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House of the Dragon's viral VFX error will be corrected and sent to HBO streaming platforms


House of the Dragon’s viral VFX error will be corrected and sent to HBO streaming platforms later this week

Three years after the now-infamous Starbucks cup incident on the final season of Game of Thrones, the prequel series House of the Dragon has its own unfortunate gaffe, just three episodes in.

Many fans noticed towards the end of the third episode – Second of His Name – that Paddy Considine was still wearing a green glove to hide two missing fingers of his character King Viserys Targaryen.

Photos of the green glove went viral on social media after Sunday’s episode, with HBO telling The Hollywood Reporter that the episode will be corrected with the new version arriving on streaming platforms this week.

The moment happens just at the start of a new scene in the 45th minute of the episode, where Viserys hands a scroll to Ser Addam (Oscar Salem), telling him to ‘make haste’ and deliver it to Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) in Dwarfstone.

While the scene is fairly trivial in the grand scheme of the episode, the digital effects artists failed to remove Visery’s pinky and ring fingers, which had green covering on them so VFX artists could remove them in post-production.

However, that didn’t happen, and fans on social media like Sarah Capps noticed, sharing a photo on Twitter Sunday night that clearly shows the green covering.

Noticed: However, that didn't happen, and fans on social media like Sarah Capps noticed, sharing a photo on Twitter Sunday night that clearly shows the green covering

Noticed: However, that didn’t happen, and fans on social media like Sarah Capps noticed, sharing a photo on Twitter Sunday night that clearly shows the green covering

‘Not the green screen glove on Viserys’s missing fingers #hotd,’ Capps said in her tweet, which got over 1,000 likes.

The incident was reminiscent of the Starbucks cup that was seen plainly at a dinner scene during the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 8.

The scrutiny around the moment even lead to House of the Dragon creator/showrunner Ryan Condal making sure they had a, ‘a very heavily policed set,’ even joking, ‘there was lots of Starbucks-hunting going on,’ during filming.

Reminiscent: The incident was reminiscent of the Starbucks cup that was seen plainly at a dinner scene during the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 8

Reminiscent: The incident was reminiscent of the Starbucks cup that was seen plainly at a dinner scene during the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 8

‘We always joked around about it, that we were going to make Starbucks goblets so at least they fit in the scene,’ he added. 

Still, the incident does highlight one of the big mysteries from this season, the unspecified illness that King Viserys suffers from, which has been hinted at but not fully addressed.

The illness was first hinted at in the premiere, when the maesters were trying to treat a lesion on his back that somehow refused to heal.

Joked: 'We always joked around about it, that we were going to make Starbucks goblets so at least they fit in the scene,' he added

Joked: ‘We always joked around about it, that we were going to make Starbucks goblets so at least they fit in the scene,’ he added

Mystery: Still, the incident does highlight one of the big mysteries from this season, the unspecified illness that King Viserys suffers from, which has been hinted at but not fully addressed

Mystery: Still, the incident does highlight one of the big mysteries from this season, the unspecified illness that King Viserys suffers from, which has been hinted at but not fully addressed

Another scene in the second episode – which takes place six months after the premiere – showed the King being treated with maggots to remove the dead flesh from his pinky finger, though that seemingly didn’t work either.

The third episode showed both his pinky and ring fingers were amputated, though no further details about the mysterious illness were revealed.

House of the Dragon returns with the fourth of its eight-episode first season on Sunday, September 11 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on HBO.

Illness: The third episode showed both his pinky and ring fingers were amputated, though no further details about the mysterious illness were revealed

Illness: The third episode showed both his pinky and ring fingers were amputated, though no further details about the mysterious illness were revealed

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