New Game of Thrones Season 7 Photos — Including Daenerys on Drogon mid-battle!

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We may not have a trailer just yet, but last month we did get fifteen promotional pictures to tide us over in the meanwhile. And now another batch of them comes… And this one includes a screen-cap from the show itself, with special effects included!

EW just shared 7 new pictures, and the first one is a doozey, here at a higher quality:

Emilia Clark as Daenerys Targaryen on Drogon, in a battlefield
Emilia Clark as Daenerys Targaryen on Drogon, in a battlefield

If you want to look at the rest of the photos, go check EW, as per their request.

The photos from the set are nice and all, of course, especially Arya, who doesn’t appear to be in the south. She could still be in the Riverlands, or perhaps in the North. Nevertheless, there is nothing quite like that fully-realized image of Daenerys mounted on Drogon, who seems to be many times larger than last we saw him. And they’re in the middle of a fiery battlefield! There’s less than two months for the return of Game of Thrones, and the hype machine is now working in full force!

178 Comments

  1. Holy Dragon Dragon fire……..
    I’m under the belief that we will be getting a Trailer this week, hopefully today or Friday I hope, that would make for the world’s best Birthday present XD
    Visual effects looks breathtaking, they never disappoint.
    Trailer we need you!!!!!!

  2. From tennis ball on a stick to that–Drogon! What incredible talent…I am on edge here!

  3. I was not expecting this today… so far they’ve only released stuff on Thursdays.

    Love the first three photos, and I like how they gave us another angle of the Cersei and Jaime photo from the last batch of photos. I only wish these ones were in higher resolutions.

    And sorry to be that guy, but you misspelled Kit’s last name. Harington only has one “R.” 😉

  4. That’s going to be a pretty wicked battle!!

    One would think Arya could take/steal a little nicer cloak. 😛 Also looks like similar masonry as Winterfell behind her. ?
    Looks like Gwendoline/Brienne in the background there of Tormund’s picture…

  5. Maybe I am just seeing what I want to see, but is that Arya in the background of the photo of Tormund? I also think I see Brienne and Pod in that photo as well!!!

  6. Not sure how I feel. Cool pictures of course, but……I dunno. A bit underwhelming to be honest.

    We’ve already seen the Cersei/Jaime pic at a different angle and same with the Sansa/Littlefinger pic.

    Still, I like the photos, but…meh.

  7. That shot of Daenerys astride Drogon as the battle rages around them stole my breath and induced chills. It looks like a new Field of Fire.

    I was hoping that we might see a trailer released today, but this will do nicely.

  8. Ryan Neuner: And sorry to be that guy, but you misspelled Kit’s last name. Harington only has one “R.”

    To be fair (to me), the caption was already included in the photo, but I should’ve checked!

  9. Clob,

    Yep, I agree that’s Brienne in the background of the Tormund pic.

    I wonder why Tormund and Brienne are both at Castle Black?

  10. This site is super slow today. It took me 20 mins to open this page!

    Cool that we got a new bunch of photos, but for me, Dany’s was the only interesting one. The battlefield looks awesome!

  11. Can’t wait for Arya to get a new outfit. Her clothes look rough. My poor child!

    Just noticed Littlepecker behind Brienne.

  12. Luka Nieto,

    You’re good! Wouldn’t be the first time that happened. Last year The Emmys misspelled it when the showed him on air during the ceremony!

  13. Awwwww. Arya ‘Little Ned’ Stark. ❤

    There must be a lot less fish in the sea now, with Drogon that big!

  14. Drogon doesn’t look better than he was in season 6 to me. Nevertheless, I have found a new poster for my wall.

  15. Raul,

    Yea, I caught my mistake too late after I already posted. It’s taking 30 minutes just to post something. It looks like Castle Black if glancing at it for a moment, but yea, it’s Winterhell for sure.

  16. Mr Derp,

    This is not Castle Black Tormund and Brienne are; this is clearcly Winterfell. Just look at the direwolf over the gates.
    Baby-bear Lyanna Mormont may be on this photo too – the girl near the gates looks pretty much like her, though it’s hard to tell for sure.

  17. Shy Lady Dragon:
    Arya on a horsie! Where’s the Hound to utter some irony?

    Great pic, but being able to gaze at the horsies standing still for a long time makes it rather painfully obvious that they are still in their summer coats. A horse habituated to winter-has-come would undoubtedly be much shaggier. I suppose that TV audiences won’t notice when the noble beasties are moving about.

  18. Inga,

    Yes I know, I caught my mistake too late after I already posted. It’s taking 30 minutes just to post something. It looks like Castle Black if glancing at it for a moment, but yea, it’s Winterhell for sure.

  19. Loved dany an drogon picture, but i think im crazy, drogon for me looks just a little bit large than season 6. Not a airplane size.

  20. Holy Mother of Dragons… Drogon has gotten HUGE!!!! I know we were told that they would be the size of 747s, but DANG, that pic of Drogon with Dany on his back and the fighting going on behind them… FREAKING AWESOME!!!

  21. Holy smoke. There’s literally a lot of smoke. (Which) God knows what is happening?!?

    The Drogon really seems big. It has to be as the challenge is greater too. We can just guess who are they fighting, hopefully the Lannisters.

    Arya has a bad ass look on her face. She looks as she is up to something big.

