Game of Thrones has actually gotten a credibility for shockingly exterminating characters, however per author George R.R. Martin, all the deaths, no matter how disastrous, serve a function and have a psychological effect on the audience. Nevertheless, Martin thinks that the very same cannot be stated of Star Wars, specifically considered that the series has a considerably greater body count than Game of Thrones. In a current interview with The Independent, Martin argues that 1977’s A Brand-new Hope exterminated billions of people with the damage of Alderaan, however no one appreciated it.

“Star Wars kills more characters than I do!. In the very first Star Wars movie they blow up the entire planet of Alderaan, which has, like, 20 billion people on it, and they’re all dead. But you know what? Nobody cares. Everybody on Alderaan is dead. Oh, OK. But we don’t know the people on Alderaan. We don’t feel their deaths. It’s just a statistic. If you’re going to write about death, you should feel it.”

Martin makes even more contrasts in between the 2 franchises pointing out the impact of GoT‘s notorious Red Wedding event massacre, which saw Home Stark collapse after the ruthless murders of Robb Stark, his other half and coming kid, and his mom Catelyn Stark.


“It’s a horrible chapter, and it upsets people. It makes people angry, it makes people sad. People throw the book against the wall or into the fireplace. When it was on TV, it had the same effect on tens of thousands, if not millions, of people. To my mind, that’s good. We’re talking about death here!”

Martin does have a point there, as the Red Wedding event caused authentic injury upon some novice readers and audiences. On the other hand, Anakin Skywalker killed kids in Star Wars: Vengeance of the Sith, most likely slicing them in half, and yet it is among the most joked about moments amongst fans. When it comes to the damage of worlds, it’s safe to state 2009’s Star Trek did a much better task of representing that than a minimum of The Force Awakens, which goes an action even more and damages 5 worlds simultaneously. And not to point out how Star Wars consistently exterminates supporting characters, from rebels to X-wing pilots. Although some moments, like the ending of Rogue One, Darth Vader’s sacrifice, and the deaths of Han Solo, Padme, and Luke’s moms and dads, definitely yank at the heartstrings.

Nevertheless, a case can be made that, unlike GoT, Star Wars is produced everybody, and like most other PG-13 and listed below material, death is not a subject most filmmakers would wish to deeply check out. There are exceptions to that guideline, like Up (2009), however people wish to have a good time when they watch Star Wars, not toss things at the screen out of anger.

George R.R. Martin Is Currently Busy With The Game Of Thrones Prequel Home Of The Dragon

George R.R. Martin is presently hard at work on the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, Home of the Dragon. After the polarizing ending of GoT, Martin and the rest of the imaginative group of Home of the Dragon have an uphill struggle ahead – winning over the fandom. Martin acts as a co-creator of Home of the Dragon along with Ryan J. Condal and has actually guaranteed that the series won’t dissatisfy fans. Martin has actually seen rough cuts of the series and is pleased with what the showrunners have actually achieved.

Up until now, Home of the Dragon looks rather outstanding, with the trailer teasing numerous deaths, dragons, betrayals, and another controversial fight for the Iron throne. Starring Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, and Rhys Ifans, the program is set 200 years prior to the occasions of Game of Thrones and informs the story of the Targaryen civil war.

Home of the Dragon premieres on HBO on August 21, 2022.