George Lucas is best known for his famous Star Wars franchise, being one of the known names in sci-fi and fantasy entertainment. Now, this legendary director has lent a helping hand with HBO’s popular show, Game of Thrones.
It’s been revealed with a behind-the-scenes video, that George Lucas helped direct the first episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones, which premiered on 14 July. The co-creator of the show, David Benioff said they didn’t think it was true that the iconic director wanted to come onto the set of the final season of Game of Thrones.
When we found out George Lucas wanted to visit, we thought maybe it was a practical joke. We were really excited and also nervous because it’s George Lucas.
The first episode of season 8 was predominately directed by David Nutter. But we can see George Lucas briefly directly Emilia Clarke who portrays the role of Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in the scene where they have a private conversation upon arriving in Winterfell. The director even jokingly tells Kit Harington that he doesn’t care what happens to his Jon Snow character.
That was great. No direction for you. I don’t really care about you. I don’t care what happens to you.
This isn’t the first time that there’s a cross-over between the Star Wars galaxy and Westeros. Gwendoline Christie who portrays the role of Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, also portrays the role of Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Emilia Clarke portrayed the role of Qi’ra in the Star Wars standalone movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story which focused on the early life of Han Solo. The future also holds more overlaps of these fictional worlds, with Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss creating Star Wars movies for the future.