  22. ghost of winterfell,

    Well, I’m definitely not a knight since I don’t have any armor on, so I suppose I just might be…

    “Feeling a bit tense now that my identity has been revealed”…you sure I can’t get you any more Kidney pie?

  23. As a fan of Sansa’s hair (I know, I know..) it looks weird in the pictures of season 7 IMO lol

    And Jon looks like he’s leaving

  24. Mr Derp:
    Clob,

    Yep, I agree that’s Brienne in the background of the Tormund pic.

    I wonder why Tormund and Brienne are both at Castle Black?

    Thought it was Winterfell?

  25. Besides Dany on Drogon which btw looks stunning, other pictures are a bit underwhelming. Trailer would be better but at least it’s something.

  26. Dan Stark,

    Lol, I already addressed my mistake twice! It’s Winterhell for sure. I just looked at the pic VERY quickly because the site was giving me all kinds of problems loading the pics. It looked like Castle Black at a glance, but now that I have a better look, it’s definitely Winterhell.

    Consider this case closed.

  27. Am I the only one who thinks something looks a bit off with Drogon’s body? I can’t work out what it is though.

  28. Geralt of Rivia,

    I kind of agree. I said as much in a post above. It kind of feels like stalling for the sake of stalling at this point, but don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for whatever they show right now.

  29. Again, the picture is awsome but now i saw again drogon in episode 9 of season 6 , drogon is almost the same size. I really hope is the angle cause he should be bigger and if he is in this picture is really just a little bit.

  30. Some observations regarding details.

    1) Dany looks to be weaing the same outfit she wore in the Long Walk trailer and leaked photos from the filming sets

    (the ones she was saying good-by to Jorah, when the mission team led by Jon sailed from Dragonstone) So, based on the costume choice, it looks like Dany’s battle will be happening after she meets with Jon… On the other hand, it’s hard to tell.

    2)

    Jon is leaving Winterfell with Davos behind him – I guess, it’s Ep 2.

    3) The gate Arya is standing by looks similar to the ones of Winterfell, but details differ. So, I guess it’s supposed to the gate of the Twins, and she is shown leaving. Again, it should be Ep 2 or even Ep 1.

    4) Cersei and Jaime. We have already seen this scene from a different angle and they are clearly receiving some visitor –

    maybe, Tycho Nestoris. However, the most interesting thing is that there is no Mountain or Qyburn in the photo. I know nothing about shooting and how they organize things, but still it looks like Cersei will replace her standard escort with Jaime in the first episodes – most probably, to upease his discontent. I really wonder how their relationship will develop, IMO there should be a big clash in Ep1, but Cersei will still manage to win Jaime back on her side somehom and I really want to hear her arguements.

    5) 6) 7) may be from the same scene: quite possible, that Sansa is watching Tormund’s attempts to win Brienne’s affection (with mixed feelings), and Littlefinger wispering something nasty in her ear. Again it should be during the first half of the season: Ep 2 or 3.

  31. Aguero,

    I don’t know how much bigger Drogon could possibly get than what is shown in the new photo. It looks bigger than season 6 to me, but it’s hard to tell just on one photo.

  32. Aegon and Balerion would be proud!
    What is Dany sitting on amidst those scales and thorns?
    How does she get down from that beast? Does she slide down Drogon’s wing?

    Important questions demand frivolous answers!

  33. Drogon! Or is that Balerion the Black Dread?? What a picture! And so nice to have a battle not in the snow again.

  34. Clob,

    Yeah it looks like WF to me. I LOL bc the following pic was Sansa/Lf. Kinda look at Arya, she got some sass in her face. Unrelated I’m sure, but wow what a fun shot that will be. LF and Sansa at the helm as seeming mates. Arya gonna be like wtcrap is dis.

  35. The picture of Daeny and Drogon is a breath of fresh air
    He definitely looks bigger to me. Just imagine her climbing up Drogon’s leg to mount him in S6Ep10. It should take a lot longer now judging by his size in the first pic.

    Jo2,
    “Am I the only one who thinks something looks a bit off with Drogon’s body? I can’t work out what it is though.”/em>

    So, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to work out Drogon’s right front (elbow?) in relation to his left back foot.

    The angle of this pic makes it look like he’s missing a limb if you forget to factor in his elbows! 🙂

  36. Inga,

    Might want to cover that spoiler about Dany’s meeting for the sake of those who don’t know.

  37. @Jo2

    Drogon is simply stepping forward in the picture so his left leg is off the ground. Since the GoT dragon’s front limbs are wings he’s walking on “all fours.”

  38. Looks like Gwendoline Christie’s body double in the photo. Difference in build, stance and head shape. I’m sure Gwendoline was there if her body double was.

  39. Azor Asshai:
    Inga,

    Might want to cover that spoiler about Dany’s meeting for the sake of those who don’t know.

    Azor Asshai,

    Unfortunately, Inga has never been particularly disciplined when it comes to spoiler covering. Hopefully the unspoiled did not notice.

  40. Jon looks like a true born king! Jon, Bloodborn, of House Stark, First of his Name, King in the North, Lord Commander of the Knight’s Watch, Killer of White Walkers! Long may he reign!

  41. Violator:
    Hold on – that’s no 747 sized dragon.

    People keep commenting on that. You know… I think their use of 747 was an exaggeration or simile to describe the dragons as being bigger than they were, and huge. I doubt they took the measurements of a 747 and tried to match the size. How much bigger should they actually make them when in “real time” we will probably see them just a couple weeks after we last did? This time there won’t be a questionable amount of time that’s passed as it should be just the length of time to finish their voyage to Westeros. I know it’s fantasy but should they leave Meereen the size they were and arrive in Westeros three times bigger?

