential, comparatively speaking.
Brienne should have a new Stark outfit now, right??? She should change also the pommel of Oathkeeper …
Glad Jorah will make a come back soon …
“I don’t fight for the Starks. I fight for Lady Catelyn.” I wonder if she will fight for Jon or just be a protector for Sansa. Which she will need if Petyr Pedophile sticks around.
I think if Gendry is going to be back, it will be in Arya’s storyline. I like the idea of him being sought out as the heir to the Stormlands, but they probably won’t have time to go into it. So glad Jorah is confirmed for S7.
As for the North, I hope we see something more than the sibling rivalry. Jon surely has to hear that the last Targaryen (as far as he knows) is on her way to/ in Westeros and that she has 3 dragons. He should realize that those dragons could be useful against the WWs. Their spheres will have to collide sooner or later.
Brienne will always be Sansa’s sworn sword. The only way she will fight for Jon is if Sansa wishes it.
Perhaps it is costume fitting, though can’t really think of why Brienne of Jorah would change
Unless Jorah goes to a colder Climate (Westeros in Winter – Citadel perhaps?) and Brienne may end up with a Fur Cloak of somekind given that walking around in armour isn’t suitable for the northern winter
Would have to say Pod needs a new costume, has been “galivanting” all around Westeros with Lannister themed light-armour and no one ever pulled him up for it. It certainly isn’t suitable for Northern winter now…
Most likely though I reckon stunt related work is most likely, given either of those can realistically be in combat roles
I wonder when we will ever hear the end of Tyrions joke about walking into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass….he said it in season 1 at his trial in the Eyrie as well as season 6 in the pyramid, he never gets to tell it all lol
SHUSH. All hail the pirate shirt! But … if he heads to Westeros for treatment in Oldtown, I expect that whole “winter” thing would require some new threads.
Jorah getting a new shirt, brings a smile to my face but…..
It will also feel sad, we have known that shirt since S1!
I think if Gendry is going to be back, it will be in Arya’s storyline. I like the idea of him being sought out as the heir to the Stormlands, but they probably won’t have time to go into it.
Agree re: Gendry and Jorah (and it took until season 6 to bring Uncle Benjen back, so they could revisit Gendry).
As far as the Northern plot is concerned, there was a scene between Jon and Sam at the end of season 5 in which they discussed the fact that dragonglass and Valyrian steel were the two things that seemed to kill White Walkers – if one of them could join the dots regarding dragon
, then we could end up with the basis of an alliance. Even if Daenerys and Jon are to put together some sort of alliance, it will not go smoothly. And as far as the sibling rivalry thing goes – I wonder if Sansa will try and push Jon towards making a claim for the Iron Throne? I think he would have no interest in it whatsoever as he understands what the true war is about, but it would move Sansa forward in what she has been trained for – the Game of Thrones. And therein would lie a conflict.
I always had this weird idea that Arya, if she runs into brienne will ask her to kill jaime to prove her loyalty to the stark sisters. They showed her contemplating on killing jaime while at twins and in the show everyone is aware of jaime giving his sword to brienne so they are aware of the close relation between them. This introduces a diluted version of lady stoneheart too (which i still dont understand why everyone wants so badly in the show)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSFABWe9lSg Amazing Jon Snow tribute video 🙂
Hmmmnn… Nice, weird idea. I’d be okay with that.
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