Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer and visual effects producer Steve Kullback’s remarks during a season 7 episode commentary suggest that a long-awaited scene could be featured in the final season of the series.
During the DVD/Blu-Ray audio commentary for the season 7 episode titled “The Spoils of War”, Kullback described the requirements co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had for Cersei’s Map Room:
“[We needed to] make it an exterior location in an upcoming episode, but I can’t tell you why. But that’ll pay off.”
Bauer added that the sky played an important part in the room’s design:
“[The courtyard] used to be at least a story taller, but there was a need to see the sky in this coverage.”
These comments have fans speculating that the Map Room was specifically designed so that Cersei could witness Daenerys’ – or the Knight King’s – dragons soar above King’s Landing before burning the city to the ground. If true, the scene would potentially fulfill two visions featured earlier in the series, one of which involved Daenerys walking through the ruins of the Great Hall. The second vision featured Bran flying over King’s Landing as the shadow of a dragon follows, which prompted many to believe that he would later warg into one of the dragons.
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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere in 2019.
7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
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