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At long last, HBO has unleashed the full trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, the final chapter in this sprawling fantasy epic.  While fans already know that the bulk of the new episodes will focus on the huge battle for the throne, a conflict that has been described as “longest consecutive action sequence in cinema history,” putting the Helms Deep Battle from ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ to shame.  In fact, one entire episode (out of the six remaining) is said to be nothing but one long action sequence, and all together, the final episodes are described as feeling like “six movies.”

While the new trailer is clearly longer than the short clips that have been released so far, don’t expect many spoilers.  It’s mostly shots of the dragons flying and people looking scared.  Fans may have to wait to watch the actual episodes to see the huge war that’s been building for seven seasons.

The clip opens with Arya uttering “I know death, he’s got many faces, I look forward to seeing this one.”  The trailer also shows Cersei looking smug, and Jaime preparing for war.

Check out the new trailer below:


The show’s creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss said, in a joint interview:

“In terms of sheer scope, there is a lot in this season that outstrips the ‘Battle of the Bastards’ sequence so expertly directed by Miguel Sapochnik.  We can say this without feeling bad, since most of it was also expertly directed by Miguel Sapochnik.


“We always knew this had to be a story that ended when it was time for it to end, and not one that got dragged out until it had worn out its welcome.  We knew this moment was coming, but it’s still impossible to prepare yourself fully for it. We’re dealing with it piecemeal as we finish up the season. We’re also in a tremendous amount of denial. Six months from now, you’ll probably find us both wandering down Sunset Boulevard in our Game of Thrones crew jackets, wearing headphones, muttering notes to an assistant director who isn’t there.”

As a bonus, check out the twenty– yes TWENTY– new character posters for Season 8.

‘Game of Thrones’ finally returns for its eighth and final season on HBO on April 14.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter