15-Minute Game of Thrones Preview Showcases Season 4

15-Minute Game of Thrones Preview Showcases Season 4

The Game of Thrones season 4 premiere is still a couple of months away, but anticipation is quickly building as eager fans ready themselves for the next chapter in the bloody saga of Westeros. That in mind, HBO has recently released a 15-minute "Foreshadowing" preview of the new season to give a sneak peak at the continuing story as well as provide some insight into the process of making the show and its actors.

If the preview could be summed up all neat and tidy-like however, it would seem that viewers can expect season 4 to be a swifter more action packed ride than previous runs of the show. The preview, in turn, centered in on a few of the bigger things we can look forward to. The wedding between King Joffrey and Margery Tyrell, for instance, is looking pretty epic in terms of its scale. Likewise, the promise of Daeneryas's continued conquest of the lands across the Narrow Sea should be a treat.

Arguably the best parts of the preview however come from the moments where it focuses in on the actors themselves. Responding to a question about what the cast does for fun, Peter Dinklage relating a story about he and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau doing a dance routine in the middle of scene should at least earn some chuckles from series devotees. Overall, the whole preview video is pretty interesting and if you're a fan of the show it's a must-watch.

Source: YouTube

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Looks like Strong Belwas is no longer fat. Dangit HBO that was basically his defining characteristic. Still, it seems that

Getting to the end of book 5-1 right now but I'll still be watching this, should be fun.

Also seeing Tyrion with his TV scar really reminds me just how different he is in the books, he basically loses half his face in the battle of the Blackwater.

hazabaza1:
Looks like Fat Belwas is no longer fat. Dangit HBO that was basically his defining characteristic. Still, it seems that

Getting to the end of book 5-1 right now but I'll still be watching this, should be fun.

Also seeing Tyrion with his TV scar really reminds me just how different he is in the books, he basically loses half his face in the battle of the Blackwater.

I think they replaced Strong Belwas with Daario in the show.

I'm pleased with the actor they chose as red viper. I cannot wait to see him in action!

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hazabaza1:
Looks like Fat Belwas is no longer fat. Dangit HBO that was basically his defining characteristic. Still, it seems that

Getting to the end of book 5-1 right now but I'll still be watching this, should be fun.

Also seeing Tyrion with his TV scar really reminds me just how different he is in the books, he basically loses half his face in the battle of the Blackwater.

I think they replaced Strong Belwas with Daario in the show.

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

Oooooooh, now you're really getting me excited for Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell and his big showdown with

And seeing Jaime Lannister's character development will also be awesome, I guess. His new right hand looks pretty nifty....

I always look forward to seeing how big the dragons get after each season. This season - big enough to eat a small village of people and their horses, but not yet big enough to ride.

hazabaza1:

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

Well luckily they change the guy who was playing Daario and to be completely honest Strong Belwas doesn't really do that much for the story (i.e. he can be so easily replaced) having Daario take his role when challenging the champion seems reasonable.

hazabaza1:

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hazabaza1:
Looks like Fat Belwas is no longer fat. Dangit HBO that was basically his defining characteristic. Still, it seems that

Getting to the end of book 5-1 right now but I'll still be watching this, should be fun.

Also seeing Tyrion with his TV scar really reminds me just how different he is in the books, he basically loses half his face in the battle of the Blackwater.

I think they replaced Strong Belwas with Daario in the show.

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

Sight Unseen:

hazabaza1:

Sight Unseen:

I think they replaced Strong Belwas with Daario in the show.

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

hazabaza1:

Sight Unseen:

hazabaza1:

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

I don't like the way they've done Daario. I don't understand why he doesn't look like he's described in the books.

Very interesting video. Loved the Dany bits though, seems her problems are occurring realistically, so that should be good to watch. I've never read the books, so I have no idea what's going to happen, but this sure made me excited. Especially that last shot, damn!

hazabaza1:

Sight Unseen:

hazabaza1:

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

in the books he had purple/blue hair and a forked beard, the guy cast in season 3 looked nothing like he was described. granted, the actor did a really good job cockyness and attitude, but lookswise the new one is a minor improvement. to be honest though, unless the new guy nails his personality, it'll still be an overall step in the wrong direction IMO.

anyway OT: i liked watching this, i was expecting just loads of clips like an extended trailer, but this was more interviews and stuff which was pretty awesome. interested to see what they cover though, seeing as this is season 4, which is part 2 of book 3, and they're showing scenes of

hazabaza1:
Looks like Fat Belwas is no longer fat. Dangit HBO that was basically his defining characteristic. Still, it seems that

Oh come the **** on, there's no way they are going to change the story THAT much. You can't tell me you seriously believed they were not going to do that because if you do, ...
...
i don't even know what to say.
Come on, i agree that the story is seriously stronger in the books, but that's alway going to be the case, when one medium is converted into another one.
As far as i am concerned, the Game of Thrones series is one of the best, if not the best, adaptation of a book series i have ever seen.
Nothing incredibly major is cut from the story (except maybe that one bit from neds memories), everything still makes sense and the biggest inconsistendys i could find are were they were planning to have multiple scenes and just had one because of time restraints.

suitepee7:

hazabaza1:

Sight Unseen:

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

in the books he had purple/blue hair and a forked beard, the guy cast in season 3 looked nothing like he was described. granted, the actor did a really good job cockyness and attitude, but lookswise the new one is a minor improvement. to be honest though, unless the new guy nails his personality, it'll still be an overall step in the wrong direction IMO.

anyway OT: i liked watching this, i was expecting just loads of clips like an extended trailer, but this was more interviews and stuff which was pretty awesome. interested to see what they cover though, seeing as this is season 4, which is part 2 of book 3, and they're showing scenes of

I just meant the face and body shape. I think the hair seems a little silly for modern TV, hardly anyone would take him seriously.

