Confirmed: All Game of Thrones Season 8 Episodes Will Be Over an Hour Long

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

There's been a lot of chatter around just how many episodes we'll get when Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season in April—and just how long each of those episodes will be. There were rumors that each episode would be about the length of a feature-length film, running at least 80 minutes long, and now a trusted source is weighing in.

After Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont in the HBO series, ​​revealed that​ there will be six movie-length episodes in the final season, director David Nutter gave a similar answer when asked a similar question during a Reddit ​AMA.

"Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes. They'll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure," Nutter responded when asked about how long the episodes will be. As far as the number of episodes, IMDB has listed six, but that could just be only from the information Glen shared, not HBO itself.

Nutter answered a variety of other questions during the AMA, from his first directing job to the time he told Barack Obama that Jon Snow was dead. (Yes, ​that happened). Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he revealed any spoilers about the final season, and even mentioned how "serious" security has been surrounding it.

However, Nutter did share that season eight will mark his first time behind the camera on a season premiere of the series. "I’ve never directed an opening episode of GoT before until season 8, but I think it’s really important to make a splash," he said. "You have to reset the table, put everyone back in their place, you have to take them to their next position. But you have to entertain—that’s what’s most important."

Game of Thrones's eighth season will kick off (with Nutter's episode) in April 2019.

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Netflix

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte

Disney
Disney

Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]

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