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‘It’s Radically Different’: Emma D’Arcy Says House of the Dragon’s Dragon CGI Is Superior to Game of Thrones

It’s been almost 3 years since we saw the Iron Throne for the last time in the hilariously disappointing finale of the craziest fiction show ever made, Game of Thrones. The show was known for its out-of-the-box storytelling, its brutal yet amazing battles, and the geopolitical plot around Westeros. And now, it seems House of the Dragon is also in the footsteps of its predecessor (not the disappointing parts).

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Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon (2022).
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon (2022).

The CGI of House of the Dragon is far superior

Matt Smith as King Viserys Targaryen in House of the Dragon.
Matt Smith as King Viserys Targaryen in House of the Dragon.

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In a recently released trailer of the prequel to Game of Thrones, the House of the Dragon trailer boasts epic battles, a grand music score, an amazing plot (being written by George R.R. Martin), and of course the lifeline of the Targaryens, dragons.

Emma D’arcy (who prefers “they/them” pronouns) recently said the following in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about their portrayal of Rhaenyra Targaryen.

“Rhaenyra has an ongoing battle with what it means to be a woman and is a fundamental outsider. She’s terrified of getting locked into motherhood and is aware of how her position would be different if she were male. I’m a nonbinary person. I’ve always found myself both pulled and repelled by masculine and feminine identity and I think that plays out truthfully here. She can’t attend court in a way that comes easily to other people.”

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The comparison between House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones

Viserys Targaryen riding a dragon in House of the Dragon.
Viserys Targaryen riding a dragon in House of the Dragon.

Being the prequel of Game of Thrones while narrating in a prequel story shaping Westeros and the lineage of House Targaryen, the show is bound to compare to its predecessor. The Truth Seekers actor talked later about the comparison between Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.

“From everything I’ve heard, it’s radically different from what people on Thrones had to put up with. I loved it. It’s like going to an Ikea and trying all the kitchen taps.”

There are reported a whopping 17 dragons on the show (several of them bearded) which made for a heavy CGI budget as well as the superior amount of work required.

House of the Dragon will release on HBO Max on 21st August 2022.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter ||