‘Obviously I’m very close to the dragon side’: Jason Momoa is ‘Dying To See’ House of the Dragon as his Game of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke drops out of the franchise

As for DCEU mega-star Jason Momoa, the famed Hollywood actor is booked and busy for the year ahead, following his major involvement in projects such as x fast and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. To say, however, that the actor has forgotten his roots would be a lie. In a recent interview, the game of thrones alum expressed his unwavering excitement and excitement about HBO Max’s latest attempt, House of the Dragon. Momoa was, albeit fleeting, seen in the acclaimed franchise as Khal Drogo.

Khal Drogo
Khal Drogo

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While Jason Momoa’s appearance was momentary in the giant, broad narrative of game of thrones, many remember her character in association with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. The two actors developed a close off-screen friendship, with Clarke speaking in high regard for her co-star. Unfortunately for many fans, the actress has long left the franchise behind, as she had previously expressed no interest in reprising her role in future spin-offs.

Jason Momoa talks about House Of The Dragon

House of the Dragon, HBO Max
Dragon HouseHBO Max

In the Season 3 premiere of Seean Apple TV+ show, Jason Momoa expressed his love for the latest game of thrones prequel, directed by showrunners Ryan J. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik and created by Condal and George RR Martin. While the first episode of the HBO Max series, which was marketed as the biggest release of this year, is already making a lot of headlines for its graphic, sexual, violent and gory themes – the game of thrones trademark, the actor, who was seen in the first season of the original show, stated his anticipation for the prequel and how he is closer to the “dragon side”.

Here is what Jason Momoa said:

“I’m dying to see it [House of the Dragon], Of course I want to watch it. I haven’t done it yet, but yeah, I’m… they were filming at the same time we were doing Aquaman, and uh, we were right across from each other, so I’m very excited. I love the franchise.”

To top it off, the actor, alluding to the game of thrones Season 1 premise which he was an integral part of said: “Obviously, I’m very close to the dragon side, so…” From such claims, it can be proven that the actor has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the franchise and is clearly excited about what the future holds for him.

Jason Momoa

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Farewell to the Emilia Clarke franchise

As for Jason Momoa’s co-star Emilia Clarke, who stands out for her iconic and groundbreaking portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in game of thrones, many people assumed that the ultra-talented actress had dropped out of the franchise. It’s abundantly clear that Clarke won’t be reprising her role in future spin-offs, including Dragon Houseas the actress herself stated earlier through several interviews.

During a conversation with the BBC earlier this year, the actress was asked about a potential return to the franchise, to which, Clarke simply said, “No, I think I’m done.”

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
game of thrones Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

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When it comes to his dissatisfaction with game of thrones end, Emilia Clarke showed no hesitation in expressing her annoyance – especially towards Jon Snow, who, according to the actress, “got away with murder – literally.” The actress resonated deeply with what people thought about the original series’ conclusion in an interview with The Sunday Times. While much of the audience has tried to move on and redirect their attention to the latest prequel, it will soon be revealed whether or not House of Dragon lives up to the franchise’s legacy.

Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke

The pilot episode of Dragon House is now streaming on HBO Max with the second episode set to premiere on August 28, 2022. As for Jason Momoa, the actor will be seen in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomreleased on March 17, 2023.

Source: E! New

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