    I’m not seeing it here but elsewhere some people seem to think it means something else…

    Some guy on reddit thinks it confirms the leak about Viserion because ice dragons historically were supposedly larger than Valyrian dragons. A few things about that don’t add up for that. First, Ice Dragons were a species, not undead wight dragons. Secondly, I don’t believe a wight anything grows after resurrection. If anything it seems they just deteriorate. So if one of Daenerys’ dragons is turned into a wight dragon I’d think it would get no bigger than it was when it died. Third, the legends, the stories of ice dragons could have been comparing them to dragons of that age and not to the largest dragons ever such as Balerion.
  42. Clob,

    There’s always “some guy on reddit” who thinks he/she has all the answers, but most of the time they’re talking out of their ass 🙂

  43. Ah, so nice to get some new pictures.

    I love the one of a laughing Gwen. I hope Brienne gets to smile and laugh at least once after all is said and done… But this being GoT… I’m not counting on it, lol!

    Also love how Arya is so fierce-looking and the horse looks just so gentle, kind, placid, almost falling asleep 😀

    Arya seems to be wearing quite ragged and thin clothing (but chainmail!), so I’d place this picture earlier in the season, before she gets kitted out in warmer, fur-trimmed STARK clothing (as seen in the first promo pics).

  44. As many of you know, S6 drove me stark raving mad, eventually leading to my dismissal from the site. Since then, I checked myself into a mental institution and have been put on a 24/7 slow drip of Thorazine and mainly spend my days mumbling and bumbling around my apartment and crashing into things.

    So though fun (but extremely crazy) Brian is dead, my analytical skills are still sharp and I can assure you many more top notch posts and alternative scenes are on the way. My classical loved / liked / disliked / hated episode reviews shall return during the season — news from which I know will elicit a response akin to Oberyn from many i.e. “eet deelight me”.

    I’m back.

  45. Clob,

    I’m just a little disappointed.

    Dragons are effectively the WMDs of this universe and nothing we’re seen of these dragons so far even comes close to living up to that legend.

    That being said. I think Balerion was around 200 years old when he died so I shouldn’t expect these guys to be anything but juvenile.

    I was just expecting to see them in their prime at last. There was talk of Balerion having a 40 foot wide flame or something which would go some way to convincing us of their sheer destructive power. What they’ve breathed out so far doesn’t seem to to do it.

    I dunno – I wanted bigger.

  46. Hodors Bastard,

    Not sure how she gets on but I’m sure she slides down his tail Fred Flinstone style except instead of yabba dabba Doo it’s FIRE AND BLOOD

    Yes I make weird jokes when I’m shocked beyond sensible words

  47. talvikorppi: Also love how Arya is so fierce-looking and the horse looks just so gentle, kind, placid, almost falling asleep

    I noticed that as well. I was thinking they should have given her a black horse with a long mane like the description of Sandor’s horse, Stranger. That alone would have doubled her badassness. 😛

  48. Violator: I dunno – I wanted bigger.

    We’ll see when we get more… We just have this single picture of him in a bit of a crouched posture to go on right now. I bet he/they will appear plenty big when upright or spread out in flight.

  49. Hodors Bastard,
    I was going to say that if the dragons are plane sized they should have those stairs on wheels for getting on and off and the inflatable slides for emergencies, but then I saw Sansa’s Knight‘s answer which was much better. Although I do prefer the idea of her yelling yabba dabba dooooooooooo! Gotta have some fun while conquering new lands/listing your 9,000 titles/having very elaborate hair etc.

  50. Lulus Mum,

    Ahahahaha 9000 titles and very elaborate hair now I’ve got a very different image of the battle in my head
    Dany ” I am Daenerys Targaryen queen of the andals ….. (hours later) breaker of chains”
    Missandie “Your grace the battle has ended the men have gone home. Shall I brush your hair now”

  51. Uh oh! Looks like Jon is leaving Winterfell.

    “Don’t go, you idiot”.

  52. Jo2:
    Am I the only one who thinks something looks a bit off with Drogon’s body? I can’t work out what it is though.

    Dany’s dragons (all ASoIaF dragons, in fact) are 4-limbed reptiles so have two hind legs + two front limbs (= wings). A bit like bats (which are mammals, but the body configuration is the same). When not airborne but walking on all fours, the dragons seem to use the heel to toes of their hind legs and the wrist part of their forelimbs. The fingers make the actual wings, and the “wrist” part actually touching the ground seems to have a “thumb”, or a claw.

    I think it was in one of the DVD extras, the GCI people were talking about designing the dragons. They studied the skeletons and muscles of birds and bats, actual flying animals, to make GoT dragons as realistic as possible.

    What always gets me with these later season dragons is how huge their breasts, their ribcage, seems to be. It’s not how I imagined slender, snake-like dragons. But it makes perfect sense. The dragons have to have big, powerful bones to anchor big, powerful muscles of their wings. A bit like buffalo or elk (moose) have shoulder humps to support their big heads/antler racks.

    The GoT dragons are a bit clumsy on ground but they were made for flying. Think seals on dry land: clumsy, but absolutely graceful swimming in water.

