Fans of “Game of Thrones” may finally get their wish of an alternate ending!
The alternate ending may come via two new novels written by George R.R Martin
Martin, the mastermind behind the novels that inspired the HBO series, is on the cusp of finishing the “A Song of Fire and Ice” series, which features titles, “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring.”
“People know an ending — but not the ending,” Martin teased in an interview with the German newspaper Welt.
The novels could offer up a new ending for fans disappointed with the conclusion of the final season of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' series.
The controversial ending was met with a petition signed by 1 million devoted fans, urging HBO to make an additional season with a different ending.
Since the series far exceeded Martin’s novels, after season 4, the showrunners were left without source material to pull from and were forced to write the characters in directions that differed from what Martin originally had in mind.
In fact, Martin told the publication that he “didn’t expect” the HBO adaptation to outpace him.
When asked if there was any chance for the series to be turned into a feature film in the future, Martin said the decision was no longer in his hands.
“At this point in time, it wouldn’t be for me to decide, because HBO controls the film rights for ‘Game of Thrones,” he said.
However, while he admitted there were talks about bringing the "GoT" world to theaters, HBO ultimately nixed the idea.
"We actually considered [the movie] option," Martin explained, via TV Guide. "David Benioff and D.B. Weiss...wanted to finish the saga with three big movies after Season 7. HBO didn't want that. The executives said, 'We produce TV shows. We are not in the cinema business. And if HBO does make a movie, like the movie based on Deadwood, they only produce it to show it on TV, not on the big screen."
For now, HBO is focusing its efforts on the "Game of Thrones" straight-to-series spinoff titled “House of the Dragon," which is on track to premiere sometime in 2022.