As for the spoiler, I'm pretty sure the show is just going in a chronological linear fashion, compared to the books that can cover a good few months for one character and then go back time and cover the same months for someone on the other side of the world.

hazabaza1:
I just meant the face and body shape. I think the hair seems a little silly for modern TV, hardly anyone would take him seriously.

As for the spoiler, I'm pretty sure the show is just going in a chronological linear fashion, compared to the books that can cover a good few months for one character and then go back time and cover the same months for someone on the other side of the world.

in that regard, then yeah i agree with you, this one does look a lot... blander. and i guess so, but i still expected some facial hair, and not blonde. just threw me off at bit.

and yeah i guessed they might be, because brienne mentions

i know they aren't sticking to it exactly, and god knows i'm happy they're not doing a season just on book 4, but the timeline just feels a bit off to me

suitepee7:

hazabaza1:
I just meant the face and body shape. I think the hair seems a little silly for modern TV, hardly anyone would take him seriously.

As for the spoiler, I'm pretty sure the show is just going in a chronological linear fashion, compared to the books that can cover a good few months for one character and then go back time and cover the same months for someone on the other side of the world.

in that regard, then yeah i agree with you, this one does look a lot... blander. and i guess so, but i still expected some facial hair, and not blonde. just threw me off at bit.

Agreed, I had to go back and make sure it was the same guy when I read his description in the book. It was odd to say the least.
Also just so you know your spoiler box messed up, might want to fix it.

hazabaza1:

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hazabaza1:

I dunno, I'm assuming the lancer and the other guy at 29 seconds or so in is supposed to be the fight Belwas has outside that one city and that guy doesn't look beefy enough to be Daario.
I could be completely wrong about this mind you, but I don't think I've seen that guy before.

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

Not sure why but they also recast Tommen and the Mountain (again) for season 4.

Might be a bit confusing for casual show watchers, especially since the new Tommen actor also played Martyn Lannister who got killed by Karstark in season 3.

Sight Unseen:

hazabaza1:

Sight Unseen:

They recast Daario for season 4. He looks like this now:

image

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

Not sure why but they also recast Tommen and the Mountain (again) for season 4.

Might be a bit confusing for casual show watchers, especially since the new Tommen actor also played Martyn Lannister who got killed by Karstark in season 3.

...oh god my brain.
I mean I can understand the Tommen casting because he's older now and is going to be more important in the story and nobody cares about Martyn Lannister anyway but I didn't realize Gregor was even in Harrenhall until someone who had read the books mentioned that the one guy was him. The first guy for Gregor was perfect, I'm so confused.

I'm just going to say that everyone is from Braavos and can change their faces like Jaqen can. Makes things a lot simpler.

hazabaza1:
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thanks, fixed my spoiler tags!

anyway

suitepee7:

hazabaza1:
-snip-

thanks, fixed my spoiler tags!

anyway

I'm fuzzy on that detail too.

hazabaza1:

Sight Unseen:

hazabaza1:

...huh.
Anybody know the reason why? Reading the books the guy they cast had the same kind of face and body I'd imagine Daario having. This guy looks like any other dude.

Not sure why but they also recast Tommen and the Mountain (again) for season 4.

Might be a bit confusing for casual show watchers, especially since the new Tommen actor also played Martyn Lannister who got killed by Karstark in season 3.

...oh god my brain.
I mean I can understand the Tommen casting because he's older now and is going to be more important in the story and nobody cares about Martyn Lannister anyway but I didn't realize Gregor was even in Harrenhall until someone who had read the books mentioned that the one guy was him. The first guy for Gregor was perfect, I'm so confused.

I'm just going to say that everyone is from Braavos and can change their faces like Jaqen can. Makes things a lot simpler.

They lost the original Mountain actor because he got cast for a role in (I believe) the Hobbit, and so he left to do that.

The new mountain should be the best one. He's fucking scary! 6 ft 9 in and an Icelandic weight lifting champion.

image
(no camera tricks here)

Another casting change for the show is that the actor for Ilyn Payne ( the headsman) tragically died of cancer, and they are retiring his character from the show completely. So they'll have to find a replacement for

Also- for anyone who was wondering why the Greatjon wasn't in any of season 3, his actor had his ear bitten off by drunken Scotsmen while in a bar... So... yeah...

hazabaza1:
I'm fuzzy on that detail too.

hmm, well i think

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Another casting change for the show is that the actor for Ilyn Payne ( the headsman) tragically died of cancer, and they are retiring his character from the show completely. So they'll have to find a replacement for

seriously? well that sucks, both for the actor and the show (more the former though) =\ the thing is though, jaime only trains with Ilyn because he literally cannot speak of how awful he is at swordplay now, unless he starts off semi-decent in the TV version instead...

 

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