'Vanity Fair's 'Game of Thrones' Cover Will Disappoint Fans

Amidst all the excitement for the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere next month, Vanity Fair has released the cover for their April issue, which is, of course, Game of Thrones. The cover is shot by Annie Leibovitz and includes actors Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who respectively play Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, and Jaime Lannister.

There looks to be no spoilers or teasers for Season 4 in the cover (seriously, y'all, if you're looking for spoilers, just read the damn books already... or at least the Wikipedia pages). But, something definitely seems a bit off about it. First of all, everyone has on their Game of Thrones costumes, right down to Jon Snow's scars from that crazy bird-man that tried to rake his eyes out... except for Coster-Waldau, who looks like he just bought a fancy jacket from the Renaissance fair and called it a day (although for some reason, he kept his gold hand on?).

Secondly, something seems to have gone awry in the wig department, and now the Lannisters are looking more like fishy Tully's than golden lions. Not only did Coster-Waldau completely forsake a wig for his brunette locks, but Headey and Dinklage both don wigs that are much closer to a muddy auburn than a golden blonde. Also, I smell a bit of Photoshop... Coster-Waldau looks bigger than everyone in the foreground, and Dinklage's head looks twice the size of everyone else's.

Does Coster-Waldau's out-of-character costume mean big things for Jaime in Season 4? If the HBO show continues to follow the books, no... it's actually Tyrion who'll be having the most eventful season. So most likely, Coster-Waldau's out-of-place attire is due to a schedule conflict or a costume malfunction, not some subliminal message. Although, really, what would help this photo is more dragons.

Seriously, how could you separate the Mother of Dragons from her children? Dracarys on all of you.

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