Game of Thrones Season 8 is still shrouded in mystery, but a lawsuit against Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, has provided some new information about the upcoming final episodes. It was originally thought that Coster-Waldau would only appear in four out of the six episodes, but a new report suggests otherwise. Coster-Waldau is currently being sued by his former manager, Jill Littman, for breach of contract and the actor had to provide financial paperwork that revealed the amount of Game of Thrones episodes that he'll be in as well as how much he's getting paid.
As for payment, it was previously reported that Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were making $500,000 an episode for the final season. However, court documents show that Coster-Waldau made $1,066,667 per episode, which means that the rest of the cast are probably in that same ballpark. The court documents also reveal that Coster-Waldau will be in all six episodes of the final season.
This doesn't necessarily prove that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will survive in Season 8 of Game of Thrones, but he might make it all the way to the series finale. This also echoes the actor's thoughts on the ending of the show. In a recent interview, Coster-Waldau all but confirmed that Jaime and Cersei Lannister make it all the way to the end, noting that he was surprised when he received every script. In another interview, the actor stated that the writers have done an excellent job on the series finale. He even wrote a letter to the writers of the hit show to thank them.
In other Game of Thrones news, Peter Dinklage has been talking about the end of the show and Tyrion Lannister's feelings towards his Queen, Daenerys Targaryen. The ending of Season 7 saw Tyrion witness Jon Snow and Daenerys hooking up, which led to a confused look on his face. That face was open to interpretation and Dinklage is finally opening up about the aforementioned scene. He explains.
"A lot of the time with Tyrion, it's professional and personal. Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys. He loves her - or thinks he does. She's awe-inspiring. He's questioning that because he doesn't have a good track record for falling in love. There's jealousy wrapped up in there. And he loves Jon Snow, too. They're the two people he has the most in common with, in a way - they're both outsiders in their own families who have refused to follow the path their family has taken, and hopefully for the better. He's wondering how smart of a move [Jon and Dany getting romantically involved is], because passion and politics don't mix well. He knows the two of them getting together could be very dangerous."
It was originally thought that Season 8 of Game of Thrones would arrive by April of 2019. But, according to HBO, it looks like we'll be waiting until at least May of 2019, and possibly even later. Digital effects and editing or expected to last through May, so winter might be coming a little later than we'd previously hoped for. You can read more about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's legal woes over at Deadline.