We're only a couple of months away from Game of Thrones finally returning to the airwaves for Season 7, and we're starting to get some more details about what to expect when the action in Westeros kicks off once more. Winter has come to Westeros, but a new look at Season 7 indicates that we're still in for plenty of heat once Dany brings her dragons into the game. Check it out!
Remember when Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal were so little and cute that they could be carried around in little wooden cages and had to be hand-fed by Daenerys? Well, those days are clearly long gone, by the look of Drogon in this peek at Season 7! Dany is barely even visible on his back, and the unfortunate folks who seem to have gotten in his way probably wish that he was a great deal smaller. The scorched earth and smoke make it impossible to gauge where Dany and Drogon actually are in this image (courtesy of EW), although we can be sure that they're not in the North.
Drogon's size doesn't actually come as a huge surprise. Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman teased a few dragon details earlier this year, saying that they'll be "the size of 747s" in Season 7, and Drogon -- the largest of Dany's three dragons --has a flame that is "30-feet in diameter!" Still, there's a big difference between reading Shakman's description of Drogon and seeing him carrying Dany to war on his back. I can't speak for anybody else, but I can definitely see how the Targaryens took the Seven Kingdoms all those centuries ago. Although I've always been team Ice, Drogon in all his dragon glory might tempt me to switch my allegiance to Fire.
Of course, we do already know that Dany won't just be scorching her way to the Iron Throne in Season 7. Other images from Season 7 point toward a Dany who will have to adapt her warring ways to Westeros after spending her whole life in Essos. She'll be donning some winter duds, and it looks like she'll at least try to negotiate with some folks before jumping on the back of a dragon and roasting everybody alive. All things considered, that's probably a good move. Sure, she has dragons, and sure, she could probably roast an awful lot of enemies, but if the people of Westeros somehow managed to align against her, they could cause a lot of trouble for her.
We'll have to wait and see. With only two seasons left, the action is really starting to pick up now that Dany is in Westeros, Jon Snow is named King of the North, Cersei is sitting atop the Iron Throne, and Dorne is in the wings, waiting to mess things up. Throw in the Greyjoys, the White Walkers, and Bran's new abilities, and we're in for a wild ride in Season 7.
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