'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Images Show Off a Much Larger Dragon

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 7:36PM
Game of Thrones
Monday, 22 May 2017 - 7:36PM
'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Images Show Off a Much Larger Dragon
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Now going into its seventh season, Game of Thrones has long since diverged from the Song of Ice and Fire books that George R. R. Martin has (and hasn't) written. So it's tough to say what exactly is happening in these new Game of Thrones photos from HBO (via EW), but we can speculate. Some potential spoilers ahead.

First and foremost, there's a CGI shot of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) riding atop of her loving dragon, Drogon. While that's happened before, it's notable that Drogon is much, much more enormous than we saw him last season. Even though the photo shows only half his body, he still makes Dany look so tiny that it's difficult to tell whether that's even her sitting there, save for the sliver of blonde on her head.

The photo also shows Drogon in some sort of war zone, which could be concerning if you're on team Stark or Lannister. Remember that the season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," showed Dany leading her fleet over to Westeros. So that's definitely not Meereen or any free city burning in the background, that's one of the Seven Kingdoms.

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The photos that follow seem to take place in or around Winterfell. Predictably included are Jon Snow riding around, Sansa Stark and Littlefinger scheming about something (Jon may need to watch his back once again), and notably a shot of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) out in the snow, enjoying her freedom now that she's once again calling herself Arya instead of just "a girl."


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It's easy to assume this means Arya's journeyed into the North, but now that winter has finally arrived, she could technically be anywhere. And given that Arya has nothing to do beyond cross off some more names on her death list, she really could be anywhere in Westeros, although it's hopeful she's up in the North. Another Stark reunion would be nice, and Arya's not the one who could destroy Jon's career by revealing he's not the son of Ned Stark. The Stark sibling who could do that is Bran, who's currently making a bee line straight for Winterfell.

HBO/Helen Sloan

HBO/Helen Sloan


Game of Thrones season 7 begins July 16, 2017 on HBO.

 
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