    Oh, and this 747 whinge. I think D&D used a comparison like “if they were DC-9s in S6, they’re 747s in S7.” It’s not about the actual size, it’s about the difference between a DC-9 and a 747, i.e. they’re noticeably bigger.

  53. Sansa’s Knight,
    Lulus Mum,
    Joke away… 🙂 …I’ll never get past how Dany sits on that horny beast without a highly-customized saddle….and yes, my mind is in the gutter!

    I think Aegon, etc. had a saddle and attached rope to help them get up and down the scales.

  54. Sansa’s Knight,
    Love it! That’s one way to avoid bloodshed I guess, “Bow to me or I will list all my titles to you every single time I speak.” “No! Mercy! Don’t bore us to death pleeeeeease.” 😀

  55. I hope for season 8 they make him as big as Balerion. I mean Drogon looks terrifying here, but actually smaller than I was imagining.

    Also, love the pic of Jon. Is it just me or does he look happy?!

  56. The colors of Arya’s cloak remind me of something… as does the styling…

    I can’t quite put a finger on it – oh! My house colors! It’s as though my brother styled her for this pic. Well, him and my father of course.

  57. Regarding this Arya picture…
    I pulled up that quick shot of her in the “What’s Coming to HBO in 2017” video they released in December to see if there were any differences. Nope – same clothes, same hair, same horse. Many felt that the video shot was likely her approaching and setting her eyes on Winterfell for the first time since she left (due to the wintery, open looking environment). I’d wager to say that this new picture is from the same scene, likely taken on the same “promo shoot” day.
    video still:
    https://watchersonthewall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/arya-1.jpg
    today’s picture:
    https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/arya.jpg?w=669

  58. talvikorppi: They studied the skeletons and muscles of birds and bats, actual flying animals, to make GoT dragons as realistic as possible.

    Drogon’s stance in that pic is almost the exact stance that my cat takes when he is about ready to deposit another hairball on my rug.

  59. Hold up!!! Look at the white horse in the background of Jon’s picture. The horse’s bridle is the exact same as the bridle on Arya’s horse.

    Please, please, please let this be a sign that Jon and Arya meet this season.

  60. The Drogon picture is amazing, and I’m surethat scene will be exciting. I do love the dragons, but there is something that would have made me even happier: a massive, red eyed, white dire wolf in the picture with Jon. The wolves don’t get enough show love.

  61. Hodors Bastard: Drogon’s stance in that pic is almost the exact stance that my cat takes when he is about ready to deposit another hairball on my rug.

    Interesting speculation: Do dragons puke up indigestible armorballs after gorging on knights? Kind of like a cross between owl pellets and wads of aluminum foil?

  62. LatrineDiggerBrian,

    Sad to hear about the problems you’ve been having and hope everything will work out well for you.

    Remember, we’re all here because we like the show (and the books, for those who’ve read them). We might not agree WHY, but we are a community. We don’t have to agree on everything, we all have our own favourite characters or storylines, our own angles on things. It’s good to discuss our opinions (preferrably backed by examples), but in the end, GoT is just a TV show. We shouldn’t get too serious about it.

    That said, “Latrine”, I hope you will employ your mind in reviewing/critiqueing each episode. I might not agree with your critiques but it’s good to read things outside my own “bubble”.

  63. Lulus Mum: “Bow to me or I will list all my titles to you every single time I speak.” “No! Mercy! Don’t bore us to death pleeeeeease.”

    Like Vogon torture by poetry-reading.

  64. MeeraReed:
    The colors of Arya’s cloak remind me of something… as does the styling…

    I can’t quite put a finger on it – oh!My house colors!It’s as though my brother styled her for this pic.Well, him and my father of course.

    Oh, I would love to see Arya pay a visit to Greywater Watch on her furtive way North! We need to meet Howland through somebody’s PoV; might as well be hers.

  65. Hodors Bastard: Drogon’s stance in that pic is almost the exact stance that my cat takes when he is about ready to deposit another hairball on my rug.

    Your cat has leathery wings? Wow! Are you not sure she isn’t a fruitbat?

    (Sorry for the facetiouness. Actually, my late and dearly missed cat looked almost exactly like that when she was retching up a furball, lol!)

  66. Hodors Bastard: What is Dany sitting on amidst those scales and thorns?
    How does she get down from that beast? Does she slide down Drogon’s wing?

    Important questions demand frivolous answers!

    Well, we do know that Dany’s top advisor has a sideline in adaptive saddlery design. Surely that can’t be coincidental, any more than his in-depth familiarity with the drainage systems of Casterly Rock.

  67. Firannion,

    Lol. I would assume dragons spit those knights out after the first bite, no swallowing, during battle. Where’s the beef? They would be much more interested in fat cows, oliphants and kraken!

  68. Jo2,

    Well one of his limbs is still in the air so either his walking or he just landed so that would explain him looking strange because in this pic his being Mobile not sitting still. You can see the dust of the dirt spraying as well further evidence his either just landed it still moving.

  69. Gina,

    He’ll never be as big as Balerion in the show, Dragons never stop growing and Balerion was 200 years old when Aegon took him to Westeros so unless someone feeds Drogon a magic size increasing mushroom we’ll never see him that big, Drogon simply has the potential to be as big as Balerion if he gets to 200

  70. Clob: I noticed that as well.I was thinking they should have given her a black horse with a long mane like the description of Sandor’s horse, Stranger.That alone would have doubled her badassness. 😛

    Well, I kind of like the sleepy, gentle horse (yes, and I know the horses aren’t actually actors so this shot is just a fluke) because of the contrast.

