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Batman 2 Writer Discusses His Game Of Thrones TV Show Idea About Aegon

Mattson Tomlin talks about his idea for a new Game of Thrones show.


Mattson Tomlin is writing the sequel to The Batman, and he's also writing a treatment for a new Game of Thrones TV show. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Tomlin said this project, which focuses on Aegon Targaryen AKA Aegon the Conqueror, is "very early days."

Right now, Tomlin is working on the script and is having "a lot of great back-and-forth" with George R.R. Martin. Tomlin is basing his show idea on Martin's Fire and Blood book, which is not a novel but instead positioned as if it was a real historical document about the Targaryen lineage.

"In speaking to George, it became really clear, 'This is history, treat this like it is what happened,'" he said. "Unlike the original series, I don't have thousands of pages to go off to adapt. I've got a couple hundred that I'm really focused on, and in those pages of Fire & Blood, there are a lot of clues. It kind of turns into doing Napoleon or doing Alexander the Great or doing some great historical figure where we know a lot about the guy. We know where he was, we know who he conquered, we know who lived, and we know who died. That all becomes the plot, and then it becomes my job to go, but what did it mean thematically? How did it feel? What were the emotions when this person died and this person lived? We don't have the context. We don't know what anybody said."

HBO has not officially ordered Tomlin's Game of Thrones idea. In terms of Game of Thrones shows that are definitely happening, House of the Dragon comes back this June, while A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is coming in 2025.

HBO isn't going ahead with every potential Game of Thrones idea. Before this, HBO spent $30 million on a Naomi Watts-led show called Blood Moon before cancelling it. There was also a Jon Snow TV show idea with Kit Harington set to come back, but that show is also not moving ahead.

Tomlin is also the creator and showrunner of a new Terminator anime series for Netflix and is writing the upcoming Mega Man movie and the Keanu Reeves film based on the comic book BRZRKR.

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