Most “Game of Thrones” fans will soon be disappointed with the series towards a long winter night post the final episode of season 7
But for fans who tune in mainly for the performances of the GOT stars, there is good news – you are going to be seeing more of them!
Until the next season arrives, many of the main “Game of Thrones” stars will be seen on other screens. Some will venture to more TV projects, others are hitched to massive franchises, while a few will take up highly anticipated indie film titles.
So if you can’t wait until 2018, here’s a quick look at what some of the GOT stars have on the horizon.
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
After first making an appearance as Jean Grey in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Turner is all set to star in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
Sophie also joins Jared Leto and Jack Huston in Berlin, I Love You – a film based on 10 interconnected stories taking place in the German capital.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)
While Turner is at the front of the next big X-Men story, Williams is presumably part of the next wave. She’s set to play Wolfsbane in “X-Men: a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.(One can only hope that in her canine form, she goes by Nymeria.)
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth)
The grand actress we know and love as Brienne of Tarth probably has the most highly-awaited film on this list — Star Wars: Episode VIII aka Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Gwendoline will don her metal-plated armor to deliver her role as First Order stormtrooper boss Captain Phasma.
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)
Peter has been busy, with at least five movies on the cards. Peter is sticking close to the HBO family, starring as actor Hervé Villechaize in the upcoming biopic “My Dinner with Hervé.” He’ll also have a part in Martin McDonagh’s upcoming “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Probably, his most interesting project is Rememory – a sci-fi themed movie about a widow of a brilliant professor stumbling upon an invention of his that records and plays back a person’s memory.
Yes, she’s set for (presumably) a significant part in the upcoming Han Solo spinoff flick. But don’t sleep on “Above Suspicion,” a romance/thriller hybrid based on a true story from director Philip Noyce. Clarke plays a woman caught up in a marital affair who gradually becomes an informant in a landmark FBI investigation.
Kit Harington (Jon Snow)
He’ll not only star in BBC’s “Gunpowder,” about the infamous Guy Fawkes government overthrow plot, but he’s also on board as an executive producer.
We will also see him playing a titular character in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, a drama about a disgraced Hollywood actor; and he’ll co-star with Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, and Susan Sarandon.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
Coster-Waldau’s already had an interesting film year, starring in the Netflix original “Small Crimes” and the gang crime drama “Shot Caller,” out in limited release now. Next up on the big screen is “Domino” – a crime thriller in which he will play a cop hunting the murderer of his partner alongside his partner’s mistress.
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
Lena would be starring in Thumper – a story of a crime-ridden community in which a teen girl holds a dangerous secret. She joins Eliza Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, and Ben Feldman in the thriller.
She also features in a “Fighting with My Family,” a biopic about a young fighter who endeavors to join the WWE. Headey will co-star as Julia Knight, the mother of aspiring pro wrestler Raya Knight (played by “Lady Macbeth” breakout Florence Pugh). Written and directed by Stephen Merchant, the film will also feature Dwayne Johnson as himself.
Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy)
Asbæk will be set for a fall festival trip himself, in Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s “Woodshock.” From the haunting first look at the film, this is shaping up to be a Kirsten Dunst showcase. But when the film bows at Venice next month, look for Asbæk’s sinister-seeming Keith to draw some attention as well.
For Theon fans, Alfie Allen has a role in Shane Black’s upcoming version of “The Predator,” due out next summer. Nathalie Emmanuel is returning as Harriet in the latest, delayed Maze Runner series installment “The Death Cure.” “Cleverman” just wrapped up Season 2 on Sundance, which features Jorah actor Iain Glen in a significant, ongoing supporting role.