Game of Thrones season 8 is over, but the hangover from the war of The Long Night episode is still with us.
The episode was epic; we have to admire show’s battle director Miguel Sapochnik for it. The beautifully directed dim light war was a package of some horrifying surprises that entertained all of us to the fullest.
But there is something that we all have missed.
NO… NO… I am not talking about the things we have missed because the episode was too dark.
It is something that ended to the cutting room itself, and probably something that you may dearly want to see.
What about watching Dire Wolves versus Dragon? Well, it sounds pretty much common, right?
Now, what about a battle between 50 Dire Wolves and the Night King’s dragon? Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
It is with every show that some stuff lives far away from us, and all we get is a finally edited episode. But knowing what is taken away means a lot to fans, especially when it comes to the most intriguing show – Game of Thrones. And here I am to let you know that.
Horrifying Battle Between Dire Wolves and Zombie Dragon
During The Long Night, there was supposed to be a battle between 50 Dire Wolves and the Night King’s dragon.
The information came directly from the horse’s mouth.
The Long Night director Miguel Sapochnik, while talking to the Filmmaker Toolkit in a recent podcast interview, revealed that the battle of Winterfell had a scene of 50 direwolves against the Night King’s dragon. The scene was cut for being too boring.
“There were many things that happened, that people would have been so happy to have happened. Attack of Dire Wolves and crazy stuff. At some point you’re like, 50 Dire Wolves attacking an undead dragon does not a good movie make.”
Sapochnik added –
“They were completely ruthless when it came to that thing of ‘no we want this, no we want this,’ and at the same time, at some point, there were moments of realization of ‘we physically can’t do some of these things, and some things we can.”
What Made Them Do This?
Do you think a scene like that would be “boring”? By the way, I don’t, I wish I could see that Dire Wolves versus undead Dragon battle. Perhaps I could have seen Arya’s Dire Wolf, Nymeria fighting.
Even though Miguel Sapochnik cited the scene not a good movie make as a reason behind cutting down that, the situation seems to be different.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI), the Dire Wolf appearance in GoT is purely CGI. If we are talking about a Dire Wolf, it’s ok. But when it comes to 50 Dire Wolves and a Dragon, it is hard to create this much number of realistic looking creature and making them play over the screen. It would require too much efforts, time and resources. It might get complex to handle for the makers and for the viewers to understand.