Development: Game of Thrones prequel will get begin date; uncommon Pokemon card goes to public sale; Batman search underway

The wheel is beginning to churn a bit sooner on HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off, which is an as-yet-untitled prequel sequence. We won’t know what the present might be referred to as but, however we do know when it would start manufacturing. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO programming president Casey Bloys mentioned that the sequence will start manufacturing in early summer season. It seems just like the prequel present will begin capturing proper as the ultimate season of the flagship present finishes airing.

S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) is ready to direct a solid that can embrace Naomi Watts (King Kong, Mulholland Drive), Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), and Denise Gough (Yennefer within the Witcher online game sequence, Harper in Angels in America on Broadway). The idea of the present was created by showrunner Jane Goldman and creator George R.R. Martin. 

Bloys had beforehand mentioned that the prequel would not hit our screens for a minimum of a yr after the primary present’s closing season — if the pilot capturing this summer season is greenlit, then meaning it might air in 2020 or 2021. The manufacturing’s location is just not recognized at current, although many are assuming that Thrones’ established strongholds in Northern Ireland might be used. The official description describes the present as taking place “thousands of years” earlier than Thrones, involving “the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” 

If any characters from Game of Thrones run into some cash-flow issues, then the Iron Bank of Braavos might not be their solely choice. They might all the time flip to a different profitable earnings supply: Pokémon playing cards. 

Certain playing cards are thought-about so uncommon that they’ll web the vendor round $20,000. A whole unopened field is one other matter solely, and Comic Book Resource is reporting that one such field is count on to go for (doubtlessly) $65,000 at public sale. 

Hosted by Hyggins & Scott, the public sale follows a former itemizing from 2018 for “a 1999 Pokémon 1st Edition Limited Printing (English) Base Set Unopened Booster Box.” That merchandise went for $66,920 final August, and is nearly equivalent to this new itemizing. Becuase of this, they’re anticipating the identical greenback quantity (or extra) for this itemizing, which is detailed within the following method: “This tightly sealed and virtually untouched container has been in the possession of our consignor since release decades ago. A box break will yield (36) 11-card packs. Additionally, each pack will deliver: (5) common, (3) uncommon, (2) Energy and (1) Rare or Foil card.”

The breakdown provides, “Based on production, the odds of pulling a foil card are nearly 1:3 packs. With 396 chances for Gem Mint 10 holos and other high-grade treasures, ‘the sky’s the limit’ for this cornerstone!” The sky could find yourself being a lot larger than $66,920. 

Bidding started on Feb. 1, and can shut at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. If Cersei Lannister needs to catch ’em all, then she’d higher get on it. 

Who might doubtlessly cease the Lannisters from getting their palms on these costly playing cards? There’s just one individual we will consider: Batman. He’s not about to let the rains of Castamere weep over the Batcave, that is for darn certain. 

The snag right here, nevertheless, is which Batman could be concerned? Matt Reeves is at the moment searching for an actor to switch Ben Affleck within the function for The Batman, and phrase is that the studio is searching for “a familiar face.” 

In a latest tweet, Variety‘s Justin Kroll wrote: “The Batman: this sounds prefer it might transfer sooner than individuals would count on with the date set. Hearing studio needs a well-recognized face and Reeves has his sure age in thoughts and that age could be very particular like I mentioned two names inside 7 years of one another; ‘Too younger, too Old.’

All of that is pure hypothesis in the meanwhile, so hold that rumor-repelling bat-salt useful. Still, if they need a well-recognized face, each Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, respectively) may need some free time. They might additionally throw a giant bone to Gotham followers and go together with David Mazouz. 

Any of those selections are most likely cheaper than probably the most spectacular casting transfer of all of them— placing the cape and cowl on an unopened field of Pokémon playing cards. That could sound foolish, however we would watch it.


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