    I’m not big on “badassery”. I don’t mind the occasional flash of it (Think Sam yelling at Pyp: “Open the fucking gate!” – the only time Sam has sweared, lol!) but a character who’s “badass” all or most of the time, I find boring.

    The Hound’s/Sandor’s badass black horse type of horse for Arya? Nah, much better she gets a nice, gentle one. Might help her come back from the brink. This is all just some idle thoughts raised by that pic, I’m sure there’s nothing in it.

  71. Drogon is bigger , tho not as big a jump as between 5 and 6.
    I guess they are saving the big bigging for S8? Like too see how big the others are.

  72. Mr Derp:
    Dan Stark,

    Lol, I already addressed my mistake twice!It’s Winterhell for sure.I just looked at the pic VERY quickly because the site was giving me all kinds of problems loading the pics.It looked like Castle Black at a glance, but now that I have a better look, it’s definitely Winterhell.

    Consider this case closed.

    Apologies.

    I wish you good fortune in the wars to come.

  73. Mr Derp,

    At this point I’m grateful for anything new. It seems they’re building the hype for the trailer and spoon feeding us with little bits here and there. They know how to play this game. 😀

    Kay,

    We’ll get plenty of that later on in the series. I mean Winter is coming!

  74. Clob,

    You are right, the reddit guy has got that theory wrong. Ice Dragons like Fire Dragons are living creatures, they grow, they have heart beats, they are capable of making their own decisions and having their own thoughts. If the leaks are true about Viserion, he actually dies and is brought back to life by the Night King but as basically a zombie dragon who just follows orders not the same Viserion who wanted to be near his mum always and rolled over so she rubbed his belly. Just like the children wights from Hardhome they won’t age like Viserion, so technically assuming at the time Rhaegal and Viserion are the same size come S8 Viserion should actually be the smallest and Rhaegal should be bigger than him but even though he will be smaller, it’s not just that the White Walkers have a dragon it will also cause severe emotional trauma to Dany in the final fight as she will have to see her once child as a mindless slave and fight against him and maybe even put him out of his misery like she did you to Drogo
  75. Can we just start calling him “Drogon the Dread”?
    …And that smile on Gwen…♥♥♥

    The North Remembers!!

  76. Gina:

    I love the pic of Jon. Is it just me or does he look happy?!

    Now that you mention it… Maybe not happy, but not completely miserable, so it’s an improvement, lol!

  77. I love the pictures, my three favourite of course are Dany/Drogon, Arya and Jon.
    i love the Dany and Drogon picture, they look so awesome together in their own kind of field of fire though personally I don’t know why Drogon would be on the ground, dragons are much more effective in the air. we can’t see much of Dany though it looks like she’s wearing the same outfit from the Long Walk but not too sure if she’s wearing the cape and her hair kind looks like a low ponytail of some sort.

    I adore the parallel between Jon and Arya both riding their horses on the way to somewhere, they both look incredible. Jon leaving Winterfell and Arya on the road, she’s not at Winterfell though i’m guessing yet as I don’t see any snow and I imagine as Winter is here now it’s pretty much gonna be snowing constantly in the North but also her clothes while warmer than Essos aren’t quite warm enough for Northern weather.

    loved the set photo’s, in the Brienne one behind her is Sansa and Littlefinger so i’m guessing she is part of that scene perhaps just watching them closely. I still am not a fan of Sansa’s wig, I know it’s never gonna look good because all the other seasons she had natural hair and now it’s fake but it looks too straight and thin so I think they should of given her either a wavy wig or braided it like it was in BOTB.
    In the Tormund picture I can see Brienne and a young girl with brunette hair on the side i’m guessing Lyanna or perhaps even fingers crossed Arya but then again it could be just a young background Northern girl.

  78. Don’t care about the other pictures right now. I need that first one as my screensaver. Drogon looks f**king amazing. Possibly the most epic shot of anything in GoT yet.

  79. Gina,

    He will be bigger than S6 though, this is just one picture so it’s harder to make a comparison but i’m thinking this is the first half of S7 so we might see him even bigger at the end of the season.

  80. Chreechree: Anything but that! Use your towel to plug your ears.

    That reminds me that this Thursday is May 25: Towel Day. If they pick that day to have the first trailer drop, will that signify something Adamsesque?

    The Glorious 25th of May is also Wear the Lilac Day to Discworld fans. This coincidence may partially explain why it was the date chosen as Geek Pride Day. I can’t imagine a more appropriate date for the trailer to come out, or a better in-joke for those of us long scorned by the saner world for enjoying the F/SF genre.

  81. You can see that one of the soldiers directly under Drogon’s mouth in the picture is carrying a dothraki arakh…. Just saying.

  82. Today’s our lucky day, lads and ladies. (Actually, today is my lucky day…for many years now). These photos are little drops of manna from HBO heaven. I’m as keen as the next chap for the trailer, but until then, these titbits will supply sufficient imaginative nutrition to sustain us during our sojourn in the desert. And when the actual season comes, 55 days from now, hallelujah! As long as certain characters, including two currently depicted on horseback, remain alive and well, and we get some good direwolf action, I’ll be patient as a saint about Season 8. Probably. ; – }

  83. While of course I’m excited by the pics, I’m pretty offended that HBO gave them to EW as exclusives, and let them demand people link to them instead of repost.

