Did “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman just give away the ending of “Game of Thrones” season 6?
Kirkman didn’t seem to have any qualms when he shared his thoughts about how George R.R. Martin is handling the TV adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels. Screenrant noted his response to Rolling Stone when asked if he’d tell the TV writers of TWD his own plans for the comic books, particularly it’s ending.
“I would never do that. That’s the one thing I’m disappointed in George R.R. Martin for doing. He should have just been like, F*** you. You make it up now, I’ll get to mine when I’m ready,” Kirkman said. Screenrant described Kirkman’s statement as an “unprovoked jab” at Martin, who like any other author would have his own way of doing things and quirks.
Although admittedly, Martin’s resolve for GoT writers to stick with his “literary plot points” would certainly spoil the ending of the book series prior to their completion. The publication recalled that book five of Martin’s series only came out after the “Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO. In contrast, the “Walking Dead” comic already had 72 issues published before its TV premiere, the publication noted.
Kirkman is also highly secretive and at times brutally honest about the direction and likely conclusion of the zombie drama and isn’t willing to tell anyone, Comic Book remarked. The publication cited Kirkman’s answer to Rolling Stone when asked about the ending of “The Walking Dead.”
“For the books? I do. I know how the story wraps up. The big question is when and how far in the distance that is,” Kirkman revealed. Martin appears to be slightly more generous when it comes to his vision of GoT’s ending, the Express reported in November 2015.
“People ask me how Game of Thrones is gonna end, and I’m not gonna tell them … but I always say to expect something bittersweet in the end,” George R.R. Martin said. Martin’s appreciation of the conclusion of “Lord of the Rings” may also influence GoT’s ending.
“All I can say is that’s the kind of tone I will be aiming for. Whether I achieve it or not, that will be up to people like you and my readers to judge,” the author revealed.