[The next comprises spoilers for season 3, episode 2 of HBO’s Westworld]
Given the fan reception of the ultimate season of Game Of Thrones, one would suppose showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could be doing their finest to remain out of the general public eye for so long as doable. Followers of HBO’s Westworld know, nonetheless, that the 2 made a shock look in Sunday night’s episode, delivering a number of winks and nods to the viewers that had been rather more express than any earlier Sport Of Thrones Easter eggs hidden within the present.
Within the episode, it’s revealed that one other park owned and operated by the Delos Company is none aside from Medieval World, which made its first look within the unique 1973 movie. In a scene that takes place within the underbelly of that just lately shuttered park, Benioff and Weiss seem as two technicians “simply ready to see in the event that they get laid off.” Within the meantime, they talk about potential job alternatives in Costa Rica and proceed to take a saw-like implement to a big robotic dragon, which seems to be a trustworthy recreation of Drogon from Sport Of Thrones.
In a current interview with Variety, Westworld showrunners Lisa Pleasure and Jonathan Nolan talk about the crossover, which they stated originated with creator George R.R. Martin. “Individuals neglect that George was initially a TV author and he got here up within the TV world wherein you’d sometimes have these crossover exhibits, which the followers would fucking freak out over. So, George had at all times been pitching the crossover present,” says Nolan. Whereas a full-on crossover appeared a bit too disruptive, a one-off scene was straightforward sufficient to place collectively. For his or her half, Benioff and Weiss had been more than pleased to don the technician fits and play make imagine. With the controversial Accomplice and their Star Wars film formally axed, the pair have some spare time proper now.
When it got here to coordinating Drogon’s cameo, the one query was which model of the monstrous fire-breather they had been going to add from the Sport Of Thrones digital results vendor Pixamundo. “There was some forwards and backwards about whether or not Season four or Season 5 Drogon, and a few debate about how huge the room was and what place the dragon might be in,” says Nolan. “However yeah, it’s simply irresistible.”
Nevertheless, the showrunners guarantee viewers that this was all only a little bit of enjoyable. They’re not implying that Sport Of Thrones exists as a park contained in the Westworld universe, nor that Westeros is a land that wealthy folks will pay to go to on their trip. Nonetheless, we stay up for seeing the remainder of the HBO Sunday night time lineup get their very own crossovers, beginning with a robotic John Oliver or a park in which you’ll be able to watch the Roys implode dwell and in particular person.
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