    I used to work in PR so I know how these deals work. The photos are clearly not ORIGINAL content by EW – they’re press pics. Unless of course HBO allowed them on the set, which I would also find equally irksome. But that’s doubtful to me.

    It’s one thing for HBO to give an exclusive to a major media outlet (though honestly I see no justification for it in this case…it’s not like this show suffers from a lack of press interest), but another for them to give photographic re-print rights.

    WOTW should be free to reprint these pictures at will, without the EW watermark. HBO needs to realize that blogs like this are far more authentic to fans and should get the same treatment.

    Sorry, just venting :).

  84. Sansa’s Knight:
    Lulus Mum,

    Ahahahaha 9000 titles and very elaborate hair now I’ve got a very different image of the battle in my head
    Dany ” I am Daenerys Targaryen queen of the andals ….. (hours later) breaker of chains”
    Missandie “Your grace the battle has ended the men have gone home. Shall I brush your hair now”

    LOL! That is too funny. Now I’m also picturing Bronn appearing out of nowhere…

    Dany: “I am Danaerys Stormbo….”

    Bronn: “Don’t say it. Don’t fucking say it…..”

  85. Abbie:
    Drogon doesn’t look better than he was in season 6 to me. Nevertheless, I have found a new poster for my wall.

    I meant bigger not better. After further consideration Drogon does look bigger than his season 6 self

  86. thisgirlhasnoname,

    EW is clearly HBO got-to site which make sense because Entertainment Weekly is the biggest publication for movies and tv shows. These images will also be in EW magazine to reach audience beyond the fandom.

  87. Mel,

    In the tormund pic that isn’t even gwendoline christie, its her stunt double (who happens to be male)! I found the pic on ig and was able to zoom in and you can clearly tell its not her. It also appears that the girl is just a northern girl, not Lyanna or Arya. Not that it matters, just an observation 🙂

  88. plop_plop: Looks alot like Lannister troops fighting Dohtraki…

    JohnDoe: You can see that one of the soldiers directly under Drogon’s mouth in the picture is carrying a dothraki arakh…. Just saying.

    I’m counting 10 figures in Lannister armor running away from Drogon and a Dothraki slashing at one of them with his arakh.

  89. serum,

    Lol that means in that scene there is a good chance there could be a action sequence of some sort, that’s pretty cool

  90. Holy freaking cow!

    Dungeons and Dragons come to life with a hot dragon rider and medieval battles with knights. With amazing characters we been following for over six years which all of whom have deep backstories and extreme motivations. All coming face to face with each other, maybe killing each other…

    God I cannot wait!!!!!

    1st trailer with a .5 second Drogon scene I am going to watch 50 times in a row lol.

  91. thisgirlhasnoname,

    EW has magazines and it probably will release these pictures in one of them and it’ll make them money, so if they let other people have them without the watermarks they lose money in the long run. Game Of Thrones and EW have always gone hand in hand, they always know the news first about GOT, From what James Hibberd the EW editor that posts all the GOT news has said, he even knows when the trailer will be released but has said HBO will announce it when their ready.

  92. The Sybian,

    As far as I gathered it was early today (Monday), which was a reason people thought a trailer was going up today. These photos showed up instead a bit later.

  93. Epic pic of Drogon!!

    I think that Arya is at the Inn at the Crossroads. Lack of snow and I believe that there were large arched wooden doors in season 1. Hot Pie reunion!?

    Can’t. Wait.

  94. I’m not sure about you guys, but to me, that Arya pic looks like here leaving the Inn at the Kings Road were HotPie left her.

  95. Firannion,

    I agree! Then they will ride for Winterfell together (in my dreams – a girl can dream though), and all will rejoice!

    I mean, it’s on the way – so it is possible…

  96. thisgirlhasnoname,

    HBO and EW are both owned by the same parent company – Time Warner. Time Warner is who sets this up, they do it every year. They will continue to do it because it makes business sense. That’s why EW gets exclusive access – not for any other reason.

  97. Clob,

    But it has to be really close. They did the same thing last year. Probably so that all search results direct only to the new trailer and thus casual viewers won’t be confused. The Sigils promo was probably spared because it doesn’t depict any actors.
    Just hoping they won’t be using another happy-go-lucky (or bittersweet) pop tune for the new one…

    Getting a Lochmoor Productions/NC vibe. Correct?
  98. Carrie:
    Hold up!!! Look at the white horse in the background of Jon’s picture. The horse’s bridle is the exact same as the bridle on Arya’s horse.

    Please, please, please let this be a sign that Jon and Arya meet this season.

    I don’t think so. The neck and hair of Arya’s horse are darker (more grey than white) then the neck and hair of the horse behind Jon.

  99. Mel:
    enough for Northern weather.

    In the Tormund picture I can see Brienne and a young girl with brunette hair on the side i’m guessing Lyanna or perhaps even fingers crossed Arya but then again it could be just a young background Northern girl.

    Just a young northern girl. And it is not Brienne (aka Gwen) but a stunt man or double. It’s quite visible in these bigger pictures here
    http://forum.mmajunkie.com/forum/threads/a-game-of-thrones-hbo-series.36809/page-206

  100. I swear, if they pull a ‘Jon and Arya miss each other by 5 minutes/100 feet’ type of thing, I’m gonna punch someone in the throat….

