As if fans of the American fantasy drama series Game of Thrones weren’t gutted enough by the show, which they religiously followed, ending, and by a (to put it lightly) disappointing eighth season, Joyscribe’s Mel Ramsay now reports that the original script for The Long Night supposedly included a battle between fifty direwolves and an undead dragon, which, as fans may have noticed, ended up getting cut.
The Long Night is the third episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and was expected to be the show’s climax. It was heavily criticized for ultimately being underwhelming. Game of Thrones is notorious for killing off major characters when the story demands their deaths, so fans expected that they’d be balling by the end of the episode of the deaths of many of their favorite characters. Unfortunately, or fortunately for casual fans, the shows’ creators and writers just didn’t deliver. Maybe the fans’ outrage over the disappointing season could’ve been avoided, or at least buffered, if the direwolves-versus-Viserion (the undead dragon) battle scene had made the cut. But Emmy Award-winning director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of Game of Thrones’ best episodes, asserted, “50 direwolves attacking an undead dragon does not a good movie make.”
What do you think, would you have loved to see Ghost, Nymeria, and 48 other direwolves eviscerate wight Viserion, or do you think the Thrones producers made the right call? Let us know in the comments.
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