There's A 'Game Of Thrones' Fan Raising Money To Get Ghost In The Final Season
Everyone has a favourite character on Game Of Thrones - whether that's Tyrion Lannister for being a savage, Jon Snow for being Jon Snow or Daenerys for, y'know, the dragons and all that. But there is without doubt one character we can all agree on loving, and that's Ghost, the albino dire wolf pup adopted by Jon Snow.
The runt of the litter, Ghost fast became the ultimate Game of Thrones underdog. Given that Jon's a bit of an outcast, too, the two forged a strong bond and have been as thick as thieves ever since.
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Well, up until recently, that is. It was reported that the white wolf was previously left out of the most recent episodes due to budget constraints (yeah, not two words you'd think to associate with GoT, right?).
Writer and producer Bryan Cogman even tweeted to say that he 'tried', and that a scene they'd filmed didn't make the cut.
"FYI ... We shot a Jon/Ghost scene," Cogman said. "Didn't make it in. I tried! Thx for watching everybody."
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But it's okay, guys, because one fan has taken it upon themselves to see that there's enough money in the pot for a bit of CGI Ghost, with a GoFundMe campaign simply called 'Bring back ghost'. It's also got a pretty ambitious target of £500,000 ($668,000).
"Raising money for cgi so that ghost features in season 8 of GOT," the page says. "Please help Jon reunite with his beloved direwolf. Also, no one tell Jon, he knows nothing. Want it to be a surprise he'll never forget."
This could function as the good news we need after finding out the show probably won't be returning until 2019 - as Sophie Turner (a.k.a Sansa Stark) admitted in an interview with Variety, when asked about her busy 2018 - with GoT in progress and the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the horizon.
"I'm really excited," she said. "Game of Thrones comes out in 2019. Dark Phoenix is in November. Then I have a couple indie movies coming out. I'm a producer on my next movie [Girl Who Fell From the Sky]. So I'm really excited about the future."
Surely that means there's plenty of time to wedge Ghost into the storyline somewhere, eh, Bryan?
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