With the fourth season of Game of Thrones set to air in a matter of weeks, author George RR Martin has been discussing how it may be necessary to close the series with a feature-length movie.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin revealed, “It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for ten? The books get bigger and bigger in scope. It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know.”
Martin did add that one possible direction for a movie would be to base it on the Tales of Dunk and Egg series, which is a set of three prequel books that revolve around characters who were around 90 years before what we have seen in Game of Thrones. Martin added, “They could be the basis for a film. I have written these three stories, and I have about a dozen more.” He then also revealed that some of the characters in these prequel stories are direct ancestors of certain Game of Thrones characters.
For now, Game of Thrones debuts its Season 4 on 6th April in the US, with us UK folk getting the show the following day.