  101. Clob,

    I’d wager to say that this new picture is from the same scene, likely taken on the same “promo shoot” day.

    If so, someone thought to change Needle’s position to Arya’s right side.

  102. From a small little thing sitting on Dany’s shoulder to this ..
    I thought we may have a armor or at least a saddle now like Argon and balerion had…maybe they are saving it for final season..

    I was expecting a trailer on Tuesday ..maybe we can stil get one after this photos but my hopes of trailer are down

  103. Chreechree,

    Lol oh man, yes Drogon is amazing, he represents this show’s ability to bring us epic movie level excitement with special effects… But I do miss Ghost!

    The lack of Ghost last season was something both friends and family alike have mentioned as a disappointment.

    Maybe this season he will be by Jon’s side more often.

    We can only hope!

    It sucks D&D have to decide between Drogon and Ghost due to budget, but can we really complain? But geez, when Ghost wasn’t there for Jon’s “The King of the North” cheers, at Winterfell, my whole living room was like “Where is Ghost?”

  104. talvikorppi:
    LatrineDiggerBrian,

    Sad to hear about the problems you’ve been having and hope everything will work out well for you.

    Remember, we’re all here because we like the show (and the books, for those who’ve read them). We might not agree WHY, but we are a community. We don’t have to agree on everything, we all have our own favourite characters or storylines, our own angles on things. It’s good to discuss our opinions (preferrably backed by examples), but in the end, GoT is just a TV show. We shouldn’t get too serious about it.

    That said, “Latrine”, I hope you will employ your mind in reviewing/critiqueing each episode. I might not agree with your critiques but it’s good to read things outside my own “bubble”.

    The stuff about the mental institution was just tongue in cheek, though I probably should be committed.

    Thanks, you make a lot of good rational points. And as a reminder, I’m not here to hate on the show. Sometimes people forget that I absolutely loved seasons 1-5 and that GoT is still my favorite show of all time. I really just disliked S6 and it is what it is. I’m hoping S7 can rebound for me, and if I’m loving it, I’ll be truthful about that too.

  105. firstone,

    I don’t have them on me, but they are in the episode threads from last year. Warning: if you enjoyed S6, probably better not to read them.

  106. talvikorppi,

    It’s not about size, it’s about how powerful he is. So far, the dragons have looked cool but nothing that a well aimed spear or two couldn’t cause some serious damage to.

    That flame needs to fucking huge this time.

    I always think that dragon breath never impresses enough in fantasy. I always imagine it as incredibly powerful – like a nuclear heat blast. It would be like a more concentrated form of the scene we see from the dream sequence in T2.

    Now that’s terrifying. A big flame thrower isn’t.

  107. OT but is anyone watching The white princess on Starz? If you saw the White queen a couple years ago this is a sort of continuation of that series. Michelle Fairley plays Margaret Beaufort and Essie Davis is now Elizabeth Woodville. The actor who plays king Henry (never saw him before) reminds me of Kit/Jon in his coloring and expressions.

  108. Y´all are so pumped about Arya going home…
    I just want her to reunite with her Direwolf Puppy and her Hound, then she can go home with the whole WolfPack <3

  109. I’m surprised the trailer hasn’t leaked yet
    They’ve definitely tightened security after the leaks

  110. Arthur:
    Chreechree,

    It sucks D&D have to decide between Drogon and Ghost due to budget, but can we really complain?But geez, when Ghost wasn’t there for Jon’s “The King of the North” cheers, at Winterfell, my whole living room was like “Where is Ghost?”

    Yes. The Starks come home and the dire wolf banners unfurl, and there’s no Ghost. Jon is declared King in the North, “the White Wolf”, and no Ghost. I understand the wolves are harder/ more expensive to do than the dragons, but, as a book reader, the dire wolves are so crucial to their respective Starks. To have them relegated as afterthoughts is disappointing, even if I understand the practical limitations.

  111. Didn’t get a chance to comment yesterday: Love it all! I’ll have to go back and check all the new observations other people on here have found!

  112. Oh My God

    That Dany Drogon picture is everything. Wow.
    Don’t even need the season to air. That is how good it is. LOL

  113. Dragonfyre,

    Me too.
    My Reunification Wish List, in descending order, is:

    • Arya & The Hound
    • Arya & Nymeria
    • Arya & Jon Snow
    • Arya & Hot Pie

    Give me two out of these four in S7 and I’ll be happy.

    But I like your idea of Arya + The Hound + Direwolf Puppy heading to WinterHell. I mean Winterfell.

  114. I got the pic up as my wallpaper at work and you really appreciate all the finer details in a blown up version … like the water at the bottom or whatever those wood things are that are burning … doesn’t look like wagons or catapults to me

  115. Dee Stark:
    Oh My God

    That Dany Drogon picture is everything. Wow.
    Don’t even need the season to air. That is how good it is. LOL

    That’s how I felt/feel about the scene in S6e9 of Dany’s three dragons’ streams of fire flame-broiling the Masters’ ship. That was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen on a TV or movie screen.*

    I wouldn’t be surprised if GoT tops itself with the S7 Dany & Drogon scene depicted in the promo shot.

