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Given his character's very recent demise on the critically-acclaimed series, Charles Dance is perhaps not the first person one would think of when it comes to individuals familiar with the details of Game of Thrones' future. That being said, I do trust that the veteran actor knows a lot of people who possess that kind of information - so when the great actor starts talking about the possibility of a Game of Thrones movie, my ears definitely perk up.
Currently out promoting his newest movie, The Imitation Game, Dance recently sat down for an interview with The Daily Beast and revealed some very interesting information about plans for a Game of Thrones feature film. The actor couldn't speak to the details of what could be in store, but he does know that there are conversations actively happening. Said Dance,
"There’s talk of eventually trying to do a feature film, but I don’t know which of the storylines. There’s so much to cram into a film."
While it seems like this prospect excites Charles Dance, unless the Game of Thrones movie is set either before or during the events of the series, he won't be a part of it. In the finale of Season 4, his character, Tywin Lannister, meets his end on a toilet when he is killed with a crossbow wielded by his imp son, Tyrion (played by the incredible Peter Dinklage). Dance will be back very briefly in Season 5, as Tywin's corpse will be put on display in King's Landing, but his time as a live character in the fantasy world is over.
Charles Dance makes a good point when he says that translating the dense and multi-tiered storytelling of Game of Thrones into a movie will be difficult - but allow me to take that thought one step further: do we really need a Game of Thrones film? Sure, it would be fantastic to see the Seven Kingdoms up on the big screen, but I can't see the point if it would involve potentially short-shrifting characters and plot. And why do we need a movie when the episodes are so epic and cinematic as they are on the small screen? Perhaps a story set within the world of Game of Thrones but only focusing one one character would be great - but the idea of cramming something like a seasonal arc into even a three hour movie sounds a bit pointless to me.
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