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The reason why Game of Thrones will never be as popular as Star Wars

Published 09/05/2014 | 18:02

Game of Thrones featured a rape scene between incestuous lovers Cersei and Jaime Lannister
Game of Thrones featured a rape scene between incestuous lovers Cersei and Jaime Lannister
Game Of Thrones star Liam Cunningham
Author George RR Martin has defended the inclusion of sexual violence in the HBO series Game of Thrones, claiming it would be “fundamentally false and dishonest” to omit the scenes.
Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones
Main, Emilia Clarke in ‘Game of Thrones’; Bottom inset; David O’Brien making one of the swords; and above, with the finished product

The casting of Domhnall Gleeson in a yet-to-be announced role in ‘Star Wars’ will give Irish audiences even more interest in the next trilogy in the series.

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His casting alone gives some hope that this trilogy will be better than the last one.

Gleeson is a sort of male Saoirse Ronan, in that he has the ability to lift even a bad film a bit above the ordinary, although even he couldn't have rescued the ‘Phantom Menace’ if Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor couldn't do it.

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