A still from 'Game of Thrones.' (HBO/File)
The season finale of Game of Thrones’ penultimate season has seen the end of eight years of endless wars for the control of the Iron Throne. And while the conclusion has left some of its hordes of fans wanting, the actors were able to say their goodbyes to the characters they brought to life over the show’s eight seasons.
The door to “Game of Thrones” might be closed, but other projects are already on the horizon for some of the series’ stars.
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
Mere weeks after the end of the series, the actress who played Sansa will be back on screens as Jean Grey in the movie “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” in US theaters Jun 7, opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. She is also slated to appear in Matthew Coppola’s forthcoming thriller “Broken Soldier.”
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)
The other Stark sister will be playing Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, in the Josh Boone horror flick “The New Mutants,” out Apr 3, 2020 in the US. She is also cast in thriller “The Owners,” directed by Julius Berg.
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
After meeting her fateful end as fearmongering queen Cersei, the actress will do a 360 and join the cast of “The Flood” in the role of Wendy, a British immigration agent fighting for a refugee’s rights. The drama will see her reunite with one of her former co-stars, Ian Glen, who played Jorah Mormont. The film is set to be released by the end of 2019.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
The Danish actor also finds himself reunited with a former partner, Carice van Houten (who played GoT’s Melisandre), in the thriller “Domino” in which he will be playing a Copenhagen policeman. The film, slated for release sometime in 2019, is being directed by Brian De Palma.
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)
The actor will be lending his voice to the character of Mighty Eagle in “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” coming to US theaters Aug 14, and to another animated character, Phil Betterman, in “The Croods 2” (alongside Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone). He will be seen again on the big screen as the star of Brad Anderson’s drama “The Dwarf.”
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)
GoT’s Khaleesi will be trading in her dragons for Santa Claus’s elves in Paul Feig’s upcoming comedy “Last Christmas.” She will be sharing the romcom’s bill with Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh. The film is due out in the US on Nov 8, 2019.
Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei)
The Mother of Dragons’ best friend will be leaving HBO for Hulu to star in the TV remake of “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” co-created by Mindy Kaling. Her fans will be able to stream her once more from Jul 31.