Forget Winter, in the seventh season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ we’ll see that giant airplane-sized dragons are coming! We know that every year we say that the dragons are going to be bigger, but this time they are going to be gigantic! We’re talking the size of 747s! That clearly will have a direct impact on how quickly Daenerys’ quest to conquer Westeros will be timeline wise. Even with all of the houses united against her, and they wouldn’t be, the dragons would scare away quite a few of the standing armies.
According to director Matt Shakman:
“The dragons this year are the size of 747s. Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”
For those of you unfamiliar with planes, “a 747 is about 230 feet long with a 210 feet wingspan.” They are some of the largest things you can find in the air so to see the dragons at that size will be stunning visually. Fans of the books will also recall that House Targaryen captured Westeros on the backs of three giant dragons which no army could overcome. It sounds like we might see that play out once again shortly.
We’ve previously heard from Kit Harington that:
“They spent an increasing amount of money on less episodes, so it’s gonna be much bigger in scale, the CGI … We’re trying new things, experimenting with new camera techniques. I think we’re trying to break boundaries and push past boundaries in these final two seasons.”
I have a suspicion that part of the reason for the shorter season is how much is being pumped into the Dragon CGI budget and the eventual battles which they will be involved in.
As not only are Winter and the Dragons coming, but the Whitewalkers are as well. I suspect they won’t be falling to the Dragons as easy as a standard army would be which now sounds like they’ll be able to do a good job with on screen.
Are you looking forward to some giant dragons in ‘Game of Thrones’ which overshadow the rest of the realms? Share your thoughts below!
‘Game of Thrones’ will return to HBO for its seventh season on July 16th, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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