What were the ten best moments of Game of Thrones royal wedding episode “The Lion and the Rose”?

After last week’s cinematic season premiere, we were wondering how the writers would try and top it this week. With novel writer George R. R. Martin penning this season’s sophomore effort, we should have known there were shocks coming. And boy were there! It’s hard to whittle down all of those great moments to a list of our ten favorites. So, Hypable writers Harri Sargeant and Laura Byrne-Cristiano have teamed up to try and narrow down the entries. Then, Tariq Kyle worked some gif magic so you can re-live this week’s best laughs, shocks and one-liners again and again.

Check out our favorites below, and don’t forget to share your picks in the comments! This article contains strong language.

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Every wedding has its questionable moments whether it’s the wannbe, pop-star wedding singer, or the drunken uncle whose antics are funny only to himself. Westeros’s weddings are no exception. It’s a wonder anyone gets married here because the floor shows keep upstaging the “happy couples.” Citizens of Westeros take note: as soon as they play The Rains of Castamere, run; it’s a harbinger of doom.

“There is too much amusement here today…time has come for all of us to contemplate our history.”

The best part of the dwarf show was the reaction of the guests to it when they thought no one saw their faces. Predictably, Joffrey and Cersei were oblivious to its content affecting the guests. Tommen, the future king, went from enjoying to then realizing, “Oh, perhaps this isn’t funny after all”. Margaery simply couldn’t keep up the pretense any longer after the jibes at Renly and by extension Lloras. She looked like she’d just downed a bite of Lamprey Pie gone bad. Saddest of all was Sansa, who in trance-like desolation, was utterly alone reliving the deaths of most of her family. – Laura Byrne-Cristiano

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The Lannisters have ruled the seven kingdoms for over two seasons now, and have done so with very few challenges. Especially after the Red Wedding, it was beginning to seem as if they were invincible. So, we were genuinely thrilled when Oberyn Martell swanned into the capital last week – and this week we got to see the Red Viper’s bite.

“In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered… distasteful.”

When Cersei tried to mock his paramour Elia Sand, Oberyn retorted with a scathing and thinly veiled attack on the Lannister’s entire approach to politics. Those two season’s of blonde dominance were all worth it for those few seconds of stunned silence from the “former” Queen Regent. We’re sure this won’t be the last time we hear from Oberyn’s sharp tongue – and we can’t wait. – Harri Sargeant

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch,…er…that cold, cold road North, we have Bran, the Reeds, and Hodor. Just when book fans thought visions were never going to play a big role this series, finally, a vision pops up. Alas, both the vision, and the follow-up discussion were way too short.

“Look for me. Beneath the tree. North!”

As Bran touches the godswood tree, images flood his mind: the three-eyed crow, the crypt at Winterfell, Ned Stark’s sword, Ned himself, Bran falling from the tower, an empty throne, and a dragon shadow flying above King’s Landing. Why was there no vision of Lyanna’s statue in the crypt? What does it all mean? Who knows, other than Bran feels strongly that he has to obey the voice commanding him to the North, which may not be the greatest idea now that Theon has spilled the beans to the Boltons. – Laura Byrne-Cristiano

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Poor Theon Greyjoy went through hell last season, as he was flayed, tortured, and broken down by the psychotic Ramsay Snow. Though we saw him taking on the name ‘Reek’ at the end of last season, we saw an entirely reborn character in the opening scene of this week’s episode. No longer requiring shackles, he obediently follows his new master as they chase a girl through the woods.

“Peeled a few bits, removed a few others.”

He’s a broken man, passing up the opportunity to slit his captor’s throat – instead just shaving him and giving up valuable information about Bran and Rickon’s whereabouts. We can’t even be angry at him, because he’s clearly been driven mad in his misery. But Reek is possibly doing more damage to the Stark family than Theon Greyjoy ever did. – Harri Sargeant

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Jamie finally admits to Tyrion that he’s been putting on a brave face, a bold arrogance in public to keep his detractors at bay. He truly believes what both Tywin and Cersei all but said last week: Jamie is worthless as a knight. The brothers are usually, totally honest with only each other.

