The hit HBO series Game of Thrones is set to return at the beginning of April as the fourth season will be kicking off with a fury. But while the fourth season is almost upon us, so too seems to be the end of the series. Despite the end of Game of Thrones being roughly three to four years away, fans can’t help but imagine how quickly the end will arrive, but according to George R.R. Martin the series could be going out with a bang — and expensive bang to be exact.
Martin spoke about the end of the series yet again at a gala for the premiere of season four and noted that a Game of Thrones movie could be the perfect sendoff for the series.
“It all depends on how long the main series runs,” Martin told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday following the season-four premiere of the hit HBO series in New York. “Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? 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.”
A $100 million cinematic series finale for Game of Thrones couldn’t be a more epically perfect idea, and it almost needs to happen now. Plus, the irony of a television series that is killing cinema using the big screen to send itself off is a devilishly awesome idea.