While promoting his upcoming horror movie Silent Hill: Revelation (out tomorrow), Kit Harington, aka Jon Snow, spoke about the upcoming third season of HBO's Game of Thrones—and how they really don't want to piss off fans.
In an interview with Screen Crush, Kit Harington spoke about the upcoming third season of the hit HBO fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga book series.
Um... Without giving anything away, it's gonna be a high-impact season. They've [HBO] thrown more money at it than they've ever thrown. Everyone's story lines seems to have something which is just ... I don't know, I feel about Thrones that this season is gonna be kind of the iconic one. I don't know if that's going to far, but I don't want to give anything away, but I'm genuinely very excited.
When asked about Vanessa Taylor's comments that season 3 was going to be more cinematic than the previous seasons—referring to the Whitewalkers and the Wall, and asking how that higher buget will affect the storyline Harrington said:
Yeah, I'm not gonna say 'cause I don't want to ruin it, but, um...
About the general plotline of season three and if it was following the storyline from the third ASoIAF book A Storm of Swords Harrington said:
Yes. It does. I mean, they're always trying to stick as close to the books as much as possible because the books are so wonderful and we don't want to stray too far from them. We don't want to piss off fans, don't want to piss off George, but obviously there has to be adaptations. But I think, yeah, it sticks pretty close.
We're really tempted to say "you know nothing, Jon Snow" here, because season two has already pissed off some of the book fans already by dropping some important plotlines from the second book, A Clash of King, in favor of more gratuitus nudity and titillation.
What about you? Do you hope that season three will be more faithful to A Storm of Swords than season two was to A Clash of Kings?
(via Screen Crush)