Entertainment Weekly has pushed out a bunch of ‘Game of Thrones‘ promo shots that prove Season 7 dragons ain’t nothing to fuck with.
See that little nubbin way up on its back? That’s Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), looking like the sort of mole you should probably get checked out. That dragon is gonna come fuck you up, fam. Director Matt Shakman previously told EW that the dragons are now “the size of 747s”, so good luck everybody not riding the back of one.
And here we have Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) either leaving or returning to Winterfell, as EW says. The bloke was located at Winterfell when we saw him last, so we’re going to go out on a limb here and say…. leaving Winterfell? Perhaps to rescue his half-brother from the weirwood tree?
IS THAT ARYA STARK (Maisie Williams) RETURNING TO WINTERFELL?
IS IT? DO NOT FUCK WITH ME HBO. IF THIS IS SOME BULLSHIT INN & SHE DOESN’T MAKE IT HOME I SWEAR TO GOD I’M DONE WITH YOU.
Jamie Lannnister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) chilling in the Great Hall. So, same old, same old.
Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) just crackin’ a grin on set. See, you know this is a set photo and not an in-character one because Brienne has never had one single reason to smile.
Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivji)! I don’t really know what to say about him except how cute does he look here and I really hope he and Brienne smooch this season.
UGGGGGH. Will someone please shake Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) real hard and just yell in her face “LITTLEFINGER. IS. A. FUCCBOI. WHO. WILL. FUCK. YOU. OVER.” Stop this scheming with Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen), Sansa. You’re better than this.
In an accompanying interview, showrunner David Benioff said that this season is what the entirety of ‘Game of Thrones’ has been building up to.
“For a long time we’ve been talking about ‘the wars to come,’” he said. “Well, that war is pretty much here. So it’s really about trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like we’re rushing it — you still want to give characters their due, and pretty much all the characters that are now left are all important characters. Even the ones who might have started out as relatively minor characters have become significant in their own right.”
You’ve got Daenerys and her dragons crossing the narrow sea, White Walkers and their Army of the Dead descending from the north, Cersei unleashing hell in the south – things are heading for one mother of a clash.
“This season is really different than any other season because it’s accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than you’re used to seeing on Thrones,” said Harrington. “It’s so different than what everybody is used to. It’s quite exciting.”
Coster-Waldau agreed that things are in hyper speed this season.
“I feel like I’d been lulled into a different pace,” he said. “Everything happened quicker than I’m used to … a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.”
Winter is (finally) coming July 16. Strap in, folks.
Source / Photo: Entertainment Weekly.