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Did GAME OF THRONES Just Film Its Final Battle?

Nobody in Hollywood ever has more projects cooking than Dwayne Johnson, so on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we wanted to smell—and discuss—everything he has going on these days in the latest edition of our segment known as “Rock Talk.” But we also tried to figure out what Game of Thrones record shoot could mean for the final season, and our reactions to the latest trailer for Ocean’s 8.

Host Jessica Chobot was back in the big chair today, and she was joined by editors Alicia Lutes and Kyle Anderson, as well as producer Jason Nguyen, and they kicked things off with all things The Rock, beginning with the very mixed reactions for his latest film Rampage. What did Kyle who reviewed it like about the popcorn flick? Can it overcome its worse, most negative reviews to still be a hit at the box office? Are we excited about his announcement of a Jumanji sequel? Do we hope he eventually does make a Doc Savage movie with Shane Black? And finally, he actually responded to our poll about whether he is a “dad” or a “daddy,” but what do we think is the better moniker?

We also learned this week Game of Thrones shot one battle for an insane 55 days, so what does resident Nerdist Khaleesi Alicia make of it? Who could be fighting here? Does this actually have us worried the final season could have too much spectacle and not enough story and characterization? And is there anyway way the show can have an ending that satisfies everyone?

Finally we got another stylish trailer for Ocean’s 8. What do we make of it? How excited are we for the film? Which character is sporting the best coat? Is it weird to see Rihanna’s character going to the MET Gala where the real Rihanna has shined? And of all the celebrity cameos we expect to see there, could George Clooney—not Danny Ocean—be among them?

Remember Nerdist News Talks Back airs live on our YouTube and Alpha channels Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. PT, and tomorrow make sure you tune into Nerdist News What the Fridays, our hour long recap of the week’s biggest pop culture stories that airs at 1 p.m. PT exclusively at Alpha. It’s the place where you can always discuss what The Rock is cooking.

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