Game of Thrones wrapped up its eighth and ultimate season in May. The finale, and all the ultimate season, was controversial. Some folks loved it. Others did not. Some thought it was wonderful. Whatever the case, the ending was a much-discussed occasion.
But will the response to the ultimate season impression writer George R.R. Martin’s ultimate two novels? It does not sound prefer it. Martin told EW that he feels a “temptation” to alter plans for his subsequent entry, The Winds of Winter, however he will not do it.
“That’s wrong,” he mentioned about altering his writing based mostly on how folks reacted to the present. “Because you’ve been planning for a certain ending and if you suddenly change direction just because somebody figured it out, or because they don’t like it, then it screws up the whole structure. So no, I don’t read the fan sites. I want to write the book I’ve always intended to write all along. And when it comes out they can like it or they can not like it.”
Martin mentioned the web has modified how fan theories are unfold, and the way a lot steam they decide up. In a time earlier than the web, only one in 100 folks would possibly precisely put collectively the threads of a thriller like Jon Snow’s parentage. But with the web, if one particular person finds a clue, they put up it on-line after which everybody else understands a plot reveal they won’t have in any other case seen coming.
Game of Thrones the TV present acquired forward of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire collection, upon which the present relies. Martin mentioned he instructed Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss “a number of things” associated to his plans, and a few of this ended up within the present. However, Martin’s novel collection will take a unique path in direction of its conclusion, it appears.
“It’s like two alternate realities existing side by side,” Martin mentioned in regards to the present and his guide collection. “I have to double down and do my version of it which is what I’ve been doing.”
As for when Martin plans to complete The Winds of Winter, effectively, you may in all probability guess his response. “It will be done when it’s done,” he mentioned.
Looking forward, a Game of Thrones “celebration” panel is slated for San Diego Comic-Con this week, however Weiss and Benioff–as effectively as Ian Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel–have dropped out. While they may now not seem, quite a lot of different actors will, together with Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Raleigh Ritchie (Greyworm), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Isaac Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley West (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Conleth Hill (Varys).
The panel is scheduled to happen on Friday, July 19, and it’ll certainly be one to look at. Keep checking again with GameSpot for the most recent.