Rumors are swirling once again in the realm of Game of Thrones as another spinoff show may be on the horizon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is teaming up with the brilliant mind behind The Batman, writer Mattson Tomlin, to embark on an exciting Aegon's Conquest project.
Now, you may not have heard of Mattson Tomlin, but he's no stranger to the world of superheroes. While he remained uncredited for his work on The Batman, he's currently co-writing the sequel with director Matt Reeves. Oh, and did we mention he also penned the script for the Keanu Reeves film BRZRKR? This guy has the pen of a dragon and the cape of creativity!
Aegon's Conquest is said to be a "direct prequel" to House of the Dragon, focusing on the epic Targaryen house and their conquest of Westeros, led by the mighty Aegon Targaryen himself. If this rings a bell, it's because Variety spilled the beans months ago that HBO was toying with the idea of an Aegon's Conquest series.
HBO has already given birth to one Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, which has fans eagerly awaiting its fiery debut. And guess what? The next one, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, is gearing up for production this year. It's a feast for the eyes and a feast for our insatiable hunger for all things Westeros.
But wait, there's more! HBO is reportedly considering another tantalizing prospect—a Jon Snow TV series that would bring back the brooding Kit Harington. And that's not all. Whispers in the wind speak of at least one animated series that could transport us to the realm of ice and fire. HBO is dipping its quill into the inkwell of imagination, exploring these ideas and the potential of Aegon's Conquest. But bear in mind, my friends, nothing is set in stone just yet.
Author George R.R. Martin himself confessed earlier this year that he's as clueless as a eunuch in a brothel when it comes to the fate of these Game of Thrones projects. Even if HBO decides to unleash a pilot upon the world, it's no guarantee that the show will ultimately see the light of day. Remember the ill-fated Blood Moon? HBO poured a hefty sum of $30 million into that Game of Thrones spinoff, only to watch it wither away like a wilted weirwood tree.
Meanwhile, the masterminds behind the original Game of Thrones series, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, have sailed away from Westeros, trading their swords for quills and ink as they craft entirely new TV shows for Netflix. Their $200 million deal with the streaming giant has opened a new chapter in their creative journey.
So, dear readers, keep your eyes on the skies, for the dragons of possibility are once again taking flight in the Game of Thrones universe. Will Aegon's Conquest soar to new heights? Only time will tell. Winter may be coming, but the flames of excitement continue to burn bright.
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