It’s all cool to see, both Momoa’s training and then the little snippets of filming the actual fights we get to see as well. But perhaps the cutest aside is that, just as Momoa prepares to go in for filming on one of his big fight scenes in the first movie—battling the forces of House Harkonnen hand to hand in a scene glimpsed throughout the trailers—Momoa casually dates the footage, by saying that he’d just watched the Game of Thrones series finale the night before. We’re not left to wonder what exactly the former Khal thought of the series’ end, but he does offer an inkling that he was perhaps not too pleased that Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen didn’t avoid Momoa’s own grim Thrones fate in the end—going into filming the battle with a simple “This one’s for you, Khaleesi!”
Ever the Khal, whether it’s on the dunes of Essos or Arrakis. You’ll be able to see Momoa in action and plenty more beyond that when Dune hits theaters and HBO Max next month, on October 22.
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