Season 2 is coming.
HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” took over Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 21. In attendance were Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and last, but certainly not least, George R.R. Martin (who served as the panel’s moderator).
Though Season 2 is still (deep breaths!) months and months away, the panel did talk about what fans can expect from the show in the future. “Everyone dies,” Benioff teases of Season 2, while Weiss adds, “It was all a dream.”
On a more serious note, Benioff says we will “see those dragons and wolves start to grow up.” Three cheers for dragons and (dire)wolves!
When asked about the Battle of the Blackwater, which is in the episode Martin is writing, the panel jokingly asked for donations in order to film it properly. Martin jokes. “We’re going to pass my hat around to get some extra contributions.”“
Benioff also touched on Season 3, should the show be lucky enough to get to it, revealing “A Storm of Swords” is “too big to do as one season.” He also adds — semi spoiler alert! — there is one scene in “ASOS”, which they simply called “RW,” they are really looking forward to. “If we can get to ‘RW’ we’ve accomplished something.” Martin adds “RW” was the most difficult thing he’s ever had to write.
When asked how they would like to see the series end for their characters, Harington says, “I want Jon Snow to be on the throne,” (To this we say, hell yes!) while Coster-Waldau imagines the show ending “20 years later… it’s a small cottage, Jaime and Cersei sitting there, ‘finally my love, finally.’ Oh, those Lannisters. Headey shared the same demand as many fans, answering, “Bring Khal Drogo back for sure and have him and Tyrion co-rule.”
Our favorite answer? “Dance number,” Dinklage simply says.
Weiss and Benioff also teased the Season 1 DVD set for fans, revealing the first auditions of all the actors will be included. They did admit that there probably won’t be any deleted scenes as almost nothing lands on the cutting room floor.