Betting Odds Now Favor Bran Stark to Win Game of Thrones's Iron Throne

Isaac Hempstead Wright stars as Bran Stark in Game of Thrones
Isaac Hempstead Wright stars as Bran Stark in Game of Thrones
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Warning: Spoilers for all aired Game of Thrones episodes ahead.

When it comes to predicting who will end up on the Iron Throne when Game of Thrones concludes, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Since Daenerys Targaryen’s fiery massacre last week in "The Bells," the betting odds that she will become the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms have plummeted, and one unlikely person has now taken the lead.

According to OddsShark, Bran Stark is the new odds-on favorite, even ahead of the true heir to the throne, Jon Snow. Going from +200 odds to -500, Bran has made the top of the list, while Jon has dropped from +300 to +800, putting Jon behind Sansa Stark, whose odds also fell from +300 to +400, and Tyrion Lannister, who increased from +900 to +750.

After Daenerys showed what kind of leader she would be in the latest episode, her betting odds dropped from +900 to +1500, which means very few people think she will take the throne. And fans still think that Gendry, the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, has a claim to the throne—even though that likely won’t happen. He makes the list anyway, right behind Daenerys with +3000, tying with Arya Stark.

Also tied with Arya and Gendry is Jon and Daenerys’s child, who may or may not exist, at +3000; Samwell Tarly at +5000; and Ser Davos Seaworth at +15000.

That Bran might become the ultimate ruler of the Seven Kingdoms has some precedent: In recent weeks, a few fan theories have predicted that the youngest living Stark would ultimately win the Iron Throne. He’s one of the few characters who hasn’t been playing the game and who could rule without the want for more power. He’s also one of the very few level-headed people still breathing. But we’ll have to wait and see if that means anything in Sunday’s finale.

[h/t TV Guide]

Look Back at All 23 MCU Films With the Infinity Saga Box Set Trailer

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

While there had been plenty of popular Marvel movies prior to 2008’s Iron Man, everything changed when Robert Downey Jr. stepped into the role of Tony Stark and began the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that came the Infinity Saga, the culmination of all 23 films of phases one, two, and three of the MCU, concluding with the bittersweet Avengers: Endgame earlier this year. While fans are no doubt excited to follow Phase 4 with all the new, exciting films to come, nothing will ever be the same again.

Now that it’s all over, Marvel Studios is releasing an Infinity Saga box set of all the MCU films so far, and according to ComicBook.com, the upcoming release has also come with an emotional trailer. After debuting at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, fans can now see the trailer on YouTube. 

The trailer features the biggest moments in the Infinity Saga leading up to Iron Man snapping the universe back into place, and sacrificing himself in the process. “What a world—universe, now,” Tony’s voice narrates. He’s got that right.

With Phase 4 of the MCU not picking back up until May 2020 with Black Widow, buying this box set might not be a bad idea. A release date has not been announced yet.

El Camino, the Breaking Bad Movie, Is Coming to Theaters

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Doug Hyun/AMC

On October 11, Netflix will unleash El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on the world at midnight. But for those Los Pollos Hermanos-loving fans who want the theatrical experience, Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will also screen in cinemas across 68 cities from October 11 to October 13.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter that he filmed the movie—his feature film directorial debut—in CinemaScope 2.39 wide-screen format, making it an ideal film to watch in a theater. “Every time we’d put out a new season of Breaking Bad, we would have a premiere in a big movie theater,” Gilligan said. “I always thought, ‘This thing, it looks like a movie. It doesn’t look like a show.’ I really want to be able to share that with fans.”

Not much is known about the Jesse Pinkman movie, which filmed in secrecy last year. However, during this Sunday’s Emmys broadcast, a longer trailer will be released.

Here’s what we do know, though: Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter he worked with a fairly high budget and was able to film outside of Albuquerque. Ten “familiar” Breaking Bad characters will make appearances, including Jesse's beloved pal Badger. No matter what, the movie—whether watched in theaters, on your couch, or at your desk—will be an epic event.

To find tickets, click here and type in your city. Several shows in NYC are already sold out, so it’s best to purchase tickets sooner rather than later.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

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