Game of Thrones ended its sixth season with Daenerys finally making her way to Westeros with a massive army and three giant dragons. But with each passing season of Thrones, Drogon and his two siblings get even bigger, and it looks like this year is going to be no different, according to season seven director Matt Shankman.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Shankman teased how much the three dragons have grown since we last saw them in the closing moments of season six, as well as how much firepower they’re going to be packing this year. Here’s what he told the site:
“The dragons this year are the size of 747s. Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”
In case you’re not quite sure how big that is: a 747 is 230 feet long, with a 210 feet wingspan. I guess saying that they’ve grown a bit since last year would be a bit of an understatement, so I’m just going to leave it at that.
We’re probably going to get a first look at the dragons in this season’s trailer, but we’re not sure about when exactly we’re going to see one yet. We do know that Game of Thrones returns on July 16, though, so a sneak peek can’t be too far away.
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One of the great things about Game of Thrones, particularly in the novels on which the show is based, is how blurred the lines get between the heroes and villains. Good characters do bad things and bad characters do good things. I’ve written before about how, as the show has evolved away from the books, it has heightened certain elements, making them more arch and a little less gray. Now, as season 7 production progresses in Europe, the story is more clear than ever on what is right and what is wrong. And boy has the show upped the ante on its villains as a result.
We only have two shortened seasons left of Game of Thrones, a fact so profoundly sad, it makes you want to curl up in your castle. Unfortunately, we can’t, as Westeros remains in deeper turmoil than ever before.
The Mad Queen Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne in King’s Landing after blowing up all her enemies with wildfire. Ramsay Bolton may be dead and Jon Snow King in the North, but a slighted Littlefinger will do anything to seize more power. In the Iron Islands, the bloodthirsty new pirate king Euron Greyjoy is preparing for a new invasion. The red witch Melisandre is banished, a wild card in the struggle against the White Walkers, the personification of winter, and their leader the Night King.
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