George RR Martin wants a ‘Game of Thrones land’ in Westworld

Could Westeros come to Westworld?

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Westworld and Game of Thrones are two of HBO’s biggest shows, but one is set in the far future and the other is set in an alternate-universe Renaissance Faire. Also HBO are not Marvel, so there’s no chance they’d crossover, right?

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Not according to George RR Martin. The writer approached showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy with a pitch: instead of the Medieval World featured in the original movie, why not a Westeros World?

“We love George and our daughter’s first trip anywhere in the world was out to Santa Fe for a screening of The Prestige at his theatre, the Jean Cocteau,” Nolan told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.”

It makes a surprising amount of sense – Westworld is based on our fantasy life, and Game of thrones is currently much more popular than old fashioned Westerns. Also the relentless sex and gore would be par for the course in King’s Landing, and Westworld is at least partly a commentary on violent pop culture like, well, Game of Thrones.

However, there is one issue.

“I need to be believe that dragons are real,” Joy says. “I want them be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!”

This is clearly a polite ‘no’, but it does raise the hilarious image of Anthony Hopkins trying to design a robot fire-breathing dragon. 

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Please, please make this.