    * That whole uninterrupted Mereen segment that opened Battle of the Bastards – from the Masters’ fleet’s bombardment of the city to Tyrion’s patting the shell-shocked surviving Master on the shoulder before walking off – is on my Perpetual Rewatch list: scenes I can watch over and over and still enjoy.
    Currently, there are 21 scenes or segments on that Perpetual Rewatch list. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s up to 30 by the end of S7.

  116. Ten Bears,

    That shot of all 3 dragons flaming the ship is definitely better than anything I’ve ever seen anywhere
    Even now it gets my heart racing
    I must be some sort of pyromaniac

  117. Arthur:
    Chreechree,

    Lol oh man, yes Drogon is amazing, he represents this show’s ability to bring us epic movie level excitement with special effects… But I do miss Ghost!

    The lack of Ghost last season was something both friends and family alike have mentioned as a disappointment.

    Maybe this season he will be by Jon’s side more often.

    We can only hope!

    It sucks D&D have to decide between Drogon and Ghost due to budget, but can we really complain?But geez, when Ghost wasn’t there for Jon’s “The King of the North” cheers, at Winterfell, my whole living room was like “Where is Ghost?”

    What irked me last year, they didn’t have Sansa mourning at Lady’s grave; not even a call back scene.

  118. Ten Bears,

    Glad to see you back, TB. Those are reunions almost everyone wants. I’m just happy to see her in her own face, horsed, and bristling with badassery. And looking more and more like Ned. In Braavos, she learned lots of crucial things besides getting an MA in Advanced Assassination, but she’s so bloody Stark! Look out, Westeros. Look out, LIttlefinger!!

    BTW, you might want to take a look at YT the Golden Company. It’s a good vid but IMO needs some rebuttal. I’m working on a comment right now.

  119. keltia:
    Clob,

    I’d wager to say that this new picture is from the same scene, likely taken on the same “promo shoot” day.

    If so, someone thought to change Needle’s position to Arya’s right side.

    It’s hard to say until the actual episode(s) air because it is common for them to release promo material that is reversed/mirrored (for some reason). Example: In a past trailer we saw Theon arriving at the Iron Islands and without looking closely it appeared normal. On closer look one would notice that the mole on his cheek was on the opposite side than it really is.

    With these two Arya examples, unless she mistakenly put it on the wrong side, I’d say that the video capture is reversed because she never wears her sword on her left side since she’s (suppose) to be left handed. Yesterday’s picture is “true.” Of course one can point at the mane of the horse then being on different sides if the one is reversed. I don’t have an answer for that unless they brushed it to the other side between the two… *shrug*

  120. dragonbringer:
    I thought we may have a armor or at least a saddle now like Argon and balerion had…maybe they are saving it for final season..

    I don’t see that we can tell for sure whether or not she has a saddle. Drogon’s “shoulder” blocks the view of her sitting situation. I actually doubt that she does have one though.

  121. Clob,

    As another had commented earlier, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tyrion sets up Daenerys with a saddle similar to the way he helped Bran ride a horse in Season 1.

  122. Boojam:
    Drogon has gotten a beer belly!

    Hahaha- Yeah, he’s been spending too much time in the pub!

    Either that or has now eaten all the goats in the Seven Kingdoms and Essos to reach that size 😀

  123. Mel: I adore the parallel between Jon and Arya both riding

    To your point, Jon, Arya and Dany are all mounted each to his/her own mount.

  124. ygritte,

    Yes! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed TWP so far. I binged The White Queen a few years back. As great as Fairley and Davis are, I was worried new actors in those roles would negatively effect the show for me but it hasn’t of course.

    King Henry and Lady Beaufort remind me of Robb and Cat too.

  125. Alexis,

    That image doesn’t show the top of the door Hot Pie is standing in front of.

    You get a longer shot when Arya calls back to him in which you can see the top of the doorway, and the shape and brickwork is very similar to this preview pic.

    I’d bet on her being at the Inn, or somewhere similar in the Riverlands.

    I think she’ll probably run into Melisandre, learn about Jon Snow and Sansa, learn that Gendry is alive, maybe have an epiphany about her avenging angel activities and turn definitively back home.

  126. Here’s the brickwork above the door at the Inn.

    http://i.imgur.com/LDJ8Tam.jpg

    Very similar to the brickwork in the latest image of Arya.

    Not necessarily the same doorway, but possibly part of the same building or a similar building in the style of the Riverlands.

  127. talvikorppi: Jo2

    Thank you, I have liked how they chose to do the limbs. I just think the front left wingleg covers up the knee joint of the back leg which makes it look a little odd at first, almost too foreshortened even when it isn’t if that makes sense?

  128. Clob: Regarding this Arya picture…
    I pulled up that quick shot of her in the “What’s Coming to HBO in 2017” video they released in December to see if there were any differences. Nope – same clothes

    Nope – at Winterfell she’s wearing gloves. This pic is at an inn. I replied to this post 2 days ago but it had 3 links & fell through the moon door. The Inn that Brienne & Pod went to has a similar door frame. The inn Arya & the Hound went to had a similar door:
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/92/2a/8f/922a8f4b539f23042fd87792fccd07cd.jpg

  129. Rygritte,

    I agree I think there is a possibility we might be getting Arya and Hot Pie in this scene. I also don’t think the clothes she’s wearing are warm enough here for Winterfell now that winter is here.
    There are behind the scenes photos of when they were filming and Maisie coming out of the trailer in brown padded leather a lot like the clothing Ned used to wear so I think that would be the outfit she would be wearing in Winterfell.

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