'Westworld' Creators Reveal Details on "Brutal and Beautiful" Shogun World

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Go East, young man. HBO's hit Westworld will be expanding once season two arrives on April 22 (here's everything we know about that), as viewers will be introduced to ShogunWorld, a theme park set in ancient Japan. If they do, he apparently plans to upload an entire video of spoilers from the season, allowing the fans online to protect one another from things they know are going to happen. In fact, Westworld creators, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, just dropped news that could change how fans view the show in the future.

Numerous theories turned out to be spoilers in the end, though, and because of this, creators and executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy say their approach to Season 2 is going to be vastly different. "The fans of Game of Thrones, for instance, rallied around and protected the secrets of the narrative in part because they already knew those secrets (through season 5)", the creators further wrote. "If an official spoiler video is put out there, there is no way I will be able to avoid the season finale twists and reveals for the several months before it airs", writes CodeMonkeyX.

It creates a larger problem for us, though, in terms of the way your guesswork is reported online.

"Theories' can actually be spoilers, and the line between the two is confusing".

The showrunner added that he and the rest of the creators, even including the cast, have thought long and hard, and all agreed with their decision.


You can read the full backstory of this zany plot right here, but after his initial post met their requirement of 1000 upvotes, Nolan returned to Reddit with this post, linking to the video below and saying, "All right guys". So if this post reaches a 1,000 upvotes we'll deliver the goods. Look at any Facebook post about a show or movie, and watch as spoilers fill up the comments section.

The husband and wife duo behind Westworld took part in a Reddit AMA earlier today where they laid out their proposition to fans of the show.

Sure, Game of Thrones book fans had an idea of what was coming, but the show still changed a lot.

Nolan explained that his love of Akira Kurosawa also played a factor in the creative decision: "Selfishly, it comes down to being obsessed with Japanese cinema as a kid and earnestly wanting to make an homage to Kurosawa and the other films I grew up watching".

"Part of the reason we're going to Shogun World instead of to Roman World or Medieval World is, yes, you saw those in the original film". Nolan and Joy knew this, of course, so they just made a decision to have a little fun with everyone as a way to get people talking about Westworld before it returns to HBO. Nolan and Joy aren't alone in thinking otherwise; last week, the Russo brothers, who directed Avengers: Infinity War, tweeted a note asking fans not to post spoilers after seeing the film. But the Nolans seem less concerned with fans discovering the twists of their story and more concerned with blocking anyone attempting to pass off ill-gotten spoiler knowledge as theories.

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