“Game of Thrones” fans will just have to settle to watching adventures in Westeros play out on the small screen.
George R.R. Martin has shot down online speculation that “Game of Thrones” would end with one or two feature films.
“Don’t believe everything you read, boys and girls. Especially not online,” Martin wrote on his blog. “I don’t know where this latest round of ‘there’s going to be a ‘Game of Thrones’ movie’ nonsense is coming from, but suddenly it is everywhere, and all of us connected with the show and HBO are being bombarded. But nothing has changed.”
Martin says he may have floated the idea when the show first began, but that was mostly because the show’s budget was nowhere near what it is now.
“This was back in the early days, where we couldn’t even afford to shoot the Battle of the Green Fork and had to knock Tyrion unconscious instead,” Martin wrote. “When the king’s hunting party consisted of four guys on foot walking through the woods. At that time, in that context, the idea of big blockbuster movies with a ‘Lord of the Rings’-sized budget was powerfully attractive.”
Martin went on to remind fans that there were rumors of movie adaptations for other HBO series, such as “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood” and “Rome.”
“It would still be cool, and I’d still love to see it… but nothing has changed since the last round of rumors,” he concluded. “I am still writing ‘The Winds of Winter.’ David and Dan are still filming season six. HBO is still in the television business. Don’t take any of this stuff seriously. Clickbait journalism is to journalism as military music is to music.”