Remember the explosive "Blackwater" episode of 'Game of Thrones' season 2, where the quick-witted Tyrion used dragon fire to engulf nearly all of the enemy's fleet in a mushroom cloud of green flame? Or how about the second-to-last episode of last season, "Watchers on the Wall," which had giants, war mammoths a crazy single-shot scene? Director Neil Marshall is the man behind those iconic installments, but could he be returning to the big screen next to make that Black Widow movie everyone keeps talking about?
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' season 4 production courted a bit more controversy than usual, specifically with regard to director Alex Graves' thoughts on the multiple rape controversies, and it seems we're in for a shakeup in season 5. Not only will Graves sit out the coming season, but showrunners and occasional directors Dan Benioff and David Weiss will also step back, along with action go-to Neil Marshall and former 'Breaking Bad' director Michelle MacLaren.
We were excited to learn that the TV superheroes trend turned toward adapting DC's 'Hellblazer' for a 'Constantine' TV series on NBC, even more so when the network officially committed to a pilot installment. Now, the network tapped a familiar 'Game of Thrones' director to helm the comic book adaptation, while a few new casting details emerged, as well.
When you think of all the expertly-directed period naval battles we saw on TV this past year, all...one...of them, one specific example comes to mind: 'Game of Thrones' season 2 episode "Blackwater!" Seen as one of the best battle sequences ever put on TV, the episodes direction seems to have caught the attention of Starz and Michael Bay, who've hired the man behind the camera to direct their new 'Treasure Island' prequel 'Black Sails!'