“A toast to the proud Lannister children: The dwarf, the cripple and the mother of madness.”

Tyrion tries to help Jamie. First he tries witty remarks about the food. Next he lets him know that all the Lannister children are failures in Tywin’s eyes. Finally, he spills wine himself to demonstrate Jamie’s concerns are not that grand. In the end, Tyrion gives the most practical help of all, a swordsman to train Jamie who has been paid to keep his mouth shut about Jamie’s diminished skill set. – Laura Byrne-Cristiano

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?

Legion M president Jeff Annison introduces the first fan-owned entertainment company

"Opening the gates to Hollywood" with fandom-powered entertainment production.

2:12 pm EDT, August 24, 2016

Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

The full interview is available to download here or via iTunes, or you can stream it below:

In the interview, Annison explains the mission of Legion M, which is to bring fans directly into the production process. Says Annison, “For the first time in history, we are architected to be built from the ground up to be owned by fans.”

With a ‘Legion’ of fan investors behind them, Annison believes that Legion M’s approach to selecting and developing projects will be very different from anything else we’ve seen in Hollywood.

Where usually creators will struggle to make their content stand out from the crowd, “bringing the audience into the process [of creating entertainment], we’ve already got a built-in audience,” Annison explains. “If you can have the audience of content be invested in content, it gives that content a competitive advantage.”

One of the key ways in which Legion M hopes to influence the creative industry is by opening the door for more diverse projects.

As Hollywood is so revenue-driven, oftentimes the ‘risk’ of letting a movie’s lead character be a woman, a person of color and/or a member of the LGBT community is simply considered too great. But Legion M, being owned by fans, has the opportunity to tip the scales. Because if the investors want more diversity and new kinds of stories, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

“The reason that there are so many superhero movies and reboots and remakes… Hollywood’s figured out the formula. You pick something with an established fanbase, and if you make the movie you know it’s less risky because you know those people are gonna come see the next Superman movie,” says Annison. “Whereas if it’s an unknown story, you just don’t know. So we believe when you make the audience part of the process, these fans that are part of our studio … if you’ve got an audience that’s baked into it, that gives you so much more creative leeway.”

In practice, this means that Legion M, “could come up with a completely new and novel story that’s never been tried before, and know that it’s gonna have some success” — which means that it’d actually get produced, unlike many original ideas that come to Hollywood to die.

Further, fan owners of Legion M can experience unprecedented involvement with the creative process. Not only are they involved with selecting and developing projects, but, “our promise to our investors is that we’re gonna take you along for the ride. When we film a movie, we wanna live-stream from the set. When we have project opportunities, we wanna put them in front of you. We give the Legion a voice.”

To start with, Legion M is partnering with Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which created Robot Chicken. Annison explains that they still have “dozens” of projects that networks have rejected, and Legion M is working on bringing some of them to life.

In terms of representation, Legion M doesn’t necessarily want to commit to a quota of diversity. Instead, where they expect to be able to influence Hollywood is at the “table” where these decisions are made — and, “because we’re owned by such a broad, diverse group of people, we’ve got a better shot than anybody else at being able to affect that change.”

As Annison explains: “Fans have the ultimate power. Our money is what makes this whole thing spin around. When we combine and come together, we’ve got all the power.”

Read more about Legion M and how to get involved on their website.

As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

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As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

Watch below:

The movie’s airport scene was easily one of the most delightful moments of the film, so we’re loving this extra dose of Stucky brilliance.

Need more? The Captain America Blu-ray, with a release date set for September 13, includes the following special features:

  1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
  2. Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.
  3. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  4. Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.
  5. Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of Captain America: Civil War.
  6. Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.
  7. Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

The Digital HD version of Civil War will be released on September 2.